The judges think it and a large amount of voters think it, but even though Sam Callahan is clearly the weakest of the seven acts remaining in the X Factor, that does not mean that he will be the sixth act to be eliminated.
Like we said for the fifth live show, punters believing that he will find himself in the bottom two, will be best served taking the 11/8 that he departs rather than the 4/6 he is simply in the sing-off, as there is no act remaining now that the judges will save him against.
However, Sam clearly has a big army of followers on Twitter and other social media outlets and this could be enough to see him survive the sing-off for at least one more week.
Instead, Hannah Barrett has already been in the bottom two twice and she must now be on borrowed time in the competition, given her lack of connection with voters.
Against anyone other than Sam, the judges will probably decide that Hannah has had enough chances to win-over show viewers and send her home.
As for who may be in the bottom two against her, the running order may well play a part, as any act on early has a far greater chance of going home than one in a later slot.
The rebound vote puts Tamera Foster in trouble and the fact that she will be singing Diamonds Are Forever must be a negative, as a run of older-school songs is strange for an act that is meant to be appealing to a modern audience.
It would be no surprise to see two of Nicole Scherzinger’s girls in the sing-off in successive weeks and Tamera is 3/1 to be in the bottom two.
‘Viva La Vida’ is not the easiest song to sing or perform and so this could be a weak week for them vocally, which could also bring some negative comments.
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