11 April – The wind’s always there

If you want to get ahead, you need a showstopper of a song. It’s obvious, isn’t it. But how to stop that show? With a song that you can’t help falling in love with? Or with a bonkers stage show? Both have their merits.

Today’s birthday boy Меловін/Mélovin (né Костянти́н Микола́йович Бочаро́в/Kostyantyn Mykolayovych Bocharov) had a song that you could possibly have fallen in love with, but it probably falls into the bonkers stage show category. If you’ve seen what old Mélovin gets up to in his three minutes, you won’t forget it in a hurry. And once you can’t forget it, it’s a performance that you’ll think of at the oddest times. Perhaps you’ll be in that bus queue, or about to buy a chocolate bar. And it will fill you with joy. If you’ve never seen what he does, click on the link. Слава Україні!

Mélovin is 26 today.

З днем народження, Меловін!