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Classical boyband Collabro still favourite to win BGT

| 01.05.2014

Despite being one of the first acts revealed on this year’s Britain’s Got Talent Classical music boyband Collabro remain the favourites to win the show with Ladbrokes.

After four weeks of auditions on the hit ITV1 talent show the five boys remain at the head of the market to win a spot at the 2014 Royal Variety Performance.

Kitchen salesman Matthew, NHS worker Jamie, waiter Tom, sales assistant Michael and labourer Richard, who formed the group during a drinking session in a pub after spotting an advert on Social Media, raised a few eyebrows amongst the judges by revealing they had been together for just one month.

But as soon as they started performing Stars from the hit musical Les Miserables they turned the judging panel of Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon in their favour.

The boys had all four judges on their feet as they wowed a packed audience, leaving Cowell, the mastermind behind Classical Music group Il Divo, to proclaim: “Britain really has got talent.”

The music supremo, who believes Collabro would have a hit record with their rendition of Stars, added: “When the five of you came out, I thought here we go again another boyband. This is going to be awful.

“But it was an absolutely brilliant audition.”

Collabro are the 5/1 favourites to follow in the footsteps Paul Potts, Diversity and Ashleigh and Pudsey as the Britain’s Got Talent winners and perform for members of the Royal family at the London Palladium next year.

But they face competition for the top prize from 79-year-old salsa dancing granny Paddy Jones and her partner Nico, who are on at 7/1 with the bookmaker.

Last week, 14-year-old singer Bailey McConnell won over plenty of fans with his own song Dying Hole and he is on at odds of 12/1 to win the show.

Opera singer Lucy Kay is the third favourite at 9/1, while Canadian Magician Darcy Oake is still 10/1 before we meet this week’s bunch of new hopefuls.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Oliver Yew