Who won The X Factor 2013? It looks like Sam Bailey already has!

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It looks like Sam Bailey is on course for a sure victory in tonight's X Factor 2013 final results.

The 34-year-old has a huge lead in our final popularity poll of the series with over 70% of the vote between herself and her last standing rival Nicholas McDonald.

Sam's led our popularity polls for the majority of the series, increasing her lead in recent weeks as the numbers of finalists have dwindled.

However, Nicholas shouldn't be completely ruled out: He's never been in the bottom two and has performed equally strongly throughout the series in the polls, defying YouGov's prediction yesterday of a third place finish.

Meanwhile, the bookies reckon this year's final is more one-sided than when Leona Lewis triumphed over Ray Quinn in 2006.

“Sam has been our odds on favourite for some time now and these final odds are the most one sided in recent memory,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “The X-Factor crown is almost certainly Sam’s.”

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes agreed, saying this weekend: "Sam's popularity has blown the rest of the contestants out of the water."

But while Sam is now the clear tip to win the show tonight, it has only been the last few weeks that she has started to come to the fore. When she first performed her audition piece, she was 12/1 while Tamera Foster had been the early favourite.

Indeed, Sam has 'only' been the subject of 15% of all bets placed during the X-Factor this year, although the biggest of which was from a punter in Coventry, who backed her to the tune of £8,000 at 1/4 which will see them scoop a £2,000 profit should she win the show.

Vote for your X Factor favourite from the final two below...

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