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Mika Newton

About Quick Facts NameOksana Stefanivna Hrytsai Born05 March 1986 Nationality🇺🇦 Ukrainian National SelectionEvrobachennya 2011 – Natsionalyni vidbir In Eurovision2011 Düsseldorf SongAngel (2011) Biography Oksana Stefanivna Hrytsai, better known as Mika Newton, is a Ukrainian singer born on March 5, 1986, in Burshtyn, Ukraine. Now based in Los Angeles, California, Newton has made a name for herself in the music industry. Her stage name, Mika Newton, is inspired by Mick Jagger and symbolizes a “new tone.” From an early age, she developed her singing skills by imitating radio artists and participated in regional voice competitions from the age of nine. At 16, she moved to Kyiv to study at the College of Circus and Variety Arts, focusing on voice, piano, acting, dance, and pantomime. Her talent caught the attention of music professionals, and she soon signed with the Kyiv-based Falyosa Family Factory. Newton represented Ukraine in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf, Germany, with the song “Angel,” finishing fourth. Her performance was notably accompanied by sand artist Kseniya Simonova. Before Eurovision, Newton had released two albums and provided theme songs for various Ukrainian and Russian films and TV shows. This success led her to Los Angeles to collaborate with songwriter Walter Afanasieff and perform in front of producer Randy Jackson. Post-Eurovision, Newton signed with JK Music Group and Randy Jackson’s Friendship Collective, moving to Los Angeles to advance her pop-rock career. Her debut U.S. single, “Don’t Dumb Me Down,” was released on February 21, 2012, with a video premiering on MTV’s Buzzworthy. Newton appeared on the Chinese reality show Maoren Queen in 2012 and later released “Come Out and Play,” remixed by Paul Oakenfold. They promoted the remix at the Winter Music Conference in 2012, and Newton continued performing acoustic shows in Los Angeles. She released a single in Ukrainian, “Ne vidpuskai” in February 2013. The music video for “Magnets,” co-written by Newton, premiered on OK! magazine’s USA website in May 2013. Her second U.S. single’s video, “Come Out and Play,” debuted in Las Vegas in August 2013. Newton was featured in Maxim’s October 2013 issue. In December 2018, Newton married talent agent Chris Saavedra in the United States. She performed at the 2022 Grammy Awards with John Legend and fellow Ukrainian artists in a tribute to the lives lost during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. This performance followed a message from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Her sister, Liliya Hrytsai, has served in the Ukrainian Army during the invasion. Entries Angel Country🇺🇦 Ukraine Year2011 LanguageEnglish LyricsMaryna Skomorohova MusicRuslan Kvinta Sand ArtistKseniya Simonova Results Semi Points: 81Position: 6Running order: 6 Results Finals Points: 159Position: 4Running order: 23 https://youtu.be/mx1wAj_oVdE?si=sHSxDXML9IGgtnsD

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Jamala

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameSusana Alimivna Jamaladinova Born27 August 1983 Nationality🇺🇦 Ukrainian National SelectionVidbir 2016Evrobachennya 2011 In Eurovision2016 Stockholm Song1944 (2016) Biography Susana Alimivna Dzhamaladinova, better known as Jamala, is born in Osh in the Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union. She is a Ukrainian singer of Crimean Tatar-Armenian origin. Soon, the family moved to Melitopol, and in the late 1980s, they settled in the village of Malorichenske near Alushta. From a young age, Susana participated in various children’s competitions. She studied at Music School No. 1 in Alushta, specializing in piano. After completing her studies there, she enrolled in the Simferopol Music School, graduating in 2001. She then continued her education at the National Music Academy of Ukraine in Kyiv, where she received an academic degree.  During her studies, Susana took part in various Ukrainian and international festivals such as Voices of the Future (2000, Russia), Crimean Spring (2001), Do#Dzh Junior (2001), and Il Concorso Europeo Amici della musica (2004, Italy). She sang in the female a cappella quintet Beauty Band (2001-2007), and in 2006, she participated in Do#Dzh Junior, where she was noticed by choreographer Olena Kolyadenko, who invited her to play a solo role in her own musical, Pa (2008). Thus, Olena Kolyadenko became Jamala’s first producer. After receiving her diploma, Susana sent her recordings to the Zurich Opera Theatre. During that period, she had already received an offer to do an internship at the renowned La Scala opera theatre in Milan. She had already decided to choose opera when an unexpected invitation came to participate in the 8th International Competition Nova Khvyla (New Wave). Susana agreed and performed at the competition under the stage name Jamala, which is the first part of her surname. In the end, she and Indonesian contestant Sandhy Sondoro both received 358 points, thus sharing the victory. In 2011, Jamala participated in Evrobachennya 2011, the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest. For the occasion, she sang the song “Smile” and ended up in 3rd place. On March 19, 2013, simultaneously on over 60 digital platforms, the release of the singer’s second album “All or Nothing” took place.Jamala personally presented the album on April 26 at a solo concert at the October Palace. In the same spring, the album was released on vinyl, and Jamala received the ELLE Style Award in the category of Singer of the Year. In the second half of 2013, Jamala participated in the MTV EXIT campaign against human trafficking. She appeared as a narrator in the documentary film “Life for Sale,” where she shared the stories of three labor migrants from Ukraine. In the spring of 2014, Jamala received the Red Apple Awards in the Art category for her contribution to the development of culture and strengthening peace. In the fall, she appeared in the film “Guide”. That same year, Jamala appeared in the television musical “Alice in Wonderland”, playing the role of the Caterpillar.  On October 1, 2014, the singer presented her third mini-album, titled “Thank You,” with musical producers Yevhen Filatov and the guitarist of her band, Serhiy Yeremenko (“Perfect Man”). The album included the Ukrainian-language song “Zaplutalas,” which Jamala introduced on September 25. The album predominantly features electronic sound and contains six songs. In the same fall, Andriy Khlyvnyuk invited Jamala to collaborate. Together with Dmytro Shurov and Andriy, they recorded the song “Zlyva”. The song became the musical composition for the film “The Winter That Changed Us” and the project “TSN – 94 Days. Euromaidan through the Eyes of TSN.” The duet of Jamala, Andriy Khlyvnyuk, and Dmytro Shurov, along with their song “Zlyva,” won the categories of Best Duet and Best Song at the YUNA Music Awards in 2016. On October 12, 2015, the fourth album “Podikh” was presented. The album won the Best Album category at the YUNA Music Awards in 2016, and the song “Inye” became the soundtrack for the Russian TV series of the same name. In 2016, Jamala took part in the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest again, this time with the song “1944,” dedicated to tragic events of the past, including the deportation of the Crimean Tatars. Based on the results of the audience vote and the jury, Jamala advanced to the final of the national selection and won. In April, she participated in the recording of Usain Bekirov’s album “Taterrium”. During her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Jamala received the Eurostory Awards 2016 for the best lyrics in a competition song and the Marcel Bezençon Award in the Artistic Award category.  In the final of Eurovision on the night of May 15, Jamala emerged as the winner with 534 points. On May 16, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko awarded her the honorary title of People’s Artist of Ukraine. During her time at Eurovision, Jamala signed a contract with Universal Music Group, which released her album “1944” in Europe on June 10 and in the USA on July 10. On July 20, the premiere of the telefilm Dyvys na sebe! by journalist Bohdan Kutepov took place on the channels UA: Pershyi and Hromadske Telebachennia. The film focused on Jamala’s victory at the Eurovision Song Contest. In the fall, Jamala participated in the seventh season of the vocal show The Voice of the Country and collaborated on the song “Zamanily” with the Ukrainian ethno-band “DakhaBrakha.”  In early 2017, Jamala won awards in the categories of Best Solo Artist, Best Song, and Best Duet at the YUNA 2017 Music Awards. She also won in the Culture category of the all-Ukrainian Woman of Ukraine 2016 award and the Pride of the Country category of the “Viva! The Most Beautiful 2017” award. During the “Flower Expo Ukraine” exhibition in Kyiv, she received a certificate from the Dutch company “StoKolex” for the naming of a new tulip variety after her. In June, the filming of the movie Nebo directed by Oleksiy Panteleev began, in which Jamala played one of the roles. In July, the documentary film Jamalas

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Alekseev

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameNikita Vladimirovich Alekseev Born18 May 1993 Nationality???????? Ukraine National SelectionBelarusian national final 2018 In Eurovision2018 Lisbon SongForever (2018) Biography Nikita Alekseev is a ukrainian singer, born in Kiev. He rose to fame after the final of the show Holos krayiny. The first successful song for Alekseev was  “ya plyvu” from the repertoire of Irina Bilyk. It was number one in the Russian charts for several weeks. In addition, the song was released remixed by the group Mozgi. Irina Bilyk herself praised Alekseev’s performance, inviting him to sing at her concert tour Bylik. Leto. Tantsuem. In October 2015, Alekseev presented  a new song called “Pʹyanoe solntse”.  In May of that year, the song received an award from the Russian TV channel RU.TV as “Best Song of the Year”, becoming the first Russian-language song to be included in the TOP-100 Shazam rating. He also received the YUNA Award in the Opening of the Year category. In 2016, Alekseev’s first album “Pʹyanoe solntse” was released.  The new video, shot for the song “Snov Oskolky” was highly regarded by viewers, receiving more than 100,000 views on YouTube the first day. The follow up was called “Okeanamy staly”. In 2017, the singer presented a new video for “Chuvstvuyu dushoy” based on Oscar Wilde’s portrait of Dorian Gray.In 2018, Alekseev represented Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Forever”. Unfortunately, he did not reach the final. Right after the contest, he released a Russian version of “Forever” and a new song called “Sberegu”, followed by “Kak ty tam?” and “Ne mod”. In 2019, it Alekseev released a second album, “Moya zvezda”. . It received the double platinum status in Ukraine. In september of the same year, the video “Kamen’ i voda” was released, followed by the “Moya zvezda” tour. He performed both in Russia and Ukraine. The song “Revnost”, released in 2020, won an Music Platform Award for “best song”. In November 2020, he teamed up with the band Kazka to release the song “Poruch”. The song won a Top Hit Music Award.In February 2021, the song “Skvov son” was released. At 1 June 2022, childrens day, a song called “Mama” was released. Alekseev gave charity concerts in June and July  in Prague, London and Vilnius. Entries Forever Country???????? Belarus Year2018 LanguageEnglish LyricsYevgeny Matyushenko MusicKirill Pavlov BackingsAnna KilchenkoVilen KilchenkoValeriya KhomenkoAnyanya UdongwoYulia Zima Results Semi Points: 65Position: 16Running order: 8 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/ywy_y24v_ao

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Zlata Ognevich

© Albin Olsson About Quick Facts NameZlata Leonidivna Ognevich, born Bordiuh Born12 January 1986 Nationality🇺🇦 Ukrainian National SelectionEvrobachennya 2013 – Natsionalniy VidbirEvrobachennya 2011 – Natsionalniy Vidbir In Eurovision2013 Malmö SongGravity (2013) Biography Inna Leonidivna Bordyug was born on in Murmansk. As a child, she lived in Leningrad and Minsk. Inna started playing music in Sudak, where she moved with her family at the age of 5. At the age of 18, she entered the Kyiv Institute of Music. During her studies, she was a member of a Latin band and a vocalist of the State Song and Dance Ensemble of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.  She has a voice range of 3.5 octaves. In May 2009, she won the First Singing Radio Host contest from Kyiv Business Radio, where she worked for three months. In 2010, Zlata Ognevich’s first solo song “Ostrov lyubvy” was released. The clip got into the rotation of music channels and during the first weeks occupied the leading places of the hit parades. In March of the same year, Ognevich entered the top five performers of the national selection of the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, where she participated with the English-language version of her debut single “Tiny Island”. In May, the second song “Anhely” was released.Ognevich became the voice of TM “Korona” advertising campaign with the song “Prystrastʹ”. In the summer, she presented a joint track with DJ Shamshudinov “Kiss”. The video clip for this song was shot in July 2010 near Kyiv. In December, Zlata Ognievich, teamed up with Asan Bilyalov, won the third season of the talent show Narodna Zirka. In February 2011, she took part in the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest for the second time with the song “The kukusha”. In the final she took second place. In the summer of 2011, diplomats of the Embassy of Argentina awarded Zlata Ognievich with the title “The Best Voice of Ukraine”. She performed as a special guest at the international competition “Slavic Bazaar” in Vitebsk. In the fall of 2011, Zlata Ognievich represented Ukraine at the First International Competition of Young Performers, held as part of the Crimea Music Fest festival in Yalta, where she won the First Prize and the “Zoryanyi Konik” prize of journalistic sympathy. In December 2012, Zlata Ognievich won the national selection with the song “Gravity”, and in May 2013, she represented Ukraine at the 58th Eurovision Song Contest, where she took third place. After the competition, she received a Certificate of Honor from the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and a watch from Prime Minister Mykola Azarov for her exceptional contribution to the development of Ukrainian art. On November 30, 2013, together with Timur Miroshnychenko, she hosted the 11th Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Kyiv. In January 2014, she took 2nd place with the Donetsk Choir in the TV show Bytvy khoriv. In the same year, she received an award for Singer of the Year. At the end of August 2018, Ognievich, together with Dmytro Zhuk, became a participant in the show “Dancing with the Stars”. On December 18 of the same year, the premiere of Ognievich’s debut album “Grani” took place,. The album included eight compositions. The singer collaborated with the author and composer Mykhailo Nekrasov on the three already published compositions “Tantsyuvaty”, “Do mene”, “Doloni” and the new “Yedynyy”. The track “Spovidʹ” was written in co-authorship with Katya Rohova, the arrangement of which was worked on by singer Constantine and producer Yevhen Filatov. Oleksandr Lozovsky wrote “Chekay” and the Dynamika Music team worked on the track “Syla” together with Kyryll Matyushenko. The album also included the Ukrainian folk song “Chom ty ne pryyshov” in a modern arrangement. On May 23, 2019, Ognievich released a music video for the song “Solodka kara”. The final of the popular show “Maska” (The Masked Singer) took place in 2016, in which the Sun won. Zlata Ognievich was hiding behind the mask of this character. In 2021, Zlata Ognevich became the heroine of the show “Bachelorette-2”. In July 2022 she released a new video, “Svitlo”, a song dedicated to rescuers who have to go to places after bombings. In December she released the single “Yak meni buty”. She teamed up with Shumei for a duet “Burevyamy”, which was released in April 2023. Entries Gravity Country🇺🇦 Ukraine Year2013 LanguageEnglish LyricsKaren Kavaleryan MusicMikhail Nekrasov BackingsAnn Bailey-SimonsHollie PetrieCleveland WatkissDasha Mineyeva GiantIgor Vovkovinskiy Results Semi Points: 140Position: 3Running order: 7 Results Finals Points: 214Position: 3Running order: 22 https://youtu.be/xgLCBm8Txsc

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Eduard Romanyuta

© EBU/Thomas Hanses About Quick Facts NameEduard Eduardovych Romanyuta Born23 October 1992 Nationality🇺🇦 Ukrainian National SelectionO Melodie Pentro Europa 2015Evrobachennya 2013 – Natsionalyni vidbirEvrobachennya 2012 – Natsionalyni vidbirEvrobachennya 2011 – Natsionalyni vidbirEvrobachennya 2009 – Natsionalyni vidbir  In Eurovision2015 Vienna SongI Want Your Love (2015) Biography Eduard Eduardovich Romanyuta (born October 23, 1992, in Ternopil) is a Ukrainian singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and TV presenter. Eduard Romanyuta was born in Ternopil. By the age of five, he was already performing at the National Palace of Arts in Kyiv, where he received personal recognition from President L. Kuchma for his remarkable achievements. From 1999 to 2002, he participated in the renowned Presidential Christmas Trees event held in Kyiv, delivering over 170 performances.  At a young age, Eduard established himself as a winner of prestigious international song contests, including “Pearl of the South” (Ukraine) and “Italian Magic” (Italy). He was honored with the first prize at the international competitions “Song Magic” (Bulgaria) and “Slavic Bazaar” (Ukraine). He also achieved victory in all-Ukrainian contests. His accomplishments include three international Grand Prix awards and victories in seven international and eighteen all-Ukrainian song contests. In 2000, Eduard Romanuta served as a jury member representing Ukraine at the international children’s song contest “Slavic Bazaar” in Vitebsk, Belarus, where he also performed as a special guest. In 2003, he released his debut album titled “Colors of the Homeland” and held an impressive concert in its support. Eduard has curated four concert programs, comprising a repertoire of over 50 songs. In 2004, Eduard Romanuta was recognized by the Prime Minister of Ukraine for his significant contributions to the development of musical culture in the country, receiving a certificate and medal. He has been honored with national titles such as “Child of the Year” and “Young Talent.” Eduard caught the attention of international publishers, resulting in collaborations that propelled his career to new heights. In 2012, he released the single “I’ll never let go” in partnership with Swedish publishers including “Cosmos Music Group,” “Famous Music,” and “19 songs.” This track propelled him to the finals of the Ukrainian national selection for Eurovision 2012 and its music video garnered millions of views on YouTube. The song earned Eduard Romanuta the “Best Foreign Language Song” and “Video of the Year” awards at the “OE Music Awards” ceremony. Continuing his collaboration with Swedish publishers, Eduard released three additional tracks in 2012: “Betray”,” “Conspiracy” and the single “Get real with my heart”. With the latter song, he secured a place in the finals and claimed the third position in the Ukrainian national selection for Eurovision 2013. The music video for “Get real with my heart” was filmed by “Hollywood World Studios” in Los Angeles, California, USA, and achieved significant viewership on YouTube and Vevo. In 2012, Eduard participated in the show “10 + 10” on the First National Ukrainian Channel, where he performed duets with Sopho Gelovani, who later represented Georgia at Eurovision 2013. Throughout 2013, he released notable tracks including “Universal Music Publisher” the songs “Nightmare” and “Reckless.” Additionally, he released the composition “No regrets,” written by British authors. Recently, Eduard Romanuta released an audio-visual album titled “Conspiracy,” which features thirteen tracks and seven videos. In 2014, the Swedish publishers The Kennel created the song “I Want Your Love” specifically for the Ukrainian selection for Eurovision 2015. However, as Ukraine decided not to participate in the competition, Eduard Romanuta chose to present the song at the Moldovan selection instead. In 2015, he emerged as the winner of the national selection in the Republic of Moldova, granting him the opportunity to represent Moldova at the Eurovision Song Contest. Despite his performance as the opening act in the first semi-final, Eduard did not qualify for the final round. In October 2016, Eduard performed at the 50th anniversary of the Ternopil National Economic University, where he did his own studies too. On 2 February 2017, his new single “Bad thing” was released. He performed in the show Muzichna Vesna along with participant Anna Nikonovaa. On 1 May he released a new single, “Million”. Parallel to his artistic endeavors, Eduard pursued higher education and excelled, earning two Master’s degrees with honors. He received a Ph.D. at TNEU in 2018. After he did this, he went back to making music. In September 2018 his song “Golddigger” was released. Entries I Want Your Love Country🇲🇩 Moldova Year2015 LanguageEnglish LyricsErik LewanderHayley AitkenTom Andrews MusicErik LewanderHayley AitkenTom Andrews BackingsAleksandr UshakovEvgeni KotNataliya SlisarenkoMaryana NestaykoNatalia Redchuk Results Semi Points: 41Position: 11Running order: 1 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/px1MoZ0k7qY

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O.Torvald

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameYevhen HalychDenys MiziukOleksandr SolokhaMikita VasiljevMykola Rayda Founded2005 Nationality🇺🇦 Ukrainian National SelectionVidbir 2017 In Eurovision2017 Kyiv SongTime (2017) Biography O.Torvald is a Ukrainian rock band founded in 2005 in Poltava.  The history of the band’s creation begins with Yevhen Halych’s childhood acquaintance with Denys Myzyuk (1994). The great desire of both to play rock and roll led to the appearance in 1999 of the band “Cool! Pedals”, which existed until 2005. On November 4, 2005, the band “O.Torvald” was founded. Yevgen Halych (vocals), Denis Myzyuk (guitar), Oleksandr Nechyporenko (guitar) and Ihor Odaryuk (changed trombone to bass guitar) joined the team. A drummer joined the team as well. Already in 5 months (2006), the musicians moved to Kyiv. They took part in competitive festivals, including GBOB, Chervona Ruta, Perlyny Sezonu and Tavriysʹki ihry. At the same time, the band recorded their songs, many of which remained in demo versions. At the end of 2007, at one of the Kyiv studios, O.torvald began recording its debut album. The CD, recorded on “Vesna Music”, under the name of “O.Torvald – 2008” was released in May 2008. The band released a video clip of the song “Ne zalyshay” as well. The band began to appear more and more often on television, radio and other mass media. The next video was shot not for a song from the album, but for the old track “Pochuttya”. At the beginning of 2009, the American director of Ukrainian origin, Alex Baev, offered the band members to shoot two video clips. He has long dreamed of creating a video for a band from Ukraine. It was decided to film a song from the album, “Kyiv-London” and a completely new track “Ne hruzy”. Work on clips lasted two months. Their final breakthrough came after the release of the second album “V tobi” in September 2011. O.Torvald presented the album in 30 cities of Ukraine during an autumn tour, which was called “V TOBI TOUR 2011”. With the arrival of a new drummer and bassist, the band sounded different. In February 2012, the musicians arranged an acoustic tour, during which they recorded all their performances. In April, the concert recordings refined in the studio were released as an acoustic album. At the same time, O.Torvald started to work on the third studio album. In the summer of 2012, the band played at 20 festivals, including Prosto Rock (with Linkin Park, Garbage), Krasze Mysto (with Evanescence, The Rasmus), Zahid, Ekolomyja (Poland). At the Global Gathering festival in July, the musicians together with DJ Tapolsky and VovKING presented a joint electronic-rock mini-album “Use Us”. In autumn, the release of the third studio album “Primate” was announced and a video clip for the song “Mr.DJ” was presented. The album was released on November 23. As part of the tour in support of it, the musicians played more than 20 concerts. In the fall of 2014, the group announced the release of the fifth album “Ty ye”. It was released on December 4, 2014. On February 25, 2017, the band O.Torvald won Ukrainian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest and thus represented (hostcountry) Ukraine. O.Torvald took 24th place in the Grand Final.  At the beginning of 2018, Oleksandr Solokha left the band and moved to Poland. Vadym Kolisnychenko, who is also a drummer in the Skryabin band, joined the band. On March 13, 2018, the music video for the song “Likhtari” from the album “Bisaydy” was presented. On March 20, 2018, the band’s first major tour in Europe began. It covered cities in Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria. On March 4, it was announced that Oleksandr Solokha had returned to the band. On April 18, 2019, the premieres of the songs and clips of the O.Torvald group “Dva Nulʹ Odyn Visim” and “Nazovni” took place, which ended the almost year-long creative break that began in 2018. On July 4, 2019, the premiere of the music video “Desʹ ne tut” from the new album “Diller Kaifu”, which was released on October 18, 2019[10] took place. On May 28, 2020, drummer Anastasia Sereda announced that she was leaving the band. With the new drummer Dmitriy Dram, the Diller Kaifu tour took place in October and November of that year. Also in october, as the band excisted 15 years, their road movie “99 druziv halycha” was released and can be found on YouTube. In September 2021, the band released a new song, “Netu vnutry”. In december 2022, O.Torvald also made a tour; a charity tour. They collected money for the army unit in which one of the band members was fighting. Entries Time Country🇺🇦 Ukraine Year2017 LanguageEnglish LyricsYevhen KamenchukYevhen Halych MusicYevhen KamenchukYevhen Halych BackingsDasha Mineyeva Results Semi Points: –Position: –Running order: – Results Finals Points: 36Position: 24Running order: 22 https://youtu.be/mogNLkIEI0k

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Melovin

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameKostyantyn Bocharov Born11 April 1997 Nationality???????? Ukrainian National SelectionVidbir 2017Vidbir 2018 In Eurovision2018 Lisbon SongUnder the ladder (2018) Biography Melovin is a Ukrainian singer, born in Odessa. He participated in the Ukrainian talent show X Factor three times, but never made it to the television castings. In 2015, he finally made it to the show. Melovin managed to win the show. After that, he went on a concert tour of Ukraine. In 2017 he participated in Vidbir, the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest, performing the song “Wonder”.  In the end, he finished third. In November of the same year, Melovin released his first EP, “Face to Face”, which included five English-language tracks and one Ukrainian-language. In 2018, he participated in Vidbir again and won, so he represented Ukraine in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Under the ladder”. In 2019, he released a second mini album,  called “Octopus”. This album contained “Under the ladder”. In the same year, Melovin received an M1 Music Award for ‘breakthrough of the year’.  In 2020, Melovin scored two hits, both non album singles: “Vitryla” and “I krov kypyt”. A year later, he came out as bisexual at the Atlas Weekend. In 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine, Melovin released a single about the war, “Ne zvolikay”. He also performed in Germany and Poland to ask for attention for the Ukrainian situation. Entries Under The Ladder Country???????? Ukraine Year2018 Language???????? English LyricsMike Ryals MusicMelovin BackingsDasha PtashnikDenis NadyozhinKonstantin SologubLuiza Kazaryan Results Semi Points: 179Position: 6Running order: 18 Results Finals Points: 130Position: 17Running order: 1 https://youtu.be/lhOuMYtQ94M

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