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Saara Aalto

“When started going out with my girlfriend, was hiding it for about a year,” says queer X Factor alumnus, Saara Aalto, who sat down for a chat with us about her rise to fame, coming out, and what we can expect from her forthcoming show at Dublin’s Academy.

Hi Saara! So what can your Irish fans expect from the show in October?

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