Mélovin to represent Ukraine in Lisbon

Melovin Ukraine Eurovision 2018

After 2 semi finals, and a spectacular grand final, the Ukrainian jury and public have decided that Melovin will represent Ukraine in Lisbon. 

Before the national final, Melovin was one of the top favorites along with Tayanna. In the end, Tayanna won the jury vote but Melovin took the televote by a landslide, which was enough to grant him victory.

Melovin will be in the 2nd half of semi final 2 which will take place on the 10th of May in Lisbon. It is a huge step up for Melovin who competed in Vidbir last year as well and only nearly missed out on the Eurovision ticket.

Melovin – Under the ladder (Ukraine Eurovision 2018):

Results

Final – 24 February 2018
Draw Artist Song Cover song Jury Televote Total Place
Percentage Number of votes Points
6 Mélovin “Under the Ladder” “Rise Like a Phoenix” 5 33,81% 60,669 6 11 1
2 Tayanna “Lelya” “Amar pelos dois” 6 16,62% 29,830 4 10 2
1 Kadnay “Beat of the Universe” “Waterloo” 3 18,61% 33,392 5 8 3
6 Laud “Waiting” “Euphoria” 4 11,56% 20,744 2 6 4
4 Vilna “Forest Song” “1944” 1 12,92% 23,192 3 4 5
3 The Erised “Heroes” “Molitva” 2 6,48% 11,628 1 3 6

History between Tayanna and Melovin

Last year Tayanna topped the jury vote but lost out to the eventual winners O’Torvald on televote points. The points were tied, but in Ukraine, in the event of a tie break it is the act with the highest amount of public votes that wins. Melovin came 3rd with his song Wonder.