X Factor 2016 contestants are getting competitive as the final nears

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The X Factor 2016 contestants are getting more competitive ahead of the latest live show.

With just four weekends to go now until the final, it’s every act for themselves and it seems the ‘one big family’ feeling between the hopefuls has disappeared.

Emily Middlemas revealed this week: “People are realising it’s a competition and they’re taking it more seriously.

“Before, we would all watch movies together, but no everyone is going to their rooms and rehearsing all the time. The house is so quiet.”

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She added: “It gets harder as the weeks go on because it’s closer to the final. Every Sunday you're like I really want to get to the next week!

“There's so much pressure to up your game.”

As for her own chances of winning, Emily told Star magazine: “It would be amazing to get that far and play in front of that many people.

“But I’m really happy to have even got to this stage. If I were to go this weekend, I’d be happy.”

As things stand, six acts remain on The X Factor ahead of tomorrow's performances.

Matt Terry is still the favourite to win with the bookies but has been eased to 10/11 from 8/13 after a surge of support for both 5 After Midnight and Honey G.

Having been as big as 100/1 when the show started, rapper Honey G is now 9/2 to cause a shock and win with boy band 5 After Midnight now 4/1 from 8/1 after impressing with their mash-up of Earth, Wind & Fire’s Boogie Wonderland and September with a dance break in the middle.

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Emily Middlemas has seen her odds drift out to 5/1 from 5/2 to win with Saara Aalto and Ryan Lawrie the outsiders of the remaining six contestants at 16/1 and 66/1 respectively.

Liam Glynn, BoyleSports spokesperson said “It’s already been a year of upsets with Brexit and Trump and Honey G could well prove to be another one. Having been backed down from 100/1, Honey G now has a realistic chance of winning the X Factor with punters now backing her into 9/2 from 7/1.”

The X Factor airs Saturday and Sunday night at 8PM on ITV.

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