On Saturday she ignited a disco inferno on the X Factor stage with a blazing rendition of “No More Tears (Enough is Enough)” by Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer, and received a standing ovation from the judges.

And it looks like the British public agree with Simon and co, as they have voted Saara Aalto through to the next round, keeping her out of the bottom two and the dreaded sing-off. Saara is now officially in the top six. Rejoice!

Saara looked momentarily stunned after she heard her name (bless her!), but as soon as the good news sunk in, she jumped and shrieked with happiness. You do whatever you want sweetie, you totally deserve it!

Interestingly, before the top five acts were revealed, Dermot announced that the act who received the most votes tonight has never topped the vote before. Could this be Saara? We sure hope so!

Saturday night’s show saw Saara channel her inner Verka Serduchka for her amazing take on the iconic disco anthem. The Finnish star’s efforts were met with unanimous acclaim from the judges, who called her “incredible”, “perfection” and a “disco superwoman”.

Saara Aalto – “Enough is Enough (No More Tears)”

Although her disco number featured more sparkle than a showgirl’s intimates drawer, it was entirely appropriate to the theme. Compare this to last week’s over-the-top geisha inspired take on “Sound of the Underground“, which drew criticism from both Simon Cowell and the public, and even landed her in the sing-off.

Ahead of Sunday’s results show, Twitter was awash with support for Saara:

And just before tonight’s show, a nervous Saara took to Instagram to urge fans to vote for her.

Her plea paid off, and fans on social media were as happy as we were.

Tonight’s X Factor, which saw appearances from Nathan Sykes and Olly Murs, marked Remembrance Sunday by inviting veterans from the Help for Heroes charity along to the show. The finalists opened the show with a special performance of “Rise Up” in commemoration of the occasion.

Saara also had a special occasion to mark today. In celebration of Father’s Day in Finland, earlier she shared this adorable homage to her father with her fans on social media. Cuteness!

It's a father's day in Finland today!? So hugs and kisses to my lovely dad who got me into music.He sang to me all the time and taught me how to write songs! He always said I could be the next Elton John if I wanted and worked hard? Well I'm working on it dad?haha! Love you! Hyvää isänpäivää iskä ja tietysti iloa kaikille isille!!! Haleja ja suukkoja sinne! Iskä lauloi mulle aina ja opetti mut tekemään biisejä, kun olin pieni. Hän äänitti ja kuvas mun outoja päähänpistoja, ja kun olin 10v. opetti mulle, miten biisien taustanauhoja (ja omat kotisivut!) tehdään tietokoneella. Olin ehkä vähän överi-innostunut oppimaan kaikkea, mut aina iskä opetti ja kannusti! Iskä myös aina sanoi, et voisin olla vaikka uus Elton John, jos haluaisin.. ? no se on työn alla iskä, haha! Kiitos , kun oot ? #isänpäivä #saaraaalto

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X Factor‘s sing-off tonight saw Sam Lavery pitted against Ryan Lawrie, with the result going to Deadlock. Unfortunately for Sam, she received the fewest votes and was kicked out. Oh well, such is life.

Next week’s theme is “Movies”, but Saara has already covered the obvious choice of “Let it Go”. Song choice is key as the competition is seriously hotting up, but as we all know, Saara could literally sing anything. We’ll just have to wait and see!

So, what do you think about the X Factor result — did you think Saara Aalto was top of the pack? What does she have to do to survive again? Let us know in the comments section below!

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AJ
AJ
4 years ago

Saara is gaining momentum and completely destroyed the competition last week, just as she has in every sing off, and did diva week too. I would say that Matt is the closest in terms of talent and 5am are doing well too. So they deserve to be the final three and all of them will sell records. It would be a great final as well.

And if she does end up in the bottom two again, I can’t see the judges saving Ryan, Honey G or Emily over her.

MarioMario
MarioMario
4 years ago

I don’t think she was that great but this season is so weak she might win it all.

Eurovision Monaco
Eurovision Monaco
4 years ago

Saara is definitely the underdog of this season and if she does more performances that are not too crazy but just the right amount of crazy then she could reach the top 3. Because she will beat Ryan in a sing-off, she most definitely will beat Honey G in the sing-off and she will probably beat 5AM in a sing-off aswell. She has had a tough ride so far so it is the perfect narrative for 3rd, 2nd, or 1st place

Vladimir
Vladimir
4 years ago

She’s amazing, I really like her performance! I’m glad her hard work has been paying off.

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
4 years ago

I’m impressed with how this season is turning out. Sharon’s Overs and Louis remaining Group is still in the competitiom. Hope Saara reaches the semis (Top4) and I kinda want 5AM to win.

ESCFan
ESCFan
4 years ago

I was sure she’d miss the final 3 last night. Go Saara Aalto, take it home, girl 🙂

Chicken Kyiv?
Chicken Kyiv?
4 years ago

Glad your loving Honey G too Robyn, these are my top 2 as well! (Didnt initially like Saara but love her now)

PS hope you are ok down in NZ thoughts are with you and everyone else down there a place very special to me and In my heart

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
4 years ago

I want Saara and Honey G in the top two. And I want them to decide not to be rivals and to team up as a double act. Um…

Gav
Gav
4 years ago

Well deserved! Undoubtably the best of last nights performances.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago

I think that she’s either going next week or the week after (if she goes on deadlock against Lawrie, she’ll lose because the fangirls will vote for him), but she’s having a great run indeed.

WOW
WOW
4 years ago

Which means that from today’s shows she came among the top four 😀 😀 wow she has gone such a long way!! If she continues on the right track and keeps the momentum going a place in the final should not be a problem! Personally apart from 5AM I don’t see any interesting acts.. Let’s see what the movies have to offer :3

Darren
Darren
4 years ago

The final 3 will be Matt Terry, 5 After Midnight and Emily Middlemas. Calling it now. Personally I think 5 After Midnight have the most potential for a career after this series, even if they win or not. They are the most original, and with no more 1D, there is certainly a market force them.

Fully expecting Saara to be voted out within the next two -three weeks. She won’t win. Would like to see her try Eurovision a go though, she is quirky enough for that.

Aleksi
Aleksi
4 years ago

To the final

davve
davve
4 years ago

Good for her.

I see that more and more people in the UK are starting to warm up to her. I think she has a good chance to reach the finale.