After MELOVIN won the Ukrainian version of X Factor in 2015, he started working on his first album Face To Face.
Last year, he took part in Ukraine's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Wonder. He finished third, after O.Torvald and Tayanna with more than 60.000 televotes, a record number at that time.
His song for Lisbon, Under The Ladder is about failures that lead to success.
The jury this year consisted of Eurovision 2016 winner Jamala, artist and composer Adrii Danylko otherwise known as Verka Serduchka, and Yevhen Filatov, sound producer of the band ONUKA - interval act of the Grand Final in Kyiv in 2017.
The finalists of Vidbir 2018 were:
Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest
Ukraine made its debut at the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Hasta la Vista performed by Oleksandr Ponomariov, finishing in 14th place. The next year Ruslana with her song Wild Dances took Europe by storm scoring the first victory for Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest. The rest, as they say, is history.
In Lisbon, Ukraine will participate in the second half of the Second Semi-Final on Thursday 10th May.