X Factor 2018: Who will be the first to get the boot?

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Ahead of the first X Factor 2018 live show, here's who needs to impress the most.

The X Factor live shows kick off this Saturday, October 20 at 8:25PM and Sunday, October 21 at 8PM.

Simon Cowell, Louis Tomlinson, Robbie Williams and Ayda Williams will take their seats behind the judges’ desk to battle it out as the X Factor finalists sing live for the first time.

Already there are two acts battling it out to avoid to be the first eliminated.

LMA Choir and Giovanni Spano are in danger of making an early X Factor exit as bookmakers BoyleSports pits them against each other as the joint 9/4 favourites to go.

LMA Choir are a group consisting of fifteen singers and although mentor Robbie Williams chose to put them through, he did voice his concerns that the audience wouldn’t connect with such a large group.

Ayda Williams made the widely criticised decision to put Giovanni Spano through over Louise Stear or Ricky John and it could be one she regrets as the rock singer is tipped for the boot.

In the Outright betting Misunderstood are the 11/4 favourites ahead of the live shows, but have stiff competition from Brendan Murray who is hot on their heels at 10/3.

Aoife Heffron, Spokesperson for BoyleSports commented: “It looks like it will be a battle between the Groups and the Overs for the first X Factor eliminations both LMA Choir and Giovanni Spano are 9/4 favourites to go.

"The Groups and Overs historically find it difficult to do well on the X Factor winning just two and three times respectively so if they cannot get the audience on their side fast they are sure to wound up saying their early goodbyes.”

X Factor 2018 odds

First Elimination
LMA Choir 9/4
Giovanni Spano 9/4
Armstrong Martins 15/2
Janice Robinson 8/1
Danny Tetley 9/1
Olatunji Yearwood 10/1
A Star 12/1
Bella Penfold 14/1 BAR

X Factor 2018 Outright Betting
Misunderstood 11/4
Brendan Murray 10/3
Shan 4/1
Vibe 5 10/1
Dalton Andre Harris 10/1
Anthony Russell 12/1
Molly Scott 12/1
Bella Penfold 16/1
Scarlet Lee 16/1 BAR

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