Reality TV By Joe Crilly

New Favourite In X Factor… Is Simon Trying To Sabotage His Own Act?

After playing second fiddle to Honey G in the overs category for most of the live shows, Saara Aalto is the 4/6 favourite to win the X Factor after a stunning Saturday night. Long-time favourite, Matt Terry has drifted in the betting with William Hill making him 7/4 from 4/6. 5 After Midnight are 7/1 to win it and Emily Middlemas is 20/1.

“Just four weeks ago, Saara Aalto was 12/1 to win the show and looked more likely to be getting the boot than winning,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “Now she is the favourite and deservedly so after a quite incredible Saturday night.”

Emily Middlemas is the red hot favourite to get the axe tonight with William Hill making her 1/4 for the boot with 5 After Midnight the second favourites at an unlikely 6/1.

“Emily has droned through the last few weeks and it looks, through the songs that he is selecting for her, that Simon has lost interest in his own act,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

X Factor winner: 4/6 Saara Aalto; 7/4 Matt Terry; 7/1 5 After Midnight; 20/1 Emily Middlemas

Next elimination: 1/4 Emily Middlemas; 6/1 5 After Midnight; 7/1 Matt Terry; 16/1 Saara Aalto