Last year’s host of Eurovision will be represented this year by Kostyantyn Mykolayovych Bocharov aka Mélovin in Lisbon. Melovin won the National Selection of Ukraine and he will perform his song ”Under the Ladder” this May.

About Mélovin

Mélovin was born on the 11th of April 1997 (21 years old) in Odessa. From young age he was interested in Music and he was performing in concerts at his school. He also graduated from a theater school. He tried 3 times to enter the X Factor of Ukraine unsuccessfully. He managed to enter the show on season six in 2015 and was eventually declared the winner.

His first single was entitled “Ne odinokaya” and his has one extented play Face to Face. In 2017, he tried to represent Ukraine in Kiev but he ended up 3rd with his song Wonder. In 2018, he tried again for the second time in a row and he won the show with his song Under the Ladder. The winning song was composed by Mike Ryals, Kostyantyn Bocharov and Anton Karskyi.

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Ukraine is one of the countries that have never missed the Grand Final since 2004 when the semi finals were introduced. The county has 2 victories in 2005 and in 2016 and the have hosted the show twice in Kiev. Melovin will be the 15th contestant of Ukraine.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Curtains down, I’m laughing at the trial
Help me to unravel
Tangle of my innocence inside
Faith’s bout to be severed

[Pre-Chorus 1]
Oh oh oh oh, won’t get any better
Oh oh oh oh, walk under the ladder
Shout out just one reason what’s this for

[Chorus]
You can see that whatever the weather
That the wind’s always there, always fair, oh oh oh
And it has always been now or never
The decision has got to be made, oh oh oh
(Oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh, yeah)
(Oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh, yeah)

[Verse 2]
Desperate thoughts, your hope calls you a liar
Fear begins to revel
Nothing but your will sets you on fire
Fire lasts forever

[Pre-Chorus 2]
Oh oh oh oh, can’t get any better
Oh oh oh oh, dance under the ladder
If you dare, so what you’re waiting for

[Chorus]
You can see that whatever the weather
That the wind’s always there, always fair, oh oh oh
And it has always been now or never
The decision has got to be made, oh oh oh
(Oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh, yeah)
(Oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh, yeah)

[Bridge]
You can see that whatever the weather
That the wind’s always there, always fair, oh oh oh
And it has always been now or never
The decision has got to be made

[Chorus]
You can see that whatever the weather
That the wind’s always there, always fair, oh oh oh
And it has always been now or never
The decision has got to be made, oh oh oh
(Oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh, yeah)
(Oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh, yeah)

Ukraine will take part in the second semi final on the 10th of May and will perform last.