A weekend at home – scrolling left, right, up and down and a click here and there through YouTube – I stumbled upon this Finnish artist Saara Aalto. Up until this weekend I did not know her music nor her covers. The first video I stumbled upon was her first audition for XFactor in the United Kingdom. An incredible cover of ‘Sia – Chandelier’. I think I like this cover even more than the original song. Saara has a broad tonal range and power or subtlety she can put in a song. She also plays the grande piano and now and then it accompanies her in her performaces.
So hereby the video of her first audition for The X Factor United Kingdom. For this audition she flew over especially from Finland to compete in the music television show.
From 1:11 in the video, the audition itself
The X Factor Journey
Saara Aalto had an incredible X Factor journey where she fought for her spot in the competition every single performance. And the shows are so well dressed in the United Kingdom as if you are going to a concert every single time and seeing all the music performers.
In this compilation video of nearly one hour you can watch all the of her X Factor performances in the competition including some incredible covers! The titles of the performed songs are listed below the video
The X Factor UK Performance List:
- Auditions: “Chandelier” – Sia
- Bootcamp: “On the Radio” – Donna Summer
- Six-chair challenge: “I See Fire” / “Je Suis Malade” – Ed Sheeran / Serge Lama
- Judges’ houses: “The Winner Takes It All” – ABBA
- Live show 1: “Let It Go” – Idina Menzel
- Sing-Off: “Alive” – Sia
- Live show 2: “River Deep – Mountain High” – Tina Turner
- Sing-Off: “Run” – Leona Lewis
- Live show 3: “It’s Oh So Quiet” – Björk
- Live show 4: “Bad Romance” – Lady Gaga
- Live show 5: “Sound of the Underground” – Girls Aloud
- Sing-Off: “Who You Are” – Jessie J
- Live show 6: “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)” – Barbara Streisand & Donna Summer
- Live show 7: “My Heart Will Go On” – Celine Dion
- Live show 8: “The Winner Takes it All” – ABBA
- Live show 8: “Diamonds Are Forever” / “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” – Shirley Bassey / Marilyn Monroe
- Semi-final: “White Christmas” / “All I Want for Christmas Is You” – Bing Crosby & Ken Darby Singers & John Scott Trotter / Mariah Carey
- Semi-final: “Chandelier” – Sia
- Final: “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” – Tears for Fears
- Final: “Bohemian Rhapsody” with Adam Lambert – Queen
- Final: “It’s Oh So Quiet” – Björk
- Final: “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength”
Loves from Sophie
You can also watch all of her X Factor performances in this compilation video of nearly one hour:
In the YouTube blog posts I highlight a video I stumbled upon. Mostly one at the time. Now and then a video is part of a small series about a musician or an artist or another art.