Saara Aalto recently discovered her long-lost brother[Getty]
The The X Factor 2016 star, who came second to Matt Terry in the competition, has been united with the sibling she never knew she had, after he spotted their likeness when Saara Aalto appeared on television.
Saara’s father later admitted to having a one-night stand before he met the pop star‘s mother, and a DNA test has confirmed they are in fact related.
Despite living in the same town as Mikael for 18 years, Saara had no clue about her secret sibling.
Saara Aalto performs on stage at Bristol Pride on July 8 [Getty]
“It is crazy. I lived in the same hometown as Mikael for 18 years but then it was being on an international TV show that brought us together,” she told The Sun.
“One small decision, for me to get on a flight from Finland to the UK — I had no idea how that one small thing could just change my whole life forever.”
She continued: “I can’t believe this is all happening now when I have Eurovision, my new label and so many things going on — and now I have a new brother.
Saara Alto lost out to Matt Terry on The X Factor last year[ITV]
“It’s an amazing surprise, there’s nothing negative about it. I’m just super-happy to have a new person in my life.”
The 30 year old added that her new sibling has perfectly slotted into the family, and that they even have similar personalities.
She continued: “This whole story is so amazing and weird so of course all of us were speechless and I was just staring at Mikael thinking, ‘He looks exactly like my dad’.”
Saara Alto’s brother spotted their likeness when she appeared on television[ITV]
The pop star said she now plans to write a song about the touching story.
Sara has gone from strength to strength since appearing on The X Factor last year.
After signing with a new record label and signing up to represent Finland in Eurovision 2018, Saara was also recently announced as a judge for X Factor Finland.