Saara Aalto will be performing in London for her “Eurovision Wonderland Live!” show this April.
Finnish artist Saara Aalto has announced that she will be performing in her own show called “Eurovision Wonderland Live!” on 25th April. The show will take place at Under the Bridge in London, and will feature special guests who have not yet been named.
Saara has mentioned that she will be performing songs from her album, as well as “lots of Eurovision surprises”. Tickets have gone on sale, and are available to purchase here.
Tickets for my headline London show go on sale this Friday at 10AM ????????Come to my Eurovision Wonderland just before the contest ????⭐ Songs from my album will be performed for the first time plus lots of Eurovision surprises..I’m SO excited for this ???????? #Eurovision #SaaraAalto pic.twitter.com/EpkRgYjUxr
— Saara Aalto (@saaraaalto) March 14, 2018
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 Aalto’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.
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”.