Saara Aalto was the definition of the comeback queen last year as a contestant on The X Factor UK. If you remember, Saara finished up in the bottom three during the first two weeks of the live shows, and her journey on the X Factor was set to come to an abrupt end. However, things took a turn for the better when viewers eventually warmed to Saara and voted to keep her in the competition until the very end. Saara came second place in the competition, after just narrowly losing out to Matt Terry.
The singers journey didn’t end there though, or go unnoticed in her native country Finland. A quarter of the countries population tuned in to watch Saara in the grand final, and she she returned home to a hero’s welcome in addition to performing her first ever arena concert in Helsinki in April.
Finnish broadcaster MTV (which is not in anyway related to the Viacom-owned MTV brand) today announced it is reviving The X Factor Suomi, which previously ran for a single series in 2010. Saara took to Facebook earlier today (June 13) to reveal that she was going to be a judge on the new revival, gushing with excitement the singer went on to say:
When I auditioned the X Factor UK last May, I never thought I’d end up being a judge on the X Factor Finland only a year later! I know what it takes to go through a competition like this, so I’m gonna give my all to the contestants and share them my experience!
Saara will also be focusing on creating her major label debut album after signing a deal with Sony Music, and is expected to release the record (which could include a track written by Sia) in November.