Bookmakers could be set to incur a massive loss if Leah McFall is crowned winner of The Voice 2013 next Saturday night.
A spokesperson for Ladbrokes said that they could end up paying out around £100,000 in the event of a victory for the Northern Irish singer, who is the most strongly backed candidate in series history.
One fan is so sure of a victory he is even reported to have staked £10,000 on her taking the series title.
“We’ve had four times the amount of bets on Leah than on anyone else,” said Ladbrokes’ Jessica Bridge.
“Karl Michael has the next biggest pay-out at £14,000, so that really shows how popular Leah is. Every man and his dog wants to back her however short the price is.
“We’re on course for the biggest Voice pay-out ever if Leah wins.”
The singer has already scored chart success, with her version of I Will Survive currently standing at number 16 in the UK top 40.
Her coach, will.i.am, has described her as ‘the best thing I’ve seen in a long long time’.
The semi-final of The Voice will be screened on BBC One from 7pm on Saturday night.