Fan favourite and Finnish superstar Saara Aalto has revealed today that she has been in the process of filming the three videos for her UMK songs today. Keeping things Nordic, she has chosen to film them in Oslo. In an Instagram story she posted that she was at the Yle studios to have a hair and makeup tester for UMK, then flying onto Norway.
Since it was announced in November last year that she would be present in Lisbon this May, many have come to expect great things from the talented artist.
Saara has become quite prominent on twitter teasing many of her fans with details of the proposed songs. Her first song will be released on the 9th February 2018, the second on the 16th February 2018, with the third song being published on the 23rd February 2018. This gives fans over a week to listen and enjoy them before the UMK national final to be held in Helsinki. Will you be able to spot a Eurovision winner?
It hasn't be revealed who has written these three songs yet, however several Eurovision song writers have been rumoured to have been working with her recently. Those include legendary Thomas G:son (wrote Euphoria and many other Eurovision hits), along with Linnea and Joy Deb (wrote Heroes).
She is no stranger to Eurovision having stated several times that she would love to represent Finland at the contest. She has competed at UMK twice. The first was in 2011 with the self penned song "Blessed with Love", and the second was in 2016 with the song "No Fear". On both occasions she finished second. This time, the artist is guaranteed to represent her home nation. Saara also rose to prominence in the UK too, where she again finished second on the thirteenth series of X Factor.
Finland has decided to go internal this year, and select the well known artist Saara Aalto. Sticking to the national final Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2018 (UMK), Saara will sing three songs during the televised final to be held on 3rd March 2018.
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