She out-Celined Celine Dion on X Factor’s Movies Week and gave us goosebumps with her breathtaking performance of Titanic’s “My Heart Will Go On”, earning her another standing ovation from Louis, Nicole and mentor Sharon.

And Saara Aalto became a box office hit with the British public, as she avoided the dreaded sing-off to reach the top 5, following in the footsteps of a certain Ruth Lorenzo from series 5 in 2008.

Saara looked stunned as Dermot announced her name, then jumped and shrieked with happiness as the good news sunk in.

Saturday’s show saw Saara took on a former Eurovision winner classic with her haunting rendition of Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On”. Louis was impressed saying she always deliver. Nicole described her as a beautiful, Finnish fairy princess, but Saara’s outfit didn’t go down well with Simon, who preferred the wacky side of her.

Tonight’s X Factor sing-off came down to Ryan Lawrie and North Weezy rapper Honey G. Both Nicole and Sharon saved their own acts respectively, whilst Louis and Simon chose to send Ryan home.

Next week’s theme is “Louis Loves”, so expect the likes of ABBA, David Bowie and all things Irish from the X Factor judge himself. “It’ll be interesting”, said Saara.

With the final just three weeks away, can Saara go all the way? Let us know in the comments section below!

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AJ
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AJ

I prefer her voice to Celine though Egan, and that is the point really isn’t it? Yes Celine Dion is a great singer, but she’s not my cup pf tea. Saara has a different audience. I agree that Saara is starting to peak at the right time, like a racehorse coming through on the outside. Whether she makes the final or not, will depend on song choices, and will depend on Honey G going this weekend. I can’t see either Emily or Honey being saved in a sing off with Saara. The final absolutely should be 5am, Matt and Saara.… Read more »

mrs a parker
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mrs a parker

SAARAS AMAZING SHE WILL WIN X FACTOR

Denise
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Denise

Been watching from Michigan, USA. Really like Saara …. she is amazing.

Gav
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Gav

AMINATA – Maybe because we like supporting her? Maybe because it’s a music competition and a Eurovision link? Maybe because its on each week and its making fans on here excited, entertained and its kind of a big deal to win a contract which means more music from a successful Eurovision related singer. She will do well, the news will spread, it will be good on many levels. Maybe its becaurse she has openly admitted to wanting to participate in a future Eurovision and you know what she very well could do in which case we are one step ahead… Read more »

AMINATA
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AMINATA

Why does she get so much articles on Wiwi dedicated to her? She did not even compete in ESC,only national finals,but even if she did,its still unnecessary to talk about her THIS much.

Stephanie
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Looking around Twitter in the X Factor hashtag, people are now talking about a Matt-5AM-Saara final, I don’t think Emily or Honey G could outlast her in a sing-off if either were in the bottom 2 with her. Matt is still likely the “Chosen One” for victory, but I think Saara has started to peak at the right time – it will be interesting to see how she handles the Louis Walsh-inspired theme.

Azaad
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Azaad

she gave me goosebumps. i think the public were touched. i don’t think saara can win though. top 3 or 4 most likely.

Kirstine
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Kirstine

Wow, just watched the performance, I’m crying a bit

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Honey G in the bottom two? I’m shook. Congrats Saara Taalento.

Anouk
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Anouk

Céline Dion did a great job with the song but I found her voice lacking warmth and authentic drama. Saara delivers emotions better. She has it all!?

Davve
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Davve

Great!!!

SayG
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SayG

Congratulations to Saara. It’s great to see that people of Britain knows who can sing, and who can’t. How the judges kept Honey G and throw Ryan out? I feel so sorry for him.

John Egan
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John Egan

Out Célined Céline? She’s great, but take a deep breath. She’s not got the depth or richness of tone that Céline has. Yet, at least.