EUROVISION 2018: Finland’s act Saara Aalto REVEALS she is half British

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The singer is representing Finland in this year’s contest.

But in an exclusive interview with Daily Star Online she revealed she’ll also be flying the flag for the UK.

In an exclusive chat with Daily Star Online, Saara said: “My song Monsters is written by a British songwriter and my dancers are from the UK.

“So I feel like the whole production is half British and half Finnish, which is fantastic.

“I meet British fans every day. They come over to me when I’m having breakfast and things like that. So I’m hoping everyone in the UK will vote for me!”

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Saara hiring Brits for her Eurovision track means the UK could finally have some success at the contest.

It’s been 21 years since we had a victory in 1997.

But Saara is thought to be one of this year’s frontrunners thanks to her wide fanbase across Europe.

She is so popular with fans she has been getting mobbed in Lisbon.

Saara said: “I am getting a lot of attention. I didn’t realise it would be like that. Most people know me from the UK X Factor. I get asked for so many photos.

“Yesterday I went to have lunch and and one of the waiters said ‘I loved you on X Factor’ and he had no idea I was doing Eurovision!”

Saara wowed fans in Tuesday’s semi final and won enough votes to land a place in the final.

She said: “Finland doesn’t usually go through. It’s really rare. So I thought I’d be cursed and I wouldn’t go through.”

In recent days Cyprus has emerged as the new bookies’ favourite to win this year’s contest.

But Saara is hoping to come out on top.

She said: “I’m confident about my performance but this year the quality is really high. People are crazy about some of the songs. They’re crazy about my song as well… but I still have no idea who’s going to win.

“For me this competition is not about winning. It’s a platform where you can show who you are as an artist. It’s a festival where you represent your country and do you thing… and one song wins.”

The final kicks off at 8pm tomorrow on BBC One.

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