On March 3 she’ll deliver three spectacular stage shows inside Helsinki’s Espoo Arena, bringing life to her stellar studio cuts of “Monsters”, “Domino” and “Queens”.

And Saara Aalto will do that partly through her inventive and outré costumes, which have sparked a lot of talk since she revealed images of them earlier this week. From skin-tight bodices to brightly-coloured leggings to futuristic metallic body sheaths, it was a parade of colour which left our readers seriously divided.

Amid the chatter we asked our readers to let us know which costume they thought looked best. After counting 1,759 votes in 36 hours, we have a result. “Domino” wins the day with 48% of all votes.

The look consists of spray-on leggings that feature an ombré colouring effect, snaking from bright red at the toes to black at the waist. Up top Saara wears a tightly-fitted bodice that morphs from black at the waist to diamond-studded nude at top.

“Monsters” finished second, while “Queens” came third.

Which song has the best costume?

1. “Domino” 47.87% (842 votes)
2. “Monsters” 28.08% (494 votes)
3. “Queens” 24.05% (423 votes)

Total Votes: 1,759

We should point out that Saara is not wearing these outfits to the shopping mall. They are stage costumes, and stage costumes look best on stage. There is a story and a context behind all of these looks which will only become fully apparent when she takes to the stage on Saturday.

Despite that, our readers have been quick to judge, writing off the costumes as “cheap, cheap, cheap” and “abysmal”.

“Clearly ‘Domino’’s costume is best, but she should stick to her wardrobe from her videos!” blondboybc writes. “The others are rather dire and resemble something from a B-grade sic-fi movie!” Marios was equally damning: “All are horrible. She has to slap and fire her stylist.”

Vangelis vt said that “somebody should tell her that Carnival is over…” while Lourdes asked, “Where is her spaceship?”

What do you make of the various looks? Which look best fits the individual song its assigned to? And what alterations would you make? Let us know down below!

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Alfred5
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She ‘s like a PINK tribute act …she’s kinda ugly looking too …it looks like someone has slammed a door on her face

lundibleu
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lundibleu

Let’s be real here folks, single shots of costumes (and ones that have been heavily airbrushed/photoshopped/tweaked at that) are nothing without context of a stage performance. Pick any costume from a stage performance of anyone, or music video, and imagine it as a single shot without any other info. Makes no sense. Saying that, though, the Monsters and Queens ones do look worse than the one for Domino. I’m not generally a fan of Friedman’s work either, so if he’s anything to do with this… well, lets say I’ll reserve judgement on the whole thing ’til I see it. Just… Read more »

The Anders
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The Anders

Personally I don’t find any of these costumes worse or better than several other outfits. They clearly don’t appeal to me me, but if she likes them, then everything is fine – as long as main focus remains on the song in May, and not on what she is wearing! If so, she could dress up like a tractor or a radiator for my sake 🙂

Jo
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Jo

To be fair, I think she’s gonna flop with the televoting. But I wish her good luck anyway.

Safiya
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Safiya

I think that most of the readers realize that she is not going to wear these outfits to the mall, but they can still think that they’re cheap. Stage costumes can be colorful, crazy and unusual, but that doesn’t mean that every other strange outfit is great. I personally enjoy stage costumes, but I don’t really like any of Saara’s outfits and I guess it’s okay to have an opinion?

Ari
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Ari

HELL YEAH!
Waylon is gonna sing “Outlaw in ’em”!
I’m back on #TeamHolland

Roxy
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Roxy

Right choice!

Julie L
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Julie L

Me too!

blondboybc
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Hey, William! Thanks for sharing my comment with the readers! I knew you’d like it, but I noted some spelling errors! LOL!

dabamba
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dabamba

I really don’t see what 47.87% of voters sees in the Domino’s outfit…but it’s fine 😀 I feel other two are one level better at least. Would be fun if Domino also really won the UMK as well 😉

Aaron
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Aaron
Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Oh…This really isn’t as good as I expected…

Aaron
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Aaron

what?

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

I’m not impressed. What’s confusing about my Statement?

Ari
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Ari

Totally sucks. Ms. Paparizou dogged a bullet. Bad for Cyprus, because Helena at least is a great singer, unlike…

Ari
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Ari

* dodged

Kyna
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Kyna

Me too 🙁 I really had high expectations, but this is a bit of a let down. Oh well…

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

My wig is still glued.

Colin
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Colin

I am just grateful that after both Feli and Tamar failed to win their respective semis, we still have a woman with a sensual performance. (Not saying other women aren’t beautiful, only saying their songs don’t require a sensual performance).

Colin
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Colin

Well, except for Laura, that is. Her song IS sensual.

Matt
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Matt

You did make a poll and asked your readers for thoughts on these costumes before they were seen on stage, so to say they were quick to judge isn’t exactly fair, when you were asking for judgements??

I’m withholding judgement until I see them on stage, partly because Costume is one of the things I’m least interested in at Eurovision, but if people are arguing a cheap-looking dress is a cheap-looking dress whether it’s on-stage or ‘at the mall’ they have a valid point.

Roxy
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Roxy

Exactly. If stage costumes look best on stage, then she should have saved them for the big night. What’s the point of sharing them? And if you think so, what’s the point of asking your readers’ opinions.

Every time with a article about Saara I try to put all my negativity behind and read it without prejudice but there is always, always something bugging me.

Ari
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Ari

Actually, I feel like her choice of costumes and the dreadful song “Queens” is as misguided as when she decided to sing a song in French in one of those X-Factor UK clips I’ve watched on YouTube. If I recall correctly, she was on the verge of blowing it all but at the end managed to turn things around. This to me seems like a very apt comparison to her current Eurovision endeavor. Luckily, Finnish voters could turn things around for tomorrow, simply but NOT choosing that awful song and she might still be able to shine at Eurovision as… Read more »

esc1234
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esc1234

well, Cyprus will win. Fuego is out and is fire.

AINDREA
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AINDREA

When Greece is in, you could only be second.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

And it’s also the best song! She’d better not sabotage it.

Ari
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Ari

Personally I was going for helpful honesty, which is not what I would call negativity. 😛 Let’s call a spade a spade.

Kobe
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Kobe

Think i will be not able to sleep tonight, so excited to see what costume will win tomorrow…

allexo
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allexo

William: I know this is off topic but is the UK revamping storm or is it rumor
Please comment back ??

Lady Gaga
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Lady Gaga

She should seriously reconsider her styling options. Is she aiming to be a novelty or joke act? If that’s what she wants, fine. These, uhm, rags are so out of touch with today’s pop sensibility. Which major popstar dresses like a clearance rack of costumes for her stage performances?

Guchi
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Guchi

Wiwibloggs: And which toilet paper does Saara use?

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Yeah, stage outfit or not….This isn’t making them look any better. The Outfits in the videos where also not for the ”Shopping mall” and they looked great….

Donny
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Donny

“Saara is not wearing these outfits to the shopping mall.” Funny because she looks like she bought them at a shopping mall on the clearance rack.

Mercy
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Mercy

“We should point out that Saara is not wearing these outfits to the shopping mall. They are stage costumes, and stage costumes look best on stage. There is a story and a context behind all of these looks which will only become fully apparent when she takes to the stage on Saturday.”

Ok and ? Still ugly.