Saara Aalto & Baga Chipz - When The Sun Goes Down



Showgirl and songwriter. Pop star & pianist. There is no one quite like Saara Aalto.

A new world is dawning and Saara is at the very heart of it. She is everything a pop princess should be in 2018 – and Europe can’t get enough of her. ‘Saara Has Got A Big Year Ahead of Her’, screamed The Sun, the UK’s biggest newspaper. ‘Saara Will Make It All The Way To The Top Next Year’ proclaimed Daily Star, UK. She was even the most and second-most Googled person in her homeland of Finland in 2016 and 2017. When Estonia’s Publik magazine announced, ‘Saara Is Set To Become World Famous’, few could disagree with them. International stardom is in her destiny.

Firmly established as one of Finland’s major talents and celebrated stars, thanks to her anthemic single release, ‘No Fear’, runner-up in the TV smash hits ‘The Voice’ & ‘Finland’s Got Talent’ plus the voice of Princess Anna in the Finnish version of Disney’s global hit movie ‘Frozen’, Saara set her sights on an even bigger challenge. She decided to take on one of the most difficult music markets in the world: the United Kingdom.

‘I had achieved success and published 5 albums (with Yume Records) in Finland,’ Saara recalls. ‘But It had always been my dream to release my music internationally so I took my own advice from ‘No Fear’ and went to the UK. I even shocked myself at just how well it went’.

And that is an understatement.

Saara exploded onto the UK pop scene when she entered Simon Cowell’s X Factor. The man himself ecstatically proclaimed ‘That’s how you do it!’ following her first audition – a breathtaking performance of Sia’s ‘Chandelier’. From there the star went from strength to strength. She regularly topped the weekly public vote and went on to become the runner-up of the entire show, firmly cementing herself as one of the UK’s best-loved stars.

‘To have the UK public embrace me just as much as my home country was something very special to me,’ Saara reflects, ‘And I have had the best year working on my debut international album’. Saara signed a worldwide deal with Warner Music and has worked with huge names on her record including Biff Stannard (Spice Girls / Kylie Minogue), Xenomania (Little Mix / Cher), Sophie Ellis Bextor & The Family (Fifth Harmony / Loreen). She couldn’t be more excited for its release, ‘My sound is epic, love, pop. It is a style very unique to me – expect the unexpected!’

2017 was a year of truly epic proportions with Saara accomplishing feats most artists take a lifetime to achieve. Stunning live shows included ‘In My Wildest Dreams’, a sell-out 13,500 capacity arena show at Helsinki’s Hartwall Arena, as well as a sell-out 17 date UK arena tour and a sell-out headline show at London’s iconic Hippodrome – plus performances all over the world including Ireland, Sweden, Spain, Estonia and Kazakhstan.

In addition to her incredible performances, Saara became a judge on X Factor Finland, released her debut book ‘No Fear’ in both Finland & United Kingdom and even became the star of her own documentary, which showcased her incredible year and was screened on YLE1. The last year has also seen Saara front incredible global campaigns and major endorsements for Schwarzkopf, Lidl & Coca-Cola.

Throughout all of this, she continued to participate in the charity work that is so close to her heart. She was proud to became an ambassador for the Princess Diana Awards anti-bullying campaign and to work with the HIV charity, the Terrance Higgins Trust.

‘The past 12 months have been a whirlwind. I am the happiest girl in the world and ready for my next challenge,’ Saara exclaims.

And what a challenge it will be!

Following the release of Saara’s debut international album in spring 2018, she will perform for a global audience of 180 million when she represents Finland at the world-famous Eurovision Song Contest. With such a unique and versatile artist as Saara, who has performed with legends including Kylie Minogue, Andrea Bocelli, Adam Lambert and Jose Carreras, there is no one more qualified to bring home the crown. Get ready for Saara Aalto!