Who is Saara Aalto? Dancing On Ice star's girlfriend, X Factor, Eurovision and nationality
4 January 2019, 16:58 | Updated: 8 January 2019, 11:56
X Factor finalist Saara Aalto's debut album Wild Wild Wonderland gave way to her hit single 'Monsters' – now the DOI contestant takes to the slippery stage.
Saara Aalto has had quite the career from her entry at the Eurovision song contest to her appearance on X Factor and now Dancing On Ice.
The singer is also famous for her role as Finnish's Anna from Frozen voice and even Brave.
So who is Saara? Does she have a girlfriend? And what is her nationality? Here is everything you need to know about Finnish singer as she takes on Love Island's Wes Nelson and TOWIE's Gemma Collins on the ice.
Who is Saara Aalto and how old is she?
31-year-old Saara Aalto is a Finnish singer best known for her appearance as a contestant on the UK's X Factor.
Born in Oulunsalo, Finland, Aalto grew up in a musical family. She first appeared on TV when she came second in the first season of The Voice of Finland in 2012.
Saara Aalto on The X Factor: When was she on the show?
Saara Aalto gained international fame when she finished as a runner-up in The X Factor UK in 2016, eventually losing out to Matt Terry.
She sang Whitney Houston’s 'I Didn’t Know My Own Strength' in the final, and that year became the most Googled person in Finland!
Following her appearance on X Factor, Saara became a judge on the Finnish version of the show.
Saara Aalto's career: Eurovision and Disney's Frozen
In 2018, she represented her country at the Eurovision Song Contest with her single 'Monsters' finishing in 25th place.
Her debut album Wild Wild Wonderland, which includes the single 'Monsters', is out now.
Saara is also the singing voice of Princess Merida in the Finnish version of Disney's animation Brave, and is also the voice of Anna in the Finnish version of Frozen.
Her cover of 'Let It Go' sung in 15 languages has gained over 5 million views on YouTube.
Saara Aalto girlfriend: Is she dating anyone?
Saara proposed to her girlfriend Meri Sopanen in 2016, after Finnish lawmakers ruled against a petition calling for the marriage equality law to be repealed.
The first time she went public with her relationship was during her time on the X Factor, saying: "My sexuality was never an issue."
Is Saara Aalto on Instagram?
She is indeed, and she's bound to share some snaps of her Dancing On Ice journey with us too.
You can follow her on @saaraaalto.View this post on Instagram
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