Olly's outburst will leave Miley out of his reach
After weeks of hanging around longer than unwanted relatives at Christmas, Lloyd Daniels finally bit the dust last week although the moment he found out he was going, the British public immediately looked at each other in agreement that they may have picked the wrong guy to go.
The reason being is while Lloyd was by far the worst singer left, the final contestant to be announced safe, Olly Murs showed a gross display of unsporting celebration and didn't even commiserate Lloyd but swaggered off the stage to bask in the glory that his now shattered dream of winning is alive for another week - ok he was relieved to be through but a little graciousness to his opponent should be agiven.
This one unsporting act may have just cost Olly a place in the final as it has been noticed and talked about on forums and in the press all week and it looks like he will have a tough time avoiding the chop this week and is 13/8 to get the boot.
Danyl is the favourite to go at 11/10 but despite all his criticism and what has clearly been a tough journey throughout X Factor, he has knuckled down each week and for the most part produced the goods.
In most of the online polls conducted, more people dislike Danyl than Olly but at the same more time more people like him than Olly, and as you vote for you want to keep in, this leaves Olly looking in grave danger of the boot and it is a matter of opinion wether Michael Jackson week, which will be certain to see Olly employing some of his most annoying dance moves is a good thing or not for his chances.
On top of a Jackson number each contestant will pick a song of their own choice so expect to see yet another performance of something where Danyl gets to open his mouth very wide again.
Whichever one of these two goes, it would appear that Simon Cowell has accepted defeat is certain as the winner's song is Miley Cyrus' "The Climb", a song which you would imagine both Olly and Danyl are going to have some problems singing (for those that don't know which is most likely going to be nearly everyone, Miley Cyrus is a young teenage girl) and this song looks selected especially to suit Joe McElderry and Stacey Solomon.
Stacey is 4/1 to get the boot after some negative comments creeping in about some of the performances while Joe is seemingly still bullet proof (he has been by far the best week after week) and is 12/1 to be eliminated this week.
As the weeks have gone on we have seen what a mediocre crop of talent has been put on show for us with all the performers having their limits but likeable Joe who is 8/11 for outright glory has the profile and massive support to win this, but if you think this is a little short, why not get involved in our straight forecast market with Joe to finish first and Stacey to finish second at odds of 2/1.
With the final next week, it is starting to look more and more like Newcastle may finally have something to celebrate as Geordie pair Cheryl and Joe bring home the X Factor first prize (I'm sure they'll be over the moon).
For a bit of added interest right up until the Christmas period, why not have a bet on the Christmas number 1 market, a market which X Factor dominates or we have a Christmas number 1 market without X Factor which could have you getting an extra treat for the festive season.