We are finally here at the X Factor UK’s live shows. Finnish star Saara Aalto has made it through to the final stage of the contest, as part of the final 12 acts. Tonight, she has performed “Let It Go” from the movie Frozen. Of course, Saara — who’s calling herself the “Snow Fairy from Finland” — starred in the Finnish version of the film.
Saara’s performance came under the theme of “Express Yourself”. We know just how well she can express herself with her vocals and that was definitely on show tonight:
Saara Aalto — Let It Go (Live @ X Factor)
Saara, who performed third, received standing ovations from Sharon and Nicole following her performance. We have to admit, she looked and sounded the best we’ve ever seen her. This was definitely much more Maleficent than Elsa as she ramped up the drama in a dark re-working of “Let It Go”. In front of a dramatic backdrop of a twisting forest, Saara killed it. Her vocals were 100% on point and she interacted perfectly with her animalistic dancers.
What the judges said:
Sharon seemed slightly confused as she introduced Saara’s performance, saying that Saara is here in the UK all the way from …Norway. Awkward.
The judges all had high praise for our girl Saara. Louis complimented the song choice and her strong vocals. Nicole felt that Saara milked every note, called the performance “sick” and warned Idina Menzel to watch out. Simon admitted that he initially thought the performance would be boring, but that this darker version of the song was visually incredible, and sounded outstanding. Sharon atoned for her earlier slip-up with heaps of praise for Saara’s huge voice and ethereal performance style.
Afterwards, Saara seemed visibly shocked by the phenomenal reaction. She said that the whole experience has been amazing and thanked the audience for their thunderous applause.
Of course, this is not the first time we’ve seen Saara singing “Let It Go”. She recently covered the song in fifteen different languages on her own YouTube channel. Your comments revealed just how well she handled that task too. Alicja0910 commented “I’m Polish too I had no problem with understanding her”, whilst Burak said “Her Turkish accent is really awesome. I love her vocals, pure talent.”
Check out the video again below:
Saara Aalto — Let It Go (Multilingual)
Whether Saara will make it through to the next round is entirely in the hands of the UK public now. If you’re in the UK, you can either vote by phone, text or on the X Factor app. Voting will close during tomorrow night’s live results show.
The bottom two acts will then compete in a sing-off, with the judges choosing which act will stay and who will go. If the judges are tied in their decision, the previous public vote will once again decide the result. It’s going to be nerve-wracking for everyone, y’all!
Whether or not Saara has won the hearts of the British public will be revealed tomorrow, but she definitely has the support of her family and friends back home. Just before the show, Saara shared this super cute photo with her followers.
And one other person who is supporting Saara is none other than Robbie Williams (!!). Ladies and gentlemen, Saara Aalto is moving up in the world! Check out his tweet.
— Robbie Williams (@robbiewilliams) October 8, 2016
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