She found herself in the bottom two for the second week in a row on Sunday night’s X Factor.
But Saara Aalto was diplomatic when questioned about her time on the ITV show during a chat with Good Morning Britain on Monday.
The Finnish singer insisted she has no hard feelings toward this series’ most memorable act – Honey G – who so far has been kept out of the sing off by the voting public.
Still in! Saara Aalto was diplomatic when questioned about her time on X Factor during a chat with Good Morning Britain on Monday
After winning the sing off last week against Bratavio, Saara found herself in the bottom two in the second weekend of live shows, singing for her place in the competition against Freddy Parker.
In the end a deadlock vote from the judges led to the public vote sending Freddy home on Sunday.
The morning after, Saara was grilled by Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain, with the host making no secret of the fact he is not a fan of popular act Honey G.
All good: The Finnish singer insisted she has no hard feelings toward this series’ most memorable act – Honey G – who so far has been kept out of the sing off by the voting public
‘What do you make of the fact, that it feels unfair that you have been in the sing off twice and Honey G keeps getting through?’ Piers asked Saara.
After a somewhat awkward silence, Saara said: ‘Yeah… I love Honey G, Honey G is great. I think she’s not a singer, she’s a rapper.’
‘I think she is a personality, I’m not into rap singing I don’t really know, I can’t really tell. She’s great.’
Controversial: Saara was grilled by Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain, with the host making no secret of the fact he is not a fan of popular act Honey G
Chic: Saara looked gorgeous in a racy lace crop top and sheer pleated skirt for her appearance
Sitting pretty: Saara refused to be drawn on what she thought of Honey G’s performances
‘She’s awful really isn’t she?’ Piers said, but Saara just said: ‘Is she?’
Piers was keen to get a clearer answer from Saara, asking: ‘But how does it feel to be in the bottom two and Honey G considered to be better than you? It would absolutely kill me!’
Saara said: ‘I don’t think it is about who is better than somebody else… In music you can’t really tell who is better.’
‘But between Honey G and you, you are ten times better than she is!’ Piers told her.
Out: Freddy Parker sat down with Lorraine on Monday, the morning after his elimination from the X Factor
Voted off: Freddy competed in the sing off with Saara before a deadlock judges vote led to the public deciding his fate
Freddy Parker became the second person to be eliminated from the X Factor on Sunday night.
This leaves ten acts remaining on the show, after Four of Diamonds replaced Brooks Way last week.
Just moments before Freddy and Saara’s sing off, Emily Middlemas had become the first artist announced as returning to the show, next week, shortly followed by Gifty Louise, 5 After Midnight, and Matt Terry.
Controversially Honey G was the fifth act who was confirmed as safe- who threw herself onto the floor shouting in excitement, before Simon’s final girl Sam Lavery was also announced as safe.
Good spirits: Freddy looked relaxed despite his disappointing night
Freddy belted out Rihana’s hit song Stay. His performance got a standing ovation from Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne.
Saara sung an emotional and breathtaking rendition of Leona Lewis’ Run to a cheering audience and panel.
Following the performances, Sharon and Louis Walsh voted in favour of keeping Saara.
He’s gone! Freddy became the second act to be eliminated from the X Factor on Sunday night’s show
Meanwhile Nicole saved her act Freddie, leaving the deciding vote to Simon Cowell.
‘It’s hard as Sara you’re always amazing, and Freddy I don’t know what happened but you were a different person. I’m sending home Sara I’m sorry’, he concluded.
His decision meant the vote was sent to deadlock, with the act with the fewest public votes going home.
A tense silence followed as the votes were counted, before Dermot O’Leary announced Freddy had received the fewest votes and would be going home.
Speaking about the exit from the show, the 18-year-old kennel worker said: ‘I’m devastated but so grateful, I’ve loved every moment’.
They’re fans! Freddy belted out Rihana’s hit song Stay. His performance got a standing ovation from Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne