Britain's Got Talent winner 'unveiled' hours ahead of final as star emerges as favourite

This evening's Britain's Got Talent finale on ITV is all set to unveil its newest star - but fans are already speculating that gym worker-turned-singer Sydnie Christmas will be crowned the winner of the annual talent search.

Sydnie has quickly become a favourite amongst viewers due to her astounding vocal prowess. Her unmatched semi-final performance certainly turned heads, even bringing some judges to tears.

The gambling industry seems to reflect this popular sentiment, with bookmakers Ladbrokes putting 28 year old Sydnie as the frontrunner for the champion's title at odds of 2/5. Close behind in the running is Alex Mitchell with odds of 4/1, followed by contestants Abigail and Afronitaa at 7/1.

Meanwhile, all remaining competitors hold odds of at least 12/1 or more, and Northants Sings Out and Trixy are seen as the underdogs, both priced at an overwhelming 66/1.

Alex Apati from Ladbrokes spoke with OK!: "We've seen some sensational acts along the way, but it all boils down to tonight's final, where the odds suggest it's going to take something pretty special to stop Sydnie Christmas from winning the series", reports the Mirror.

The gym worker has blown judges away with her incredible voice
The gym worker has blown judges away with her incredible voice -Credit:Dymond/Thames/REX/Shutterstock

During Friday's semi-finals, Sydnie delivered a memorable rendition of Frank Sinatra's classic, My Way, which prompted a standing ovation from the audience and left the judges in awe.

Judge Amanda Holden was visibly emotional, while Simon Cowell, Bruno Tonioli, and Alesha Dixon were left in awe. Following the act, Amanda commented: "I have to sit down; I thought I was going to pass out during that.

"Honestly, Sydnie, when we saw your audition, I had so many people come up and stop me. And tonight you have done even better. I just cannot believe your capacity, your fire, and your strength."

Alesha Dixon expressed her excitement, saying: "My heart was pounding the whole way through that. That is the job of a singer. You are a superstar in the making."

Bruno Tonioli was equally impressed, remarking: "I cannot believe it. The way you build up to the high note, hitting it with such power and clarity. It was stunning, stunning."

Simon Cowell couldn't contain his admiration, stating: "It wasn't a 10; it was an 11 in my opinion. If it wasn't for people like you, I wouldn't bother making this show. And you have to wonder who were these idiots you auditioned for that didn't give you the break before. The only people you need to trust are the audience; they always get it right."

Sydnie's rendition of Frank Sinatra's iconic song, My Way, was given a unique twist in the semi-finals. However, she confessed: "My voice coach had to walk me on to the stage because I was so nervous. I'm very happy it didn't look that way because I was terrified."

The nerves stemmed partly from her decision to perform a personalised version of the track. She admitted: "It was My Own Way, wasn't it? I just really hoped it would land."

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