tak, next week, you will see what we just saw this past week.
I think there is some manipulation on Idol. I also think that's part of what encourages some conspiracy theories and myths. For example, this theory that this week Jordan was required to sing OMG and had no choice. (And I think there are still some Claymates convinced that Clay really won.) We'll never know for sure what is true, but I find it's fun debating it.