Jay James is the bookies favourite to win X Factor 2014, but don’t place your bets just yet. The public is ‘fickle’ according to media experts and there are several other contestants that have a fighting chance. Young singers can turn an audience off so easily that nothing is ‘in the bag’ until ‘the weight challenged lady’ sings. Bookies say a lot of bets have already been placed on Jay James and the odds are presently stacked in his favour.
After securing his plane ticket to Los Angeles the bookies saw a flurry of bets for Simon Cowell’s leading man and have consequently cut his odds into 4/1, however it’s a tight betting heat as he’s followed closely by the 8 piece boyband and Andrea Faustini at odds of 5/1.
Paul Akister is fancied at 6/1, or it’s a 7/1 shot Ben Haenow turns his back on his life as a van driver after winning X Factor. Kerrianne Covell (9/1) and Lauren Platt (9/1) find themselves as the first females chalked up in the betting.
Jay James is heading to one of the X Factor Judgens’ house this week to secure his spot in the X Factor 2014 live performances with a view to win. Bookies have already selected him as the favourite but I think there are some surprises in store. Let’s see if Jay James can keep his strong following throughout the rest of the contest. If he does, he’ll be the earliest bookie pick to win X Factor.