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Finnish singer Saara Aalto narrowly missed out on representing Finland at Eurovision 2016, but she may have an even bigger opportunity on The X Factor UK. Saara’s audition impressed Nicole Sherzinger so much that the judge gave Saara a standing ovation and announced, “My ass wants to clap for you.”

Speaking to The Sun, Nicole Scherzinger revealed that she’d spent the summer perfecting her twerking technique with professional dancers. After Nicole heard Saara Aalto’s impressive audition, she felt compelled to put that training to use.

The former Pussycat Doll told The Sun, “Oh My God. Obviously I was so inspired. She [Saara Aalto] was amazing so she made me want to twerk. And actually twerking is really making your bum clap – that’s what twerking is.”

Saara Aalto has participated in Finland’s national final twice, both times placing second. In 2011 she entered with the gentle ballad “Blessed with Love” which missed out in the superfinal to Paradise Oskar’s “Da Da Dam”.

Earlier this year she returned to UMK with the thrilling “No Fear”. Despite being a fan favourite and winning the televote, the jury’s support of “Sing It Away” meant that Saara placed second, missing out on the ferry ride to Stockholm.

The X Factor isn’t Saara Aalto’s first experience on a talent show. In 2007 she was a finalist on Talent Suomi, the Finnish edition of Got Talent, where she placed third. Then in 2012, she was a contestant on The Voice of Finland where she came second.

Saara is also known for her voice acting work, particularly as voice of Anna in the Finnish dub of Frozen.

But with all these near misses on talent shows, will history repeat with The X Factor UK?

The new series of The X Factor UK — featuring Saara Alta and Nicole Scherzinger’s appreciate ass — premieres tonight at 8pm on ITV.

As we previously reported, Eurovision: You Decide finalist Bianca has also auditioned for The X Factor this year.

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Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 years ago

Saara Aalto to represent the UK, please!

Anfrers
4 years ago

Damn I expected to see her tonight, but nope.

chessguy99
4 years ago

@Isaac Visser

Unfortunately, BBC controls how the UK Eurovision act is selected and X-Factor is on ITV. I always thought BBC and ITV should pool their resources to get UK back on track as far as Eurovision success.

chessguy99
4 years ago

Looks like Simon Cowell has told the producers to up the quality this season. I may have to watch this season. hope I can find a good stream.

Isaac Visser
Isaac Visser
4 years ago

Does that mean if she wins X factor in uk we can have her to represent uk in Ukraine? Cheers Suomi!!!

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
4 years ago

@Hello hi

Indeed! 😀

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
4 years ago

She should have won UMK 2016!

Hello hi
Hello hi
4 years ago

Bianca participating in the X factor and Saara Aalto it’s like an Eurovision national final reunion from different countries.