The current series of X Factor is certainly full of suprises . How could anyone have guessed that Wagner would stay on the show longer than Treyc Cohen or that Katie Waissel would survive three "bottom 2" finishes .
And what about Cheryl Cole refusing to vote when it came to deciding which of her acts should stay on the show . The pantomine will continue next week but it was a disgrace that Katie was not voted off by Cherly Cole after an abysmal performance in which she appeared to forget the words and sat down mid performance .!
Hopefully the X Factor winner will not be a big suprise as it looks certain to go to either Matt Cardle or Rebecca Ferguson .
27 year old Matt produced a sensational version of the Roberta Flack classic, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face bringing this reaction from Cheryl Cole : "That absolutely blew me away, I felt every single word that you said, it was spine-tingling, Matt. I totally get why you're the favourite. It was beautiful, absolutely beautiful."
Obviously Cheryl has been checking the odds and Matt is clear favourite now with best odds of 6/4 . Rebecca Ferguson is as short as 2/1 with some bookies but available at 11/4 with Stan James .
Gibraltar based bookie Victor Chandler is offering odds of 2/5 that the X Factor winner has the 2010 Xmas No 1 .
It would be a huge suprise if that was not the case . Chandler offer up to £50 in easy to claim free bets to all new customers .