Ukraine Melovin best music video Under The Ladder Eurovision 2018 wiwibloggs poll

Two weeks ago we asked our readers to cast their vote for the best music video at Eurovision 2018. Almost 15,000 votes later we have a winner…and it’s MELOVIN from Ukraine. He slayed the competition with his video for “Under The Ladder”, earning 11.9% of the overall vote (or 1,780 votes to be precise).

First place: MELOVIN – “Under The Ladder”

Lights, camera, burning piano! Ukraine’s MELOVIN came to the party with his music video “Under The Ladder” the very day we published our poll, but that didn’t prevent him from stealing the spotlight from the other acts with his striking visuals and incredible cinematography. Who can forget the singer’s burning hands playing the keyboard?

Harking back to his performance in the Ukrainian national final, the video is full of fire and passion. MELOVIN is dressed in monochrome, serving a gothic look. At times, he almost moves as if he is possessed, with anti-gravity choreography that harks back to Michael Jackson’s famous moves in “Smooth Criminal”. He also replicates this move at the beginning of his performance in Lisbon, when he rises, Dracula-style, from the piano. In the end, the flames engulf the singer as well, symbolising the fiery passion in his heart.

MELOVIN is joined in the video by Top Model of the World 2017 Julia Gershun, the seductive siren who’s dressed in red, tempting him throughout. The video is very professionally shot, giving much focus to MELOVIN for the superstar that he is. In short, it’s pure art, and our readers — as well as his army of Melovinators — responded positively to the video. So much so, in fact, that MELOVIN is the only artist who scored over 10% of the votes in our poll.

Second place: Eleni Foureira’s “Fuego”

Yeah, yeah, fire! Flames seem to be a recurring theme in this year’s Eurovision videos, and Eleni Foureira‘s “Fuego” is your second favourite Eurovision video this year. While MELOVIN set his piano and himself on fire, Eleni chose to burn just a car — but the video is so much more than a burning vehicle. The Cypriot singer is absolutely sizzling in each and every frame, just as she was on the stage in Lisbon. The hot, hot, hot video is basically a preview of her breathtaking show in Altice Arena. The visuals got your approval as well: with 7.87% (1,088 votes), Eleni Foureira’s “Fuego” is your second favourite video at Eurovision 2018.

Third place: Saara Aalto – “Monsters”

Saara Aalto‘s dark and upbeat video for her song “Monsters” is your third favourite video at Eurovision 2018. Released back in February, the sleek video sports a very colourful cast of avant-garde angels and outré creatures, and sees Saara wearing a memorable white necklace that also snakes down her back — and literally down her spine. She’s developed a very firm backbone and is ready to stand up tall. Y’all weren’t scared and awarded “Monsters” 988 votes — that is 6.6% of the total.

Full results: Best music video at Eurovision 2018

Are you happy with the results? Let us know in the comments!

VOTE HERE IN ALL OF OUR EUROVISION POLLS

Leave a Reply

67 Comments on "Poll results: MELOVIN’s “Under The Ladder” is the best video at Eurovision 2018"

avatar
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Bell Pepper
Guest

I don’t know what all those people saw what i didn’t see…
I really loved his performance, and his song as well!
When the finale started and he was the first to show up, it was a perfect start and i instantly felt so hyped!
We all had a great evening watching ESC. I really wished for more points for Ukraine. Tho i voted the hell out of Estonia ?
Can’t wait for next year! (drama is going to get interesting too)

Lev
Guest

He was the worst thing in Eurovision 2018 after Serbia and Slovenia. Unoriginal, substandard, mediocre, boring! Should have not even qualified but eventually did and placed 17th thanks to his loyal troll televote. Juries had rightfully placed him last, with only 11 points, and Europe is still shocked how he climbed so high!

Shimizu
Guest

Best video at Eurovision 2018 according to Wiwi poll? LOL!!! And who chose it? Melovin’s Ukrainian troll-base, hahahaa!!!

Magistr
Guest

Bjorkman just used Melovin as opening act, cause real opening acts were boring and rather unmemorable.

sume
Guest

Wow juries slashed that poor Melovin guy hard…like wow

Fuego
Guest

why you copied and pasted my comment? are you troll or has nothing more to say….lmao!

Fuego
Guest

Wow juries slashed that poor Melovin guy hard…like wow!
so they think that strong vocal, amazing performance and terrific stage presence means nothing, like come on! it smells very fishy for me , and don’t tell me about his pronunciation, he improved so much since NS , and anyway how many of these juries from 43 countries speak perfect English themselves? i think not many….and they just destroyed poor kid, what a shame!

Minerva
Guest

I was shocked at his low position in this contest too. I loved his song, the staging, his video is superb, his voice is very good…and he wrote the music himself. I will be listening/watching his song & video again and again…

fugu
Guest

There is nothing clever, original or interesting about posing half naked in a series of skimpy outfits. Melovin at least came up with some ideas and executed them well.

Anita
Guest

The televoters put Melovin in 7th place – the Juries put him in 26th place – the difference is 19 positions. Thats crazy.
With Sweden it was the other way round: televotes 23rd place and jury in second place – the difference is 21 positions.

Ern
Guest

Juries members vote for their friends.

Sweden will always get high jury votes (even if the songs are awful), because Sweden has a whole Eurovision-industrial complex going for it. Some Jury member in Bulgaria, for example, worked with the guy behind the Swedish entry, so they vote for them.

It’s analogous to how certain countries always benefit from diaspora and/or political voting blocks.

Carly
Guest

@Anita: He got votes ONLY from the Ukrainian diaspora across Europe, not others! Normally, diaspora always votes for their own country but what kind of legitimacy does that have? That’s why there are juries around, and if they don’t vote for a song (especially in this new jury-equaled-system), then that song is definitely NOT good! In Melovin’s case, juries and public agreed 100%. Those handful votes that he got were only by his fellow Ukrainians.

Ern
Guest

Bit off topic, but I thought it was rude when that host asked him in the greenroom if his eye was a contact leans.

fugu
Guest

I just thought it was dumb. It was so obvious it was a contact lens.

It really shouldn’t have been hard to find something, anything else to ask him.

Hada
Guest

It was an improvised interview right after the stage invader interrupted SuRie. Everybody was shaken and that interview wasn’t supposed to happen. I’m just amazed that Filomena was able to keep her composure and come up with anything at all.

Minerva
Guest

Filomena was great and funny, wasn’t she?!

trackback

[…] flames shooting out from the edges of the stage).  At least the song did receive a win (on one Eurovision-watching site, anyway) for top video going into the […]

AngieP
Guest

Yeeasss!! Of course Melovin!

Truth teller
Guest

Nothing against the dude, just one simple truth valid for everybody: Don’t sing in English if you can’t enunciate properly to save your life. I can’t enjoy any song that way. Respect to him for composing his own song but Angelica Agurbash’s English was beautiful compared to his. The juries got that one right.

ImFromUkraine
Guest

Melovin should have taken Paul Gruber pronunciation course, but obviously he know nothing about it. you could speak like a native american english speaker in very short period of time.

Yaa
Guest

Juries don’t always speak english, I bet a majority don’t! It’s not that.

Curve
Guest

The first time I saw the lyrics, it all seem too deep and complex. It may be one of the reasons why people can’t understand it much. But his way of singing it in English is ok and fair.

Vikings
Guest

Dude? Are you american? ew.

Truth teller
Guest

Austrian. Do I have to be American to want to understand what someone’s singing? Dude? Ew.

Dicky
Guest

Melovin was played dirty by jury and by running order organisations, how the hell he was the worst in GF?
it’s disgrace for EBU and he wasn’t only one who was robbed …..

D.N.Y.
Guest

What did you really expect from that troll – to win the Eurovision?! His song was unlistenable, his performance unwatchable! Ukraine’s and Serbia’s qualification are actually controversial and should be investigated…

Byrne
Guest

Slovenia’s too. There was something shady about those three.

Marvic
Guest

Slovenia was good..they totally deserved to be in the final

Sean
Guest

D.N.Y./Byrne/Gerome, you really shoud be more creative, repetitive too much. Come on, I know you know better, don’t dissapoint me! What’s wrong boy, no sex these days?

KYLLITO
Guest

At my watch party in the USA, someone turned to me after the song was over and said “did he sing that song in English?” After three minutes it was still hard to figure out. I have listed to that song many times and I still don’t understand what he is singing. Maybe this is why he didn’t do well with the juries. But the spectacle of his performance is why the public liked it.

Yaa
Guest

Did you understand the awesome AWS singing in Hungarian? The mighty Albanian singing in Albanian?the angry Italians singing in Italian? The French dudes? Hvala, ne anyone? The Spanish couple? We neither but that’s no problem in Eurovision, English plays no part in it, only 3 countries out if 43 speak it.

Minerva
Guest

That was my reaction when I heard Lithuanian’s song. I did not understand a single word!!! I was completely shocked when it made it to the final. I also had a hard time understanding Cyprus’ song. I thought English sounded terrible.

Yaa
Guest

He was put down by juries on purpose, just like they did with Alekseev/ Belarus in the first semi, juries made sure he doesn’t qualify, it’s strategical! Juries promoted strange songs that they knew they will never get televoting support like Austria, Netherlands and Australia to get rid of the unwanted competition. I’m not from the former soviet bloc, what I see is what I see and these 2 were robbed by juries!

junebugz
Guest

Cannot agree about Alekseev.

Sebastião
Guest

@Yaa: Your vision is blurred and deluded because Belarus and Ukraine delivered songs and performances that European public absolutely hates! You simply cannot force us to like them because they are substandard for our culturally advanced tastes!

Joseph
Guest

Not that this matters anyway, but those Ukrainian or whatever fans, should stop using polldaddy crack logs to triple votes for themselves. That’s shameful, really!

Byrne
Guest

Let them Ukrainians rig those Wiwi polls all they want. Eugent’s video is the most expensive one in Eurovision since 2010 and it is also the only one from this year to have been independently aired in Singapore and Taiwan. Meanwhile, Melovin’s video (or whatever his name is) was refused even by TV channels in Moldova.

Sean
Guest

Your beloved Eugent, appart from corrupted juries, flopped in televote with points only from your diaspora, lmao!

Dima Bilan
Guest

He did corupt them with his voice and his melody.

Sean
Guest

Wannabe Bon Jovi from 90’s, sure!

chiara
Guest

I’m still not over the fact that he didn’t reach the top 10 and was dead last with the juries. I don’t understand that, I really don’t understand how that could happen when there were worse songs in the final. I feel sorry for Melovin and his team but I hope they know that his fans will always support him

Jo.
Guest

He should’ve sung in Ukranian.

Joseph
Guest

That guy is substandard for Europe. You should be thankful that we gave him a chance to promote his crap here! We sent Julia home but he was spared although he is much worse than her!

Byrne
Guest

Agreed! Very much so, even!

taco
Guest

Not agreed! and you may not like the song, but be a bit more respectful. to call a song crap is not nice and not true.

taco
Guest

I don’t understand it either, it was a good song, and his performance was even better, he lifted the song in my opinion. I can not understand that he came last in the jury vote.

Minerva
Guest

I also don’t get how that happened. I thought everything looked good: his performance, his energy on stage, his vocals, the music he wrote himself….very strange!

WHAT???
Guest

I’ve checked the poll last night and Albania was second! How come it disappeared from the list in just a few hours?!

Laura
Guest

Hm… that’s strange!!! Albania was second until 16 hours ago?

Raisa
Guest

Melovin deserved top 5! His song was amazing and there was no better performance than his.

PYV
Guest

That lame Marilyn Manson wannabe didn’t even deserve to qualify!

Haters gonna hate<3
Guest

If he didn’t deserve to qualify, no one did…