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Ella Henderson Bookies' Favourite To Win The X Factor

What, not Rylan..?!

By Sophie Alexander on Thursday 11th October 2012 Photo by

The X Factor contestant Ella Henderson has been revealed as the bookies' favourite to win this year's competition.

After the first round of live finals, Henderson gave a convincing rendition of Take That’s ‘Rule the World’ and has subsequently seen her odds slashed by bookies to 10/11, according to Paddy Power.

The 16-year-old is the youngest in the competition, but has the support of all the judges and seemingly now the British public, which is reflected in her odds.

Henderson, who is reportedly dating Union J’s George Shelley, has drawn comparisons to Adele and other strong female musicians.

Second favourite to win the competition is Jahmene Douglas, with odds of 6/1. In third is James Arthur with 8/1 and fourth is Kye Sones with 11/1, all according to Paddy Power.

Languishing at the bottom of the odds table is unsurprisingly, Rylan Clark, who was controversially saved last week with Gary Barlow’s act, Carolynne Poole being sent home instead.

Clarke’s odds are a feeble 100/1. Last from bottom is urban duo MK1, with a paltry 33/1.

Henderson’s popularity is also reflected in this week’s iTunes download chart, which saw the youngster shoot straight to No 1 after Saturday night’s show. Lucy Spraggan came second out of the finalists downloads, with her own song ‘Mountain’s’.

For the first time, The X Factor makes each live rendition available for download after the programme finishes, and unlike last year, the songs are eligible for chart positions.

The X Factor continues this weekend on ITV1.

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