Aida Nikolaychuk

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Aida Nikolaychuk
Аида на встрече с поклонниками.jpg
Nikolaychuk at the meeting with her fans.
Background information
Birth name Aida Yurijivna Nikolaychuk
Born (1982-03-03) 3 March 1982 (age 35)
Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Genres Pop, pop rock, electronic
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2011–present

Aida Yurijivna Nikolaychuk,[1] sometimes spelled Nikolaichuk, (Ukrainian: Аїда Юріївна Ніколайчук) is a Ukrainian pop singer and model. She was the winner of the third season of Ukraine's X-Factor TV talent competition in 2012. She drew special attention during the show's second season when judges interrupted her performance of Polina Gagarina's Lullaby (Колыбельная, Kalybelnaya),[2][3] suspecting her voice was actually a digital recording. They challenged her to sing the song a cappella. Although visibly surprised, Nikolaychuk sang the song equally well without accompaniment.

Personal life[edit]

Nikolaychuk was born on 3 March 1982 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union. She started singing in the first grade, when she became the school choir soloist, and later on performed at school as a hip hop backup singer until 2002, and in her school choir in the fifth and eighth grades.[4]

Nikolaychuk married a Russia-based racer, Nikita Podolsky in 2016.[5]

Music career[edit]

In 2011, Nikolaychuk participated in the casting show for the second season of the Ukrainian television show X-Factor, quitting her job as a cashier to enable her participation in the show.[6] After a unanimous decision by the show's judges to accept her, she proceeded to the training portion of the show.

After Nikolaychuk's retirement from X-Factor, the video of her performance at the casting show reached a record number of views on YouTube. Nikolaychuk then decided to proceed with her participation in X-Factor. She participated in the second season of X-Factor Online. In November 2011, she was announced as a weekly winner of X-Factor Online, and on 31 December 2011, she was announced as the winner of the X-Factor Online second season.[7] By winning X-Factor Online,[7] Nikolaychuk gained entry to the training section of the show for the third season, bypassing the audition and pre-screening stages.

In 2012, Nikolaychuk was invited to performances in Moscow and Berlin.[8] On 10 October 2012, she was interviewed by Imka TV.[9]

Participating in the third season of X-Factor,[10] Nikolaychuk got to twenty-fourth place in the training section of the show in the 25-years and older category. Her category mentor was Igor Kondratyuk. Nikolaychuk then sang for judges including German singer Thomas Anders.[11] After the visiting judge's performance, Nikolaychuk was placed in the top rankings for her category, and as one of the twelve top finalists.[12] Also in her category were Eugene Litvinkovich and James Golovko. She then entered the direct elimination rounds, in which a contestant on the show is eliminated weekly by judges' vote. Nikolaychuk was never selected for elimination. On 22 December 2012, she participated in the final show.[13] Her rivals were Aleksey Smirnov and Evgeny Litvinkovych. On 29 December 2012, she was chosen as a superfinalist[14] and Alexey Smirnov was eliminated from the show. On 5 January 2013, at the Gala concert, Nikolaychuk was announced the winner of the third season of X-Factor.[15][16]

On 6 March 2013, the news website Segodnya listed the most-viewed videos of Ukrainian female singers. Nikolaychuk's video, with millions of views,[17] took 5th place.[18]

In May 2013, Nikolaychuk visited Berlin. While there, she participated in photo shoots and spoke at a restaurant, "Peterhof".[19]

After winning the third season of X-Factor, Nikolaychuk started working with artists in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, and signed a contract with Sony Music Entertainment.[20][21] Aida ended the contract with Sony Music in 2014. At the end of May 2013, she presented her debut single and music video,[22] "On Your Planet", released 27 May. On 31 May 2013, she held her first solo concert in her hometown, Odessa.

On 8 June 2013, Nikolaychuk acted as a visiting judge for Mini-Miss Ukraine 2013.

Aida Nikolaychuk — "Female singer of the Year" on the awarding ceremony of peoples rating «Favorites of Success – 2013»[23]

Nikolaychuk currently performs in concerts and appearances in Ukraine.

On 4 September 2013, Nikolaychuk participated in the competition "Promotion", organized by the Russian television channel Music Box, presenting her debut video, and was selected as a winner.[24]

On 4 October 2013, Nikolaychuk performed at Little Miss World 2013 in Bulgaria.[25]

On 24 October 2013, she had her second solo concert in Dnepropetrovsk and visited the local tabloid newspaper, "Komsomolskaya Pravda".[26]

On 14 December 2013, the first Aida solo album "My Pod Odnim Nebom" was released.[27]

On 16 December 2013, the names of nominees for the annual music award YUNA-2013 were released; Aida was nominated for "Discovery of the Year".[28]

In the results of the national poll «Favorites of Success – 2013», Aida was recognized as "Female Singer of the Year" due to the amazing support of her fans.[29]

She was announced as a participant of the National Final to select the entrant for Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.

X-Factor[edit]

Stage of the show Song
Season 2: Casting Polina Gagarina: "Lullaby"
Season 2: Fifth live broadcast Yuliya Savicheva: "Highly"
Season 2: Gala Concert Adele: "Rolling in the Deep"
Training camp Whitney Houston: "I Wanna Run To You"
Performance for judges Christina Aguilera: "You lost me"
First live broadcast Barbra Streisand: "Woman in love"
Second live broadcast Spice Girls: "Viva Forever"
Third live broadcast Valentina Pomoreva: "Love Is A Fairyland" (from Cruel Romance)
Fourth live broadcast Lauren Christy: "Color of the night"
Fifth live broadcast Irina Bilyk: "Zironka"
Sixth live broadcast Ani Lorak: "Ask My Heart"
Seventh live broadcast ABBA: "Money, Money, Money"
Eighth live broadcast Marilyn Monroe: "I Wanna Be Loved By You"
Tina Karol: "Gently"
Ninth live broadcast Kylie Minogue: "In Your Eyes"
Lyudmila Senchina: "White Acacia"
Tenth live broadcast (final) Polina Gagarina: "Lullaby"
Chris Norman: "Stumblin' In" (Duet with Chris Norman)
Lara Fabian: "Je suis malade"
Eleventh live broadcast (superfinal) Marilyn Monroe: "I Wanna Be Loved By You"
ABBA: "Money, Money, Money"
Irina Bilyk: "Zironka"
Pink: "Try"
Polina Gagarina: "Lullaby"

Singles[edit]

Presentation Song Album
27 May 2013 Na tvoey planete (On your planet) We're under one sky
20 July 2013 My pod odnim nebom (We're under one sky) We're under one sky
2 September 2013 Ne obeschay (Don't promise) We're under one sky
21 September 2013 Lyudi-mirazhi (People are mirages) We're under one sky
22 October 2013 Day mne noch' (Give me a night) We're under one sky
14 December 2013 U lyubvi moyey tvoi glaza (My love has your eyes) My Pod Odnim Nebom
14 December 2013 Tak sumuê vesna (So sad spring) My Pod Odnim Nebom
14 December 2013 Uletai (Fly Away)

(Prince Igor opera)

My Pod Odnim Nebom
14 December 2013 We're Under One Heaven My Pod Odnim Nebom

Videos[edit]

  • "Na tvoey planete" (2013)
  • "Ne obeschay" (2013)
  • "Korotkie Gudki" (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aida Nikolaychuk Videochat (14.01.12) (+English subtitles) (part 1) - Transcript Vids
  2. ^ Позорный победитель Х-фактор 3: Аида Николайчук устроила нечто (in Russian). Kyev Media. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  3. ^ По заявкам читателей: Аида Николайчук – феноменальный голос или обыкновенное мошенничество [At the request of readers, Aida Nikolaychuk - phenomenal voice or ordinary fraud]. SakhaPress (in Russian). 12 October 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Aida Nikolaychuk X-Factor 3 Judges House (+English subtitles) - vid script (en) Archived 29 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Aida Nikolaychuk married 22-year-old Belarusian - z-news.xyz". z-news.xyz. Retrieved 2017-09-29. 
  6. ^ Аида Николайчук: Часть денег отдам онкобольным деткам и дострою маме дом [Aida Nikolaychuk: Part of the money I will give to children with cancer and will help my mom finish building her house]. BigMir (in Russian). Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Аида Николайчук — победитель второго сезона проекта Х-Фактор Онлайн [Aida Nikolaychuk — winner of the second season of the project X-Factor Online] (in Russian). 27 December 2011. Archived from the original on 14 November 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Выступление в Берлине
  9. ^ Интервью с Аидой Николайчук [Interview with Aida Nikolaychuk] (in Russian). Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  10. ^ 3 сезон X-Фактор Украина [3 season of X-Factor Ukraine] (in Russian). STB. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  11. ^ Выбрать тройку лучших вокалистов старше 25 лет Игорю Кондратюку поможет Томас Андерс [Thomas Anders will help Igor Kondratyuk with the selection of three best singers older than 25 years of age]. STB. 20 October 2012. 
  12. ^ «Глаза темнокожей Эстель-Валентины смущают меня», — Сергей Соседов (in Russian). STB. 24 October 2012. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. 
  13. ^ Подопечному Сереги Дмитрию Сысоеву пришлось покинуть «Х-фактор», хотя выступил участник блистательно [Contestants Serega and Dmitry Sysoev had to leave the "X-factor", although they had acted brilliantly]. STB. 26 December 2012. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  14. ^ Кто из финалистов покинул шоу «Х-фактор-3» за шаг до победы? [Which finalists left the show "X-Factor-3" just one step before the victory?] (in Russian). STB. 30 December 2012. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  15. ^ Стало известно имя победителя третьего сезона шоу «Х-фактор»! [The name of the winner of the third season of the show "X Factor" is now known] (in Russian). STB. 6 January 2013. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  16. ^ Аида Николайчук: Дима Сысоев увидел во сне четвёрку лучших на "Х-факторе" [Aida Nikolaychuk: Dima Sysoev saw a dream of the top four on "X-factor"] (in Russian). MIGNews. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  17. ^ Olga Lickevich (28 October 2012). Участница "Х-фактор-3" Аида Николайчук пошла против воли любимого человека [Participant of "X Factor 3" Aida Nikolaychuk went against the wishes of a loved one]. Komsomolskaya Pravda. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  18. ^ Елка и Вера Брежнева – самые популярные певицы по версии YouTube [Elka and Vera Brezhneva - the most popular singers in YouTube] (in Russian). 6 March 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  19. ^ Аида Николайчук в Берлине [Aida Nikolaychuk in Berlin] (in Russian). Berlin24. 25 May 2012. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  20. ^ Аїда Ніколайчук розпочала сольну кар'єру [Aida Nikolaychuk started solo career] (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  21. ^ The winner of X-factor Aida Nikolaychuk started solo career » U-News - Only the latest news
  22. ^ Аида Николайчук презентовала свой дебютный сингл [Aida Nikolaychuk presented hers debut single] (in Russian). 29 May 2013. Archived from the original on 18 September 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  23. ^ Победители конкурса «Фавориты Успеха» объявлены на 11-ой церемонии награждения [Winners of the contest "The Success Favorites" announced at the 11th awards ceremony] (in Russian). 12 June 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  24. ^ Победительница «Х-фактора» выиграла в еще одном конкурсе [The winner of the "X-factor" won another contest] (in Russian). Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  25. ^ Ралица Христова с титла за България от Little Miss World 2013 [Delphinium of Christ with a title for Bulgaria from Little Miss World 2013] (in Bulgarian). 4 October 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  26. ^ Задай вопрос победительнице третьего Х-фактора Аиде Николайчук! [Ask a question to the winner of X factor!] (in Russian). Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  27. ^ Альбом "Мы под одним небом" уже в продаже! [The album "We're under the same sky" is already on sale!] (in Russian). Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  28. ^ Оголошені номінанти музичної премії YUNA – 2013 (in Ukrainian). 16 December 2013. Archived from the original on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  29. ^ Переможці конкурсу торгових марок «Фаворити Успіху» оголошені на 11-ій церемонії нагородження [The winners of the "Success Favorites" announced at the 11th awards ceremony] (in Ukrainian). 12 June 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014.