Dalton Harris is the hot favourite to win The X Factor according to the bookies and show boss Simon Cowell himself.
Simon appeared on ITV’s This Morning on Friday and confirmed Dalton is the one to beat despite his own act Scarlett Lee being tipped to give him a run for the crown.
“I think everybody’s got to beat Dalton at this point,” Simon said. “It probably will and it should come to down to what happens on the night. They’ve all got great songs. It’s gonna be exciting.”
It would seem the bookies agree with the music mogul as Dalton is the odds-on favourite to take the crown. He comes in at 2/7, while Scarlett is at 5/1. It is not good news for Anthony, who comes in at 8/1.
“Dalton looks to have the X Factor title in the bag as he once again shortens and is now red hot at 2/7 to win,” Boylesports’ Aoife Heffron said.
Dalton along with Scarlett Lee and Anthony Russell performed in part one of this year’s two-part grand final on Saturday night and it was Harris who outshined everyone. He performed A Song For You and massive cheers from the audience before singing a duet with Emile Sande.
“Look, I mean there’s not much I can say that 10,000 people aren’t saying right now,” judge Ayda Williams said. “You’ve been a force in this competition from day one. You know what Dalton, you’re already a superstar but I hope you still talk to me when you become a megastar.”
The X Factor 2018 concludes tonight at 7:30 pm on ITV.