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.
? I am having just the happiest of weeks! I have to pinch myself sometimes to believe all these good things are happening ??I have also started rehearsals for my Eurovision Wonderland London live show on 25th April…who would like some big news about my show tomorrow? ?? #eurovision #saaraaalto #monsters
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.