X Factor 2016: Saara Aalto CONFIRMS record deal with an album out next year


Saara Aalto has confirmed she has signed a record deal following The X Factor final last weekend.

The X Factor 2016 runner up flew back to Finland today to announce the news, signing a joint deal with Sony Music UK and Sony Music Finland.

Saara said from Finland: "I arrived at the airport and there were so many people waiting for me, media, fans, with hearts with my name and they were welcoming me home.

"I was afraid nobody would come but there were so many people , I was really happy, that was the best homecoming ever."


Saara then announced: "I have this record deal with Sony Music UK and Sony Music Finland, together so we're going to make a very global album next year. I can't wait to get back to work next year."

Saara concluded: "It's going to be very exciting... YAY!"

While Saara has gone back to Finland for Christmas, speaking last week, she revealed plans to move to the UK permanently in 2017.

"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.”

News for Saara's record deal means that all of this year's finalists are set to scoop record deals.

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