X Factor's Saara Aalto will have a 'quirky and fun' first single

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X Factor's Saara Aalto has teased details about her upcoming first single.

The runner up to last year's series has signed a mega record deal with Sony Music and will put out an album later this year.

"I want my first single to show the fun side to me," Saara teased this week. "It will be up tempo. Not bubblegum pop. Quirky."

It's set to be a busy 12 months for Saara who yesterday announced she was joining the panel of The X Factor in her home country of Finland.

Saara told the Daily Mail newspaper: "Finland watched my journey on the X Factor UK because we didn't have it in our country. They loved it. So it's been quite natural for them to ask me to be a judge. I feel I have a lot to bring to it."

One of four judges just like on our show, Saara will be mentoring a group of contestants and is hoping for the girls.

"All the categories would be great but I think I'd like to coach the girls. I know what they'll be going through!" she said.

Reflecting on the past year, Saara added: "It's crazy to think that a year ago I was auditioning for X Factor UK. Since that my whole life has changed.

"Doing the tour was amazing. I never thought that this could happen to a Finnish girl. Dreams can come true!"

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