I have seen and heard a lot of singers sing live in my lifetime and I must say that listening to Aida Nikolaychuk was an experience. I watched a YouTube clip for the first time of her on the X Factor Ukraine in the on stage auditions. She was flawless. As you will watch in the first video below even the judges couldn’t believe that it was her voice.
Aida Nikolaychuk is a well known Ukranian singer who won winner the third season of Ukrainian X Factor.
Her story is a Cinderella story of a relatively normal woman that took the Ukranian and international music world by storm.
Aida was born on 3 March 1982 in Odessa, Ukraine. From early childhood she was drawn to singing, music and drawing. She owes her unforgettable singing and winning “X Factor 3” to her grandmother who instilled in her a love for music from the cradle and helped her develop her talent. She became a soloist in the school choir in the 8th grade. This was her first steps in her creativity being made public.
Initially singing was not considered a serious occupation and Aida decided to move into the fashion world specializing in technology and design in high school and college. In college Aida auditioned for the local hip-hop group, and she was invited to become a backing vocalist. In 2002, she left the group and tried to find a vocal coach but found no one.
Aida is creative and has a delicate nature. She is talented not only in singing, but she also has the makings of a good makeup artist and designer. She often participated in various competitions and won prizes. She graduated from The Vocational School of Technology and Design with a specialty to “Tailor Women’s clothing.”
In Odessa the music scene is so full of underground talent that Aida felt she had no place there. She decided to look for a job as a cashier in a gaming club. This experience led her to be on the X Factor.
She auditioned for the second season of The X Factor in 2011. During casting the judges did not believe their ears. They stopped her singing because they were thought that Aida was miming to a recording because her voice was pure and beautiful. They asked her to sing acapella and she blew them away, proving that it was indeed her clean, crystal voice and it was not an illusion but a reality. This video of her audition rapidly gained views on YouTube and she became an overnight sensation.
Unfortunately in the training camp for the show Aida did not make it because she forgot the lyrics to her song.
Aida, however, did not want to stop there and decided to try her hand at the “X-factor online.” Once the video got on YouTube, it immediately gained a record number of votes, and Aida was recognized the winner of the week, and soon won “X-factor online.” After this breakthrough she made the final of the second season of the show, she sang “New Year’s Eve” and became the first party to be invited to the next season of the show.
With each performance Aida not only captivated the audience and judges with her beautiful vocals, but also the emotions she conveyed through her performances. This approach won her the love of the public, who voted in large numbers for her and eventually voting her as the winner of Ukraine X Factor 3.
Her performances have been compared to the French diva Lara Fabian.
Aida is successfully touring and pleasing audiences with her performances.
She was the winner of the award “Favorite of Success” and she is a finalist of the national selection “Eurovision – 2016.” Aida collaborates with the best poets and composers. She has recorded her first album and shot 4 video-clips.
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