BRIT Awards 2013: James Arthur, Olly Murs to be shunned?

Olly Murs

It's the BRIT awards 2013 tonight, and James Arthur, Olly Murs and One Direction are all nominated.

But it looks like once again there will be few gongs for X Factor stars.

Unfortunately for the outsiders it looks like they'll have to wait another year for success at the BRITS as the likes of Ben Howard (3/10), Emeli Sande (1/8) and Rita Ora (4/7) all heavily fancied for the big gongs of the night.

Mumford and Sons are looking safe at 1/3 for the Best Group award but it's unlikely that Babel will add to the Grammy it won as the 4/1 second favourite to Emeli Sande's Our Version of Events in the Best British Album category.

Adele has been backed in from a huge looking 10/1 to become the odds-on 1/4 favourite to scoop the Best British Single at this year's ceremony, leaving X Factor winner James Arthur (8/1) and Olly Murs (12/1) shunned by music punters.

X Factor star Olly claimed this week that the music industry still resented acts from the show.

He said: "I always feel like I'm the underdog to win it because of where I am, who I am and where I've been in the past. I think if you look at what I've achieved in the last year, the sales I've had from my album and singles, then I've got a great chance."

Olly added: "I think sometimes, I get scrutinised from being from The X Factor and I don't always get the credit I deserve, but it's all good, it's just a pleasure to be a part of the Brits."

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "There's a nailed on favourite in every category and it's hard to see any last minute upsets at this stage."

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