The kids have spoken. On Saturday, Nickelodeon’s annual Kids’ Choice Awards announced the winner in the favorite talent competition show category.
Despite featuring “Dance Moms” Season 6 cast members in several promos for the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards, the Lifetime dance competition reality series did not walk away with a win. The series lost to NBC’s “The Voice.” Blake Shelton, who serves as a judge on the singing program, accepted the award in a backstage skit during the show. Shelton also served as the host of the KCAs.
While "Dance Moms" coach Abby Lee Miller has yet to respond to "The Voice" win on social media, her students appeared unfazed by the loss. After walking the orange carpet, several of the show’s stars presented during Saturday's show. Dancers Kalani Hilliker, Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler, Kendall Vertes, JoJo Siwa and Kendall Vertes were all smiles while sharing some airtime to welcome singer Charlie Puth and rapper Whiz Khalifia to the stage.
"Are you guys ready for some music?" Maddie, 13, asked the crowd.
NBC’s “America’s Got Talent," ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” and Fox’s “American Idol" were also nominated in the favorite talent competition show category.
While “Dance Moms” did not win, the show walked away with a Blimp for favorite reality show at the 2015 ceremony. Abby went onstage to collect the win, along with a few of her dancers, and used her moment in the spotlight to address her critics. "To those of you who think I’m really mean, the kids get it. They get it,” Miller said.
“Dance Moms” Season 6 airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EDT on Lifetime.