X Factor 2016 finalists: Favourites revealed but will they even make the live shows?

MATT TERRY

The X Factor 2016 finalists in the live shows are revealed this weekend - but who's made the cut?

This Saturday and Sunday night, the 28 acts left in the contest will fly across the globe for judges' houses.

The Groups category will jet off to Ibiza to sing for Louis Walsh, Simon Cowell invites the Girls category to Malibu, the Overs category are hosted by Sharon Osbourne in her home in Los Angeles and the Boys category fly out to Nice to perform for Nicole Scherzinger.

X Factor 2016 favourites

As things stand, Boys category singer Matt terry is the overall leader in the betting to win. Trailing Matt are trio 5AM (Groups) who themselves lead Emily Middlemas (Girls).

The Brooks (Groups) and Gifty Louise (Girls) are next, followed by Caitlyn Vanbeck (Girls) who had been the favourite to win until last week.

James Wilson is the the strongest backed of the Overs contestants while wild cards Samantha Lavery (Girls) and Ryan Lawrie (Boys) could be ones to watch.

Other potential finalists include Freddy Parker (Boys), Peyton (Overs) and Saara Aalto (Overs).

Of course only this weekend will the official Top 12 be confirmed as each mentor picks their top three.

X Factor airs Saturday at 8PM while Sunday's show starts a little earlier at 7:30PM.

From there it'll be straight on to the first of TEN live shows next weekend on ITV.

And only one will be crowned winner come the final on December 10/11.

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