Saara Aalto from runner up in X-Factor UK 2016 to Eurovision Song Contest 2018
X-Factor UK 2016
After her performances in the semi finals, bookies made her the new favorite to win the series, overtaking Matt Terry who had been the favorite from the beginning of the live shows.
She reached the finals along with Terry and boy band 5 After Midnight. She safely made it through to the second night of the final along with Terry and eventually finished as runner-up with only 8% separating the two finalists.
Voting statistics published after show revealed that she had topped the vote on the first night of the final, marking the first time in the show’s history that a competitor had topped the vote on the first night of the final but failed to go on to win the series.
Interview with Saara Aalto before 1st Semi-final in ESC 2018.
The song Monsters is about bullying and how she decided the get rid of those bullying monsters and no more be afraid .
She is proud to have become an ambassador for the Princess Diana Awards anti-bullying campaign.
She wrote the lyrics and music to Monsters last year in London with Joy and Linnea Deb from Sweden and Ki Fitzgerald from UK.
Saara Aalto – Monsters – Finland – LIVE – First Semi-Final – Eurovision 2018
The Running Order in Grand-final ESC 2018
09. United Kingdom
14. Czech Republic
23. The Netherlands