Be still our Eurofan hearts! Today the BBC have released a video of Finland’s Saara Aalto and the United Kingdom’s SuRie being euro-besties, making us all wish we could also be there sipping tea and then snapping pics to share in our private chat later (oh please say this will be a ‘thing’!).
The video shows the fierce duo walking along the streets of Camden, north London, before heading off to a recording session, teasing the idea that we could be getting a duet from the pair soon. Saara rocks typically eccentric shiny boots with an epic pink coat, whilst SuRie looks geek-chic in a big coat and sneakers, whilst bringing her enviable hair-game.This will be great news to all of the fandom, but particularly those who followed Saara’s journey through X Factor where she came second to Matt Terry.
The two ladies did the quintessentially British thing of chatting over tea, discussing Saara’s experience with UMK – when she came second in 2016 with the song “No Fear”, and then SuRie’s involvement with the grand final itself, when she backed both Loïc Nottet and Blanche in 2015 and 2017 respectively. As they chatted, they made comments about how they are hoping to beat the second and fourth places they are used to…and to win together? Whilst this is, of course, not possible, that is a stage show we would LOVE to see!
As a sign of their rising profiles, the pair landed in the MailOnline’s sidebar of shame — aka its clickbait celebrity coverage. Our favourite caption? “Dishing all: The X Factor star put on a leggy display in a faux fur pink jacket as she mingled with her pal – hot on the heels of admitting that she’s ‘proud to be a lesbian’.”
Indeed, the clip comes just after Saara spoke of her pride in being a lesbian woman. Her relationship, and subsequent engagement to her now-manager Meri Sopanen, has been public since her appearance on The X Factor UK, and she has never been shy of posting about her love for her fiancée, even proposing through a tweet back in March 2017!
— Saara Aalto (@saaraaalto) February 20, 2018
We can’t wait to see what these two amazing, fierce singers bring to the stage in Lisbon and, of course, we are crossing all our fingers and toes hoping this #SaaRie collaboration comes out soon! Will you be voting for “Monsters” or “Storm” in May? Let us know in the comments below!