Showbusiness By Joe Crilly

X Factor: Bookies Reckon Grace Is The New Louisa Johnson

Grace Davies is the 7/4 favourite to win the X Factor this series, having held the top spot in the betting since the first audition show. She is quite some way ahead of the chasing pack and looks likely to start the live shows as the one to beat. Holly Tandy is 5/1 second favourite while Sean and Conor Price are 11/2.


“Grace has been the favourite to win the X Factor since the start of the series and the last time this happened and that same person was still at the head of the betting by the live shows was in 2015,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “The contestant in question at that time was Louisa Johnson who remained favourite until the very end and obviously went on to win the show, so the omens are good for Grace.”


Grace has attracted 19% of all bets on this series with the second best backed competitor, Benji Matthews, attracting just 9% of all wagers.


X Factor winner: 7/4 Grace Davies; 5/1 Holly Tandy; 11/2 Sean & Conor Price; 8/1 Rak-Su; 14/1 Benji Matthews; 14/1 The Cutkelvins; 16/1 Kevin Davy White; 16/1 Matt Linnen; 16/1 Spencer Sutherland; 20/1 Alisah Bonaobra; 20/1 Georgina Panton; 20/1 Rai-Elle Williams; 25/1 Deanna; 25/1 Lloyd Macey; 25/1 Tracey Leanne Jefford; 33/1 Berget Lewis; 33/1 Jack Mason; 33/1 Talia Dean; 40/1 Aidan Martin; 40/1 Jack and Joel; 66/1 Slavko Kalezic; 100/1 BAR