In 2012 she shot to fame in Ukraine by winning the third series of X Factor. And on Saturday night Aida Nikolaychuk will try her luck in the first semi-final of Ukraine’s national selection for Eurovision 2016 with the song “Inner Power.”

The blonde beauty is making us wait until the semi for the full version, but she has already released a 30-second snippet. She hopes to serve a power ballad dripping with inspiration: “Go, now your life is an open door, gonna take all you need and more…”

Scroll down for her song snippet.

In a video message sent to wiwibloggs and our friends at the OGAE Ukraine fan club, Aida says “In it I want to tell all the people that each of us has this power that is necessary to be able to use. I want to be able to represent Ukraine at the proper level and I hope that I will succeed.”

If you haven’t seen her X Factor audition, then you need to drop what you’re doing and watch it now. She covered Polina Gagarina’s “Lullaby” and was so good that the judges thought she was exploiting playback or backing. They asked her to dazzle them a cappella and guess what? SHE DID. Fast-forward to two-minutes if you’re in a rush.

We should note that X Factor is aired by the STB betwork, which is also broadcasting Ukraine’s Eurovision 2016 selection in conjunction with NTU.

Aida Nikolaychuk’s “Inner Power”

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Sláde?ek Vít?zslav
Sláde?ek Vít?zslav
7 years ago


Marcus (day one)
Marcus (day one)
7 years ago

An unexpected song from her very R&B but it sounds good.

And as for live vocals she’ll slay the pack.