Reality TV Showbusiness By Joe Crilly

X Factor Live Shows: Mega Matt, Excellent Emily And Shocking Sharon!


Heading into the X Factor live shows, it is Matt Terry who is the 2/1 favourite with William Hill to win this series of the competition ahead of Emily Middlemas at 4/1 and 5 After Midnight at 9/2.


Sharon is largely fancied to struggle after her incredibly controversial selections for her overs category and is the 2/5 favourite to lose all of her acts first. It does, however, look like Louis will take the first hit as Bratavio are the 2/1 favourites to lose their place in the live shows this weekend.


“This is where the competition really starts and there is quite clearly a huge divide between the good, the bad and the downright bang average and especially Sharon will struggle to progress any of her acts,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.


X Factor winner: 2/1 Matt Terry; 4/1 Emily Middlemas; 9/2 5 After Midnight; 7/1 Gifty Louise; 10/1 Samantha Lavery; 12/1 Brooks Way; 14/1 Ryan Lawrie; 25/1 Freddy Parker; 25/1 Saara Alto; 33/1 Honey G; 50/1 Bratavio; 50/1 Relly C


First elimination: 2/1 Bratavio; 9/4 Relly C; 6/1 Freddy Parker; 13/2 Saara Alto; 7/1 Honey G; 14/1 Brooks Way; 14/1 Ryan Lawrie; 25/1 Gifty Louise; 28/1 Samantha Lavery; 100/1 5 After Midnight; 100/1 Emily Middlemas; 100/1 Matt Terry


Winning manager: 6/4 Simon Cowell (girls); 15/8 Nicole Scherzinger (boys); 5/2 Louis Walsh (groups); 9/1 Sharon Osbourne (overs)


First to lose all acts: 2/5 Sharon Osbourne; 4/1 Louis Walsh; 7/1 Simon Cowell; 9/1 Nicole Scherzinger