Saara Aalto to perform headline show at the Oh Yeah Centre
9th October 2018
Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast
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Finnish showgirl and songwriter. Pop star & pianist Saara Aalto is pleased to announce a headline Belfast show at the Oh Yeah Centre on Tuesday 09th October 2018. Saara exploded onto the UK pop scene when she entered Simon Cowell’s X Factor. The man himself ecstatically proclaimed ‘That’s how you do it!’ following her first audition – a breathtaking performance of Sia’s ‘Chandelier’. From there the star went from strength to strength. She regularly topped the weekly public vote and went on to become the runner-up of the entire show, firmly cementing herself as one of the UK’s best-loved stars.
A new world is dawning and Saara is at the very heart of it. She is everything a pop princess should be in 2018 – and Europe can’t get enough of her. ‘Saara Has Got A Big Year Ahead of Her’, screamed The Sun, the UK’s biggest newspaper. ‘Saara Will Make It All The Way To The Top Next Year’ proclaimed Daily Star, UK. She was even the most and second-most Googled person in her homeland of Finland in 2016 and 2017. When Estonia’s Publik magazine announced, ‘Saara Is Set To Become World Famous’, few could disagree with them. International stardom is in her destiny.
Firmly established as one of Finland’s major talents and celebrated stars, thanks to her anthemic single release, ‘No Fear’, runner-up in the TV smash hits ‘The Voice’ & ‘Finland’s Got Talent’ plus the voice of Princess Anna in the Finnish version of Disney’s global hit movie ‘Frozen’, Saara set her sights on an even bigger challenge. She decided to take on one of the most difficult music markets in the world: the United Kingdom.
2017 was a year of truly epic proportions with Saara accomplishing feats most artists take a lifetime to achieve. Stunning live shows included ‘In My Wildest Dreams’, a sell-out 13,500 capacity arena show at Helsinki’s Hartwall Arena, as well as a sell-out 17 date UK arena tour and a sell-out headline show at London’s iconic Hippodrome – plus performances all over the world including Ireland, Sweden, Spain, Estonia and Kazakhstan.
In addition to her incredible performances, Saara became a judge on X Factor Finland, released her debut book ‘No Fear’ in both Finland & United Kingdom and even became the star of her own documentary, which showcased her incredible year and was screened on YLE1. The last year has also seen Saara front incredible global campaigns and major endorsements for Schwarzkopf, Lidl & Coca-Cola.
Throughout all of this, she continued to participate in the charity work that is so close to her heart. She was proud to became an ambassador for the Princess Diana Awards anti-bullying campaign and to work with the HIV charity, the Terrance Higgins Trust.
Following the release of Saara’s debut international album in spring 2018, she will perform for a global audience of 180 million when she represents Finland at the world-famous Eurovision Song Contest. With such a unique and versatile artist as Saara, who has performed with legends including Kylie Minogue, Andrea Bocelli, Adam Lambert and Jose Carreras, there is no one more qualified to bring home the crown. Get ready for Saara Aalto!