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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