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More vibrancy needed if Rebecca is to wear the X Factor crown

| 06.12.2010

Rebecca Ferguson may still have some work to do to prove her happy side to the voting public if she wants to defy odds of 10/3 to win the X Factor.

The Liverpudlian is one of four acts to successfully reach the final after the elimination of Mary Byrne and there is little doubt that if voice alone decided the victor then Rebecca would be a shoe-in to secure victory.

Arguably, she was the star performer in the semi-finals with her renditions of “Show Me Love” and “Amazing Grace”, but whether she has the fans to compete with Matt Cardle and One Direction remains to be seen.

One of her biggest problems is that she tends to come across as a dull contestant, singing songs on the dreary side and involving little movement.

Even in her performance of Show Me Love, her performance still appeared to lack energy, despite it being one of the most recognisable dance floor hits.

However, it should be noted that the performance was slightly more vibrant than normal, even if this did just involve some walking rather than standing on the spot.

Rebecca continues to be supported by her family and brother Sam told the Sunday Mirror: “She’s very aware of the fact the public think she’s boring and it does frustrate and upset her because it’s just not true.

“I can promise everyone she really isn’t a dull person, she’s a great laugh and loves having a night out on the town dancing. It seems they don’t run much footage of her having a good time.”

Rebecca is one of Cheryl Cole’s two acts left in the competition with Cher Lloyd, but she is still the outsider of the three judges with acts left to mentor the winner.

It is 3/1 that either of the girls wins the show, with Dannii Minogue the favourite in this betting market at 4/5 as she is the mentor to Matt.

A £10 bet on Rebecca winning the X Factor and Cher finishing second could win £660. New Ladbrokes customers can sign up here for a free £10 bet.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.