Saara Aalto has revealed her tour of Finland which will see the singer perform in sixteen towns and cities across the country during October and November.
Saara Aalto is set to go on her first tour of Finland as she announces a sixteen date tour across the country. The singer who will represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will kick off her tour in mid-October and tour for the next four weeks across the nation. The dates of the tour are as follows:
- 17 October – Logomo, Turku
- 18 October – Tampere-talo, Tampere
- 19 October – Kulttuurikeskus, Espoo
- 20 October – Kuusankoskitalo, Kuusankoski
- 23 October – Sibeliustalo, Lahti
- 24 October – Musiikkikeskus, Kuopio
- 25 October – Kaukametsän sali, Kajaani
- 26 October – Madetojan sali, Oulu
- 31 October – Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki
- 1 November – Kulttuurikeskus, Iisalmi
- 2 November – Akustiikka, Ylivieska
- 3 November – Snellman-Sali, Kokkola
- 7 November – Järvenpäätalo, Järvenpää
- 8 November – Savonlinnasali, Savonlinna
- 9 November – Kulttuuritalo Virta, Imatra
- 10 November – Verkatehdas, Hämeenlinna
Tickets start at 32,49 Euro and can be purchased by Saara Alto’s official website here.
Finland decided that Saara Aalto will take the song “Monsters” to the Eurovision stage in Lisbon this May. The show was a special edition of ‘Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu’ (‘UMK’), which is used annually to choose Finland’s Eurovision entry; however, this year the show was used to select Saara Alto’s song for Lisbon, following an internal artist selection by the broadcaster, YLE.
Saara will take to the Eurovision stage on 8th May for the first semi-final, where she will be performing in the second half of the show. Her participation follows two previously unsuccessful attempts to represent Finland at Eurovision. In 2011 she participated in Finland’s selection with Blessed with Love, and in 2016 she performed No Fear. Both songs finished in second place in their respective finals. In 2016, Saara also participated in the UK version of The X Factor, where she also finished in second place.
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Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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”.