She ain’t scared! Saara Aalto releases “Monsters” — the first of three UMK songs

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After a rocky start on the X Factor UK, she turned her fortunes around with a series of stellar performances, including a very memorable turn during Fright Night. And with “Monsters” — the first of her potential Eurovision 2018 songs — Saara Aalto is once again making those Halloween feels feel sooooo good.

This uptempo dance number has a dark title yet is full of light — its message of perseverance and pushing past haters and hangups comes with a delightful tropical feel. Best of all it showcases Saara’s voice even amid all the clangs and electro bangs. Eurovision 2018 competitors beware…

The “Monsters” lyrics make it clear that Miss Aalto has had a self-reckoning. Any and all tricks once used to pull her down have lost their power. She’s found her self — and her supporters — and is feeling invincible tonight. As she sings, sometimes you have to hit the bottom to start moving toward the top.

“At my worst I found my army strong/ all the demons are gone/ You can try and scare me now, but I ain’t scared no more/ I ain’t scared no more.”

“Monsters” music video — Saara Aalto

Listen to Saara Aalto’s “Monsters” on Spotify (if it’s midnight in your country)

The video brings that story to life with Saara taking residence in what appears to be a Gothic mansion filled with a very colourful cast of avant-garde angels and outré creatures. If these fabulous folk were hiding under our beds, we’d make friends with them too.

Showing off her stunning décolletage in a low-cut black number, Saara adds intrigue with a black choker that curls around her neck and down her bosom. Given the atmosphere, it might be interpreted as a snake or a leash — but she casts it off when she slips into a white necklace, perhaps a symbol of the new Saara who is out there and ready to slay. That white necklace also snakes down her back — and literally down her spine — suggesting her trials and tribulations have given her a very firm backbone.

Hopeful, optimistic and a real ear worm, I see this jumping to the top of many Eurovision 2018 lists very soon indeed. And it isn’t even her selected entry yet!

Finland’s Eurovision 2018 act — who continues to enjoy a wave of momentum following her participation on UK X Factor and her gig judging X Factor Suomi — will release her songs on three consecutive Fridays — 9 February, 16 February and 23 February. Have your Twitter up and running and get ready to shout TGIF! (And note that’s TGIF Finland time…so 22:01 GMT).

“Monsters” lyrics — Saara Aalto

Closed my eyes, so I couldn’t see it

Felt so numb, but now I’m ready to feel it

So tonight I’m making friends

with all the creatures hiding under my bed

I ain’t gonna hold on to these monsters anymore

Now I’m gonna let in all the light, tear down the walls

At my worst I found my army strong

all the demons are gone

You can try and scare me now, but I ain’t scared no more

I ain’t scared no more

I ain’t, I ain’t scared no  more

It’s my life, I’m ready to lead it

I’m gonna roll the dice, you better believe it

So tonight I’m making friends with all the creatures that are hiding there under my bed

I ain’t gonna hold on to these monsters anymore

Now I’m gonna let in all the light, tear down the walls

At my worst I found my army strong

all the demons are gone

You can try and scare me now, but I ain’t scared no more

I ain’t, I ain’t scared no more

I ain’t, I ain’t scared no more

No more

I ain’t scared no more

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