On Monday evening she performed in front of thousands of Finns in Helsinki’s Senate Square during her X Factor homecoming.

And on Wednesday morning Saara Aalto continued to wow the crowds as she attended a meet-and-greet with fans outside of Global Radio in London’s Leicester Square.

The 29-year-old beauty showed off her unique swerve on style, bundling up in a white-and-beige coat with a massive furry hood that seemed to be inspired by a mythical snow fairy or Ice Queen.

The floor-sweeping coat was open at the front, allowing the “No Fear” singer show off her slim pins in a pair of spray-on black jeans.

Decorated with pearl embellishments and a series of ethereal layers, the coat smacked of wedding bells, which is appropriate given that she’s engaged to partner Meri Sopanen.

Although she only announced the meet-and-greet around 10pm on Tuesday evening, fans still managed to sneak out of work and school to take a selfie with their new Nordic queen.

I pushed my way to the front of the pack to grab a quick word with the most-talked-about Finn in the UK — and she was as delightful and lovely as ever.

“Hello everybody!” she says when asked about her many Eurovision fans and followers. “Aww, I wish it was May already. I miss Eurovision!”

Would she considered a return to UMK — the show that introduced her to so many Europeans before X Factor?

“Well maybe, maybe sometime later.”

Saara, who has seen her odds of winning the X Factor narrow significantly over the past two episodes, can barely believe that she is now the odds-on favourite to take the crown.

“How did that happen?…I’m excited, not nervous. I’m just excited and I want people to vote for me because I really want to win.”



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Purple Mask
Purple Mask
7 years ago

She does deserve to win. However, the Mirror has just reported that Finnish voters were hacking the voting app. The show might be a fix anyhow, but even if it isn’t, it’s not looking like a fair result. Perhaps it’s a justifiable result on musical grounds, but it’s not 100% authentic. Feels like Eurovision, haha! 🙂

7 years ago

I really want her to win. She is genuinely the best! Go Saara Aalto 🙂

William Lee Adams
William Lee Adams
7 years ago

I sure hope so!