X Factor 2016: Saara Aalto wants to win to prove 'anything is possible'


Saara Aalto says she hopes to win The X Factor 2016 to prove that anything is possible.

The Finnish performer has had quite a journey on this year's live show.

Following 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.

From there she was in the bottom two sing off twice but has bounced back in style, now in the final.

"I never make it this far. It's so great," said Saara, who was twice failed to represent her country in Eurovison.

Speaking ahead of the final, Saara continued: "When I sang It's Oh So Quiet in week three, that was a turning point for me and people started to get behind me."

"People are writing me such beautiful messages. It gets better and better every week," she added.

And Saara said of winning the whole thing after her dramatic journey: "It would be a personal victory and the first time that somebody from abroad has done it. I'm so unique and versatile.

"It would show people that anything is possible."

Meanwhile, Saara insisted she was close to Sharon despite her mentor spending most of the week in the US.

"Sharon is always texting me and asking how I'm doing. She's always there for me and is so proud of me," Saara said.

The X Factor 2016 final airs tonight at 8PM on ITV.

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