Cheryl loses first X Factor act but Rebecca still a contender
Cheryl Cole’s chances of mentoring a third successive X Factor winner have taken a minor blow after Treyc Cohen was the latest to be voted off the show.
Confidence has been high in the Cheryl camp as she was the only judge to have retained all four of her acts as the competition had dwindled down to the last ten acts.
However, not only has Cheryl joined Dannii Minogue in being reduced to three acts, she also had to endure another of her team, Katie Waissel, placed in the sing-off for the third time.
After Cheryl refused to vote off one of her own acts, Katie was saved again ahead of Treyc because she was decided to be the more interesting contestant, rather than having the best voice.
Yet with most of the outsiders now out and Wagner still going strong, it would be a surprise if Katie was still alive after two or three more shows.
Katie is the 50/1 outsider to win the X Factor of the remaining nine acts, which means that Cheryl is realistically relying on Rebecca Ferguson or Cher Lloyd to extend her winning streak.
Rebecca is 2/1 to take the X Factor title and she is likely to remain popular after another faultless week.
The fact that lead judge Simon Cowell stated that Rebecca would be the “most incredible ambassador” for the UK from the X Factor may also help her secure some additional votes.
It is now 13/8 that a contestant from Cheryl’s girls category wins the X Factor, with Rebecca 1/4 to be the last remaining girl left standing in the competition.
Katie is 25/1 to be the top girl in the X Factor, with Cher 5/2 in this betting market.
Dannii is 11/10 to mentor the winning category, with Matt Cardle the 11/8 favourite to win the X Factor. See the whole X Factor winners betting odds market.