PICTURES! The X Factor 2014 final 12 favourites

Who are the X Factor 2014 finalists?

With the X Factor 2014 final 24 confirmed, we take a look at who could be making the top 12.

With the bookies and there are some clear stands out.

Jay James currently leads the betting as the favourite to win with odds of 7/2. The Overs singer is undeniably talented, but does he have The X Factor?

After returning for a second shot, it'd be a huge shock if Paul Akister doesn't make it through, currently 9/2 to win.

And despite being together for less than a week, the new 8 piece boy band are already the third favourites at 5/1.

Lola Saunders is next at 6/1, meaning that the entire top four represent each category.

Then you've got judges' favourites including Andrea Faustini, Ben Haenow and Kerrianne Covell .

16-year-old Lauren Platt is a 7/1 shot while mixed group Only The Young are the second most backed group at 10/1, the same odds given to Scottish teen Emily Middlemas.

A total of sixteen acts will make it into the live shows in all, twelve chosen by the mentors at judges' houses and four other wild cards.

The X Factor airs this Friday, Saturday and Sunday on ITV.

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