Nicole Dennis, who auditioned in Week One, stunned with her rendition of ‘Never Enough’ and joined team J-Hud after a duet of Jennifer Hudson’s version of ‘And I Am Telling You’ with her now coach. She has been the punter’s pick to win with her odds being backed into 5/2 from 3/1 just last week.
However two Week Four newcomers from week four of The Voice UK’s blind auditions are rivaling long-running favourite Nicole Dennis, having gone straight into the top spots in the betting market.
21-year-old Ilianna joined Team Will after the Black Eye Peas' star was impressed by her rendition of ‘Location’ by Khalid and was the only coach to turn. It seems the other coaches may have missed a trick by not turning and fighting to have Ilianna on their team, as she is Boylesports new 4/1 second favourite.
Another newbie has taken over third place in the betting - Team Olly’s Stefan Mahendra who is priced at 5/1 to go all the way after getting Olly and Jennifer Hudson to turn with his version of Childish Gambino’s ‘Redbone’.
Dancing On Ice
Wes Nelson has taken over as the Dancing On Ice favourite. The Love Island star may have sat third on the leader-board with a score of 29.5 on Sunday but the bets began to roll in for Wes to win and they have reportedly ‘snowballed’ since. He is the new 11/8 favourite with William Hill and others.
Former Strictly Come Dancing pro James Jordan continues to score highly each week, nabbing an impressive 31.5 points for Sunday’s routine, but he is out to 15/8 in the outright betting. Melody Thornton topped Sunday’s leader-board with a whopping 32.5 out of 40 for her performance to Fleur East’s ‘Sax’ and has shortened into 13/2 as a result.
James Jordan, the former Strictly Come Dancing and reality star, remains the man to beat. He was available at 9/2 at the outset but this is already smacking as a match and, in a few weeks time, you will surely to be able to lay off some of the current 15/8 you can get.