X Factor 2012 latest odds, news and free bets

Rylan Clark has enjoyed his moment in the sun, although perhaps it’s game over for the 23-year-model this weekend who dodged a bullet in Week 1 but is surely heading for the chop in the next fortnight

Clark is clearly the worst act left in the competition and it’s high time he was in the bottom two after proving himself invincible over the past three weeks, especially as it has been confirmed that the singer won’t have lots of backing dancers to help him out on Saturday.

Rylan can be backed at 4/1 (bet365) to be the next act voted off X Factor, with Kye Sones also heading the market even though the former chimney sweep ducked out of a vote last week after finishing 10th the week before.

Meanwhile, it has been reported that Lucy Spraggan is on the verge of walking out of X Factor after news broke that ill health could deny her a shot at stardom, having missed last week’s show. Perhaps if she does perform, the sympathy vote could keep her in the competition.

When it comes to the Winning Act market, Ella Henderson has taken a walk in the market and it’s the first time all series that punters have been able to back the Grimsby lass at odds-against, with William Hill among those bookies offering 11/10.

Henderson hadn’t exactly put a foot wrong until last week’s show when a poor song choice saw her odds drifting, although this could be the time to back the youngster who still looks like a stick-on when it comes to the live final.

Jahmene Douglas could be the recipient of any further Henderson slip-ups and his vocals are clearly outstanding. He also has a sob story which will back him up with any voting system and produced the performance of the series when singing ‘Killing Me Softly’ last week.

Then again, it’s now hard to rule out James Arthur who is currently putting together a string of fine performances and there’s every chance he will line up against Ella and Jahmene for the live final.

It’s looking increasingly like a three-horse race and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see any other act evicted this week, although District3 are probably on borrowed time which would leave Union J as the only remaining group in the X Factor.

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