The backing vocalists that will accompany Mélovin at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon have been revealed. The same backing vocalists also accompanied Mélovin during the national selection.
The most well known of the backing vocalists is Denis Nadyozhin. He has had several hit singles in Ukraine and also took in the fourth season of “Fabrika Zirok” (Star Factory) and “Hochu k Meladze” (I want to see Meladze).
Also joining Mélovin are:
- Luiza Kazaryan: singer, composer, filmmaker, photographer, model and volleyball team capitan
- Dasha Ptashnik: singer, actress and dancer
- Konstantin Sologub: production director, choreographer, singer and dancer .
The vocal coach for the Ukrainian delegation will be Galina Golubeva.
Ukraine will be represented by Mélovin at this year’s contest. Mélovin is no stranger to Eurovision selection shows, as he participated in Vidbir 2017 with his song “Wonder”. He ended up placing third in the Final, receiving the highest amount of televote points but placing second-to-last with the jury. A year later he participated once again, this time placing first. This time around he received the highest amount of televote points and second-highest amount of jury points.
Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest
Ukraine first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003, when Oleksandr Ponomariov performed “Hasta la vista”. The following year Ruslana brought the country their first win with the song “Wild Dances”. It was a feat that would be replicated in 2016 by Jamala with her song “1944”; her emotionally charged song scored a record 534 points to take victory in Stockholm. Last year O.Torvald represented the country on home soil with the song “Time”. The group finished in 24th place, Ukraine’s worst result at the contest to date.