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Saara Aalto
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Background
Birth name Saara Sofia Aalto
Born (1987-05-02) 2 1987 (age 32)
Oulunsalo, Finland
Occupation
Singer
Instruments
Vocals
Years active 1998–present
Label
Sony Music
Website http://www.saaraaalto.com


Saara Sofia Aalto (born 2 May 1987) is a Finnish singer, songwriter, and voice actress. She placed second in the first season of The Voice of Finland in 2012. Aalto also competed in the Finnish national selection to represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest twice, with self-penned songs; first in 2011 with "Blessed with Love" and then in 2016 with "No Fear", placing second both times. She has taken part in musicals on stage and has done a great number of dubbings for feature films and foreign television series. Saara Aalto is the voice of Princess Anna in the Finnish version of Disney's animated movie Frozen. She has dueted with Adam Lambert, and had concerts together with Andrea Bocelli, José Carreras and pianist Robert Wells. She has published 5 albums with her own record label Yume Records.

In 2016, Aalto came runner-up in the thirteenth series of The X Factor UK, which gained her international recognition. Every fourth Finn watched The X Factor final. Aalto was the most googled person in Finland in 2016. Tabloid newspaper Iltalehti readers voted Saara Aalto as Finnish person of the year 2016. Following the show, she was signed to both Sony Music UK and Finland. In June 2017, Aalto announced via social media that she will be a judge on season two of X Factor Suomi. Four months later, Aalto announced she had left Sony Music for Warner Music Group, citing that her previous deal did not feel like the "right team".

On 7 November 2017, it was announced that Aalto would represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. In February 2018, the Finnish broadcaster held a national final to select a song for Aalto. The Finnish public chose the song Monsters.

Discography

Albums

Title Details Peak chart positions
FIN
Blessed With Love
  • Released: 11 May 2011
  • Label: Yume Records Oy
  • Formats: Digital download, CD
Enkeleitä – Angels
  • Released: 9 November 2011
  • Label: Yume Records Oy
  • Formats: Digital download, CD
You Had My Heart
  • Released: 24 May 2013
  • Label: Yume Records Oy
  • Formats: Digital download, CD
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Ai De Zhu Fu
  • Released: 29 August 2013
  • Label: Yume Records Oy
  • Formats: Digital download, CD
Tonight
(with Teemu Roivainen)
  • Released: 8 April 2015
  • Label: Yume Records Oy
  • Formats: Digital download, CD
Wild Wild Wonderland
  • Released: 27 April 2018
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Formats: Digital download, CD
"—" denotes an album that did not chart or was not released.

Singles

As lead artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
FIN FIN (Air)
"Blessed with Love" 2011 Blessed with Love
"You Had My Heart" 2013 You Had My Heart
"You Raise Me Up"
(with Teemu Roivainen)
2014 Tonight
"No Fear" 2016 Non-album single
"Monsters" 2018 14 10 Wild Wild Wonderland
"Domino" 18
"Queens" 12
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.
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