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#20millionthankyous: The sensational Saara Aalto stuns with rewritten, multilingual ‘Let Her Go’ cover

Towards the end of last year, the entire Eurovision community eagerly followed former Finnish Eurovision national finalist Saara Aalto’s sensational journey on The X Factor UK. Appearing in the survival sing-off three times, Saara defied all the odds and won over the British public with a series of sensational performances. Her most loved covers on the show included Björk’s It’s Oh So Quiet, ABBA’s The Winner Takes It All and Sia’s Chandelier. In a closely fought final, Saara finished in second place behind her friend Matt Terry. Afterwards, she won a record contract with Sony Music in both the UK and Finland. Now, she’s giving #20millionthankyous on behalf of Lidl and herself!

Saara’s 2017 summer tour visits Europe and Asia

Saara is currently working on her upcoming album. In addition, she has embarked on her international No Fear 2017 summer tour that is travelling across Europe and Asia. Spanning across six countries, Saara is travelling from the UK and Ireland, to the Canary Islands, to Finland, Sweden and even Kazakhstan! However, Saara still had time to release a brand new version of Passenger’s hit single Let Her Go.

#20millionthankyous

The song has been rewritten by Saara in 20 languages especially for Lidl. The global supermarket chain asked Saara to write and perform this song to celebrate the company reaching 20 million Facebook likes! In addition, Saara herself says that the song is also a massive thank you to her own fans all across the world for their continued support.

Five million YouTube views in just a few days!

The video has already received significant coverage online. It is approaching 5 million YouTube views at the time of writing in the space of just a few days! Saara’s new lyrics give the song a different and uplifting message. Furthermore, the staging of the performance can’t help but makes us think what an amazing Eurovision performance something like this could be! Find out if she sings in your national language by watching the video below.

And Twitter is just as impressed!

Twitter fans were just as impressed as us, with many applauding Lidl’s choice of Saara to sing this special song!

Are you loving Saara’s reimagined cover of Let Her Go? How excited are you for her upcoming album? Let us know in the comments below and via our social media channels @ESCXTRA!

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Ryan Cobb

My first memory of watching the Eurovision Song Contest was back in 2001 and, over the years, my passion and enthusiasm for the contest has very much turned into an obsession. I adore music and I love geography, so this contest is a natural fit for me. If la la loving Eurovision was a crime, I'd certainly be a criminal!

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