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Phillip Phillips Clear American Idol Odds Favourite After Shock Colton Dixon Elimination
Friday 20 April 2012 at 17:04
There was another shock in American Idol 2012 this week when the bookies’ favourite to win, Colton Dixon, was a shock elimination leaving the way open for Phillip Phillips to win this year’s American Idol. This led to a big shake up in the odds and all of the acts have now shortened in the American Idol 2012 Betting Odds.
Colton Dixon Elimination Leaves Path Clear For Phillip Phillips
Colton Dixon had only just been promoted to favouritism after a succession of strong performances but he clearly hadn’t won over the public as he was packing his bags at the end of this week’s elimination show. This follows the shock that former favourite Jessica Sanchez was ‘voted off’ the previous week but the judges chose to use their ‘save’ on the 16 year old singer. The judges couldn’t do anything about Colton’s elimination though and that leaves Phillip Phillips as the hot favourite this year, he can be backed at just 10/11 with SkyBet currently to go all the way. Backers of Phillip Phillips will be hoping the curse of the favourite won’t strike again this week with the favourite receiving the least amount of votes for the past two weeks but he has been brilliant most weeks and is clearly still very popular with viewers of American Idol.
Jessica Sanchez Second Favourite Despite Being Saved Two Weeks Ago
Jessica Sanchez has shown what an amazing voice she has for a 16 year old but it will take a brave punter to back her as second favourite at 5/2 with Stan James and Bet365 as it was less than two weeks ago that she received the lowest amount of votes out of all the contestants. She is very talented but perhaps would have been more suited to X Factor USA and she is probably looking at second at best. Skylar Laine has been backed after several strong performances in a row and she is now down to 6/1 with Ladbrokes, odds that make her the clear third favourite ahead of Joshua Ledet who continues to perform well at 9/1 with Bet365. That leaves Hollie Cavanagh and Elise Testone most likely to be eliminated next week, Hollie Cavanagh is 33/1 with Bet365 after some inconsistent performances whilst Elise Testone can be backed at 50/1 with Stan James to win and she is therefore the favourite to go next week. For more American Idol 2012 Betting Odds, including top male, top female and next elimination, click on any of the orange bookie links above.