Simon Cowell may have known what he was doing when he decided to leave American Idol after last season. Cowell has brought America’s got Talent to the US, and viewers have responded by tuning in each week. The show is down to the final ten, and on Tuesday night they performed their various acts.
After the show, the America’s Got Talent vote took place, and the results will be revealed on Wednesday. As is the case with any reality competition these days, odds can be found online for gamblers who want to try and predict the winner. Each of the acts have odds based on past performance.
The betting favorite heading into the show on Tuesday was ten year old singer Jackie Evancho. The soprano singer has captured the attention and imagination of the nation, and currently has odds of 11/10 to win the title. Fighting Gravity, another popular act, has odds of 5/2.
These shows do not always go according to plan for online sports books. Several season’s ago, Kris Allen was a 60/1 long shot to win American Idol when the competition reached the twelve finalists. week after week, Allen improved his standing with the judges and voters, and his odds began to drop.
By the end, Allen had won the competition, and those who bet on the singer early in the show made themselves a big pay day. For the America’s Got Talent competition, it is a little late in the game for gamblers to choose long shots this season. Jeremy Vanschoohoven has odds of 50/1, but at this point not many viewers believe he can win.
Proposition bets have become a popular form of gambling for those who want to wager on something other than sports. Gamblers have options that range from Dancing with the Stars, all the way to prop bets having to deal with celebrities and their partying habits.