"In television, an executive producer may often be the writer, creator or lead in the series. An executive producer will be on the project of a television series or film from start to finish. They are in charge of multiple aspects of the projects including casting and hiring, writing, editing, financial decisions and scheduling." (Source: https://careertrend.com/what-does-an-executive-producer-do-13709780.html )EP's have a great deal of power.
Full disclosure: I refuse to purchase this season of DCC: MTT. I get my information from this board, and clips from here, IG, etc.
Having seen Kristen's performance to her original music and the clip of her audition (with ill fitting music), I personally would have like to have seen her do more. However, she was given more than a bad edit, it was a very deceptive edit. In using their choice of music (which was the equivalent of using jive music to a waltz), of course she wasn't hitting poses or moves on specific beats. When seeing it with the original music, she did put emphasis type moves where they belonged. The words of Kanye West made the theme of her dance obvious. We were not allowed to see/hear it as it was intended to be seen/heard in any way shape or form.
The fact that several CURRENT DCC commented on or liked Kristen's practice video when they normally are too afraid to say anything but "Yes Ma'am" to TPTB, speaks volumes. I'm sure this season hasn't been a lot of fun for the rookies not being allowed to announce they made the team til after the season has ended and the veterans for not having many opportunities to perform. Add in losing 4 of their team mates through cuts, perhaps many of them have decided to hang it up after this season and are upset enough to speak out regardless of the consequences. Everyone has a breaking point, and some of these gals seem to have reached it.