XFactor UK finalists: Andrea Faustini favourite to win as final 12 revealed

Andrea Faustini (X Factor 2014 finalists)

Andrea Faustini is the early favourite to win The X Factor 2014.

Mel B's Italian stallion has stormed to the top of the betting, currently being offered at odds of 2/1 after making it through to the live shows with Ladbrokes.

The bookies report this evening that Andrea now finds himself as the shortest ever priced favourite at this stage of the competition.

Paul Akister - also in Mel's super strong Boys category - is next line at 5/1, or it's a 6/1 shot the 8 Piece Boy Bad, Ben Haenow or Jay James win it.

Lauren Platt is the highest ranking of Cheryl's girls at 8/1, while Marmite act Chloe Jasmine is rated as a 20/1 chance.

Unfortunately for Blonde Electric/Electra it looks safe to say they are this year's novelty act as the 100/1 outsiders for glory.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "As far as the odds are concerned Andrea's already got one foot in the final. Punters have piled into his odds since his first audition and we cannot see it stopping any time soon."

She added: "Cheryl might like Chloe but that's as far as the love spreads as she's friendless in the betting."

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The X Factor continues Saturday and Sunday on ITV with the live shows starting next weekend.

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