Saara Aalto Monsters Eurovision 2018 Finland

Three songs, one singer. Saara Aalto is definitely going to Eurovision but with what song? According to our readers it’s got to be “Monsters”.

It’s been known since early November that Saara would be perform this year’s Finnish entry, but we’re finally about to find out which song she will take with her to Lisbon. Over three weeks, Saara released her three songs – one every week – and tonight the winning song will be chosen.

Last week, we asked our readers to vote in our poll and chose their favourite among the three contenders – “Monsters”, “Domino” and “Queens”.

4,522 votes were cast in total and it was the girl-power dance number “Monsters” that is your favourite – by a mile. It received 3,312 votes in total, a staggering 73% of them all.

Trailing way behind in second place is “Domino”. The pop-ballad received 632 votes in total, little less than 14%.

Close behind the second place lies “Queens in third place. The self-empowering pop anthem got 578 votes in total, just under 13 

Our readers are in perfect agreement with our Wiwi Jury – which put “Monsters” in the top with a significant lead and the other two clearly behind but incredibly close to each other. It’s clear what song the fans are rooting for: we’ll find out tonight if the Finnish people agree.

Full results: What is your favourite UMK 2018 song?

UMK 2018 will take place at Espoo Metro Areena in Espoo, Finland’s second largest city that lies about 20 km west of Helsinki. Of course the biggest part of the show is Saara performing her three songs, but you can’t deny that this year’s guest appearance isn’t exciting enough on it’s own.

At the end of January it was announced that no other than the former Spice Girl member Mel C would be making an appearance.

Saara’s winning song will be chosen by a mixture of televote and an international jury.

The show starts at 19:00 Finnish time (18:00 CET) and you can watch it live on the YLE website.

What do you think about the poll results? Do you agree Saara will bring “Monsters” with her to Lisbon? Let us know in the comments!

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Vote in more of our Eurovision 2018 polls here

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Ari
Ari
2 years ago

After two performances, there seems to be a tragedy in the making. I am entertained, though.

Roxy
Roxy
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

At least they changed the costume for Monsters a bit. That’s an improvement.

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Roxy

Maybe I’m wrong but I felt like Saara herself was rooting for Queens.

Roxy
Roxy
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

Well, I think the chances for Domino have increased after her performance. It was the best among three. Queens was the worst, imo.

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Roxy

I agree. Domino had the best performance. But what all three had in common is that I had no emotions during them.

Apparently, the voting lines are still open after the juries gave their votes.

Roxy
Roxy
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

Being the best performance of the evening didn’t help Domino. It’s Monsters, as expected!

Ari
Ari
2 years ago

Is someone watching?

It says this:

Ohjelma ei ole enää katsottavissa
and a sad face.

Can it only be watched within Finland?

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

Never mind, it’s working now.

Jordan
Jordan
2 years ago

Seriously people are complaining about an article going up on an artist choosing their song tonight… Yes, I think giving Saara the whole wiwibloggs twitter account was a bit of an overkill and she may be getting rather overhyped in my own opinion. but they are just reporting on who the readers favourite for tonight is, just like they are with Iceland, Estonia, San Marino and Poland… Seriously people, Chill out! I’d personally like Domino to win, the other two don’t appeal to my personal taste at all. As for the other national selections i’d like Aron Hannes in Iceland,… Read more »

Mel
Mel
2 years ago

Calling it now, they’ve managed to completely sabotage Monsters with the live performance and either Domino or Queens goes through, leaving Finland in the semi again. All the hype for literally nothing.

Wheatley
Wheatley
2 years ago
Reply to  Mel

This is probably spot on. She just finished performing Monsters and it was underwhelming on every aspect. Performance, vocals, choreo. That was weird. I believe she doesnt want to perform Monsters on Lisbon.

Mel
Mel
2 years ago
Reply to  Wheatley

This show has been a disaster. Wouldn’t send any of these. Saara’s vocals were the one thing no one questioned in advance but somehow they managed to make her sound weak. That’s quite a feat.

Kobe
Kobe
2 years ago

Has she won yet ?

Ari
Ari
2 years ago

Thanks, so that would make it last until 20:30, which would be convenient. 😀

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

@ Danielsen

Colin
Colin
2 years ago

My winners today – La Forza (The best song from all 9 remaining NFs), Monsters, Kust og feajo, but only by little, either Delirium or Light Me Up, Who We Are (because of Jessika)

Expected winners – La Forza, Monsters, Gold Digger, Light Me Up, Out of the Twilight

Back-up expectations – Home, Queens, Battleline, Delirium, Per quello che mi dai

Barnaby
Barnaby
2 years ago

Poll suggestions 01. Do you think Saara likes cats? 02. What do you think Saara had this morning for breakfast? 03. If Saara can’t wait to see the sun in Lisbon, because it’s been awhile, where do you think Saara likes to go on vacations. 04. Do you think Saara likes the name Betty? But Abigail? 05. Where Saara’s favorite dog had his first poop? 06. What is Saara’s favorite colour? 07. Does Saara like Vladimir Putin? If yes, why? If not, why? 08. How much Saara’s house worth? 09. Is Saara environmentally conscious? 10. What Saara thinks about Francesco… Read more »

duckhunter
duckhunter
2 years ago
Reply to  Barnaby

applause, puking saara aalto, rotfl

123
123
2 years ago
Reply to  duckhunter

lmfao
deleted twice in a matter of minutes…get a sense of humour already

Jo
Jo
2 years ago
Reply to  Barnaby

Why don’t this people just leave? lmao no one is oblige to read these posts. I don’t even like her songs, I just came to make fun of them…but you people are truly annoying.

KESC
KESC
2 years ago

I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s going to be Queens, considering the fact that it’s the Finnish public, in the end, who decides.
For me it’s not a problem, since Queens if by far more interesting than Domino, which is quite flat and boring.

Either Monsters or Queens for me!!

duckhunter
duckhunter
2 years ago

Another article about Saara Aalto, LOL

Datme
Datme
2 years ago
Reply to  duckhunter

Well duh, it’s the results of the poll.

Rory
Rory
2 years ago

One more Saara post dor today and you go on my “blocked sites” list.

Kuna
Kuna
2 years ago
Reply to  Rory

I’m pretty sure they’ll have to annouce the winning songs later today, won’t they ?

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Kuna

And don’t forget the new poll of the already chosen songs with the headline “Can Saara Aalto rise to the top?”. 😛

Chris Halpin
2 years ago
Reply to  Rory

Well given the results show is tonight, I’ll say bye now.

duckhunter
duckhunter
2 years ago
Reply to  Chris Halpin

wiwi, you get money for promoting the Saara Aalto??

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  duckhunter

If not, they should SO ask for money. 😀

Jan Maciejewski
Jan Maciejewski
2 years ago
Reply to  Chris Halpin

It’s true though. I like Saara by all means but I do think you guys are overdoing it. And many other readers seem to ageee

Rory
Rory
2 years ago
Reply to  Chris Halpin

This just shows how arrogant and entitled you are. LOL

Hope Saaaaaaara will crash and burn come May. And now, I am not a bad person.

Danielsen
Danielsen
2 years ago
Reply to  Rory

I wish people woukd stop being so negative and only seeing what they want to. This article is about the results of the Finnish poll they set up last week. I bet you have conviniently ‘forgotten’ that they do this for EVERY SINGLE NATIONAL FINAL, just as they do a Wiwi Jury of the team’s favourites. If you don’t want to read an article, don’t! It’s not hard. So how about getting a life and stop complaining like a child, ok hun? 😉

David S
David S
2 years ago
Reply to  Rory

Bye Rory

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Rory

Aww. Bye Rory. 🙁

Ari
Ari
2 years ago

Shocker.

Point of inquiry: Can someone knowledgable tell me how long the show is supposed to take? I hope it’ll move at a brisk pace and won’t be dragged out unnecessarily.

Danielsen
Danielsen
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

I believe it is supposed to last 90 minutes 🙂