MÉLOVIN: SINGER AND SONGWRITER.
Kostyantyn Mykolayovych Bocharov was born on 11 April 1997 in Odesa, Ukraine. and is better known by his stage name Mélovin (Меловін). He first came to prominence after winning season six of X-Factor Ukraine. Across Europe, he is still remembered as an artist who won the hearts of Europeans during Eurovision, and his performance of Under The Ladder has been viewed over 6 million times.
He became interested in music at a young age, and as a child would put on and perform in concerts at his school. He later began attending a music school but left before graduating. He subsequently enrolled in a theatre school, which he graduated from.
He passed his audition for the X-Factor Ukraine show’s sixth season in 2015. He advanced through the competition and was eventually declared the winner. Following the show’s completion, he went on a tour of Ukraine along with the show’s other finalists. In 2016, he released his debut single “Ne odinokaya”.
On 17 January 2017, Bocharov was announced as one of the 23 competitors in Vidbir 2017, the Ukrainian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, with the song “Wonder”.Bocharov competed in the third semi-final on 18 February 2017, where he placed second and qualified to the final as one of the top two finishers. In the semi-final, he received the highest number of televoters from the Ukrainian public but only placed fourth with the jury consisting of Konstantin Meladze, Jamala, and Andriy Danylko. The final was held on 25 February 2017. Bocharov placed third, after receiving the highest number of televoters from the Ukrainian public again, but placing second-to-last with the jury.
The following year, Bocharov confirmed his return to Vidbir on 16 January 2018 after being confirmed as one of the 18 competing acts in Vidbir 2018 with the song “Under the Ladder“. He competed in the second semi-final on 17 February 2018, where he qualified to the final as one of the top three finishers, placing first with the highest number of televoters from the Ukrainian public and second-highest number of jury votes from the jury consisting of Jamala, Danylko, and Eugene Filatov. He won the final on 24 February and thus represented Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. He placed 17th in the voting in Eurovision Song Contest 2018 final, gaining only eleven points from juries of 43 countries and 119 points from televiewers all around the world. After Eurovision 2018, he went on to release his new single “That’s Your Role”, which has had many views on YouTube.
Since Eurovision, the artist has kept releasing music at a steady pace. He has cultivated a fanbase and has made good on the opportunity he got at Eurovision to continue a successful music career.
He released his new composition called Dance With The Devil. The new composition is a story about the artist’s soul, mental state, and the rebirth of the image of MÉLOVIN. It is about adapting to new conditions which have had to be made, and in the composition Dance with the Devil the artist has invested in deep meaning, in which he reflects on all the emotional states that a person may experience.