One of them won Series 13 of X-Factor UK. The other won the ticket to represent Finland at Eurovision 2018.

And now Matt Terry and Saara Aalto will reunite at her headline London gig on April 25.

They were fierce rivals on X-Factor UK and battled all the way to the final. But now the dynamic duo have become best of friends.

Matt Terry’s appearance at Saara’s London gig won’t be the first time the duo have shared the stage since their time on X-Factor. They performed together at Manchester Pride 2017 and in Helsinki on Saara’s previous concert tour.

Saara announced the collaboration through her Facebook page, but exact details of the duet were kept to a strict minimum. All she would reveal is that they’ll perform something “extra special” together.

The pair have previously performed Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”, which should give a flavour for the kind of thing we can expect from them at the London gig.

Saara superfans were of course aware “big news” was on the way, as she’d teased further news about the London concert was coming on her Instagram page on March 23.

Saara also recently confirmed a promotional appearance at Eurovision In Concert on April 14 in Amsterdam. She’ll share the stage with 26 more acts from this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

Who is Matt Terry?

After winning X Factor UK in 2016, Matt scored a top 3 hit with his debut holiday single “When Christmas Comes Around” and went on to collaborate with Enrique Iglesias on a remix of Iglesias’ hit single “Súbleme la Radio”, which also reached the Top 10 in the UK.

In the three weeks leading to the X-Factor final Matt actually lagged behind Saara in the voting, but eventually pulled ahead in the final.

Saara’s London concert takes place at Under The Bridge on April 25 and tickets are available now.

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Adam
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Adam

I disagree! Why should she stay low key while Saara can make an effort with the people? Yes, bookies odds for her are dropping but they don’t mean it would be correct all the time. Saara always wanted to be in Eurovision and since day 1 when they announced she would represent Finland, I knew she would do hard works to deserve it! This year it is very competitive in the 1st semi-final IMO and any effort towards the public is definitely should be done! If she didn’t do anything, she would definitely not be Saara!

Tan
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Tan

A talented girl, I admire her as an artist, it’s a shame that in real life is not ideal as in a scene.

Dan
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Dan

I would have thought people will ask for refunds rather than buying tickets after making that announcement. The gig would be stronger without him. He’s awful.

AJ
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AJ

Yes, his problem is that when it comes to live performing, he just does not have the xfactor. He had a lot of help on the show (as they all do) to make him look better than he actually is. He just has no personality onstage. He sings into the microphone, and doesn’t look at or enage with the audience enough. This is why in the 18 months since XFactor, he hasn’t done a single gig of his own. As everyone nows, you can’t buld a music career these days if you can’t hold an audience on stage. Even though… Read more »

Joe
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Joe

Given that Lys Assia, France Gall, and Portugal’s own Madalena Iglesias now passed on, there ought to be some kind of Eurovision In Memoriam this year (like the tribute to Udo Jurgens in 2015).

Hada
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Hada

R.I.P. Lys Assia.

Matt C
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Matt C

Lyss Assia has just past away..

RIP

AJ
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AJ

To be fair Polyna, Matt Terry’s album sales have been poor and he didn’t make the top 40 with either his album or the three singles from it. He hasn’t done a single headline gig either, probably because he has no ability to hold a stage for more than a song or two. He was awful in the two duets he did with Saara at her 13,000 sell out arena gig. Things do not look great for his record deal on those results. Saara has performed around Europe since XFactor. All three of her songs released for UMK made the… Read more »

florin
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florin

another article about Saara aalto.. and are singers who doesen t have ONE single article

Isa
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Isa

Hello? This is just a coincidence!

Jo
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Jo

you are so blind + hater alert.

Aaron
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Aaron

oh god no, doesn’t Saara want to win the public vote?

then again it is a smart manoeuvre X factor Winner performing with runner up (both of which received 100% of the vote in the super final between them) I would say it’s a good plan to win votes with the UK.

omg he is a flop compared to her…

Polyna
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Polyna

> omg he is a flop compared to her…

What?! Matt had two charting singles in the UK and one charting album. Saara had zero. Who’s the flop again?

Jo
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Jo

both

AJ
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AJ

Saara hasn’t released her album yet or an official UK single. The three songs she released for UMK all made the top 20 in Finland. Matt’s two charting singles were more to do with the XFactor win and Enrique Inglasias. That perhaps explains why his three singles from his poor performing album, failed to even break the top 40. And the album did not do much better. The reality is that he will probably be dropped from his record deal, just like many other xfactor signed acts, with better sales than him even, have been. Saara is releasing her album… Read more »

Polyna
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Polyna

> Saara hasn’t released her album yet or an official UK single

And when she releases it, none of them will chart in the UK. Sorry.

> but sales in her home country

Yeah, _in her home country_, that isn’t UK. And when we’re doing comparison with Matt Terry, her home country doesn’t matter – they were contestants of X Factor UK, not X Factor Finland. Their peformance in X Factor UK was meant to launch them into stardom in the UK, not Finland, so it’s the UK charts that are measure of whether they succeeded in that goal.

AJ
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AJ

So now you have a crystal ball too? Her home country is as important to her as the UK is to Matt (his home country). And btw, Saara is currently a judge on XFactor Finland. She has made a lot of money since XFactor, far more than Matt Terry and she hasn’t even released the album yet. And you are wrong. XFactor UK is not just about the UK. How arrogant to think that only UK charts matter. Music careers can be anywhere in the world. There are also far bigger markets than the UK. Saara is working towards an… Read more »