Prospects look anything but grim for Aidan
Nicolo Festa and FYD have become the first acts to be voted off the 2010 series of X Factor. Wagner Fiuza-Carrilho, who was odds on to be eliminated this week, survived the public vote to make it through to the next stage of X Factor.
Irish singer Mary Byrne was another to survive the public vote after she wowed both the public and the judges with her brilliant rendition of James Brown's 'It's A Man's World'. The performance did not go unnoticed by bookmakers William Hill - who have slashed the soulful singer's odds from 25/1 to 9/1 to win this year's X Factor.
Meanwhile, Aidan Grimshaw leapfrogged Matt Cardle to become the new 7/2 favourite to win the show.
'It was a stunning performance by Mary,' said William Hill spokesman Tony Kenny 'She's shown the world that she has the X-Factor - and we've had to seriously reconsider her odds of winning the show.'
'We've taken hundred's of bets on Mary to win X Factor in our Irish shops, and we'll face a high five-figure payout if she goes on to win it.'
LATEST X-FACTOR ODDS FROM WILLIAM HILL
The X Factor - Outright winner: 7/2 Aidan Grimshaw, 4/1 Matt Cardle, 9/2 One Direction, 5/1 Rebecca Ferguson, 7/1 Cher Lloyd, 9/1 Mary Byrne, 14/1 Treyc Cohen 20/1 Katie Waissel 20/1 Paije Richardson, 50/1 John Adeleye, 50/1 Wagner Fiuza-Carrilho, 50/1 Storm Lee, 66/1 Belle Amie, 66/1 Diva Fever
Winning Manager 11/8 Dannii Minogue 13/8 Cheryl Cole, 4/1 Simon Cowell 6/1 Louis Walsh
Best 28 And Over Performer: 2/5 Mary Byrne, 6/1 John Adeleye, 6/1 Wagner Fiuza-Carrilho, 6/1 Storm Lee
Best Boy performer: 10/11 Aidan Grimshaw, 11/10 Matt Cardle, 7/1 Paije Richardson
Best Band: 1/8 One Direction, 8/1 Belle Amie, 8/1 Diva Fever
Best Girl: 11/10 Rebecca Ferguson, 15/8 Cher Lloyd, 9/2 Treyc Cohen, 6/1 Katie Waissel