X Factor 2012: Ella Henderson, Jahmene Douglas tipped to win – Christopher Maloney favourite for wildcard spot
Ella Henderson has retained her spot as bookies favourite to win this year’s X Factor series.
The teenage singer has been one of the favourites to triumph on the ITV series, ever since her first audition aired last month. However, after it was confirmed last night that she had made the final twelve and would be going through to live shows, William Hill have revealed that they are offering odds of 11-8 on her taking the title in December.
That puts her far in the lead of the two joint second favourites Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur, as Hills offer odds of 7-1 on the duo.
Kye Sones takes the third spot, with odds of 8-1, with Carolynne Poole and Lucy Spraggan coming in at 12-1 and GMD3 (who will soon be changing their name) taking the spot as the favourite group, with odds of 14-1.
It looks unlikely that Rylan Clark will become the 2012 X Factor champion, with Hills naming his an outside, with odds of 50-1, after his histrionics on last night’s episode.
Meanwhile, after the judges revealed that one of the rejected acts would get a lifeline and win the thirteenth spot on the live shows, Christopher Maloney has been named as favourite to take the coveted spot this weekend.
Ladbrokes seem sure the 34 year old will be the victor, offering odds of 2-1 on his triumph, with Amy Mottram and Times Red both joint second place at 5-2 and Adam Burridge trailing behind at 7-2.
Ladbrokes spokesperson Jessica Bridge said:
‘The odds suggest that Christopher Maloney will be given an eleventh-hour lifeline by the public.’
‘Ella’s level of popularity in the UK has gone through the roof and we might need to take bets on finishing second because she’s such a certainty.’
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