Saara Alto in talks to represent the UK in Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018

Saara Aalto

Saara Aalto is in talks to represent the UK in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

The former X Factor star has long dreamed of competing in the continent’s biggest singing competition.

And now she looks set to achieve her dream – revealing that she’s spoken to BBC bosses about taking part.

It’s not clear whether she would represent the UK, Finland or another country, however.

The Finnish singer told The Sun: “There have been talks with the BBC, they really want me to do it.

“I love Eurovision so I have been searching for the right opportunity to be part of it.

“It’s just whether I should do it for the UK or Finland or some other country. But the UK is my home now.

“It would be quite fun, Eurovision has always been a dream of mine.”

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The UK’s last entrant, Lucie Jones, limped home in a lack-lustre 15th place after facing a backlash for the Brexit vote.

The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is set to be held in Lisbon.

Mancunian electropop duo Hurts are also in the running to represent Brits.

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The performers are popular in eastern Europe and have been approached before about being involved with Eurovision.

For Saara, it would be another bite at the Eurovision cherry, having competed to represent her native Finland before.