This past Monday night, the men of American Idol, judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and host Ryan Seacrest sat in as guests on the 'Tonight' Show with Jay Leno. And it seemed to be a consensus among these men, that one of the guys will win this years American Idol.
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"A man will win it this year," Cowell said as the others agreed. Cowell, who seems to be the face and voice of American Idol made the statement with confidence.
Online oddsmakers at sportsbook BetUS.com agree with Cowell that the men are a stronger field than the women, a group whose numbers have dwindled. Of the remaining top ten, only three are women, Lil Rounds, Allison Iraheta and Megan Joy Corkrey.
Motown music is the theme for this week's show. We will see if Memphis native and top female favorite will up her chances with her performance Wednesday night. The Motown flavor should be a good fit for male favorite Danny Gokey.
Ruben Studdard will return to the show to perform during Thursday's elimination. The cat is also out of the bag that Jennifer Hudson will appear in a taped performance probably Thursday night.
The betting odds listed at BetUS.com favor a male winner at -400. In this moneyline format, it would take a $400 bet to win $100. If a female upsets the field and wins American Idol the payday would be nice at +250 odds. Here a $100 bet on +250 odds would win $250.
According to BetUS oddsmakers, the current favorite to win American Idol is Milwaukee, Wisc., native Danny Gokey. Gokey, who is a church music director has pulled ahead of previous favorite Adam Lambert at +185 odds. Lambert backers are currently getting +200 odds.
Odds to win American Idol Season 8 at BetUS.com
Adam Lambert +200
Allison Iraheta +1000
Anoop desai +1800
Danny Gokey +185
Kris Allen +1500
Lil Rounds +650
Matt Giraud +600
Megan Joy Corkrey +3000
Michael Sarver +6500
Scott MacIntyre +2500