Judges step into limelight as hopefuls sing for live berth!
The X-Factor hopefuls head to the judges houses this weekend as the final 32 acts are whittles down to 16 in time for the live finals. Kelly Rowland has bagged herself the girls and William Hill are offering 10/11 that she is the winning mentor. Her acts include the three current X-Factor favourites Janet Devlin (5/2), Amelia Lily (11/2) and Melanie McCabe (7/1). Gary has the boys and he is the 2/1 second favourite with Tulisa (groups) 5/1 and Louis (groups) 7/1.
"The girls appear to have the strongest acts this year and we think that the X-Factor title is Kelly's to lose at the moment," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
The current judges have performed better than expected this year and having been 10/1 before the start of the series, Hills are now 11/10 that all four judges return for the 2012 run of the show. Hills also go 12/1 that any one of the judges quits of their own accord before the end of the series.
Winning Judge: 10/11 Kelly Rowland; 2/1 Gary Barlow; 5/1 Tulisa Contostavlos; 7/1 Louis Walsh
Winning Act: 5/2 Janet Devlin; 11/2 Amelia Lily; 7/1 Melanie McCabe; 8/1 James Michael; 9/1 Marcus Collins; 10/1 Misha Bryan; 10/1 Frankie Cocozza; 12/1 Nu Vibe; 14/1 Craig Colton; 14/1 Jade Richards; 16/1 The Risk; 20/1 Sami Brooks; 20/1 Rythmix; 25/1 BAR