Saara Aalto showcased her new album ‘Wild Wild Wonderland’ in Belfast’s Oh Yeah Centre tonight in an intimate show jam packed with hits.
Fresh off the back of her Eurovision appearance in May 2018, Saara Aalto has released new album ‘Wild Wild Wonderland’. The album features the three tracks that were under consideration for Finland’s 2018 Eurovision bid; ‘Queens’, ‘Domino’ and the song that was selected ‘Monsters’. Saara has been busy promoting the new album, touring it extensively throughout Europe in the past few months. Now she is set to bring the tour to our fair shores, when she comes to Belfast’s Oh Yeah Centre on 10 October.
Saara Aalto was one of the first Eurovision participants announced for Eurovision 2018 when Finnish broadcaster Yle announced she would be their pick for Lisbon in May. Earlier this evening Saara showcased three possible songs for Eurovision 2018 and they went with ‘Monsters’.
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A big announcement from Finnish broadcaster Yle today, reveals that X-Factor UK 2016 runner up, Saara Aalto will represent Finland at Eurovision 2018. The brave move means that the national selection show UMK will be pared back from its usual multiple act over a number of semi finals.
The thirteenth series of the X-Factor UK has been all over the place. From ridiculous selections and reshuffling for ‘entertainment’ purposes during the Six Chair Challenge, to bringing back a number of eliminated contestants who hadn’t previously got through at Judges’ Houses. Then there’s the vague themes the acts are given each week for the live shows that are not particularly subscribed to. For example how is Vanilla Ice a Diva? Unlikely star Honey G has gained a cult following, despite accusations of racial appropriation when the white female singer from London performs hits in the style of black male rappers like Tupac, Coolio and Notorious BIG. There was of course the controversy surrounding the Brooks’ ejection from the show for one of the brothers allegedly beating his girlfriend. While more recently the show has come under scrutiny for vote rigging. X-Factor continues to be very transparent, predictable, exploitative and has surely had its day. One ray of hope however was this week’s performance from UMK runner up Saara Aalto.
Singer Saara Aalto, who finished second in the Finnish Eurovision selection show UMK last year, has progressed to the Boot Camp stage of X-Factor UK following her performance of Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ in Sunday night’s show.
After three semi final rounds over the past three weeks, Finland’s UMK Eurovision selection show staged its final earlier tonight. The act that will represent Finland at Eurovision 2016 will be: Sandhja!
Eurovision fans will be spoilt for choice tonight with seven Eurovision selection shows to chose from. Among these shows are three of the Scandinavian nations with Finland and Norway both hosting the final of their national selections and Sweden who will deliver the fourth of their Melodifestivalen shows. All of these shows will kick off at 20:00 CET tonight, but before they do, we reveal who has topped each of the nation’s polls.
Finland hosted the third and final heat of their Eurovision Selection show UMK at the weekend and three more songs have progressed to the live final on 27th February. Read on to find out who advanced…