X Factor 2016: Saara Aalto engaged to one of her fans, as her ex-boyfriend flies in for the final

X Factor Saara Aalto's girlfriend revealed


Saara Aalto's girlfriend is one of her biggest fans and will join her ex-boyfriend at The X Factor final tonight.

Saara revealed earlier this year that she got engaged to girlfriend Meri after two years together.

Meri proposed just before The X Factor live shows, having wooed Saara online.

"Meri saw me performing on TV in Finland. She had never sent any fan mail before, but she sent me a very beautiful message,” Saara told OK Magazine. "I get many messages, but when I saw hers, there was something in it that touched me very much and I wanted to reply”

Saara Aalto's girlfriend


“I said: ‘You were at my concert, why didn’t you come and say hello?'”

“Then, we never stopped talking. Meri and I were both in a situation that meant it wasn’t easy for us to be together immediately. We wanted to take our time,” she added.

Meri will of course be at The X Factor final tonight but so too will be Saara's ex-boyfriend of nine years, whom she left for Meri.

"Yes, he's coming," confirmed Saara on ITV's Lorraine on Friday.

She added of her wedding plans with Meri: "I think we're going to wait for maybe another two years, we will see."

Meanwhile, Saara also spoke on the show about her massive turnaround going from the sing-off in Week 1 to the final.

She said: "I think I just needed some time because I came from another country and people wasn't sure if they liked me or not.


"Then when weeks went by people were like, 'We like Saraa's voice' and 'We like her personality' and her performances and yeah, they're voting for me.

"I feel so grateful that people are voting for me and this is my new home, I want to stay here, I want to make my career here"

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

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