Under the Ladder

"Under the Ladder" is a song performed by Ukrainian singer Mélovin. The song was released as a digital download on 18 January 2018 through Umyh Music, and was written by Mélovin along with Mike Ryals and Anton Karskyi. It represented Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. It was included in Mélovin’s 2018 album "Octopus".

"Under the Ladder"
Under the Ladder - Melovin.jpg
Single by Mélovin
Released18 January 2018
LabelUmyh Music
  • Anton Karskyi
  • Yevhen Filatov
Mélovin singles chronology
"Under the Ladder"
"That's Your Role"
Music video
"Under the Ladder" on YouTube
Eurovision Song Contest 2018 entry
  • Mike Ryals
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Final result
Final points
Entry chronology
◄ "Time" (2017)   
"Siren Song" (2019) ►

Eurovision Song ContestEdit

On 16 January 2018, Mélovin was confirmed as one of the 18 competing acts in Vidbir 2018, the Ukrainian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, with the song "Under the Ladder".[1][2] 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 televotes from the Ukrainian public and second-highest number of jury votes from the jury consisting of Jamala, Andriy Danylko, and Eugene Filatov.[3][4][5][6] He won the final on 24 February and represented Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.[6][7]

The song competed in the second semi-final, held on 10 May 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.[8][9] It qualified for the final, finishing in 17th place, getting seventh place with the public (119 points), but last place with the juries (11 points). This is the third worst result ever for Ukraine, only surpassing the 2005 and the 2017 results.

Track listingEdit

Digital download[10]
1."Under the Ladder"2:59


Chart (2018) Peak
Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 9

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label
Various 18 January 2018 Digital download Umyh Music


  1. ^ Farren, Neil (16 January 2018). "Ukraine: Vidbir 2018 Contestants Revealed". Eurovoix.
  2. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (16 January 2018). "Ukraine: UA:PBC reveals national selection participants". ESCToday.
  3. ^ Herbert, Emily (19 January 2018). "Ukraine: Vidbir 2018 Semi-Finals Running Order Revealed". Eurovoix.
  4. ^ Granger, Anthony (17 February 2018). "Ukraine: Vidbir 2018 Finalists Selected". Eurovoix.
  5. ^ Knoops, Roy (19 January 2018). "Ukraine: Vidbir 2018 semi-final running order draw results". ESCToday.
  6. ^ a b Vranis, Michalis (17 February 2018). "Ukraine: Vidbir 2018 Final lineup completed". ESCToday.
  7. ^ Jiandani, Sergio (24 February 2018). "Ukraine: Melovin will fly to Lisbon!".
  8. ^ "Lisbon revealed as Host City of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest!". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  9. ^ Jordan, Paul (12 January 2018). "All Aboard for the Semi-Final Allocation Draw". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Under the Ladder - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker – Vecka 20, 18 maj 2018". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 18 May 2018.