Melovin Ukraine Eurovision 2018 Under The Ladder
First Runner-Up: Ukraine’s Mélovin

Eurovision 2018 is almost upon us. Rehearsals begin in less than a week, at which point we’ll finally get to see each country’s staging plans.

As always there’ll be majestic masterpieces and boiling hot messes. But for now, we’re judging each act solely on their official audio and promotional performances.

Since 17 March, we’ve been asking y’all to vote for your favourite act in semi-final two. And thousands of you have answered our call, with an impressive 26,171 votes already cast. The poll remains open until 8 May, but we’re going to take a sneak peek at how the figures are currently stacking up.

Ukraine took a rare misstep on last year’s Eurovision scoreboard. But Mélovin is hoping to steer the 2017 hosts back on course in Lisbon. The former X Factor winner has undertaken a relatively low-key promotional campaign, only performing “Under The Ladder” in Amsterdam. Nonetheless, the sense of mystique and intrigue which surrounds the contact lens wearing singer seems to be paying dividends. He currently leads our poll, clocking up 2,768 votes or 10.58% of all votes cast so far.

Mélovin “Under The Ladder”

He cruised to victory at Melodifestivalen. And Sweden’s Benjamin Ingrosso looks set to enjoy yet more success at Eurovision. The “Dance You Off” will seek to increase Sweden’s record of six top five finishes since 2011. And he currently sits strong at second in our poll, amassing 2,639 votes or 10.08% of all votes cast so far.

Benjamin Ingrosso “Dance You Off”

Australia returned to the preview party circuit for the first time since their 2015 debut. And that’s only added to Jessica Mauboy’s already high levels of popularity. Y’all got more than a little love for “We Got Love”, and it currently occupies third spot in our poll. The popstar from down under has gathered 2,288 votes or 8.74% of all votes cast to date.

Jessica Mauboy “We Got Love”

Rasmussen’s Dansk Melodi Grand Prix winning performance oozed Viking drama. And while “Higher Ground” is all about laying down one’s weapons, that hasn’t stopped the bearded Game Of Thrones lookalike from plundering votes from all over the world. The Dane has collected 2,172 votes or 8.3% of all votes cast so far.

Rasmussen “Higher Ground”

Poland rounds out our top five. Like so many of their contemporaries, Gromee and Lukas Meijer made multiple appearances during pre-party season. And their trademark hats always adorned their heads. Whether the trusted headpieces make it to Lisbon remains to be seen. But with or without them, the “Light Me Up” duo are still a favourite. They’ve managed to garner 2,171 votes or 8.3% of all votes cast so far.

Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer “Light Me Up”

Based on the current rankings, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia and Latvia will take the remaining five spots in the final.

At the other end of the poll, Georgia’s Iriao sit in last place. “For You” has received just 407 votes or 1.56% of all votes cast.

Of course, all this is subject to change. The poll remains open until 8 May. So if you haven’t done so already, vote now!

VOTE IN OUR SEMI-FINAL TWO POLL.

WHO SHOULD WIN THE SECOND SEMI-FINAL OF EUROVISION 2018? POLL UPDATE

Results as of 21.50 CEST 24 April.

Who should win the second semi-final of Eurovision 2018?

  1. Ukraine: Mélovin “Under The Ladder” 10.58% (2,768 votes)
  2. Sweden: Benjamin Ingrosso “Dance You Off” 10.08% (2,639 votes)
  3. Australia: Jessica Mauboy “We Got Love” 8.74% (2,288 votes)
  4. Denmark: Rasmussen “Higher Ground” 8.3% (2,172 votes)
  5. Poland: Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer “Light Me Up” 8.3% (2,171 votes)
  6. Malta: Christabelle “Taboo” 7.52% (1,969 votes)
  7. The Netherlands: Waylon “Outlaw in ‘Em” 7.41% (1,940 votes)
  8. Norway: Alexander Rybak “That’s How You Write a Song” 6.05% (1,584 votes)
  9. Slovenia: Lea Sirk “Hvala, ne!” 5.03% (1,316 votes)
  10. Latvia: Laura Rizzotto “Funny Girl” 4.72% (1,235 votes)
  11. Hungary: AWS “Viszlát nyár” 4.53% (1,186 votes)
  12. San Marino: Jessika feat. Jenifer Brening “Who We Are” 3.5% (917 votes)
  13. Serbia: Sanja Ilic & Balkanika “Nova deca” 3.37% (883 votes)
  14. Romania: The Humans “Goodbye” 3.3% (864 votes)
  15. Russia: Julia Samoylova”I Won’t Break” 3.19% (834 votes)
  16. Moldova: DoReDos “My Lucky Day” 2.15% (562 votes)
  17. Montenegro: Vanja Radovanovi? “Inje” 1.67% (436 votes)
  18. Georgia: Iriao “For You” 1.56% (407 votes)

Total Votes: 26,171

VOTE IN ALL OUR EUROVISION 2018 POLLS.

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Redarrow
Redarrow
2 years ago

Malta the best.

Hallo
Hallo
2 years ago

Poland will win this year

Nick
Nick
2 years ago

yes people mostly talk about his unusual look , his queerness , his gorgeous hair , i’ve read tons comments on you tube about how perfect his eyebrows and skin are…lmao!
but come on, he is really handsome so why not talk about it, and he has charisma and talent and great voice, it’s not like he just a pretty face , i wish him luck and sure he will do good in GF , go baby!

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
2 years ago

The stronger semi imo. Wait for the rehearsals, you will see. I really like how diverse it is, and my top 18:
1. Sweden 10/10
2. Russia 10/10
3. Ukraine 10/10
4. Australia 10/10
5. The Netherlands 10/10
6. Poland 9/10
7. Norway 9/10
8. Denmark 8/10
9. Serbia 8/10 *
10. Moldova 8/10
11. Hungary 8/10 *
12. Romania 7/10
13. Malta 7/10
14. Latvia 7/10
15. Slovenia 7/10
16. Montenegro 6/10
17. Georgia 6/10
18. San Marino 5/10
* Serbia won’t qualify I think and Hungary will, the rest of my top 10 will qualify I think.

Simon
Simon
2 years ago

its funny that so many comments under every articles on wiwi about Mélovin are about his sexy (creepy,hot,strange) look, his hairdo, his lens , his sexuality and etc., …people are so shallow….ugh..
so who knows is he bi or gay? lmao!

Valencia
Valencia
2 years ago
Reply to  Simon

So what? Half of the participants are boring and predictable, and I can not say anything good or bad about them. They are not interesting.
At least Melovin really has charisma

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
2 years ago

He is sexy indeed. Attractive and charismatic but i have always wondered if he is wearing a hair piece? Or is it just that he likes shorter hairlines?

Valencia
Valencia
2 years ago

Yeees! Melovin is sexy and energetic, he doesn’t need an erotic dance on stage to be sexy. I like his timbre and accent. Maybe Melovin’s song isn’t the best because of the lack of a producer, but it’s amazing to see his team, they’re kids 🙂
Wiwi, Melovin is not blonde, can you use new photos? I didn’t immediately understand who it was. Thanks.

Dicky
Dicky
2 years ago
Reply to  Valencia

Agree about everything, he is sexy as hell…don’t care what he is signing, i just wanna watch him all day long…lol… and yes Melovin now has new sexy dark hair, but wiwi continue to use his blonde look he had two years ago , lmao!

ted
ted
2 years ago

Let me try and rank these in my personal fave order The Netherlands: Waylon “Outlaw in ‘Em” Ukraine: Mélovin “Under The Ladder” Australia: Jessica Mauboy “We Got Love” Poland: Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer “Light Me Up” Denmark: Rasmussen “Higher Ground” Malta: Christabelle “Taboo” Slovenia: Lea Sirk “Hvala, ne!” Sweden: Benjamin Ingrosso “Dance You Off” Norway: Alexander Rybak “That’s How You Write a Song” Hungary: AWS “Viszlát nyár” San Marino: Jessika feat. Jenifer Brening “Who We Are” Latvia: Laura Rizzotto “Funny Girl” Russia: Julia Samoylova”I Won’t Break” Moldova: DoReDos “My Lucky Day” Romania: The Humans “Goodbye” Serbia: Sanja Ilic & Balkanika… Read more »

David
David
2 years ago

That is really not a great top 5

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago

Sweden has this semi on lock, anyone who thinks otherwise is delusional. Australia’s song will flop in televote as always while I have a feeling Denmark will be a favorite. Either way jury and public will be very divided here.

Harry
Harry
2 years ago

Australia only flopped in televotes last year. What do you mean as always???? They will get a deserved top 10 position this year.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago
Reply to  Harry

The song is basic af and literally says nothing. I won’t be surprised if they get another one-digit score in the final from the public.

Denis
Denis
2 years ago

Agree that Sweden will win but don´t agree that Australia will flop. They only flopped once. last year. They have done well with voters. I think for this year they will reach top 10 with both juries and voters, top 5 even

Jackson
Jackson
2 years ago
Reply to  Denis

Totally agree with you Dennis

Rimig
Rimig
2 years ago

I just really don’t get it. I find absolutely nothing remarkable in “Under the Ladder” nor in Melovin himself…

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago
Reply to  Rimig

Exactly. I don’t expect him to qualify because of this: absolutely forgettable song and creepy tryhard performer.

P!nk Forever
P!nk Forever
2 years ago

Karma will come for you right at the time when Mélovin advances to the final and gets a respectable Top 20 placement. Anything higher would be unexpected but wouldn‘t surprise me either. Bye, KYC ha predictions. I hope you get severe epilepsy when Lea Sirk performs. You know it‘s all in good fun, right?

Mark
Mark
2 years ago

The Netherlands will win this semi.

oscillate
oscillate
2 years ago

Happy if he wins the semi 2. I just wish that he would enunciate the words better when he sings.

Catchy song. excellent performer.

Sasha
Sasha
2 years ago

Revamped version sounds good, now i need to hear it with Mélovin’ wonderful voice to see whole picture,im still stunned how shy and sweet he is in rl and how incredibly confident and hot he looks on the stage…its like two different people for real…

Piotr
Piotr
2 years ago
Reply to  Sasha

hey, could you say where you have heard revamped version of the song? thanks in advance!

Tim
Tim
2 years ago
Reply to  Sasha

listen to her in the nvushniki. Incredibly beautiful melody even without words.

Jo
Jo
2 years ago

The jury will punish Hungary. They might qualify depending on how high the public vote could be for them. Otherwise, it’s “Montenegro 2013”.

Harry Thompson
Harry Thompson
2 years ago

He gonna win semi 2 for sure, Benjamin looks so much weaker compare to Mélovin , and i wound’t be surprised if he reach top 10 in GF, he stands out in so many ways

Jackson
Jackson
2 years ago

Australia, Sweden or Ukraine are going to win semi final 2.

Catriona Colville
Catriona Colville
2 years ago
Reply to  Jackson

I think Denmark will win the semi.

Dexter
Dexter
2 years ago

Here is revamped (instrumental) version of Mélovin’ song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjzNHbxWJp0

i really like what they did with it, can’t wait to see Mélovin on Lisbon stage, he will burn it to the ground

Carlos
Carlos
2 years ago

oh yeah! my fav boy gonna be just fine in finale :))
mesmerizing performer and yes his sex appeal helps a lot …lol

Mil
Mil
2 years ago

The instrumental version of Melovin’s song has been just uploaded onto his official YouTube channel. It differs from what he sang in Amsterdam. I wonder if it the one he uses in Lisbon. He said in his interview that the official video will be with the final version and promised to release it in April…

Tina
Tina
2 years ago
Reply to  Mil

i just got notification on youtube and got so excited thought it’s finally his music video, but it was instrumental (revamped) version, yes it sounds different and i liked it a lot

ESloEYT
ESloEYT
2 years ago

I hope that Georgia will qualify. People, this singing even got it to UNESCO! Please don’t underrate it.

Sima
Sima
2 years ago
Reply to  ESloEYT

they have so beautiful voices but their song will not impress viewers i’m afraid

Jo
Jo
2 years ago
Reply to  ESloEYT

I don’t think they will, but they might surprise. Or at least they should qualify, since their song is better than 90% of the entries in the 2nd SF.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
2 years ago
Reply to  ESloEYT

This is a damn good song, and it is my #1 for this round. But I worry that they will become the 2018 equivalent of Klapa s Mora (Croatia 2013); outstanding vocal technique and excellent music, but forgotten when it came time to vote. <;-(

Talula
Talula
2 years ago

He is in my top 10 from day one! I love everything about this young artist, go baby!

Denis
Denis
2 years ago

He wont even make it to top 10. And he might struggle to qualify.

Nick
Nick
2 years ago
Reply to  Denis

he definite qualifier, and he could be in top 10, just wait and see …

Jo
Jo
2 years ago
Reply to  Denis

Not in that semifinal.

ImpressiveInstants
ImpressiveInstants
2 years ago

These are the results I think we’ll see from SF2

1. Sweden
2. Australia
3. Norway
4. Ukraine
5. Hungary
6. Russia

Nick
Nick
2 years ago

Russia is too high…i would be really pissed if Julia will qualify and stole place from better artist ..no offense

ImpressiveInstants
ImpressiveInstants
2 years ago
Reply to  Nick

I’d get pissed off too but it might happen.

Henrikh Mugosa
Henrikh Mugosa
2 years ago

It will happen. She’ll qualify.

Thiago
Thiago
2 years ago

I’m sure Romania will qualify. I guess it is possible they face a Greece situation and finally fail to advance for once, but don’t rule their qualification streak out just yet.

Lourdes
Lourdes
2 years ago

The only ones I really want to qualify are Ukraine, The Netherlands and Hungary ( All 3 are in my top 10). All the others from SF2 aren’t even in my top 20 ( while there are 12 acts from SF1 there). It’s incredible ( and sad) how we ended up with such unbalanced semis. Let’s hope for the best!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Lourdes

D-a*s, what you want is trash.

Lourdes
Lourdes
2 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

I don’t really care what trolls think.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Comment above is not from the real Purple Mask. But most of you know that.

David
David
2 years ago
Reply to  Lourdes

Absolutely right. Not worth watching on Thursday night …

CDbjerg..
CDbjerg..
2 years ago

New video for Rasmussen Higher Ground!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1fT1wZhR_0

Pasadena
Pasadena
2 years ago

Hungary and Poland are my favs in this semi, but I believe Australia or Sweden will win.

Hale
Hale
2 years ago

Hungary will be in the final!

Leo M
Leo M
2 years ago

Switch Hungary and Russia with Latvia and Malta and you have your top 10

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Leo M

Top 10 worst trash?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

^Fake Purple Mask
Hey, here’s a thought: Perhaps we could count down the top 10 fake profiles on here? 😛

MaxYronwood
MaxYronwood
2 years ago

Dude, Hungary is incredibly underrated, I guess Is because is not the typical mainstream commercial pop song (nothing wrong against it though).

Yaa
Yaa
2 years ago

Melovin guy sexy as hell but off tune at all times, Sweden not sexy but cringy,still song ok, Norway and Australia, shame on you, Netherlands , wtf, Hungary for the win! My own country doesn’t count here but I hope it will qualify.

Uli
Uli
2 years ago

Melovin stands out in semi 2 for sure…he is very strange and confident performer and has very nice strong voice, Benjamin is adorable and Jassica is amazing , so i agree with top 3 here
hope Hungary will qualify too

Jo
Jo
2 years ago

Either Sweden or the Netherlands will win this SF.

24042018
24042018
2 years ago

This will be a strange year when the quality gap between the two semis is biggest ever. The winner of the semi2 should be happy to break into the top10 in the final night.

Sima
Sima
2 years ago
Reply to  24042018

he will be in top 10, i’m sure, but i wouldn’t be sure that top 10 artists from semi 1 would be there too ,i like 9 songs from semi 1 and 5 songs from semi 2

24042018
24042018
2 years ago
Reply to  Sima

I didn’t mean the winner of this poll (Ukraine) but the winner of the actual Semi2 in Lisbon on 10th May. But I wouldn’t get mad if the winner was Melovin. Or Denmark. But no way Sweden or Russia.

24042018
24042018
2 years ago
Reply to  24042018

I mean the winner of Semi2… The winner in the final night should come from the top10 entries from Semi1. Actually, I have 14 favourites from that semifinal and just 6 from the second.

Sima
Sima
2 years ago
Reply to  24042018

well, then i agree, Sweden and especially Russia don’t deserve top 10 this year (hope Russia will stay in semi), though Benjamin is nice artist but his song a bit meh

KESC
KESC
2 years ago
Reply to  24042018

Definetely! However, I do think that both Australia and Sweden, and maybe even Ukraine will reach the TOP 10.

Gretta
Gretta
2 years ago

Mélovin has low key promotion becouse he has no money for tours and pre parties events… his team just a few young folks with no connections and no money…he needs rich and wise producer like his country fellow Alekseev

KuhKatz
KuhKatz
2 years ago
Reply to  Gretta

I don‘t think that appearing in pre-parties will gain you a lot, maybe in the respective country but not overall.

Melovin (and the others who didn‘t show up at these events) do have the same chance of reaching top 10 than every participant who gave a lot of money for promotion etc.

Gretta
Gretta
2 years ago
Reply to  KuhKatz

i hope you right, but he still needs better promotion , Alekseev is everywhere on media and gets so much attention, Melovin should find good/rich producer, he deserves to be knowing

Davve
Davve
2 years ago

Sweden!! Benjamin Ingrosso!

Billy Bob
Billy Bob
2 years ago

Yay! Jessica and Mélovin are the best artists in semi 2:)))