X Factor 2017 Auditions Week 4: The Cup Runneth Overs

The penultimate audition show on Saturday managed to fit in six of the apparent judges’ houses participants, while Sunday’s programme delivered just one. As Amy Beth pointed out in the Sofabet comments, that’s an odd decision considering the Saturday shows have been receiving weaker ratings so far – embarrassingly more so after Strictly’s return last […]

X Factor 2017 Auditions Week 3: Group Think

There were slim pickings for punters from the third weekend of audition shows, which introduced only two acts among the 24 rumoured to have got to judges’ houses. That leaves ten still to come this weekend. However, one of the two has shaken up the head of the betting, teenage Irish brothers Sean and Conor […]

X Factor 2017 Auditions Week 2: Aidan and a-Betting

The second weekend introduced another five auditionees among the 32 rumoured to have made judges’ houses. None have troubled Grace Davies and Rak-Su at the head of the Betfair market. Those two both trade in single figures, while each of this weekend’s crop trade around 20.0 or higher at the time of going to press.

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X Factor 2017 Auditions Week 1: Grace and Favour

“It’s only recently that people have started to do their original songs on this show, and that’s what I’m looking for.” Simon’s comment to 2017’s opening act, manband Rak-Su, felt like a statement of intent. The first episode ended with another new number, from Grace Davies. These two acts top the market after the first […]