X Factor betting tips – Game Over for Stevi Ritchie



Stevi Ritchie has gone a lot further in the X Factor than he would have expected before pitching up at an audition several months ago, although it appears the writing is on the wall for the likeable cabaret singer this weekend.

Ritchie received the second fewest number of votes last week, with Jay James having bitten the bullet and it's worth noting that the latter was second bottom of the table the previous week.

Therefore, Ritchie will need the public to rally round him in order to stay in, with Simon Cowell admitting that his singer is arguably the worst that has ever graced the finals of this particular competition.

Only The Young and Stereo Kicks are the other acts in a spot of peril, although both groups have enough fans to continue in the X Factor for a little while yet, with Only The Young having been out of the bottom two since Week 3.

Meanwhile, Stereo Kicks have been in the bottom three at an early stage and were also dragged into danger in an eventful Week 4, although they now seemed to have picked up in terms of popularity.

The other four acts that haven't been mentioned are the ones that will be clashing for the winner prize, with Andrea Faustini remaining rock solid in the competition.

The male singer is a best price 6/4 to win although perhaps Ben Haenow has the rags to riches story and can now be backed at 3/1 to win.

Fleur East is now a 7/2 chance to claim the spoils, with Lauren Platt the fourth favourite at odds of 7/1.

“You have the extra-special superstardom,” Mel told Andrea. “You make me cry. You touch everyone.”

“Yes, you’re Italian, but the whole of Britain loves you,” said Cheryl.

“You are a brilliant, brilliant singer,” Simon Cowell added.

“That was my favourite performance of the whole series,” Louis Walsh said to Andrea.