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Britain’s Got Talent: Don’t be too quick to back the favourites

| 04.06.2014

Rap duo Bars and Melody may be many people’s pick to land this year’s Britain’s Got Talent £250,000 prize and the chance to perform in front of the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance.

But here at Ladbrokes News, William Geldart is ready to write off both the pint-sized performers AND the next best in the betting, Collabro.

Don’t forget to check back every day this week to read our analysis of each act in the build-up to Saturday night’s finale.

Bars and Melody – 5/4 to win Britain’s Got Talent

What’s so special about them?

Teen rappers Charlie Lenehan and Leondre Devries have wowed judges and audiences alike with their charming and original performances.

The pair’s self-penned anti-bullying rap in auditions resulted in Simon Cowell pressing his Golden Buzzer with a semi-final winning rendition of I’ll be Missing You earning further plaudits.

Will the ‘cute’ factor be enough?

Possibly not. Equally impish Ronan Parke was sent off as the 1/6 favourite to land top honours before series 5’s showpiece, eventually losing out to Jai MacDowell.


Backing big favourites in Britain’s Got Talent is a dangerous business. Even though Bars and Melody have heaps of personality and charm, they look vulnerable against a number of strong adult acts, especially fellow male groups such as Collabro and Jack Pack.

Collabro – 5/2 to win Britain’s Got Talent

A hunky boyband? This lot seem to fit the bill

Operatic five-piece band Collabro have got plenty in their favour, not least the adulation of girl group Little Mix and X Factor judge Louis Walsh.

Their performance of Stars from Les Miserables in auditions set them on their way to success with their image and broad appeal sure to attract votes.

Does their future success lie elsewhere?

Simon Cowell has already signed the boys up and should they fail to win BGT then there will still be plenty of opportunities for them to carry on their musical journey.


They’re undoubtedly popular but Collabro could be left fighting for votes with fellow male group Jack Pack while the likes of Lucy Kay and illusionist Darcey Oake stand out from the crowd more.



William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.