X Factor 2016: Saara Aalto 'signed by Simon Cowell's Syco label'


Saara Aalto has reportedly signed a record deal with Simon Cowell's Syco record label.

The X Factor 2016 runner up is said to have signed a joint deal with Simon's Syco and Sony Music Finland in her home country.

According to the Daily Star newspaper, the news will be officially announced tomorrow (Tuesday) so watch this space.

Speaking this week, Saara revealed plans to move to the UK permanently amid rumours of a record deal.


"It’s all been such a huge surprise – I never expected to make it so far!" she raved following the final. "I was supposed to have some concerts in Finland the other week, but I had to cancel everything as I was still here.

"People were very understanding, though, and wanted me in the competition."

Saara told Now magazine: "I’ve embraced a different culture now and, whatever happens, London, I’m here to stay! I’ve met so many great people who are going to be my friends always. This is just the beginning of the rest of my life."

But it does mean her wedding to fiancee Meri is on hold for now.

The Finnish singer told The Sun newspaper: “[The wedding] is somewhere in the future not right now, we have some other things to do first…

“I’ve had so many meetings but it’s only been two days so it’s all very confusing at the moment but we’ve had very good meetings and very good plans.”

If Saara has been signed then it means all three of this year's finalists have secured a record deal.

On Sunday it was reported that third placed runners up 5 After Midnight had also put pen to paper with Simon's record company.


A source told the Daily Star on Sunday: "The boys are overjoyed and can't believe they are signing to Syco.

"Simon has been a big fan of them throughout the series."

Winner Matt on the other hand has been signed by RCA Records, rather than Simon himself.

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