"American Idol" 2014 resumes March 5 on FOX with the top 12 "home" themed performance show. According to betting odds posted to Bovada Sportsbook hours before the live broadcast, 17-year old alternative rocker Sam Woolf is favored to win season 13, while the two ladies who survived the Feb. 27 bottom three are the predictable long shots.
Woolf, who last sang Matchbox 20's "Unwell," holds field-best 7/2 odds of taking the victory at season's end. Ranked second with 9/2 odds is Majesty Rose, the Goldsboro, N.C. preschool teacher who impressed judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick, Jr. with her Feb. 26 take on Janelle Monae's "Tightrope."
In third place with 19/4 odds of winning is Mont Vernon, N.H. native Alex Preston, who last covered Jason Mraz, while teen Emily Piriz, who covered Pink's "Glitter in the Air" for the top 13 show, is ranked fourth with a 6/1 shot at victory.
A pair of performers featuring southerners Jess Meuse and Caleb Johnson are tied for fifth place with 9/1 odds, and Jena Irene Asciutto, who most recently delivered a rendition of Coldplay's "The Scientist," follows in seventh place with 10/1 odds.
Ben Briley and C.J. Harris are tied for eighth place with 12/1 odds, while aspiring country singer Dexter Roberts ranks 10th with a 14/1 shot at winning the season.
Bringing up the rear are a pair of ladies who narrowly escaped the Feb. 27 elimination that sent Kristen O'Connor packing. San Francisco's M.K. Nobilette is ranked 11th with 20/1 odds, while teen tuba player Malaya Watson is the competition long shot with 25/1 odds of victory.
"American Idol" 2014 continues March 5 on FOX with the top 12 performance show.