And on Saturday night Saara Aalto took to the X Factor stage for Movies Week. But how did she do?
As we know, Saara has already covered Frozen’s “Let It Go”( the obvious choice) on the first live show. So what is a frozen Finnish princess to do in such a situation? With the competition hotting up, she decided to werk those lungs on a former Eurovision winner classic, Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. It was epic. And I mean goosebumps level epic.
In her VT, things got emotional as Saara revealed that her family in Finland were unable to see her X Factor journey. Luckily for Saara, producers gave her the opportunity to receive messages of support from home through a tablet.
“We are proud of you and hope the whole of Great Britain votes for you. So good luck, we wish you success. Be yourself. Thank you,” said her grandparents in a Skype video call. Oh so many feels!
A brief clip of Saara’s rehearsal left Matt Terry feeling nervous. “Your voice is just huge. I’m worried.” And with Saara improving week by week, so he should be!
Saara Aalto – “My Heart Will Go On” – X Factor UK
Saara graced the stage by herself and rocked a dainty bejewelled tulle ensemble. This performance was much more demure and understated than many of her previous efforts. Without all of the crazy costumes, hair and choreography, Saara ensured that all of the focus was solely on her voice. And she absolutely killed it!
Saara’s performance earned her another standing ovation from Louis, Sharon and Nicole.
Louis gushed: “Every week you surprise me, you keep getting better and better. Is there anything you cannot sing? You’ve out-Celined Celine, last week it was Streisand and Donna Summer. You always deliver, and you look amazing.”
“That last note had wings, it was soaring and we were right there with you. You looked like a beautiful Finnish fairy princess out there” said Nicole. “It was very enchanting, you’ve been able to do this Celine Dion classic like that. It’s a testimony of how great a vocalist you are.”
The only slight criticism Saara received was from Simon, who wasn’t a fan of her dress. “I liked you being a bit more wacky”, he admitted. It’s a far cry from the “two incredible weeks” she had dressed up as a Geisha and serving disco glitter realness, but here at wiwibloggs, we think she looked super pretty.
Afterward, host Dermot O’Leary asked Saara if she remembered her first X Factor audition, which was the opening day in Manchester back in May, “the best moment ever” for Saara.
Vote for Saara Aalto
If you are in the UK, you can either vote by phone, mobile or on the X Factor app. Voting will close on Sunday during the live results show.
The bottom two acts 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, this weekend’s public vote between the two acts will decide the result.
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