Aida Nikolaychuk facts for kids
Quick facts for kids
|Birth name||Aida Yurijivna Nikolaychuk|
3 March 1982 |
Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
|Genres||Pop, pop rock, electronic|
She drew special attention during the show's second season when judges interrupted her performance of Polina Gagarina's Lullaby (Колыбельная, Kalybelnaya), suspecting that she was lip syncing to a recording, and asked her to sing a cappella. Although visibly surprised, Nikolaychuk sang the song equally well without accompaniment.
In 2013, she released her first single, "On Your Planet", which was included in her debut album We're Under One Sky.
Nikolaychuk was born on 3 March 1982 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union, to Irina Leonidivna Munika (formerly Potolova) and computer specialist Yurij Evgenijovich Titaev. When she was ten, her parents got a divorce. 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.
2011–2013: X-Factor and widespread attention
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. 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. By winning X-Factor Online, 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. On 10 October 2012, she was interviewed by IMKA TV.
Participating in the third season of X-Factor, 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. After the visiting judge's performance, Nikolaychuk was placed in the top rankings for her category, and as one of the twelve top finalists. 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. Her rivals were Aleksey Smirnov and Evgeny Litvinkovych. On 29 December 2012, she was chosen as a superfinalist 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.
On 6 March 2013, the news website Segodnya listed the most-viewed videos of Ukrainian female singers. Nikolaychuk's video, with millions of views, took 5th place.
In May 2013, Nikolaychuk visited Berlin. While there, she participated in photo shoots and spoke at a restaurant, "Peterhof".
2013–2014: My Pod Odnim Nebom
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. At the end of May 2013, she presented her debut single and music video, "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.
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.
On 4 October 2013, Nikolaychuk performed at Little Miss World 2013 in Bulgaria.
On 24 October 2013, she had her second solo concert in Dnepropetrovsk and visited the local tabloid newspaper, "Komsomolskaya Pravda".
On 14 December 2013, the first Aida solo album "My Pod Odnim Nebom" was released.
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".
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.
2015–2018: Looking for a new creative path
At the end of summer in 2014 the contract with Sony Music was canceled and then started to work with new team. On 29 September 2014 was released a new song called "Muzika" , this marked as a new music era for Aida Nikolaychuk. On 2 December 2014 Aida was represented new song "Dva neba".
She was announced as a participant of the National Final to select the entrant for Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. Aida represented her single for selection called "Inner Power", that also have russian version called "Ver'".
Later that year Aida represented new song "Ne trimay" and music video to this song was directed by Dmitriy Peretrutov.
In 2017 Aida came to Tokio to participate in the Mozart-show competition for the second time. She performed Japanese song "Sea of tears" and won the battle with the famous Japanese singer Saya Asakura 朝倉さや. In the Final of the show she was defeated with only basis point needed.
2019-present: AIDA – new chapter
After a long career pause, on 4 September 2019 - Aida released new single "Red Moon".
Aida Nikolaychuk is entering a new phase and takes new stage name – AIDA. She already started from new single called "Je T’aime J’adore", that has two versions (Ukrainian and English).
Singles performed on X-Factor
|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"|
|Polina Gagarina: "Lullaby"|
|27 May 2013||Na tvoey planete (On your planet)||We're under one heaven|
|20 July 2013||My pod odnim nebom (We're under one heaven)||We're under one heaven|
|2 September 2013||Ne obeschay (Don't promise)||We're under one heaven|
|21 September 2013||Lyudi-mirazhi (People are mirages)||We're under one heaven|
|22 October 2013||Day mne noch' (Give me a night)||We're under one heaven|
|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|
- "Na tvoey planete" (2013)
- "Ne obeschay" (2013)
- "Korotkie Gudki" (2015)
Aida Nikolaychuk Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.