Adversity killed the Kitty. As we told you after last night’s show, producers had done everything in their power to stop her bouncing out of the bottom two for the second time, and the latest hatchet job proved as successful as previous ones this series. On the night that Lady Gaga looked like she had robbed Kitty of her leotard, her place in the show went too.
Up against the more marketable Misha B, who had been given every assistance last night (except for her cameo in Kitty’s VT), this was another predictable sing-off result. Once again, the act to be ditched was sent on first in the showdown, a pattern that helped calm my nerves as I lumped on Kitty to go at odds of around 1.2 for a four-figure profit.
We hope you are also collecting tonight on the 7/4 about Louis to be the first mentor to lose his acts which we pointed to earlier in the series.
Props to many of our commenters again, where the consensus seemed to be that Misha would join Kitty in the sing-off. Ganix for example pointed out that “The regional pimping of Misha came across as somewhat desperate – the word “Manchester” was used no fewer than 11 times during her segment”. The absence of deadlock suggested that Misha may have finished bottom of the vote.
The continued damning of Janet Devlin was the other main feature of the results show. After stories appeared in today’s papers that the Ulster lass was barely speaking with her mentor, Kelly Rowland was notably negative in post-performance VT about her own act.
With another story claiming that she had won the phone poll every week appearing in the Daily Star, which has a surprisingly good track record for these leaks, punters could be forgiven for being a little confused about what’s going on. Sofabet will be addressing the Devlin conundrum in an article this coming week.
We now have a six-runner field, only one of whom is at double figure odds, and a new favourite, Amelia Lily, who wasn’t in the race a week ago. Two of the most marketable acts in our opinion, Misha B and Little Mix, are the longest priced of those six runners. It’s certainly more open than any other series we have witnessed.
We’ll be back with more in-depth thoughts, as ever, when the dust has settled. In the meantime, what did you think of tonight’s result, and how does it bode for the rest of the series? Do let us know below.