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X Factor’s Saara Aaalto to support Steps on UK tour

Saara Aalto will support Steps on their UK tour this summer.


The X Factor 2016 runner up will open up for the 90s group on their dates throughout May and June.

In an announcement in The Sun newspaper, Saara said: “Hitting the road with Steps is going to be so much fun.

“It’s right after Eurovision so I will be on cloud nine after performing to millions of people.

“It will be the first chance to see my new music and some classic performances on the road in the UK, so I’m very excited.”

You can see dates and venues and buy tickets for Steps’ concerts here.

Meanwhile, Saara will be seen on TV in May representing her home country of Finland in Eurovision.


Saara had tried three times to enter the competition in the past but was always second best.

Confirming she would be competing in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest for Finland, Saara said last November (via “I know that this journey is going to be fantastic regardless of the results of the actual competition.”

She joked: “I’m of course jumping right in with the attitude that I can win the Eurovision Song Contest – or at least finish in second place! That’s something I’ve been great at, no doubt about it.”

Three song options will be put forward for Saara to perform on a TV show in Finland, with viewers in the country deciding the track she should sing at the contest.

Saara said: “There won’t be any of that ‘let’s just throw in something’ vibe. Every detail will be thoroughly thought out and delivered to the maximum.


“This is going to be a superb experience for the whole of Finland! I have a strong Finnish and international team with me, together we’re able to make great things happen.”

Eurovision 2018 will air in May from Lisbon, Portugal.