Saara Aalto has revealed the first of three songs that she will sing at UMK18.
This morning Finnish Eurovision artist Saara Aalto revealed her song “Monsters”, which is one of the three bidding entries for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. “Monsters” was written by Saara, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, and Ki Fitzgerald.
Saara will sing three songs at the Finnish national final show Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK18). The remaining two songs will be released in the upcoming weeks.
UMK 2018 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 3rd 2018. This will be the first time ever that UMK will feature just one competing artist. An international jury along with the Finnish televoters will choose the winning song.
Saara has previously participated in the Finnish national selection twice, having placed second on both occasions, in 2011 with Blessed with Love and in 2016 with No Fear. She also competed in the UK version of The X Factor in 2016 where she finished in second place.
Source: Saara Aalto
Finland first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961, they debuted alongside Spain and Yugoslavia. Finland has finished last in the contest on 10 occasions and has received ‘nul points’ three times. It wasn’t until 2006 that Finland won the Eurovision Song Contest, Lordi represented the country in Athens with the song “Hard Rock Hallelujah” scoring 292 points a record total at the time. Finland last performed in the final in 2014 when Softengine finished 11th with the song “Something Better”.