So there we have it. We can now say we’ve already seen the winner of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent. But will it be one of the Golden Buzzer acts?
We’re assessing the chances of the five hopefuls to have each been given a direct route to the semi-finals via the four judges and Ant & Dec. And we begin with the long-time market leader…
Sarah Ikumu – 4/1
It’s worth noting that only Sarah Ikumu has come close to knocking The Missing People Choir off top spot in this market since her audition was aired way back in Week One.
Punters have been piling in on the young singer, who blew both the judges and the audience away with her rendition of Jennifer Hudson’s And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.
As far as our traders are concerned, if a singer is going to be crowned this year’s champ, it’ll be her.
Kyle Tomlinson – 10/1
David Walliams told Kyle two years ago to get singing lessons and come back. He listened, and boy did he impress the judges.
So much so that his first critic used his Golden Buzzer on him, but our odds-compilers don’t think the youngster will pose much of a threat to the likes of Sarah at the head of the market.
That being said, he is second-favourite of all the Golden Buzzer acts.
Daliso Chaponda – 14/1
We’re slightly concerned that Daliso’s semi-final performance could go horribly wrong.
Granted, he had the crowd eating out the palm of his hand in his first audition, but the pressure is certainly on the comedian as we approach the business end of the competition.
Has he already used his best material?
Matt Edwards – 18/1
Described by Ant & Dec as the ‘Lee Evans of magic’, Matt’s audition had the audience on their feet – but our traders reckon he’s already peaked.
We’re taking a risk with this one as he’s certainly a likeable character.
But he’ll have to do a bit more than pour an endless amount of salt from his hand if he’s to go all the way!
Just Us – 20/1
The dance group did enough to impress Alesha over a month ago, and have subsequently found themselves preparing for a semi-final performance.
But it would have to be something pretty spectacular in order to see them to progress as far as we’re concerned.
As for punters, not many have got behind the girls, and that speaks volumes as no less than 15 acts are shorter than them in the outright market.
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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing