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Re song choice -- I think it has something to do with royalties and licencing and copyright. That's why they do all these old songs, even though they are looking for a hot, contemporary, youthful performer.
The Academy Awards and Grammys, Junos, etc., all results are tabulated by an independent firm. Should be the same for Idol.