We may still have a stack of American Idol 2009 performances to go before anyone can be crowned this season’s Idol, but that isn’t stopping bet takers and odds makers from weighing in on the results. The NYP is reporting that the odds for Adam Lambert to win have become so strong that bet placers will only receive 80 cents on every dollar bet in his direction.
The talent show has seen some heavy favorites in the past but nothing quite like Lambert — who is running away from the field with seven other performers still in the running.
Lambert has been out of the top spot only once so far in competition — when he stumbled during country music week — and briefly gave the betting lead to Danny Gokey.
Gokey this week is holding steady as the second pick, with most bookmakers listing him at 5-to-2.
Kris Allen is moving up among “Idol” bettors and is now the show’s No. 3 pick at around 7-to-1.
Allison Iraheta had been the third pick for several weeks, but — after a lackluster performance last week — fell to the middle of the pack.
What do you think? Will Adam Lambert take home the crown or will we have another Daughtry-like upset and see his fans grow too complacent in their voting to keep him safe? Let’s hear your thoughts!