X Factor 2016: Poorly Saara Aalto told to rest ahead of next live show


Saara Aalto has revealed she's feeling poorly ahead of this weekend's X Factor live show.

Which is a shame as this week the theme is Divas, arguably a selection perfect for Saara.

The belting songstress has had a rough time of it in the competition so far, even before the live shows started.

After a brilliant first audition, Saara was booed off stage at the Six Chair Challenge after failing to impress mentor Sharon Osbourne and the live audience with a song in French.

Thanks to a wild card twist, Saara was brought back and made it into the live shows despite leaving Robbie Williams 'cold' at judges' houses.

And now Saara has been in the sing-off every week, surviving by the skin of her teeth on Sunday when the judges' vote went to deadlock.

That's all despite putting in some impressive vocal performances each weekend.

With bookies making Saara a favourite AGAIN for the danger zone this week, she really needs to pull something out of the bag on Saturday night.

But she tweeted fans this evening to tell them she was sick ahead of her latest performance.

Saara said: "I'm resting in bed, have a little cold.. Send me love and healing energy, please. I'll be fine on Sat, promise!"

But illness hasn't stopped the Finnish singer from enjoying her time in London, posting pictures of herself at Madame Tussauds.

Saara also uploaded a snap alongside fellow finalist Emily Middlemas, writing: "@emilymiddlemas_ is too sweet!! And we look like sisters, don't we? 😍 @thexfactor "


The X Factor 2016 is back next Saturday and Sunday night on ITV at 8PM.

The theme is divas and there will be guest performances from Shawn Mendes and John Legend.

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