
VoteFair Ranking Results calculated at
www.VoteFair.org 2006March22 18:29
Survey
title:
American Idol Season 5 Poll, Top 11
Question (number
1) title:
Who is your favorite American Idol singer?

VoteFair
representation
Ranking 

Firstmost representative choice is: 
Katharine McPhee 
Secondmost representative choice is: 
Taylor Hicks 
Additional levels of representation were not calculated.
(There may be too many questions, too many choices for this question,
or too many votes, or no further calculations were requested.)  
VoteFair
representation
ranking results should be used when more than one choice is to be selected.
Why? When there are 100 voters, 51 of them can choose the first winner,
so the other 49 voters deserve extra influence in choosing the second winner
(instead of letting the 51 voters also choose the second winner).
When should representation results be used?
When a second candidate is elected to a second equivalent seat on a board of directors,
or when an organization pursues a second activity in addition to the most popular activity.  
Data and Calculation Summary 
Number of votes:
163 
The following tally table summarizes all the preferences of all the voters.
The bold underlined numbers are the ones that apply to the winning sequence. 

All possible pairs of choice names 
Number of votes with indicated preference 
Prefer X over Y 
Equal preference 
Prefer Y over X 
X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Chris Daughtry 
97

15

51

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Taylor Hicks 
101

9

53

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Mandisa 
115

17

31

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Kellie Pickler 
113

12

38

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Elliott Yamin 
129

15

19

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Paris Bennett 
130

15

18

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Lisa Tucker 
127

16

20

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Ace Young 
129

16

18

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Bucky Covington 
136

13

14

X =
Katharine McPhee
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
139

17

7

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Taylor Hicks 
77

14

72

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Mandisa 
100

19

44

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Kellie Pickler 
105

17

41

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Elliott Yamin 
113

20

30

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Paris Bennett 
119

17

27

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Lisa Tucker 
121

16

26

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Ace Young 
122

17

24

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Bucky Covington 
127

15

21

X =
Chris Daughtry
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
136

16

11

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Mandisa 
87

18

58

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Kellie Pickler 
100

19

44

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Elliott Yamin 
105

16

42

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Paris Bennett 
101

16

46

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Lisa Tucker 
112

15

36

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Ace Young 
117

18

28

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Bucky Covington 
127

17

19

X =
Taylor Hicks
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
131

17

15

X =
Mandisa
Y =
Kellie Pickler 
79

21

63

X =
Mandisa
Y =
Elliott Yamin 
88

27

48

X =
Mandisa
Y =
Paris Bennett 
102

24

37

X =
Mandisa
Y =
Lisa Tucker 
106

23

34

X =
Mandisa
Y =
Ace Young 
112

23

28

X =
Mandisa
Y =
Bucky Covington 
120

22

21

X =
Mandisa
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
126

23

14

X =
Kellie Pickler
Y =
Elliott Yamin 
76

20

67

X =
Kellie Pickler
Y =
Paris Bennett 
74

18

71

X =
Kellie Pickler
Y =
Lisa Tucker 
88

20

55

X =
Kellie Pickler
Y =
Ace Young 
90

19

54

X =
Kellie Pickler
Y =
Bucky Covington 
104

19

40

X =
Kellie Pickler
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
121

18

24

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Paris Bennett 
71

29

63

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Lisa Tucker 
85

28

50

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Ace Young 
87

29

47

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Bucky Covington 
107

30

26

X =
Elliott Yamin
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
118

30

15

X =
Paris Bennett
Y =
Lisa Tucker 
78

28

57

X =
Paris Bennett
Y =
Ace Young 
84

30

49

X =
Paris Bennett
Y =
Bucky Covington 
100

27

36

X =
Paris Bennett
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
114

29

20

X =
Lisa Tucker
Y =
Ace Young 
81

28

54

X =
Lisa Tucker
Y =
Bucky Covington 
98

28

37

X =
Lisa Tucker
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
116

29

18

X =
Ace Young
Y =
Bucky Covington 
84

33

46

X =
Ace Young
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
110

33

20

X =
Bucky Covington
Y =
Kevin Corvais 
98

29

36
  
The highest score (which equals the sum of the bold underlined numbers, plus either tally number in any tied pair of choices) is:
5,833 
Number of all possible valid sequences (without ties):
39,916,800 
First sequence:

Katharine McPhee

Kellie Pickler

Lisa Tucker

Mandisa

Paris Bennett

Ace Young

Bucky Covington

Chris Daughtry

Elliott Yamin

Kevin Corvais

Taylor Hicks

Last sequence:

Taylor Hicks

Kevin Corvais

Elliott Yamin

Chris Daughtry

Bucky Covington

Ace Young

Paris Bennett

Mandisa

Lisa Tucker

Kellie Pickler

Katharine McPhee


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Detailed ballot information
(The numbers indicate the choices
as listed in "First sequence" above,
a comma indicates the next lower preference level,
"&" joins choices at the same preference level,
and "x" precedes the vote count.)

1&10,5,4&11,2&3,6&7,8&9 x1

1&2&3&4&5&6&7&8&9&10&11 x1

1&2&4&8&11,3&5&6&7&9&10 x1

1&4&8&11,2,3&5&6&7&9&10 x1

1&5&8,2&11,9,4,6&7,10,3 x1

1&8,2&11,4&9,7,3,6,5,10 x1

1,11,3,8,4,6,2,9,7,10,5 x1

1,11,4,5,9,6,8,3,10,7,2 x1

1,11,4,8,2,3,5,6,9,7,10 x1

1,11,4,9,8,6,5,3,10,7,2 x1

1,11,5,8,9,4,6,3,2,7,10 x1

1,11,8,2,4,9,5,3,6,7,10 x1

1,11,8,4,9,6,5,3,7,10,2 x1

1,11,8,5&9,2&4,3,7,6&10 x1

1,11,8,9,5&6,2,3,4,7,10 x1

1,2&3&4&5&6&7&8&9&10&11 x6

1,2,11,8,4,9,3,6,7,10,5 x1

1,2,3,6,11,4,5,8,10,9,7 x1

1,2,4,8,6,11,9,5,3,7,10 x1

1,2,4,8,6,9,7,3,5,11,10 x1

1,2,8,5,4,3,11,6,10,7&9 x1

1,2,8,9,5,3,4,6,7,11,10 x1

1,3,8,4,9,11,6,5,2,7,10 x1

1,3,9,5,11,7,4,2,8,6,10 x1

1,4,11,5,2,3,8,9,6,7,10 x1

1,4,11,8,5,3,9,2,6,7,10 x1

1,4,8,11,5,3,2,6,9,10,7 x1

1,4,8,11,6,3,9,7,5,2,10 x1

1,4,8,5,2&11,3,6,9&10,7 x1

1,4,9,10,7,3,2,5,6,8,11 x1

1,4,9,2,3&5,6&7&10&11,8 x1

1,5,7,2,4,8,11,6,3,10,9 x1

1,6,8,11,4,9,3,5,7,10,2 x1

1,6,8,3,9,4,5,11,2,7,10 x1

1,7,9,4,10,5,3,11,6,8,2 x1

1,8,11,4,2,3,6,5,9,7,10 x1

1,8,11,4,2,5,6,3&7&9&10 x1

1,8,11,4,5,9,3,2,7,6,10 x1

1,8,11,5,4,9,3,2,6,10,7 x1

1,8,11,5,9,4,6,2,3,7,10 x1

1,8,11,5,9,6,2,4,7,3,10 x1

1,8,11,9,3,2,4,6,5,7,10 x1

1,8,11,9,4,6,3,5,7,2,10 x1

1,8,2&11,6,3&4&5&7&9&10 x1

1,8,2&3&4&5&6&7&9&10&11 x1

1,8,2,11,9,4,5,7,10,3,6 x1

1,8,2,3,4,11,7,5,9,6,10 x1

1,8,2,4,11,3,9,6,7,10,5 x1

1,8,2,4,3,5&6&7&9&10&11 x1

1,8,4,11,3,5,7,2,6,9,10 x1

[Remaining ballots not listed]

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