Rhythmix To Stay In Field Of ‘Cannot Wins’

Oct 12, 2011 by

We are left with 12 in X Factor after last Saturday’s quadruple elimination, and are naturally delighted Sophie – our idea of this year’s most likely winner and flagged up on the Outright at 12-1 to win and 11-1 e/w, and 11-2 to be Top Girl – is still in the competition after it came down to either her or Amelia departing.
Sophie‘s rendition of ‘Teenage Dream’ oozed class last Saturday – http://youtu.be/0KkUfJ6hQjQ – and she still strikes us as the best value back at 9-1 e/w with SportingBet, and a widely-available 7-2 to be Top Girl. When you consider she snuck in for that coveted 4th girl’s spot, seeing off the likes of Jade and Melanie, and has now been chosen above the much-vaunted, and much fancied Amelia, we think she is being set up for a great run in this year’s competition. We are even sweeter on Sophie’s chances because legitimate contenders look incredibly thin on the ground this year.
It remains our view that Janet’s voice will struggle to maintain its appeal over the course of the series, and while Misha is vocally strong, her hard image and urban style are not the stuff of X Factor winners.
Craig gurns while he sings and unless he loses this trait, along with at least another 3 stone, and is somehow transformed into a pin-up pop star, we cannot see him winning. And Marcus was exposed on Saturday night as being somewhat limited vocally when singing ‘Moves Like Jagger’.
It was noticeable how many judges’ comments about him had nothing to do with his actual voice. Comments were mostly about him ‘being a pleasure to work with’ and ‘you’ve got a great work ethic’ and ‘you’re always smiling’ and ‘you look fine’ and ‘you always bring a smile to my face’, and ‘you are one of the loveliest people in this competition’.
Frankie will go far on the back of his strong tweenie vote but surely cannot win, which leaves the Groups and the Overs. The Overs are dreadful this year, so might it finally be a year when a group triumphs?
The Risk have been heavily supported on the back of a decent first effort, but again we find it hard to see such a bland outfit winning the series, especially as the market is already saturated with boyband dross.
With 2 Shoes biting the dust, this paves the way clear for Rhythmix, who were given a huge seal of approval by the judges on Saturday which suggests to us, they are going to push them as much as they can and hope they catch fire with the public.
We certainly wouldn’t put you off taking the 66-1 e/w with Coral on the Outright, having already advised Rhythmix at 7-1 to be Top Group.
And without knowing the running order and choice of songs for this weekend’s show, Rhythmix are our only advised bet – laying them to be next eliminated as cheaply as you can because we think they are as safe as houses, and even if falling into the bottom 2 will be saved.
Rob Furber

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