STB reveals how much they spent at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
Ukrainian broadcaster STB has revealed that they spent 2.3 million hryvnia (75,400 euros) at Eurovision 2018. This cost covered song arrangement, scenography, props, services of the director and stylist, special effects, expenses for transport and accommodation, reveals creative producer Natzborbora Natalia Franchuk at a press conference.
Mélovin also revealed his thoughts about his Eurovision experience at the press conference:
Everything was really cool with the organization: preparation, timing – everything is clear in time.
Mélovin placed 17th in the Grand Final of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal. He received 130 points with his song “Under the Ladder”.
Kostyantyn Mykolayovych Bocharov (Mélovin) was born on 11th April 1997 in Odessa, Ukraine. His interest in music came about at a young age as he participated in many concerts at his school, and later he graduated from theatre school. Mélovin came into the public eye when he participated in X-Factor Ukraine in 2015, which he went on to win. Afterwards, he toured Ukraine with the show’s other finalists, and a year later he released his first single “Ne odinokaya”.
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.