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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 Oct 17, 2011 at 02:31:12 PM
You never stop learning. That's what my mother always tells me, but then it's easy for her to say that, she's a teacher. She has a point though, especially when you apply her belief to this year's X Factor. Last weekend we learned that Gary Barlow is a rubbish mentor, and that Frankie Cocozza is just rubbish. We also learned that Kitty Brucknell, despite having the ability to wipe the floor with Jedward and Wagner in the most hated contestant ever stakes, is actually very good. And let us not forget that we learned that X Factor themes literally mean you can sing absolutely any song you choose, or in the Boys' case, any rubbish song that Barlow chooses for you. I remember the days when a theme was a theme, like Elton John week for example where you had to sing one of the great man's...
Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Oct 10, 2011 at 11:10:59 AM
Ultimately this blog is about betting; and from time-to-time, from a betting perspective, a spanner is thrown into the works - like double eliminations, a person automatically going through to the next week because of a throat infection, or eliminations being cancelled for example. The X Factor producers have the right to do what they like, and whilst it's not always ideal when you're trying to win the kids Christmas present money, you just have to get on with it. But betting issues aside, last week's decision by X Factor producers to force each mentor to eliminate one of their own acts was completely unnecessary, and it overstepped the line, if there is such a line that is. Somehow I doubt there is. It was billed as a big twist, except it wasn't a twist it was some grown men (or ...
Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Oct 10, 2011 at 09:35:17 AM
It was billed as a big twist, but it turned out to be a big disappointment for four acts as each mentor painfully sent home one of their own artists. For Jonjo Kerr, James Michael, and 2 Shoes their exits came as little surprise given their performances on Saturday night and/or their odds in the Winner market beforehand, but for Amelia Lily her exit is a huge loss to this year's competition and I'm not sure the X Factor producers have got this one right. Lily - who was matched at a low of 4.3 in the Winner market - sang brilliantly on Saturday night, but so too did her fellow Girls category members Janet Devlin, Misha Bryan, and Sophie Habibis leaving mentor Kelly Rowland with an almost impossible decision to make. Rowland was understandably upset at having to send a potential winner...
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