Ding dong, Honey G is no more. After somehow managing to make her way to Week 8 of the live shows, the Yankee hat-wearing, bomber jacket-flaunting rapper was ejected from the X Factor running on Sunday.
With that farce now at its end, Matt Terry remains the favourite to win this year’s edition of the signing showcase, although Saara Aalto is tight on his heels, per Paddy Power, and What Are The Odds has analysed the latest on who looks likely to take the top prize.
Saara Aalto the dark horse
With Honey G now a thing of the past, the genuine stars can rise to the fore, and Aalto has capitalised massively on that exit after soaring into second as far as the bookmakers are concerned.
She now rests at a rather favourable price of 2/1 (3.00), four times more likely to win the show than she was prior to this weekend, having previously been listed at 8/1 (9.00) before Honey G’s departure, when she was in fact second-favourite to even get the boot.
That now seems highly unlikely following her climb within reach of favourite Terry, although he’s seen his chances sink slightly after falling to 4/6 (1.67), the highest he’s been priced for a number of weeks.
Whether it was their rendition Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” or simply Aalto’s swift rise that’s done it, 5 After Midnight are now the long bet to win this year’s show, plummeting down to 9/1 (10.00) this week, just days after it was them priced just behind Terry at 9/2 (5.50).
History doesn’t bode well for the three boys, either. Not only has just one group ever won the X Factor, but Little Mix’s 2011 victory means a boy band is yet to clinch the top spot, and they don’t appear likely to break that duck.
Emily Middlemas isn’t too far better off, listed as an 8/1 (9.00) underdog as we head into the semifinals, but it seems either Sharon Osbourne (Aalto) or Nicole Scherzinger (Terry) might have the winner on their hands.
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