X Factor finalist Saara Aalto to tie the knot with partner Meri?

Could there be wedding bells in store for Saara Aalto and her partner Meri Sopanen?

X Factor finalist Saara Aalto appears to have proposed to her partner over social media as same-sex marriage was legalised today in Finland.

In a Twitter post addressed to her girlfriend and manager Meri Sopanen the Finnish singer wrote: “Same sex marriage is legal in Finland today!!! Would you marry me @MeriSopanen?”


The short-and-sweet message was met with Tweets of support from fans – with some even asking for invitations to the wedding.

Saara, 29, spent time in Britain last year as she competed in the ITV singing contest, losing out at the last hurdle to Matt Terry.

The singing sensation, who wowed the judges with her amazing voice,  used to date Finland’s most popular male pop star, Teema Roivainen,  and was known for being one half of the country’s famous power couple. However, she ended things with him to start a relationship with fan, Meri, who she met two years ago and who now works as her manager.

The law allowing same-sex marriage in Finland came into effect on March 1, 2017, days after a petition signed by 100,000 people to repeal it was rejected by the country’s Parliament.

Saara and Matt reunite for the live tour.
Saara and Matt reunite for the live tour (Ian West/PA)

Finland is the last Nordic country to legalise same-sex marriage.

Saara’s fans couldn’t help but join in the celebration of the political milestone.

Saara is currently in the UK for the X Factor Live Tour.

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