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Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Dec 8, 2011 at 08:09:23 AM
[b][i]The semi-final exit of series eight's one shining light Misha B has left the X Factor with its least inspiring final, pitting predictable Marcus Collins against already-eliminated-once Amelia Lily and don't-want-to-be-perfect girl band Rhythmix. No wonder this year's winner is 3.0 to secure the usually guaranteed Christmas number one. The absence of a standout star makes it a tough final to call, but the Betfair Contrarian is certain that the surprise favourites are a lay at 2.16. Here's why...[/i][/b] [u]Groups never win [/u]Some of the most successful acts to have been produced by the X Factor are groups - think G4, JLS, Jedward and One Direction - but despite the show regularly delivering in that department, none of them have ever earned the right to challenge for top spot ...
Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Dec 7, 2011 at 09:21:57 AM
Girl groups never win the X Factor, do they? Well, if the Betfair market is right that's what will happen on Sunday night... Betfair customers make girl group Little Mix the likely winners of Sunday's X Factor final. But in a tight betting heat Tulisa Contostavlos's young charges are given a less than 50% chance of winning the much-coveted prize at odds of 2.18. Second favourite of the three remaining acts is, controversially enough, Amelia Lily. The 16-year-old singer was parachuted into the show midway through the series to replace disgraced Frankie Cocozza, despite being sent home by mentor Kelly Rowland in week one's big twist. The 'outsider' in the betting is Gary Barlow's last remaining hope Marcus Collins. A long time favourite, Collins has slipped from a low of 2.32 ...
Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Nov 22, 2011 at 12:15:56 PM
It goes from bad to worse, betting wise that is, for me on this year's X Factor and it's time to apportion some blame. I'm not one to point an accusing finger usually but needs must, and you lot are the ones I'm not happy with. Do you not remember that the week before last you loved Amelia Lily, you voted her back into the competition, and you saved her from elimination with ease? And do you not remember you disliked Misha Bryan and put her in the bottom two for the second time in three weeks? This is not a singing competition remember. We all agreed to put the acts in an order based on how much we like them, and then we proceed to vote off the least favourite each week. On Sunday we were supposed to get rid of Bryan, not Craig Colton. Anyway, I've had a whip round and I've managed...
Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Nov 21, 2011 at 09:26:08 AM
Craig Colton last night became the 11th act to leave this year's X Factor competition. The 22-year-old former biscuit factory worker was matched at a high of 7.2 in the 11th Elimination market, but became the favourite to go at around 2.8 after a poor performance on Saturday night. Colton's elimination wasn't straightforward however. Amelia Lily - voted back into the competition just last week - found herself in the bottom two after the public vote, and after a tense sing-off the four judges couldn't decide who should leave. That meant the outcome went to deadlock for the first time this year, and unfortunately for Colton it was he who finished rock bottom of this week's public vote. Marcus Collins remains the favourite to win this year's competition, the 23-year-old scouser is now...
Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Nov 16, 2011 at 08:27:49 AM
I feel like I've said this many times in recent years when discussing the shenanigans of Reality TV but I'll say it again; only in the land of The X Factor. Only on The X Factor can you get a contestant eliminated in week one, confess to being happy at being off the show, sing (sorry shout) to a disinterested audience at my local town's firework display, get matched at 1000.0 in the Winner market, and then from almost nowhere, challenge for favouritism to be crowned this year's X Factor winner. You couldn't make it up, except in X Factor land we could, and probably should have. True, I felt the decision to eliminate Amelia Lily so early was a wrong one, and I said as much here. But I'm not convinced that any act should have been brought back with just four weeks of the competition...
Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Nov 14, 2011 at 09:01:12 AM
Kitty Brucknell last night became the 10th contestant to be eliminated from this year's X Factor competition. The quirky extrovert - who was matched at a high of 3.75 in the 10th Elimination market - arguably gave her worst performance of the series on Saturday night and looked a tad dejected during her rendition of the Queen hit Don't Stop Me Now. That was enough for her odds to shrink to a low of just 1.54, and punters who backed her will have had few worries once it was announced she would be in a sing-off with Misha Bryan. Mentor Louis Walsh understandably saved his own act (Brucknell) but the other three mentors - Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland, and Tulisa Contostavlos - all decided to save Bryan. Brucknell's exit means Walsh has become the first mentor to lose all his acts. After...
Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Nov 7, 2011 at 01:43:12 PM
The worst aspect of penning a X Factor review on a quiet Sunday afternoon - when you're at the peak of your writing powers - is that there's always the possibility of the X Factor results show later that evening forcing you into a complete re-write. That's what has happened here. I had this article penned by four o'clock yesterday afternoon, I was on the lash by five o'clock, and by seven o'clock I was throwing money behind the bar for the locals in anticipation of collecting my X Factor winnings. But that's as good as it got. At exactly 8:37pm on Sunday evening (I know the exact time because there's an outgoing call on my mobile to the local hospital) Dermot O'Leary said the word, "Fraaankie", - meaning the sleazy rock star wannabe had survived another week - and I turned a ghostly,...
Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Nov 7, 2011 at 10:40:13 AM
The X Factor never ceases to amaze does it? Let me re-phrase that; the British public never cease to amaze do they? Last night you, let me say that again, YOU, the British public, failed to vote for The Risk meaning they finished bottom of a public vote, thus eliminating them from this year's competition. Johnny Robinson has also been eliminated after losing out in a sing-off to fellow Over 25s competitor Kitty Brucknell. But it's The Risk's elimination, and Frankie Cocozza's survival, that has made the X Factor a bit of a laughing stock. To put it into perspective, The Risk were generally available to back at around the 200.0 mark in the Eighth Elimination market, Cocozza was matched at a low of just 1.5 yet didn't even fall into the bottom three. Hands up if you're voting for him. Robinson...
Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Nov 4, 2011 at 09:45:18 AM
I'm in a state of confusion. Not only am I baffled as to why Frankie Cocozza is still in the competition and bewildered that Sophie Habibis isn't, I'm also extremely undecided as to how to play the two best singers still in with a shout of winning. Last week saw Rhythmix change their name, a member of The Risk quit, and Kelly Rowland temporarily replaced by Alexandra Burke on the judging panel, the only important news is that for the first time since this year's X Factor commenced I find myself admitting that absolutely anyone can win this, except Cocozza of course. Earlier this week the leading three in the Winner market prior to Saturday night's live show - Janet Devlin (3.7), The Risk (5.5), and Misha Bryan (8.4) - all drifted in the betting, whilst the other acts (excluding Cocozza)...
Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Oct 31, 2011 at 10:37:34 AM
Sophie Habibis, backed at a low of just 6.0 to win the competition, became the seventh act to leave this year's X Factor competition. Habibis was available to back at 10.0 in the Seventh Elimination market at the start of the week but a poor rendition of Bang Bang on Saturday night saw the London barmaid shorten to a low of just 2.1 prior to the results show commencing. Only Frankie Cocozza was shorter, the teenage rebel being matched at 2.0. And in a huge surprise, it was Misha Bryan who joined Habibis in the bottom two this week. Bryan was available to back at a massive 200.0 to be eliminated after another solid performance on Saturday night, though she was much shorter in the Bottom Two market, being matched at a high of 28.0. All four judges, including the ill Kelly Rowland speaking...
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