X Factor Betting Update
Surprise, surprise – controversy took centre stage in last weekend’s X Factor live finals as 19-year-old Aiden Grimshaw got eliminated from the show in favour of drama queen Katie Waissel (80/1). X Factor judge Simon Cowell had many questions to answer on The Xtra Factor on Sunday night and without providing a decent response, many die-hard X Factor viewers are beginning to feel that the show has lost its credibility.
Most of my bets were on Aiden so clearly I’m pretty disappointed this week, although Cher Lloyd continues to attract viewers’ votes and I wouldn’t be surprised if her current odds of 8/1 take a hammering in the next couple of weeks. She was advised at 10/1 in this section recently and I’m confident that we haven’t heard the best of her yet – Cher Lloyd definitely has The X Factor!
I was quite impressed with Paije Richardson’s performance last Saturday night and if you feel he has the character to deal with the emotional roller-coaster he is clearly on, then you can have a flutter at the huge odds of 66/1. Another X Factor contestant riding the sensitive wave is Irish singer Mary Byrne. The Tesco worker has had one heck of a journey but is it about to come to an end? Mary can be backed at 40/1 to be crowned this year’s X Factor winner.
Former painter and decorator, glass-collector and newspaper boy Matt Cardle (is there anything he hasn’t done!) continues to head the betting although he’s been pushed out from last week’s odds of 7/5 to 7/4. Rebecca Ferguson has also drifted slightly in the X Factor betting from 2/1 to 9/4.
Everywhere I turn all I hear are people (mostly females) babbling on about how fantastic boy-band One Direction is. I suppose it’s no surprise then that they are the biggest movers in the market this week. Simon Cowell’s group are now only 5/2 (they were 4/1) to win The X Factor.
Oh yeah, I forgot Wagner was still in the competition – he’s available at 25/1, still!