‘Fro to go

Nov 6, 2009 by

With the Grimes now trading around 8-1 on Betfair on the outright market, the time has come to lock down a profit for those who took our advice and got on Jedward at huge prices. That’s not to say we don’t think they’ll survive another week. Chances are they will, and their odds could well shorten further, as it’s movie themes week and they’re singing ‘Ghostbusters’. Apparently their performance will incorporate some kind of effigy of Cowell which is sure to get a blasting during the sort of shenanigans guaranteed to go down a storm, again, with the voting public.
According to the rumour mill, Jamie is singing the done-to-death ‘Unchained Melody’ while Joe has Elton John’s instantly forgettable ‘Circle Of Life’. We reckon this could spell trouble for both, so suggest you snap up the 40s Ladbrokes are offering on this pair being the bottom 2. And Joe looks decent value at 7s to be in the bottom 2.
Olly has ‘Twist & Shout’ from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Stacey has the ‘Mad World’ cover from the movie ‘Donnie Darko’, and Danyl is singing ‘Purple Rain’. All three look solid, judges-pleasing, and hence vote-winning choices, especially ‘Mad World’ which could suit Stacey really well – we can already picture the tears forming in Cheryl’s eyes.

Whatever Lloyd is given, we expect the usual, ‘You’ve come back stronger/bounced back in style’ big up from the judges and a leap in votes after his appearance in the bottom 2 last week. Apparently he is singing ‘Footloose’ which could suit him well with the chance to throw in a gymnastic backflip or two. As such, Lloyd looks a decent lay on the bottom 2 market as he is currently trading odds on.
Lucie has a saccharine pop tune called ‘This Is Me’ from the Disney movie ‘Camp Rock’ which puts a slight question mark alongside her, so the 80-1 Lucie & Joe and 20-1 Lucie and Jamie bottom 2 combos are also worth a dabble.
On the elimination front, with solid grounds for believing Jedward and Lloyd will escape the bottom 2, Jamie is the call at 4-1.
Our interest is also drawn by this week’s ‘First Act Announced Safe’ market. The formula here is the highest profile acts, seen as being in jeopardy, are invariably announced first safe or last safe. Given Jedward were announced last safe last week, we reckon they’re the most likely to be called first safe this week, so steam into the 6-1. The two cover bets on this market are Lloyd at 8-1 and Danyl at 5-1 for the obvious reason they, too, are perceived as being in danger having both been in the bottom 2 in the last 2 weeks.

Rob Furber

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  1. J

    Reckon Ghostbusters by Jedward will bring the house down. Can imagine even Cowell will concede that “bizarrely, that was almost a triumph”. Last week of Jedward tub thumping before they get thrown useless songs and the audience are whipped up to boo and hiss… So yes, a punt on first act safe appeals

  2. Macbet

    Jedward will survive but when to lay off is the dilemma. I also think their undoubtedly young support will switch to Joe when they finally go and prop him up righgt through to the last two. Or will they just keep going on?!

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