In March she performed as the interval act in Lithuania’s Eurovision selection, treating the audience to an English-Lithuanian mash-up of “Monsters”.

And on Wednesday Saara Aalto flaunted her linguistic skills once more with an acoustic cover of the song — in 34 different languages.

Wearing a stylish red-and-black leather bomber jacket and sitting at a piano, the Finnish polyglot glides through the national languages of every country competing at Eurovision 2018.

The video comes with captions that let you know which tongue she’s switched to and when. But to help you out we’ve listed them in order here.

The languages are: English, Swedish, Portuguese, Greek, Estonian, Dutch, Italian, Azerbaijani, Georgian, Lithuanian, Icelandic, Norwegian, French, Spanish, Armenian, Hungarian, Danish, Polish, Slovenian, Macedonian, Albanian, Czech, Ukrainian, Latvian, Croatian-Serbian-Montenegrin, Bulgarian, German, Russian, Romanian, Hebrew and Finnish.

Interestingly, there aren’t any notes on the piano and there isn’t a teleprompter in sight…suggesting Saara committed these difficult lyrics to memory.

The video, which racked up more than 100,000 views in a few hours, is Saara’s gift to her fans all over the continent.

Announcing the video on Twitter, she said: “Surprise! Here is my acoustic live version of Monsters in 34 languages (all the Eurovision languages)! Thank you everyone for being on this journey with me, this is my gift to you all around the world.”

We accept! And so do her many fans. A Twitter user named Kaisa-Leena Ahlroth wrote: “I do not remember when I last time cried listening to a #eurovision song. Today I did. Absolutely great! #Eurovision2018”

Saara Aalto sings “Let It Go” in 15 languages

This isn’t the first time Saara has dazzled with a cover in multiple languages.

In September 2016, she slayed the Internet when she sang “Let It Go” in 15 different languages…from Malaysian to Turkish!

Are you loving Saara’s latest acoustic cover as much as we are? How did she sound in YOUR language? Let us know below. 

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Elsa
Elsa
3 years ago

Wow. Regardless of the competition, she has given us this. Thank you!

LiGhts
LiGhts
3 years ago

Her Azerbaijani isn’t that good, but it’s still decent. Good job, Saara.

kg45
kg45
3 years ago

I guess you’re the pathetic now. You people because of their nation. You are a racist. That’s exactly what racism is, in case you don’t know…

Éamonn Ó Floinn
Éamonn Ó Floinn
3 years ago

Cén fáth nach bhfuil an Ghaeilge san áireamh? Ní bheadh sé ródheacair trí theanga eile, an Mháltais agus an Bhealarúisis bheith sa dá cheann eile a dhéanamh chomh maith. Díreach de bhrí go bhfuil teanga eile oifigiúil againne, ní chiallaíonn sé sin nach bhfuil ár gceann féin againn. Ní bheadh sé oiriúnach an tSualainnis a dhéanamh in áit na Fionlainnais, só cén fáth a bhfuil sé ceart go leor é sin a dhéanamh dúinne? Why isn’t Irish included? It wouldn’t be that hard to include three other languages, Maltese and Belorussian being the other two as well. Just because we… Read more »

poe-tay-toe chips
poe-tay-toe chips
3 years ago

That’s a gimmick that might just be crazy enough to win it lol

Boomerang
Boomerang
3 years ago

She said she was going to do something never seen before at Eurovision…

Juuseven
Juuseven
3 years ago

She missed Maltese!

Timo1962FI
Timo1962FI
3 years ago
Reply to  Juuseven

Actually, she didn’t. Maltese has never been heard in the competition (Malta always has a song in English). And as English is Malta’s official language alongside with Maltese, she did enough.

TheDrMistery
TheDrMistery
3 years ago
Reply to  Timo1962FI

Malta’s entries in 1971 and 1972 were in Maltese. They both placed last but still.

Sasha
Sasha
3 years ago
Reply to  TheDrMistery

Janice 🙁

Éamonn Ó Floinn
Éamonn Ó Floinn
3 years ago
Reply to  Timo1962FI

So then if she left Finnish out and did Swedish instead it would be ok?

Stephanie
3 years ago

Got to agree with that one, Eugene! She’s a contender for sure (in my personal top 5), her voice is out of this world! She’s got a good draw in SF1 in between two ethnic ballads, plus she has the UK and Ireland voting so her fans from X Factor are sure to get behind her

Rory
Rory
3 years ago

And anothrt Greek detected. Pathetic x2.

As per the language, try the official languages registar within the UN. Yup, it is there.

GiavK
GiavK
3 years ago
Reply to  Rory

You could be more kind.I know you hate me because of my nationality but I didn’t use offensive language…

Rory
Rory
3 years ago
Reply to  GiavK

The thing is that you guys are literally annoying with all this name thing. Like, NOBODY else seems to have an issue with their name. It’s your own problem. Fix it in your own backyard

kg45
kg45
3 years ago
Reply to  Rory

Racist decteted. Pathetic^2

Queen
Queen
3 years ago

She is amazing!! Please, let’s vote her to the final together. She’s literally the one who needs every vote she can get. It’s about time Finland is in the final again.

stojko
stojko
3 years ago

If she managed to sing in macedonian then she can also make a performance in parisian, alsatian, east londonese, bohemian, valettan, alpean, pacific oceanic, himalayian, illyrian, burgundese, mediterranean, oregonean, texan, massachuchetean, lake ohridean, lake prespean, western danubean, tour eiffelean and thracean. These are all valid names for languages certainly.

Rory
Rory
3 years ago
Reply to  stojko

Greek detected. Pathetic.

Sasha
Sasha
3 years ago
Reply to  Rory

Actually he’s Bulgarian. Greek and Macedonian language have nothing in common. Bulgarian and Macedonian almost identical — like Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Montenegrin are almost identical.

Sasha
Sasha
3 years ago

Ukrainian and Polish words sounded pretty correct….Russian i didnt understand though lol

Ilmir24
Ilmir24
3 years ago

She is…just a perfect girl! I adore her

L'oiseau
3 years ago

Oh Gosh! I think I fell in love! I want to merry her! (Last part just kidding, of course. I am already taken 🙂 )
And btw I find this acoustic version so much better! It would have such a better chance to have a good position.

Eve
Eve
3 years ago

Wow, very beautiful, she’s so talented and seems great person, hardworking and dedicated. I’m not so fan of her song tho, but out of all ”bops” from semi 1, I would like to see her to qualify. Good luck, Saara!

Cin
Cin
3 years ago

Bravo for the effort

Tomas Davitt
Tomas Davitt
3 years ago

WOW WOW WOW what a talented woman!!!!

Tomas Davitt
Tomas Davitt
3 years ago
Reply to  Tomas Davitt

Although Im a little sad that she didnt say a line in Irish…….

Kir
Kir
3 years ago

She did very well in Danish! Not Perfect, of course, but I understood was she was saying right away, and Danish is a hard language to pronounce!
If it’s any interest, what she said was: “Du kan prøve at skræmme mig nu, men jeg er ikke bange mere.”

Tobias Andersen
Tobias Andersen
3 years ago

OMG how the hell did she do that? She memorised it! Wauw. She is amazing and I hope she will be rewarded. I wish Finland would be in top 5 now!
Respect!

Etoile
Etoile
3 years ago

Very kind to do that, I like this piano version, her song is more “gentle”. Bravo Saara and Kiitos ^-^

Ana
Ana
3 years ago

I’m IMPRESSED with her Polish – she sounds here like a native which doesn’t happen often!
The Norwegian and the Russian lines are not so perfect, as far as I know these languages, but I’m sure she did her best!
Fantastic idea, I love such combinations <3

TheDrMistery
TheDrMistery
3 years ago
Reply to  Ana

Yep but there were only 4 words. It’s not “Sophie’s Choice”.

Ana
Ana
3 years ago
Reply to  TheDrMistery

Of course, but the point is that usually people pronounce words with some difficult consonants in a strange way, and she didn’t 🙂

Basilica
Basilica
3 years ago

I am here to remind everyone of the following: We are not here to judge the national performances, or if we are, we can skip the Eurovision final, right. No other country has revealed their final staging either. What I saw in Israel, was that everyone were standing in the middle of the stage, doing nothing but singing. You may have hated Finland`s national performance, but 1. it is none of your business and 2. at least there was major effort there.

Timo1962FI
Timo1962FI
3 years ago
Reply to  Basilica

I couldn’t agree more. The meaning with a national final is to select an entry for each country. The final target is the grand final of the ESC. There is – depending of a country – 2 to 4 months left to polish and make up the final performance. The song can be revamped (until a certain date), the staging will be improved and all the details will be put together, so we haven’t seen the result of all this work yet. The same with all the entries – they are to be developed a lot within these few weeks… Read more »

Basilica
Basilica
3 years ago

The live performances have not shown a stronger performance so far, I am afraid. There is hardly any real singing in Israel song, Belgium flopped totally. The London Eurovision- party shows very strong vocals for Finland unlike for many other countries. Finland national show had very bad sound recording and the staging flopped. So? We are not here to judge the national performances, or if we are, send me the one from israel. No other country has revealed their final staging either. I call this harassment.

Ariel Attar
Ariel Attar
3 years ago

She said “Men daha qorxmuram” – “I ain’t scared no more” in Azerbaijani.

This version is actually much better the original one. Good luck anyway.

Frédéric
Frédéric
3 years ago

Is this what she had in mind when anouncing “something that has never been done on Eurovision stage before”?

Stevan
Stevan
3 years ago

Not all languages, Belarussian wasn’t there.

PofFinland
PofFinland
3 years ago
Reply to  Stevan

Neither was Brexitanian.

Timo1962FI
Timo1962FI
3 years ago
Reply to  Stevan

Is there a big difference between Belarussian and Russian languages? She sang a line in Serbian/Croatian/Montenegrin – languages that can be understood in these three countries.

Ilmir24
Ilmir24
3 years ago
Reply to  Timo1962FI

Belarusian, Russian and Ukrainian languages are from the same, east-slavic language group. Belarusian is a bit closer to Russian than Ukrainian, but these three languages are quite different, but people from these countries can quite understand each other. And Belarisian is not so used in Belarus, almost everybody in Belarus prefer speaking Russian. And almost all people from Ukraine, I think, know Russian

azaad
azaad
3 years ago
Reply to  Stevan

I think she just opted for the most spoken language of each country – in Belarus, most people speak Russian.

Miguel
Miguel
3 years ago

I understand her italian and spanish. The portuguese was a bit harder.
Either way this was a cool performance and thumbs up for her putting herself out there singing in so many languages. Her vocals were great. I hope she can deliver such a performance at Lisbon.

Azotman
Azotman
3 years ago
Reply to  Miguel

Hola Miguel,
Vuoi provare a farmi paura ma fallirai ! (Italiano)
Et ce soir je deviens ami avec toutes ces créatures qui se trouvent sous mon lit !(Français)
Ya no quiero (arrenderme ???) a estos monstruos (Español)
Me puedes ayudar con el español por favor ?
Kann jemand mit dem Deutsch mir helfen, bitte ?
I am impressed with her performance, I hope she will sing multi-languages in Lisboa. I am sure she can do it, although she may limit to 25 languages to fit in 3 minutes.
Cordiales saludos.

David Sarauli
David Sarauli
3 years ago
Reply to  Azotman

German: Reiß alle Wände ein, ab jetzt gibt’s nur noch Sonnenschein

Azotman
Azotman
3 years ago
Reply to  David Sarauli

Vielen Dank (Danke, Danke) für deine Hilfe. Ich lerne Deutsch. Schade dass es gibt jetzt keine Lied auf Deutsch in der Eurovision.

Franpu
Franpu
3 years ago
Reply to  Azotman

Spanish: Ya no quiero retener a estos monstruos ?
It was pretty well pronunced! This version is absolutely awesome, I’m loving Saara more and more each day!

Azotman
Azotman
3 years ago
Reply to  Franpu

Gracias, gracias, me faltaba solo esta palabra. Canta muy bien claro, soy yo que tengo algunos problemas para entender. He aprendido Español en la escuela quando tenia 14 años.

Miguel
Miguel
3 years ago
Reply to  Azotman

Someone already replied. I’ll add the portuguese:
“E esta noite faço amigos com todas as criaturas da minha mente.”

Leopabel
Leopabel
3 years ago

She nailed the greek one

Poet
Poet
3 years ago

Amazing

Alex M
Alex M
3 years ago

That couple of words in Ukrainian was not bad.
As for Russian – I din’t get what she’s saying.

David Sarauli
David Sarauli
3 years ago
Reply to  Alex M

I understood Russian phrase: ????? ??? ?????, ????? ?? ???? – ??????? ?????? ???. Makes sense 😉

David Sarauli
David Sarauli
3 years ago
Reply to  David Sarauli

Why I can not post cyrillic letters here? ;-(

Tiina
Tiina
3 years ago

Frosen is not the only one. What you think about this? https://youtu.be/IUDRVM32wo8

Daan
Daan
3 years ago

I couldn’t understand a word of her Dutch. Nontheless this is amazing and Saara is an amazing artist. Monsters will probably flop sadly if she doesn’t fix the staging and her vocals from her NF

Timo1962FI
Timo1962FI
3 years ago
Reply to  Daan

She has already progressed a great deal from the NF performance. A week later at the Lithuanian national final she showed what a great vocalist she is and until the Eurovision week the performance and staging will be polished. I am confident she will slay in Lisbon.

Ilona
Ilona
3 years ago
Reply to  Daan

And you don`t think Israel flopped? The live “singing” was nothing like in the video., out of tune and very powerless. Well, Finland has not flopped, it is only getting better ;). I actually understood her Dutch perfect!

Daan
Daan
3 years ago
Reply to  Ilona

I havent really heard Israel’s live perfromance. But Israel is like my number 42 this year. I rather have Finland qualify than them!

Daan
Daan
3 years ago
Reply to  Ilona

Also. I just cant make up what she says in Dutch. I understand “woorden” lol.

RichUK
RichUK
3 years ago

Saara should release this version before the contest. This just cements what an amazing talent Saara is. Remembering the different languages without any prompts, just WOW!

Ivan U7n
3 years ago

Strange that, I’m a Russian and I have understood rather well what was sung in other Slavic languages, that is all except Russian.

West
West
3 years ago

I think the acoustic version is so much better than the original one. Especially her voice get’s a lot more expressive when she’s not singing at the top of her lungs from the start to finish. Suddenly the song is now a lot more dynamic and enjoyable.

Yaa
Yaa
3 years ago

Wow! Impressive and so touching! Beautiful gift! Thank you!

Timo1962FI
Timo1962FI
3 years ago

Those entrants who don’t use this time before the Eurovision week are just losing the golden chance to be known everywhere. Something wrong with Saara doing intensive and effective pr-work for Finland and Monsters? I don’t think so.

Iosa
Iosa
3 years ago

Wow… the polyglot princess indeed!!

Not all of the Eurovision languages, though. I don’t see Maltese or Gaelic there on the list… But that’s being picky I guess ???

Timo1962FI
Timo1962FI
3 years ago
Reply to  Iosa

Eurovision languages – does it mean this year’s edition? I can’t remember song from the past being sung in Gaelic or Maltese… correct me if I am wrong.

Iosa
Iosa
3 years ago
Reply to  Timo1962FI

If I’m not mistaken, I think Ireland sang in Gaelic in 1972. I don’t think Malta sang using their official language, though could be wrong and open to correction!!! My take on it was that it was the official languages of all competing countries .
Anyway, either way (my original comment was merely an observation rather than a critique just in case my choice of words/bad English failed to make it clear), I think she did brilliantly!!

Éamonn Ó Floinn
Éamonn Ó Floinn
3 years ago
Reply to  Timo1962FI

Azeri has never been sung in Eurovision but it was included. Our 1972 entry, “Ceol an Ghrá” and Malta’s first two entries were both sung in our national languages.

And it’s, Irish btw. Calling it Gaelic is sort of like calling Russian Slavic. It’s not offensive or anything, but it’s a bit annoying, because no one says that here.

Sander
Sander
3 years ago
Reply to  Iosa

Malta’s second language is English so she didn’t forget Malta.

Éamonn Ó Floinn
Éamonn Ó Floinn
3 years ago
Reply to  Iosa

It’s Irish btw. Calling it Gaelic is sort of like calling Russian Slavic. It’s not offensive or anything, but it’s a bit annoying, because no one says that here.

It’s not being picky. Another three languages could’ve easily been fit in.

Madrileño
Madrileño
3 years ago

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LEO ESC AUT
3 years ago

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ana v.
ana v.
3 years ago

If Saara Aalto wins, this can be interval act next year in Finland.

Ron Kavaler
Editor
3 years ago

She’s amazing! 🙂

Fun or ban?
Fun or ban?
3 years ago
Reply to  Ron Kavaler

Amazing and desperate

Ilona
Ilona
3 years ago
Reply to  Fun or ban?

I think is is pathetic how Israel has received such appreciation without any careful consideration. Where are the credits of that singer, very few found in Wikipedia. But everyone seems to have a bad word about Finland. What do you have against us? Monsters

Sabrina
Sabrina
3 years ago

That was a great idea and the execution couldn’t be better. It also confirms my feelings that Saara is many leagues ahead her own song.

TheBoyNextDoor
TheBoyNextDoor
3 years ago

This version would make such an impact and would deliver the message to the people so purely. I love fastfood music but I feel like some solid songs are ruined by unnecessary uptempo beats.

Lourdes
Lourdes
3 years ago

What a voice! I actually loved this version more than the actual song 😀 Can she sing this instead?

Mezini
Mezini
3 years ago
Reply to  Lourdes

Huh? What? ? Trying to understand your point… Saara is an incredible singer, as is Eugent. Some things doesn’t add up to your comment.

Lourdes
Lourdes
3 years ago
Reply to  Mezini

I know, there are some pretty delusional people here. Most of them trolls. Actually there might be only 1 or 2 under different usernames, but I’m not sure. Don’t waste your time trying to deal with them or to make sense of what they’re writing. As you said singers can be incredible, without cancelling each-others values and talents. Saara is an amazing performer, just like Eugent, even though the latter is my favorite one this year.

mark
mark
3 years ago
Reply to  Lourdes

GREAT version but the long for the contest

Carlos
Carlos
3 years ago

Tremendous effort, Saara. Your song is great, whichever the language.

Thiago
Thiago
3 years ago

Wow! I wish this version was going on stage. I was mesmerized the entire song