Saara Aalto quits Simon Cowell's record label

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 October 2017
Saara Aalto

Saara Aalto

Saara Aalto has decided to quit ties with Sony and move across to Warner

Saara Aalto has quit Simon Cowell's record label.

The 'X Factor' 2016 finalist has decided to cut ties with Sony as she didn't think they were the "right team" for her and has now moved across to rival Warner - who she has signed a global deal with - because they're keen to make her a "big theatrical artist."

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, she said: "I was honoured I was signed to Sony. But later I felt like they weren't the right team. When I met the people at Warner they were very excited about my style and making me into this big theatrical artist."

Despite her switch, the 30-year-old Finnish beauty is adamant there is no bad blood between her and Simon as she's going to be a judge on 'The X Factor' in Finland.

She added: "He knows. I'm doing 'X Factor Finland', so I'm still part of the Sony family."

However, the brunette beauty's intense work schedule - on TV and in the studio - has meant that she and her long-term girlfriend Meri Sopanen - who got engaged last summer - have been forced to put their wedding plans on hold for the time being.

She said recently: "We wanted to have the wedding next year. But it might be too late to book that now. We don't have time to plan it! I did see some photos online yesterday and sent them [to Meri] but that's sort of it.

"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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