X Factor Betting

The X Factor is a television talent show for aspiring pop singers. It originated in the UK as a replacement for Pop Idol which was the first show of its kind and massively successful. The difference between these shows and previous TV talent contests is that the audition process is open to all comers (giving X Factor betting fans a spectrum of acts to choose between backing as the series unfolds), 200,000 in the last series, and is televised as part of the show’s appeal, acting as a kind of trailer for the finals. The most appalling of the auditions are as prized as the successful ones and many people tune in just for them. The finals are broadcast by ITV, in a Saturday night television extravaganza, before a celebrity panel of judges that now includes Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowlands, Tulisa and Louis Walsh. The job of the panel is to seek out the elusive ‘X Factor’ in performers - the indefinable something that is star quality.

Since the show began in 2004 there have been numerous changes to both the format and structure of the show. The most significant, however, came prior to the 2011 series when Simon Cowell announced that he would no longer be sitting on the panel as he would instead be taking the show to the US. If he had any concern about the shows future, he needn’t have. With the panel led by Take That singer Gary Barlow the show has proved as popular as ever and X Factor Betting 2015 continues to be a big hit amongst reality TV punters.

TV Auditions Help To Gauge Your X Factor Betting Choice

The show has three phases after the auditions, the first being a ‘boot camp’ where the lucky ones go through a further selection process. Those still in the running after this visit the judges houses where the finalists are chosen, and moreover the X Factor betting interest hots up. For the televised phase, and this is where interactive bookmakers' websites get interested, singers are asked to choose favourite songs, usually from a themed selection such as the Beatles, Abba or whatever. Kian Egan of Westlife has allegedly been invited on the 2008 show as a mentor and he claims that the format is changing this year, much to the concern of diehard fans. It remains to be seen whether or not this is so.

X-Factor 2015 betting

Louisa Johnson is currently the bookies favourite to win this years competition as we head towards the Judges Houses stage of the show. The 17-year-old is widely available at 5/2 with the bookies after her rendition of Jennfier Hudson's 'I am telling you' saw her book a place at mentor Rita Ora's house. The show continues this weekend with the rest of the groups and the overs still to compete in the Six Chair Challenge. The show continues this Sunday at 7pm on ITV.

What's At Stake For X Factor Contestants?

The prize is a £1,000,000 recording contract on top of the priceless publicity gained from appearances on the show and so it's no surprise that the programme is such a hit with Online Betting fans. Even the runners-up go on to get recording contracts and ride the huge exposure the show has given them - over twelve million people watch each week in the final stages of the contest. Three of the winners have had Christmas number ones immediately after each series has ended and online betting sites seethe with predictions about whether or not X Factor betting favourites will succeed.

X Factor, the biggest talent show in Europe, returns to our screens in August each year. After the enormous success of previous contestants Leona Lewis, JLS and Olly Murs, amongst others, the show is bound to attract huge interest from both TV fans and the rapidly growing online X Factor betting enthusiasts alike. All kinds of records have been broken by Leona Lewis whose first single after winning the X Factor was downloaded 50,000 times in the first half hour. The winner in the previous year, Shayne Ward, sold over 300,000 copies of his debut album on the first day of its release.

The Appeal Of X Factor

Part of the show’s appeal is the panel of judges which, in the early days, comprised of studiously offensive Simon, the mild-mannered Louis Walsh, Kylie’s lesser known sister, Dannii Minogue and the fiery Sharon Osborne, wife of Ozzie. Frequent spats between Minogue and Osborne served well to enhance the profile of the show and eyebrows were often raised at the latest ‘storming out’, usually by Osborne only to see her return after a plausible interval. Her final departure, however, suggested the clashes were real and her replacement by Cheryl Cole, from ‘Girls Aloud’ sealed the door shut on any possible return. This series has seen singer Rit Ora, previously a judge on The Voice and Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw join the judging panel.