Generally speaking, the UK population can be split into three distinct groups – those who love X-Factor, those who hate X-Factor and those who really couldn’t care less! Nevertheless it provides us with plenty of betting opportunities as well as a wealth of dubious entertainment and we take a look at who could go all the way and who will likely fall by the wayside.
The earlier rounds of the competition provide the best entertainment in many ways with numerous acts which are so bad, it’s a wonder that they made it onto TV!!! Admittedly these can be more entertaining than the acts who make it through to the next round of the competition although things are now hotting up and the quality is generally pretty good.
The Six Chair Challenge came our way last weekend and as usual there was plenty of drama as the contestants attempted to warble their way into a seat and an appearance in the next round for Simon Cowell’s ‘Girls’ category or Ayda Field’s ‘Overs’ category, however we can now look forward to another weekend of excitement as the acts battle it out for a chance to visit either Robbie Williams’ or Louis Tomlinson’s pads and we have provided you with bang-up-to-date betting odds for X-Factor.
Each category features a ‘Golden X’ act – ie: a guaranteed place at the judges’ houses – with Ayda choosing Ricky John as her choice and Simon picking Bella Penfold. There are six acts in each category and they will battle it out for a place in the live shows which begin later in October. Here’s who made it through to the judges’ houses…
Simon Cowell’s Girls
Bella Penfold (Golden X)
Ayda Field’s Overs
Ricky John (Golden X)
Punters have been flocking towards Shan over the last few days with the 25-year-old Croydon session singer wowing the judges in the opening round with her performance of ‘Never Enough’ from the show ‘The Greatest Showman’. She subsequently won herself a seat in the ‘Six Chair Challenge’ and a place at the judges’ houses with her rendition of Donna Hathaway’s ‘A Song For You’ which she belted out with gusto. Shan currently heads the outright winner market at 3/1, ahead of 4/1 shot Brendan Murray who got himself a Golden X from mentor Louis Tomlinson after wowing him with ‘Everybody Hurts’. The 21-year-old Irishman was a member of boyband Hometown who enjoyed two number one hits in Ireland, however viewers may remember him as the Irish entry for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Ukraine where he sang ‘Dying To Try’. He didn’t win in the Ukrainian capital but will he do better in X-Factor?