Eurovision artist Saara Aalto releases a new single after the contest.
Finnish artist Saara Aalto has released her new single “DANCE!!!”, which was featured on her album “Wild Wild Wonderland”, and is available to listen to on Spotify and iTunes. “DANCE!!!” is written by Linnea Deb, Matias Keskirokanen and Saara herself, and is produced by Joy Deb. Saara isn’t the only artist to release a single after the contest, as Latvia’s Laura Rizotto released “Bonjour” earlier this week.
The singer also revealed that she will be joining the Helsinki Pride Parade at the end of this month with her own DANCE!!! truck, as well as performing at the Helsinki Pride Closing Party along with Eurovision 1999 winner Dana International.
Saara Aalto represented Finland at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal. With her song “Monsters”, she placed 25th in the Grand Final with 46 points.
Finland decided that Saara Aalto would take “Monsters” to the Eurovision stage in Lisbon. 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.
Her participation followed 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 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.