Finnish UMK was different this year as Saara Aalto was chosen internally to represent Finland, but public got to vote from three different songs. ‘Monsters’ was chosen to be the song Saara is performing in Lisbon and it’s a very catchy song indeed. Finnish UMK stage show of Monsters was a mess and luckily Saara and Finnish delegation realized this as the stage show has been redone entirely. British choreographer Brian Friedman, who worked with Saara Aalto in UK’s X-factor back in 2016, is responsible for her stage show.
Those of us who followed her in X-factor know her talent as a vocalist as well as her superb theatrical presentation skills. She delivers in both departments. While this is better than UMK show it’s still a work in progress especially with camera work. Saara and her compatriots in uniforms on stage move around a lot so finding perfect camera angles is essential.