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

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Guest
Guest
2 years ago

Well done Melovin. So many insignificant and jelous no hopers out there. Just read their comments. LOL…

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
2 years ago

I’m surprised the chicken song didn’t top the poll. The video is much better than what we saw on stage in Lisbon.

Bell Pepper
Bell Pepper
2 years ago

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
Lev
2 years ago
Reply to  Bell Pepper

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!

Magistr
Magistr
2 years ago

We do not imitate western artists, do not think too much about influence of western culture for Ukraine… most successful atrists here sing in ukrainian 🙂 When you mentioned originality, was it about a bunch of swedish songs every year?
And stop using CAROL OF THE BELLS every XMAS!!!

Magistr
Magistr
2 years ago

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

sume
2 years ago

Wow juries slashed that poor Melovin guy hard…like wow

Fuego
Fuego
2 years ago
Reply to  sume

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

Fuego
Fuego
2 years ago

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
Minerva
2 years ago
Reply to  Fuego

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
fugu
2 years ago

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.

Magistr
Magistr
2 years ago
Reply to  fugu

What about rising from the coffin?

Truth teller
Truth teller
2 years ago
Reply to  Magistr

Wasn’t that Dracula?

Magistr
Magistr
2 years ago
Reply to  Magistr

Sorry, but you should value his number with all elements… are you sure that rising from coffin is from western culture? not acient Egypt? following this approach we can find stolen elements in every element of western culture ^))) hahaha

Yaa
Yaa
2 years ago
Reply to  Magistr

Dracula is from Transylvania, Romania, based on Romanian legends around Vlad Dracu, a cruel king from XV century, Nosferatu also takes place in Transylvania, it’s basically a version of Dracula, plenty of vampires and ghost stories in folk culture in the East, I’d say the westerners took inspiration from the East not the other way around. Do some research before throwing accusations!

Magistr
Magistr
2 years ago
Reply to  Yaa

Taking into account that Melovin is from Bessarabia, he had a right to be inspired by Transylvanian culture… :::::)))))

Anita
Anita
2 years ago

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
Ern
2 years ago
Reply to  Anita

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.

Ern
Ern
2 years ago

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
fugu
2 years ago
Reply to  Ern

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
Hada
2 years ago
Reply to  Ern

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
Minerva
2 years ago
Reply to  Hada

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

AngieP
AngieP
2 years ago

Yeeasss!! Of course Melovin!

Truth teller
Truth teller
2 years ago

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
ImFromUkraine
2 years ago
Reply to  Truth teller

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
Yaa
2 years ago
Reply to  Truth teller

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

Curve
Curve
2 years ago
Reply to  Truth teller

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
Vikings
2 years ago
Reply to  Truth teller

Dude? Are you american? ew.

Truth teller
Truth teller
2 years ago
Reply to  Vikings

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

Sean
Sean
2 years ago

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

Dima Bilan
Dima Bilan
2 years ago
Reply to  Sean

He did corupt them with his voice and his melody.

Sean
Sean
2 years ago
Reply to  Dima Bilan

Wannabe Bon Jovi from 90’s, sure!

Sean
Sean
2 years ago
Reply to  Sean

Albanian troll, you can only s uck my S erbian d ick!

Dicky
Dicky
2 years ago

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 …..

KYLLITO
KYLLITO
2 years ago
Reply to  Dicky

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
Yaa
2 years ago
Reply to  KYLLITO

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
Minerva
2 years ago
Reply to  KYLLITO

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.

Marvic
Marvic
2 years ago
Reply to  Dicky

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

Sean
Sean
2 years ago
Reply to  Dicky

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?

Yaa
Yaa
2 years ago
Reply to  Dicky

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
junebugz
2 years ago
Reply to  Yaa

Cannot agree about Alekseev.

chiara
chiara
2 years ago

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.
Jo.
2 years ago
Reply to  chiara

He should’ve sung in Ukranian.

taco
taco
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo.

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
taco
2 years ago
Reply to  chiara

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
Minerva
2 years ago
Reply to  taco

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!

Raisa
Raisa
2 years ago

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

Haters gonna hate<3
Haters gonna hate<3
2 years ago
Reply to  Raisa

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