Can Honey G WIN The X Factor? Rapper is taking the show by storm

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Honey G is proving a potential favourite to WIN The X Factor.

It's early days yet of course, but bookies say she's been one of the most popular acts so far this series.

Bookmaker Coral says it has been flooded with bets on rapper Honey G winning the X Factor following the first live show.

The shock gambles have forced the firm to slash her odds to 12-1 from 50-1, putting her ahead of more serious acts such as Relley C, Ryan Lawrie, Saara Aalto, and Freddy Parker.

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Those left in her way include Sam Lavery, Gifty Louise, Emily Middlemas, 5 After Midnight and current favourite to win, Matt Terry.

“Honey G has emerged as this year’s dark horse to win the X Factor after she got the support of not just Simon Cowell, but punters up and down the country too,” said Coral’s Nicola McGeady.

Saturday night saw The X Factor 2016 live shows kick off with Honey G closing the evening.

Honey G belted out California by 2Pac with some of her own lyrics and sailed through to next week in Sunday night's results.

Louis Walsh remarked: "I think 2Pac would be happy."

Nicole Scherzinger commented on Honey's jumpsuit: "It's like Missy Elliot does a jacket potato."

And Simon Cowell said: "I don't know what just happened.

"But here's the weird thing, I loved it. I just really like you. I thought you weren't serious when you came in but now I realise you are."

Honey told host Dermot O'Leary after closing the first live show of the series: "I'm just having the time of my life, I just don't want it to end."

Who is your favourite of The X Factor 2016 finalists right now? Vote in our latest popularity poll below...

The X Factor 2016 returns Saturday and Sunday night, LIVE on ITV from 8PM with Motown week.

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