Former Participants – Last year saw Saara Aalto try to win the right to represent Finland in Eurovision as part of UMK 2016. Unfortunately she lost out to Sandhja. Saara is no quitter however and decided to try her luck in the UK’s XFactor competition instead.
After initially being rejected at judges houses, she was brought back as a wildcard. A couple of early tough weeks saw her singing for her life in the sing-offs but since then she has gone from strength to strength and won over the UK with her strong vocals and fun personality.
Mentored by Sharon Osbourne, Saara blazed her way to the final two last night after a powerful duet with Adam Lambert.
Tonight she will sing Bjork’s ‘Oh So Quiet‘ in the XFactor final.
Saara has also not ruled out a return to UMK in the future.