The Finnish singer has opened up about her engagement to her partner Meri Sopanen in August. Speaking to OK! magazine about the proposal in August, on the couple’s second anniversary, she said: ‘I washed off my make-up, put on my pyjamas and sat on the sofa. She just said, “Oh, we had a lovely day…” Then, “Will you marry me?”‘ The singer then added: ‘I was like, “You can’t do it when I look like this!” So for me, it was a surprise!’
‘We did have candles!’ she added. ‘I wanted to do it when she wasn’t wearing make-up – I love her soul.’ Fans have pointed out that while other contestants’ personal lives and their loved ones are portrayed in the show, Saara’s fiancée is not. In three of the five first weeks, Saara was in the bottom two. But since then, she’s flying high through the competition.