The debut of a new Richard Betsfactor theory is always a red(-and-black) letter day, so do head over to betsfactor.com for Richard to explain the thinking behind his latest insight: colour vomit.
We like it. We know last year’s acts deduced that messy lighting was a sign of producer disfavour, and messy colour makes equal […]
[We’re delighted to welcome Nissl, whose astute comments on UK X Factor articles this year have quickly become much-anticipated, as our US correspondent. Here’s Nissl’s take on season 3 of the US X Factor, in the traditional Sofabet format of a wildly speculative finishing order prediction. The live shows start tomorrow].
In what may be […]
In terms of the elimination, it was one of those damp squib Sundays we’d worried the flash vote might create. Having dodged two bullets, Miss Dynamix’s bottom place on Saturday meant the only drama left for Sunday’s show was who would be saved over them.
That honour surprisingly went to Hannah (well done for calling […]
Whenever I get it wrong, I like to imagine Cilla Black bursting through a paper wall in a Technicolor parrot costume screaming, “Surprise, Surprise!”
When I get it right, I like to imagine a languid Cilla Black on a mildewed chaise longue in a Victorian opium den, a pipe hanging from the side of her […]
The frontrunners in this week’s elimination market – Miss Dynamix and Abi Alton – were thrown under the bus in weeks 1 and 2 respectively, yet survived. They look especially vulnerable with the two surplus Overs now gone and Kingsland Road due a sympathy bounce. You’d expect producers to go after one of them this […]
Richard at Betsfactor is going all out with his podcasts – the first of three this weekend is up and running. In it, he and I discuss the movie theme song choices, our elimination fancies and more general news items to do with the show. Here’s how to download it:
* iPod, iOS, iPad, iPhone […]
Sofabet commenter Chatterbox5200 emails: “The live shows have a rather ‘South-centric’ feel to them this year… I wonder which act(s) this is likely to assist. Who will those north of London vote for?”
Chatterbox points out that there are no acts from Wales or Ireland. Among the English acts, if you don’t count Manchester-based Rielle […]
Boki suggested an off-topic thread for the Sofabet community to discuss bets not related to the main articles, such as Andy’s tips on the Mercury Prize and Guildo’s on tennis. Your wish is our command. As the last Strictly thread is getting to an unwieldy length, please feel free to use this clean slate to […]