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Janet to take her turn benefiting from closing the X Factor show

| 26.11.2011

Janet Devlin has had the disadvantage of going on early in almost all of the live X Factor shows so far and this could mean that she is the best bet at 11/4 to perform last in the quarter finals.

Much talk about the X Factor this week has been about the running order, with the acts going on first seemingly at a major disadvantage.

In all of the last three weeks, the act that has opened the show has gone home, with one possible reason for this being that they are not seen by such a wide audience because they have tuned in late for whatever reason.

However, the quarter finals should negate this problem as all of the remaining five contestants will sing twice for the first time in one night.

And the same running order is not necessarily followed through both passages of five songs.

Rebecca Ferguson opened the quarter finals last year, but was then also given the last performance of the night, which tends to be the one that is most remembered.

This is something that is likely to be repeated this year and it could be Janet to benefit.

Since going on last in the first live show which was not voted for by the public, Janet has always been in an early slot in the first half of the shows, but has still survived.

Rumours are she was meant to go on first last week until a late change to the running order saw her perform second after Craig Colton.

With this rumour now in the open, bosses may decide to show there is no favouritism and put Janet on first this week instead.

Then they could also put her on last and arguably this is deserved given that all of the other four acts have all had their turn closing the show in recent weeks.

Show favourites Little Mix are 2/1 in the X Factor betting to go on last, with Amelia Lily also worthy of consideration at 4/1.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.