We’ve now seen six hours of auditions so far this year and as we edge closer to bootcamp, there’s a new name heading the market alongside long-time favourite Caitlyn Vanbeck. So who could it be, and who’s the one to watch? Ladbrokes News takes another look at the betting numbers so far…
It’s been a week since we saw Matt’s rendition of Ben E. King’s Stand By Me, and in the last seven days, the 23–year-old has seen his odds tumble from 8/1 into 5s. That makes him joint-favourite to win the show with just one week of auditions left.
And if you remember our X Factor predictions article, you’ll know that we reckon a 23-year-old male from London is most likely to take the crown this year. Just saying!
Sunday night marked the return to our screens of a couple of familiar X Factor faces, as identical twins Josh and Kyle Brooks auditioned for the show again for the second time in three years.
Sent home by Louis Walsh in 2014, The not-so-baby-faced Brooks were keen to impress the four judges once again.
And in doing so, they’ve attracted plenty of attention, with our traders making them 7/1 second-favourites to win the show.
In the year of returning hopefuls, 26-year-old Anelisa Lamola sailed through the audition phase after nine years away from our screens, but at 33/1 it’s unlikely she’ll do an Alexandra Burke and win the competition at the second time of asking.
Elsewhere, another X Factor returnee with an outside chance of winning is Emily Middlemas. The 17-year-old arguably pulled off the best and certainly most original audition to date.
And the 12/1 on her to win this year’s competition makes her our one to watch. It may be worth getting on the Scottish contestant before her odds begin to fall as the competition enters its latter stages.
The numbers so far:
Most backed contestant: Kayleigh Marie Morgan/Caitlyn Vanbeck
X Factor Steamer: Freddy Parker (from 20/1 to 10/1)
Biggest drifter: Christian Burrows (from 10/1 to 50/1)
Most backed judge: Nicole Scherzinger
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.