X Factor star Saara Aalto has peaked at exactly the right time

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She’s the slow burner the nation has come to love and now Saara Aalto may be on the brink of landing this year’s X Factor crown.

The Finnish singer is now the 8/11 favourite to win the 2016 series on Sunday having toppled long-time jolly Matt Terry at the head of the betting.

And having been as big as 100/1 at one point, victory for Saara would cap a remarkable path to victory.

The 29-year-old left mentor Sharon Osbourne speechless following her rendition of Sia’s Chandelier while earlier on she belted out Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You.

Meanwhile, Matt had to cope with being in the sing-off with Emily Middlemas, as well as contend with criticism from Simon Cowell.

The London crooner had been an 8/11 shot before the Christmas Week Live Shows began but his price has since drifted to 2/1.

5 After Midnight are the other act to make this year’s final with the trio 9/2 outsiders to pull off an almighty shock.

Elsewhere, it’s 7/4 for Saara and Matt to finish first and second while it’s 9/4 for the reverse to happen.

5AM are 4/7 to finish third in the competition and looking slightly further ahead, it’s 3/1 for this year’s X Factor winner to nab the coveted Christmas Number One spot.

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

X Factor Winner

Saara Aalto – 8/11

Matt Terry – 2/1

5 After Midnight – 9/2

To Finish Second

Matt Terry – 5/4

Saara Aalto – 7/4

5 After Midnight – 5/2 

Straight Forecast

1st – Saara 2nd – Matt – 7/4 

1st – Matt 2nd – Saara – 9/4

To Finish Third

5 After Midnight – 4/7

Matt Terry – 9/4

Saara Aalto – 5/1

Plus, click here for more X Factor odds.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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