At the level my kid's skate at, it is the referee, not the judges that make the deductio rule. However, I can confirm that with many judges (even ones who are far from old, such as my DD who is not yet in her 20's) - that costumes that are revealing are not cared for, whether they are "really" revealing or just "illusion" revealing. Also, that costumes that are presenting as revealing on youngsters are not well-received, i.e. a slashed to the waist dress with sleeveless effect on the top is "okay" for a 16 year old, but not for a 9 year old
Now, yes, we can all argue that the costume shouldn't influence the judges ... but, by that argument, we could put everyone on the ice in a plain black dress and tights - we choose and wear costumes with a goal of working with a program and enhancing the presentation.
Back to the OP: My biggest problem with words and music? I sing along to it! The words seem to "catch" my focus and pulls it away from the skater more than purely orchestral, or music with the voice used as an "instrument" do.