X Factor 2012: Ella Henderson is TellyMix readers' early favourite

Ella Henderson (X Factor 2012)

Ella Henderson has emerged as the early favourite with TellyMix readers.

The 16-year-old, who is also favourite to win with the bookies, easily topped our first popularity poll of the series after the final 12 were revealed at the weekend.

Ahead of tonight's performances on the first live show, Ella is looking hard to beat.

Fellow girls category singer Lucy Spraggan takes second spot in our poll, followed by boys James Arthur and Jahmene Douglas.

Union J and Carolynne Poole follow next, the leaders in their respective categories.

Looking forward to tomorrow night's first eviction, and at the bottom it looks like Rylan Clark and Melanie Masson could be it trouble if they fail to pick up the votes.

With the bookies, and it's Ella Henderson who is reigning supreme at the top of the X Factor betting according to Ladbrokes.

Since securing her place in the final 12 Henderson's odds have been cut by the bookies once again, and she's now chalked up at 11/8, leaving her head and shoulders above joint second favourites Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur at 7/1.

And upon the news that four wildcard acts will battle it out for a final spot in the live shows it's Christopher Maloney who's given the thumbs up by the firm at 2/1, or it's a 5/2 chance that either Amy Mottram or Times Red make the cut, leaving Adam Burridge as the 7/2 outsider.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "The odds suggest that Christopher Maloney will be given an eleventh hour lifeline by the public. Ella's level of popularity in the UK has gone through the roof and we might need to take bets on finishing second because she's such a certainty.

Vote for your X Factor favourite below..

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[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] live shows start at 8PM tonight on ITV1. The first elimination will take place on Sunday night's live show, which will also feature performances from Ne-Yo and Leona Lewis.

Browse pictures of the X Factor 2012 final 12 below...

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