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X Factor even money to beat Strictly as live shows kick off

| 11.10.2013

The X Factor’s war with Strictly Come Dancing is heating up and Coral has cut the odds on the ITV singing contest winning the ratings battle into even money from 7-4. With twelve acts through to the live shows, the firm is quoting 2-1 that any performance receives a standing ovation from all four judges, while it is 5-1 that someone freezes during their performance.

Tamera Foster is the 5-2 favourite to be crowned this year’s winner, and Scottish teenager Nicholas McDonald is the 4-1 second favourite. Meanwhile, Sharon Osbourne’s acts could be in big trouble this weekend, with Coral making Lorna Simpson the 9-4 favourite to get the axe on Sunday night.

“Both shows go head-to-head once more this weekend, but with the live shows kicking off on ITV, we’ve seen money for Simon Cowell’s production attracting more viewers for the first time this season”, commented Coral’s Nicola McGeady.

“Punters have also turned their attention to our X Factor specials, and some have backed Tamera to blunder on stage again after her first audition disaster”, added McGeady.

** X Factor Specials

5-1 Any act to freeze and stop singing in the middle of a Live performance on Saturday

2-1 Any act to receive a standing ovation from all four judges on Saturday night

8-1Dermot to apologise after a judge/act swears Live on air on Saturday night

Highest TV rated programme on 12th Oct: 8-11 SCD, Evens X Factor

** Outright Winner

5-2 Tamera Foster, 4-1 Nicholas McDonald, 5-1 Hannah Barrett, 7-1 Abi Alton, 9-1 Sam Bailey, 10-1 Rough Copy, 14-1 Miss Dynamix, 18-1 Kingsland Road, 18-1 Sam Callahan, 25-1 Luke Friend, 33-1 Lorna Simpson, 66-1 Shelley Smith

**Next Elimination

9-4 Lorna Simpson, 3-1 Shelley Smithm 5-1 Luke Friend, 7-1 Kingsland Road, 8-1 Miss Dynamix, 10-1 Sam Callahan, 14-1 Rough Copy, 25-1 Abi Alton, 25-1 Sam Bailey, 33-1 Hannah Barrett, 40-1 Nicholas McDonald, 50-1 Tamera Foster

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Nicola McGeady

Nicola joined the PR team in January 2013 from Boylesports. Moving across the water from Ireland, she has taken on the role of PR Manager, dealing with all aspects of media activity, as well as taking on the responsibility of a number of the firm's key
partnerships such as At The Races and RUK. Nicola has been in the bookmaking industry for over six years,with a wide range of experience in radio and TV broadcasting, but you can also check out Nicola's lastest blog posts right here at the Coral news site. Like many of her Irish compatriots, Nicola is a huge Manchester United fan, and when not working, she can be found on a tennis court or enjoying the London social