Will FKA twigs hold on? Could Young Fathers snatch it?
FKA twigs

One of the most high profile awards ceremonies in the land, this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize looks to be extremely closely fought.

An early favourite, FKA twigs has remained in front with bookmakers, but the London based future R&B artist is being followed by some strong artists.

According to the final odds from William Hill, a flurry of late bets has allowed the XL artist to solidify her lead.

Sitting at 2/1, the singer is chased by spoken word artist Kate Tempest on 11/4. Of the remaining pack, a number of bets have pushed Scotland's own Young Fathers from 16/1 down to 12/1.

"It looks a very open competition this year but the money suggests that FKA Twigs is slightly ahead of the competition," said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.

Current William Hill odds:

2/1 FKA Twigs
11/4 Kate Tempest
5/1 Royal Blood
10/1 East India Youth
10/1 Jungle
10/1 Nick Mulvey
12/1 Young Fathers
14/1 Damon Albarn
16/1 Anna Calvi
16/1 Bombay Bicyle Club
25/1 GoGo Penguin
25/1 Polar Bear

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