The Brit Award nominations have been made and William Hill think the X-Factor looks as though it could dominate the ceremony. James Arthur is the 5/1 favourite to win the Best British single for his winner’s single Impossible, although Emeli Sande and Robbie Williams are just behind at 6/1.
Another product of the X-Factor that could feature heavily at the Brit Awards is One Direction. Having cracked America as well as bagging three top ten singles in the UK, the boys are 10/11 favourites to win Best British group ahead of Mumford and Sons (2/1) and Muse (9/2).
Olly Murs rounds off the X-Factor’s domination of the Brits betting as he heads the market for Best British male at 4/5 ahead of Plan B (3/1) and Calvin Harris (4/1).
“It could be argued that 2012 was the X-Factor’s weakest year, but its legacy can be seen by the amount of acts that have been nominated for top gongs at this year’s Brits,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “On top of that, many of these acts are favourites for their particular categories.”
2012 was a fantastic year for Emeli Sande as she was one of the highlights at the Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies and she could round it off with at least one Brit. She is 2/5 to win the award for Best British female solo artist ahead of Amy Winehouse at 3/1 while she is also 2/5 to scoop Best British album.
William Hill Brit Awards betting:
Best British Single: 5/1 James Arthur (Impossible); 6/1 Emeli Sande (Next To Me); 6/1 Robbie Williams (Candy); 7/1 Olly Murs ft Flo Rida (Troublemaker); 9/1 Stooshe (Black Heart); 10/1 Jessie J (Domino); 10/1 Rizzle Kicks (Mama Do The Hump); 12/1 Adele (Skyfall); 12/1 Coldplay & Rihanna (Princess of China); 12/1 DJ Fresh ft Rita Ora (Hot Right Now); 12/1 Florence and the Machine (Spectrum); 12/1 Labrinth ft Emeli Sande (Beneath Your Beautiful); 12/1 Rota Ora ft Tinie Tempah (Troublemaker); 16/1 Alex Clare (Too Close); 16/1 Rudimental ft John Newman (Fell the Love)
Best British Album: 2/5 Emeli Sande; 5/1 Mumford and Sons; 8/1 Plan B; 10/1 Paloma Faith; 12/1 Alt-J
Best British Group: 10/11 One Direction; 2/1 Mumford and Sons; 9/2 Muse; 12/1 Alt-J; 16/1 The XX
Best British male solo artist: 4/5 Olly Murs; 3/1 Plan B; 4/1 Calvin Harris; 8/1 Ben Howard; 16/1 Richard Hawley
Best British female solo artist: 2/5 Emeli Sande; 3/1 Amy Winehouse; 8/1 Paloma Faith; 16/1 Jessie Ware; 25/1 Bat for Lashes