Shady Lady (Ani Lorak song)

"Shady Lady" is a song recorded by Ukrainian singer Ani Lorak. It is best known as the Ukraine entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, held in Belgrade.[2][3] It was composed by Philipp Kirkorov and written by Karen Kavaleryan.[4] However, around the time of the contest there were many rumors in Greece stating that popular composer Dimitris Kontopoulos had actually composed the song. Although his name was not credited during the Eurovision Song Contest performances, it was later confirmed that Kontopoulos was indeed a producer of the song.[1]

"Shady Lady"
Ani LorakShadyLadycover.jpg
Promotional single by Ani Lorak
from the album Solntse
  • "The Dream of Brighter Day"
  • "I'll Be Your Melody"
  • "Ždu tebja"
ReleasedApril 2008
Producer(s)Dimitris Kontopoulos[1]
Ani Lorak singles chronology
"Ya s toboy"
"Shady Lady"
"Ja Stanu Morem"
Alternative cover
Eurovision Promotional Cover
Eurovision Promotional Cover
Eurovision Song Contest 2008 entry
Ani Lorak
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Final result
Final points
Entry chronology
◄ "Dancing Lasha Tumbai" (2007)
"Be My Valentine! (Anti-Crisis Girl)" (2009) ►
"Shady Lady" as performed at Eurovision


The song competed in the second semi-final on 22 May, performing 4th in the running order, preceding Turkey's Mor ve Ötesi with "Deli" and preceding Lithuania's Jeronimas Milius with "Nomads in the Night". It received 152 points, placing 1st in a field of 19 and qualifying for the final.

In the final she performed her song 18th, the third year in a row that a Ukrainian entry had performed in this position, following Georgia's Diana Gurtskaya with "Peace Will Come" and preceding France's Sébastien Tellier with "Divine". It received 230 points, despite only receiving the maximum 12 points only once, from Portugal, coming 2nd in a field of 25, behind Dima Bilan's song "Believe" for Russia. A Russian-language version of the song exists, titled "С неба в небо" ("From Sky to Sky").

The single itself has become very successful in Ukraine featuring two A-sides: "Shady Lady" and "Ja Stanu Morem" ("I'll Be a Sea"), which was also a Eurovision candidate. The single also featured the video of "Shady Lady" as a bonus track, while the other three Eurovision candidates were also included. It charted for over 30 weeks, peaking at number 1 on the official Ukrainian charts, while also faring well in neighbouring countries.[which?]

Track listingEdit

Ukrainian edition
  1. "Shady Lady" (Philipp Kirkorov, Karen Kavaleryan)
  2. "The Dream of Brighter Day" (Ani Lorak, Juri Sak)
  3. "I'll Be Your Melody" ("Bozheny Kostroma")
  4. "Ždu tebja" ("Waiting for You")
  5. "Ja Stanu Morem" ("I'll Be a Sea")

Bonus track:

  1. "Shady Lady" (video)


Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2008) Peak
CIS (TopHit)[5] 21
Greece (Billboard)[6] 2
Kyiv Airplay (Tophit)[7] 4
Moscow Airplay (Tophit)[8] 55
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 57

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2008) Position
CIS (Tophit)[10] 113


  1. ^ a b Floras, Stella (2008-07-30). "Ukraine: Ani Lorak in Greece". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-05-09.
  2. ^ "Clip of performance of "Shady Lady" at the pre-selection". Archived from the original on 2008-03-29.
  3. ^ "Ani Lorak to sing Shady lady in Eurovision". 2008-02-23. Retrieved 2008-02-23.
  4. ^ "Ani Lorak to sing song of Kirkorov in Eurovision". UNIAN. 2008-02-25.
  5. ^ Ани Лорак — Shady Lady. TopHit. Retrieved 2021-05-21.
  6. ^ "Greece #1 This Week". 2008-06-05. Archived from the original on 2008-06-10.
  7. ^ "Kyiv Airplay Chart for 2008-07-07". Tophit. Retrieved 2021-05-21.
  8. ^ "Moscow Airplay Chart for 2008-07-21". Tophit. Retrieved 2021-05-21.
  9. ^ "Ani Lorak – Shady Lady". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 2021-05-21.
  10. ^ "Популярные хиты 2008" [Popular hits 2008] (in Russian). Tophit. Archived from the original on 2021-10-29. Retrieved 2021-11-02.