The snow fairy isn’t back — she never went away! Saara Aalto, the leading lady who represented Finland at this year’s Eurovision, is doing better than great. And that’s reflected by this year’s nominations for the Finnish Emma Gala Awards. The prestigious event is arranged annually by Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland, recognising the most distinguished artists and music professionals of the year.
Naturally the “Monsters” was on the list. She earned nominations for “Female Artist Of The Year”, while “Monsters” earned a nod in the category “Best Music Video Of The Year”. The gala will be held in Helsinki on the 2nd of February 2019.
Saara Aalto shared the news and thanked her fans through her social media:
Got nominated for ”Female artist of the year” in the Finnish Emma gaala!! ?? Monsters got nominated for ”Best Music video of the year”.. also being the most watched YouTube video in Finland in 2018 ??? Thank you so much for listening and Watching my music???????? pic.twitter.com/UTa5yzEuTi
— Saara Aalto (@saaraaalto) December 11, 2018
The most viewed YouTube video of the year in Finland
Saara’s Emma nominations are not the only accomplishments she’s enjoyed of late.
Recently Ilta-Sanomat reported that “Monsters” was the most viewed YouTube video of the year in Finland with over 3.5 million views. I ain’t scared no more!
Dancing on Ice
You thought that was all? Wrong! As we all know, Saara loves new challenges and trying new things. And now she is preparing for a new adventure. And this time it’s skating!
That’s right: Saara announced in early October that she will be competing in next year’s Dancing On Ice. She revealed her skating partner on Instagram with a picture of her standing next to Hamish Gaman, the 2015 British national champion.
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My Wild Wild Wonderland European tour is in its final week but my next chapter is already starting! ? I am so excited that my partner on @DancingOnIce is the incredible @hamishgaman ?? He is so talented & the nicest guy….this is going to be the best fun. Wish me luck! ??#DancingOnIce #wildwildwonderland
After announcing her participation, Saara has posted a series of videos of her practices on Instagram and it looks like she is natural talent when it comes to skating. And while she won’t be throwing any triple axles, we’re keen to see her attempt a layback for sure!
If she’s this good already, just imagine how great she can be in the future! Make sure to follow Saara’s journey in the contest which starts on Sunday, the 6th of January.
What do you think? Got a message for Saara? And will you be watching Dancing On Ice? Let us know on the comments down below.
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Training in the morning.. Skating is so hard but I LOVE it! Always sad when the rehearsal is over?? It’s so much fun to learn a new skill.. and so interesting to see how much I can learn in the next months, because I’ve already learnt so much??? #challengeyourself #nofear #wildwildwonderland @dancingonice