Jamie to become Simon's sacrifical lamb
There wasn't a viewer in the world who didn't have an opinion about the controversial goings on of last week in X Factor and there will be many this week baying for the blood of the two young lads now symbolising everything wrong with the show, John and Edward who are 9/4 to get the boot.
Public outcry has reached unbelievable proportions with all the tabloids, daytime television shows and Facebook users all clubbing together to unite in their disgust about what Simon Cowell has turned X Factor in to, by taking the vote to deadlock as a result of which, Lucie was eliminated.
As we have always said, this is NOT a singing contest, but a popularity show that involves singing and it can be argued that why didn't people vote for Lucie if they wanted her in so much? It was down to the public she left, not the terrible twins who although widely loathed have brought the show in to the public eye hugely and you've got to hand it to Cowell - what a marketing genius.
This week though, the public may have their revenge and stay away from the lines to keep Jedward in and the 9/4 about them going will be snapped up like a limited edition bag in the first minute of the January sales.
Believe it or not though, they are not favourites to go. No, that honour is bestowed on Lloyd who looked almost as gobsmacked as everyone else last week when he found out he'd escaped the bottom two but you can't underestimate the power of a loyal fan base in these shows and 6/4 looks a little skinny for him to go, especially if he is in bottom two against Jedward where deadlock would most likely be Lloyd's friend.
Both these two sets will probably (as usual) struggle this week as it's Queen (the band not the monarch) week which means big voices, lots of charisma and the butchering of some absolute classics.
Olly at 25/1 to go looks safe although in our opinion is starting to look a bit skinny at 7/4 to win the whole thing, while Joe (20/1 to go) will also be safe. Stacey is our idea of a winner now at odds of 5/1 (or 8/1 to be eliminated this week) as she is the only girl left and looks a shoe in for the final at the least, although Cowell has made it known he wants a male winner so we're sure he can concoct that somehow.
After his blip a couple of weeks ago Danyl (12/1) looks set to stay with a voice easily good enough to be in the final two which just leaves us with Jamie Afro who at 7/2 is go looks like he may soon have had his day.
He's about as rock and roll as a UKIP conference led by Kilroy, and while he is likeable and can perform, his voice is weaker than Danyl's and he is not as entertaining as Olly which leaves him very vulnerable indeed.
The public who are baying for some kind of retribution after last week may overlook Jedward and instead concentrate on getting rid of one of Simon's acts, while conspiracy theorists may suspect that Cowell will willingly sacrifice one of his own to not only get back some credibility but to keep the twins in the show longer.
You can bet your bottom dollar too that should one of Simon's acts end up in the bottom two, Cheryl , Louie and Dannii will have no interest in helping him out and the advice is that Lloyd will survive so take your pick out of the twins at 9/4 to go or the Afro at 7/2 with marginal preference for Jamie as the British public seek to put Simon in his place, while if you're fancying a dabble in the winner's market, Stacey at 5/1 looks the call.
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