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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 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,...
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