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Spice Girls’ Melanie C to perform at the UMK 2018 final

Former Spice Girls member Melanie C will perform at the final of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2018. She will share the stage with Saara Aalto. 

First guest artist announced

Saara Aalto will perform three songs during the show, but next to that there will be some guest artists. First of them is Saara’s childhood idol, the Sporty Spice, Melanie C.
Saara is very excited to have Melanie C on the show. Last summer both of them performed at the Manchester Pride.

It’s totally unbelievable that Mel C will perform at my show and meeting her makes me more nervous than my own performances

Saara tells Spice Girls was one of the reasons why she started to write songs.

Spice Girls has been a big influence on why I’m here now. When I was 10 when I saw them in the television, I realized that was what I wanted to do and then I started to write songs in English. Their shows and choreographies also made a huge impression. They shaped my thoughts about the kind of pop star I want to be.

20 million sold records

After Spice Girls broke up, Melanie C has sold over 20 million records. Her latest album “Version of Me” was released in 2016.
Her most successful solo album “Northern Star” was released in 2000 and it includes two number one singles.

Saara’s first song to be revealed next week

The first of the three songs by Saara Aalto will be revealed next week, February 9th. The Finnish public together with the international juries will choose Finland’s Eurovision entry from them on March 3rd.
Are you excited to see Melanie C to perform at UMK? Let us know below or on social media @ESCXTRA!

Sami Luukela

I started watching Eurovision back in 2006, when I was only 10 and couldn't stay up to see Lordi winning. I attended my first contest in 2013 in Malmö. I'm studying journalism and I love music — you will probably never see me without my headphones on.

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