EurovisionLisbon 2018

Saara Aalto promises epic performances — but no LED screens

The final of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2018 is getting closer as Finland will select their Eurovision entry this Saturday. Today we got some more information about the performances and saw the costumes Saara Aalto will wear for all the three songs.

Lots of movement for “Monsters”

The choreographers, British Lukas McFarlane and Finnish Reija Wäre, commented all the three performances for Yle. The performance for Saara’s first song “Monsters” will show Saara transforming from closed and isolated character into a life-giving kind of glamorous type to someone who is celebrating the diversity of life.

Wäre comments, that the performance will have a lot of movement and there will be lots of different props, costumes and stage elements.

Saara to fly during “Domino”?

Because the stage in Lisbon won’t have any LED screens, Yle won’t use any for UMK either. Instead, they will use massive props. One will a massive sculpture made of over four-meter-tall Dominoes tiles.

McFarlane says, that he doesn’t want to reveal too much about the performance for “Domino”, but Saara may be in the air at some point.

Unique performance for “Queens”

Saara Aalto says the performance for “Queens” will be the hardest she has ever done before. According to Saara, it will be even more massive than anything we saw her doing at the British X Factor.

McFarlane and Wäre say that the performance will be extremely tricky for the backing singers and dancers as well. They say that the dancers and backing singers need to pay attention to much more than just their own performance.

Which performance are you most excited to see? Let us know below or on social media @ESCXTRA!

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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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