American Idol 2011 - Watch Now Bet LaterPublished January 24, 2011 by OCR Editor
Prepare to bet early for the best odds.
American Idol 2011 hit the screens last week and has already created mass media attention. However, whilst many reality TV fans may be mulling over new panelists, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, canny online bettors have other things on their minds.
They're not too caught up with Jennifer's tears or Steven's oddball comments; instead they're noting down the contestants they may end up backing.All Change at American Idol
There's a new feel to the show this year following the departure of Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi. The producers have also supposedly scrapped the Final 24 qualifiers and the live shows will just be featuring around 12 contestants. Other changes are rumored to include contestants making their own videos and promoting themselves.American Idol Odds 2011
It's not until after the audition shows have finished and the live shows begin that the online sportsbooks release odds. This gives online betting fans the chance to put some thought into who to wager on. With several past winners initially blending into the crowd due to their shyness, serious punters may want to look passed the more polished acts this year.
In 2009 Kris Allen started out at 60/1 and last year Lee DeWyze commenced the series at 10/1 or higher. Both acts had their odds slashed after being well received by the public and drawing encouraging comments from the judges.
There's a lesson in there right? Get in there early and don't discount those who don't initially shine.American Idol Online Betting
American Idol has become an online betting sensation as well as a top TV show. Reality TV betting is on the increase as fans choose to support their favorites with a wager, adding to the excitement of results shows.
So tune in and try to determine the American Idol 2011 winner. Top sportsbooks such as William Hill, Titan Bet and Bet365 have all published great odds and a wide range of American Idol bets in the past. Check out the American Idol contestants now and ready yourself for the release of the odds in February.