Saara Aalto presents her first potential Eurovision smash
Finnish pop star Saara Aalto has big plans for 2018. The lady with the big voice who made a career out of becoming the runner up in every competition she takes part in, is ready for more. After finishing 2nd in the Finnish version of The Voice and the Finnish Eurovision national final twice, she tried her luck in the UK participating in X Factor, again reaching number 2. Aalto gained international recognition for this and became an icon in her home country. She is now selected to (finally) represent Finland in Eurovision and she will premiere three potential entries in the coming weeks which will compete in a national final on the 3rd of March. The first track is titled ‘Monsters’ and was released today.
Everyone who has seen Saara Aalto perform before, knows that she does not shy away from theatrics, drama and big vocals. That is exactly what she serves on ‘Monsters’, a big uptempo number with empowering lyrics about dealing with the ‘monsters under your bed’. The build up is very Eurovision and although the drop at the end of the chorus follows the tropical trend of recent years, the track as a whole feels more 2012 than 2018. Having said that, I am positive that Saara will be able to sell the hell out of this song on the Eurovision stage. At the same time I think she will save the best for last when it comes to her potential Eurovision entries, so let us see what she comes up with in coming two weeks. If ‘Monsters’ were to be Finland’s choice, I am sure a whole lot of Eurovision fans will be living for it!