Finland’s Eurovision 2018 representative has released her new single. However, her latest releases also sees her collaborating with Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK participant ‘Baga Chipz’.
‘When the Sun Goes Down’ sees Saara continues to give us the Dance Pop style that we know from her, as well as asking the right questions. ‘When The Sun Goes Down’ also serves as Saara’s first release on her new record label ‘No Fear Music’ after her departure from Warner Music Finland.
Listen to ‘When the Sun Goes Down’
You are now able to listen to Saara and Baga Chipz’s collaboration via the following streaming platforms:
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Saara Aalto at the Eurovision Song Contest
Oulunsalo-born singer, Saara Aalto, is no stranger to Eurovision. She first found fame in 2007 when she finished in the top three of Finnish talent show, Talent Suomi.
In 2011, Saara took part in Finland’s Eurovision national final, Euroviisut, with the song “Blessed with Love”. She finished in second place with 40.7% of the final vote, only 6% behind eventual winner Paradise Oskar. She attempted to represent the country again at the contest in 2016, where she sang “No Fear” at Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu. Again, she placed second behind Sandhja.
In 2016, Saara auditioned for the UK version of The X Factor where she made it all the way to the final, despite being knocked out initially in the six-chair challenge. She was reinstalled as a wildcard ahead of the judge’s house and eventually finished in second place, with 40.4% of the vote.
Following her appearance on The X Factor UK, Saara was internally selected by Finnish broadcaster Yle to represent Finland at Eurovision 2018 in Lisbon. She performed three songs at the national final, with “Monsters” being voted as the winner. At Eurovision, Saara made the final and finished in 25th place with 46 points. It was Finland’s best result at the contest since 2014.
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