X Factor 2014 contestants: Lola Saunders is favourite after final auditions

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Lola Saunders is the favourite to win The X Factor 2014 this year after the final room auditions.

The weekend saw the final round of try outs in front of the judges and now it's on to arena auditions at Wembley.

We're down to some 200 acts now and fish monger Lola Saunders is looking like the one to beat after her audition blew everyone away and saw her go straight into the betting as the 11/2 favourite.

Jay James, who appeared on the opening episode, was the early favourite but has since been pushed out to the 7/1 second favourite from 6/1.

Saturday night saw Paul Akister return and showed Louis what a fool he was to let him go last year, he’s installed at 8/1 alongside Croydon van driver Ben Haenow.

Also on offer at 8/1 is Only The Young a foursome who are most certainly the group to watch out for this season.

Jake Quickenden also came back for round two and got off to a shaky start but redeemed himself with his rendition of 'Say Something' getting him four yeses, he’s 10/1.

Raign was relentless and would not take no for an answer, singing her original song “Don’t Let Me Go” the judges crumbled - well, Cheryl aside, and put her through. However she joins acts such as Kitten further down the betting at 40/1.

Aoife Heffron from Boylesports said: “Lola Saunders is the stand out singer so far; she’s bubbly, funny and has one powerful voice, basically everything you need to win the X Factor. We are already seeing money for her to win at 11/2.”

She added “Jay was charming and belted out A Great Big World’s Say Something, he will have no problem getting everyone on his side in the arenas and is a potential winner at 7/1.”

The X Factor continues next Saturday and Sunday on ITV.

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