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Caitlyn Vanbeck Is Early X Factor Favourite

After the first auditions on the X Factor on Saturday night, 18-year-old student, Caitlyn Vanbeck has emerged as the early favourite to win.

The Edinburgh native brought the judges to tears with her rendition of Kelly Clarkson’s Piece By Piece and went straight into the betting as the 8/1 favourite.

Another emotional audition came from current 12/1 second favourite Christian Burrows, who performed original track Thunder Buddy about his late brother.

James Wilson is the first of the Overs to make it through after his story of how dyslexia has hindered his music career tugged at the heart strings. Following his performance of Ray LaMontagne’s Joleen he went into the betting at 14/1.

Also making it through was 16-year-old Samantha Lavery , who is priced at 25/1, Ryan Lawrie, Melissa Pedro and the first group of the series Yes Lad, who are all installed as 33/1 shots.

Honey G is one of the more interesting auditionees for launch night and is currently the 80/1 outsider of the hopefuls.

The two strongest auditions from the launch night of this year’s X Factor came from Caitlyn Vanbeck and Christian Burrows, who are the 8/1 favourite and 12/1 second favourite respectively.

With another round of auditions to air tonight, the betting could quickly change…

but punters have already started to show their support for early favourite Caitlyn Vanbeck.

*Prices correct at time of publication.