X Factor 2016 favourites revealed - will one of these WIN this year's show?

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From thousands of applications we're down to just sixty or so singers on The X Factor 2016.

Just 121 made it through to bootcamp at the weekend and following a group challenge their numbers were further cut in half by the judges.

At the end of the episode, for the first time this series, the contestants were split up into their categories and each given their mentor for the rest of the show.

Simon Cowell is in charge of the girls, Nicole Scherzinger has the guys, Sharon Osbourne is with the over 25s and Louis Walsh - gasp - has the groups.

This week it's onto the six chair challenge where every act will perform in front of the judges and a live audience at Wembley Arena.

Their mentor alone will decide if they should get a spot at judges' houses, leaving them just one stage away from the live finals.

As we head into Six Chairs, the Girls Boys and Groups look to be dominating the betting. Matt Terry this week bumped off Caitlyn Vanbeck at the very top to become the overall favourite as The Brooks and 5AM represent the groups as the next strongest contenders.

Olivia Garcia, Emily Middlemas and Freddy Parker are also considered ones to watch while the highest ranked of the Overs are James Wilson and Christopher Peyton as things stand.

At the other end of the betting, Honey G is given a 100/1 shot of winning.

Of course it's up to the judges who makes it through to the live shows from here and we've had lots of surprises at Six Chairs over the years, including Janet Grogan who was knocked out by Simon Cowell in 2014, returning to the show this year for a second shot.

Which of the four categories do think is the strongest? Vote in our poll below!

The X Factor 2016 airs Saturday and Sunday night on ITV with the Six Chair Challenge.

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