The X Factor 2018 finalists have been confirmed – and here are the current favourites.
With the final 16 announced, Brendan Murray and Misunderstood are currently battling for X Factor favouritism.
Irish hopeful Brendan Murray is now the second favourite for the X Factor title after it was revealed that he had made it through to the live shows which air this weekend.
The Galway native, who represented Ireland in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, is being hailed as one to watch after he received high praise from mentor Louis Tomlinson and guest judges Liam Payne and Nile Rodgers.
Brendan started out as a 10/1 shot to win, but his popularity with punters quickly grew and he was backed into 4/1 ahead of the weekend’s judges’ houses stage. Once it was known that Brendan was part of the final four Boys line-up, a surge of fresh bets saw his odds crash further into the 10/3 second favourite.
Misunderstood are the only ones who stand in Brendan’s way of the title. The group, made up of Stephan Benson and Jeffrey Okyere, shot to the head of the X Factor betting as 11/4 favourites from 4/1 after they had been confirmed for the live shows.
Also in with a chance of taking the X Factor title are Shan at 4/1, who is leading the charge for the Girls, with both Vibe 5 and Dalton Andre Harris next at 10/1 apiece.
Aoife Heffron, Spokesperson for BoyleSports commented: “Brendan Murray and Misunderstood are our two most backed X Factor contestants, which is evident by their short odds. Of course Irish punters have been keen to get behind Brendan to go all the way with a number of large bets coming in from his native county of Galway.”
She added “Ayda Field was widely criticised for her final four selection for the Overs, after sending popular Louise Setar and Ricky John home in favour of Olatunji, Danny Tetley, Janice Robinson, Giovani Spano and with the odds backing up that criticism as they all feature at 25/1 and higher in the betting.”
X Factor odds
Brendan Murray 10/3
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
A Star 20/1
Olatunji Yearwood 25/1
Danny Tetley 28/1
Armstrong Martins 33/1
Janice Robinson 33/1
LMA Choir 66/1
Giovanni Spano 100/1