To nobody’s great surprise, Union J departed. Last night had felt like the show suddenly got disciplined in their efforts to drag Chris down, but the market move that saw him backed down to as short as 6/4 on Sunday afternoon felt somewhat optimistic: if the Star leaks were correct about Chris topping the vote up to week 7, then Union J had never finished above the Liverpudlian crooner.
The questions now are: Which of James or Jahmene needed pimping last night because they were in danger of not making the final, and which needed pimping because the show is hoping to get them over the finishing line in first place? Does Christopher have enough support to make it into the final two? And, if so, who is the AntiChris?
Do check back on Sofabet throughout the week as we look at each of the contenders’ journeys to the final and keep abreast of the developing news and rumours as the buildup gathers pace. And, as ever, do please keep the conversation going in the comments.