She impressed the judges with her very first performance on the opening night of Dancing on Ice. And Finland’s Eurovision 2018 singer Saara Aalto served Frozen realness with Idina Menzel’s “Let It Go” on Sunday night’s Musicals week, making it through yet again. 

It was also the return of the Judges’ Challenge. As part of their routines, the celebrities and their dance partners must spin together for at least three three full revolutions in a row.

Having taken in Christopher’s advice from her previous routine, Saara knew speed was of the essence for her. Given it’s also musicals week, she wanted to do something unique with her performance. And skating partner Hamish Gaman suggested Saara should sing and skate at the same time, becoming the first ever celebrity to achieve this feat on Dancing on Ice.

Dressed as a real-life Elsa, it was a massive improvement from her opening performance. Jason’s score of 6 took Saara by surprise, both Ashley and Jayne gave a 6.5 with a 7 from Christopher.

Ashley suggested Saara is a better skater than a dancer. Jason praised the partnership between Saara and Hamish. Christopher admitted he was a little underwhelmed at the routine during rehearsals but was left impressed with the performance on the night.

Dancing on Ice 2019 – Judges’ scores (Week 3)

  1. Wes Nelson and Vanessa Bauer – 29.5
  2. James Jordan and Alexandra Schauman – 27.0
  3. Saara Aalto and Hamish Gaman – 26.0
  4. Brian McFadden and Alex Murphy – 22.0
  5. Melody Thornton and Alexander Demetriou – 20.5
  6. Jane Danson and Sylvain Longchambon – 20.0
  7. Ryan Sidebottom and Brandee Malto – 19.0
  8. Saira Khan and Mark Hanretty – 18.5
  9. Richard Blackwood and Carlotta Edwards – 18.0
  10. Didi Conn and Lukasz Rozycki – 16.5
  11. Gemma Collins and Matt Evers – 13.0

What did you think of Saara’s performance? Are you happy she’s through to next week? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Esc1234
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Esc1234

She will come second again….

Katariina
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Katariina

It’s a shame Saara threw away a lucrative mainstream recording career with Simon Cowell just to do Eurovision, and that this is her career now. She could’ve actually been a big name but she threw it all away.

romanian
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romanian

We don’t know what was written in that contract. Simon Cowell should have let her to go to Eurovision. That makes him the bad guy. Saara is not one of his puppets. Probably his conditions were unacceptable.

Katariina
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Katariina

Nope, Eurovision was a bad career move and Saara’s career now proves that. Rita Ora was gonna do Eurovision too back when she first was starting out but her management told her not to because it was a bad career move; clearly they were right and look at her now.

As much as we love Eurovision, it is not the best career move. New artists who do Eurovision become one-hit-wonders unless they do really well, it’s such a gamble. How many Eurovision artists have gone on to have massively successful international careers?

romanian
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romanian

They are afraid of a two figures place. It should not be that way, after all they go to all those…. talent shows. So weird. Even those who are in the jury are so desperate. But they think Eurovision is the evil. I don’t understand why.

Matthew
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Matthew

Most acts who choose to do Eurovision wouldn’t have had a major international career anyway so what are you arguing?

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

Yeah we don’t know the full story. Maybe Simon’s contract would require her to wait wait wait. She wouldn’t have had an opportunity to go to ESC to raise her profile across Europe and the UK.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Cowell is not at fault for her bad songwriting and staging though. That 25th place was on her.

ESCalator
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ESCalator

I doubt Simon is handing out lucrative recording contracts. They may be lucrative for him (which is why he’s net worth is estimated around £325 million). His acts are nowhere near and majority of them flopped.

BadWoolfGirl
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BadWoolfGirl

It’s actually appropriate that Saara chose to do Frozen because she’s actually the voice of Anna for the Finnish dub!

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

From “Let it go” in UK’s X Factor to “Let it go” in Dancing on ice.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

She did whaaaaat?!

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

I just watched it. Actually she was singing along to her own track only in the parts of the routine where she physically could. Still an achievement and far safer than the alternative. Phew.
For goodness sake Saara, stay safe!