X Factor 2014: New boy band become new favourites

X Factor new boy band

X Factor's new boy band have become one of the favourites to win this year's series.

And it's despite the eight piece group not having a name.

Over the weekend we saw the judges whittle down hundreds of hopefuls to just twenty-four in very dramatic style.

Bootcamp’s six chair challenge was the most explosive yet with shock swaps and exits. Leading the way in the betting as we head to the penultimate stage of the competition is Jay James who has been a long running favourite and at 7/2 could see Simon win with the Overs.

The 8 boy band may have only been together sheer hours but are an impressive 5/1 to win after their first performance last night.

Elsewhere in the groups and Only The Young are next at 10/1 but the rest of the groups are not doing so well. New Girl Group are 25/1, Blonde Electric are 28/1 with Concept 33/1 and The Brooks 66/1.

Mel B was not messing around when choosing her final six Boys. Returning contestant Paul Akister is proving the strongest of the lot at 9/2 but Andrea Faustini could be a dark horse after a tremendous reception saw him cut into 6/1 from 10/1.

Jake Quickenden got a seat and is 12/1 with Jack Walton right behind him at 16/1 and Jordan Morris lower down at 40/1. One face we hadn’t seen before was Danny Dearden who went into the betting at 50/1.

The Girls are holding their own in the betting with both Lola Saunders and Kerrianne Covell on offer at 6/1 to give Chezza another victory. Two standout ladies from bootcamp were Lauren Platt and Emily Middlemas who are 7/1 and 10/1 respectively.

Chloe Jasmine caused a stir when she was brought back after losing her seat to Chloe O’Gorman and is 16/1 to win. Former Luminites front woman, Stephaine Nala, is on the move as she is now priced at 20/1 from 14/1.

Aoife Heffron at Boylesports said: “The new 8 piece boyband have taken over the betting, initially installed at 8/1 within minutes we had to cut them into 5/1 putting them as the third favourites to win.”

Browse pictures of the remaining X Factor 2014 contestants below...

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