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How Mikhailo Panchyshyn conquered the "Voice of the country" with a contusion, why his life was almost cut short and what other victories are behind the shoulders of the hero

How Mikhailo Panchyshyn conquered the "Voice of the country" with a contusion, why his life was almost cut short and what other victories are behind the shoulders of the hero

The grand finale of the 13th season of The Voice Europe was won by 25-year-old Mykhailo Panchyshyn (known as Ptashkin ), who has participated in TV projects for many years. In his younger years, the artist from Lviv has already served in the territorial defense, a special unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and has considerable concert experience.

After Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the vocalist's life changed dramatically, but he did not give up his art, but found the best use for his talent. OBOZ.UA decided to tell you about the winner of The Voice, his career and the moment when his life could have ended (to see photos and videos, scroll to the bottom of the page).

How Mikhailo Panchyshyn conquered the ''Voice of the country'' with a contusion, why his life was almost cut short and what other victories are behind the shoulders of the hero

Mykhailo Panchyshyn got the opportunity to record his tracks and music videos thanks to his victory in The X Factor in 2017. The TV channel paid the singer for a radio rotation and all related promotion expenses in the amount of UAH 1 million.

Until 2022, the artist was writing tracks, gaining a new audience, and developing his vocal skills. The full-scale invasion caught him just as his songs were beginning to gain popularity.

According to the musician, the war affected his family back in 2014. His brother Petro served in Donbas. Mykhailo Panchyshyn also did not hesitate when he decided to defend Ukraine.

How Mikhailo Panchyshyn conquered the ''Voice of the country'' with a contusion, why his life was almost cut short and what other victories are behind the shoulders of the hero
How Mikhailo Panchyshyn conquered the ''Voice of the country'' with a contusion, why his life was almost cut short and what other victories are behind the shoulders of the hero

At first, the brave singer joined the ranks of the Kyiv Theater of the Resistance. During his service, he participated in the liberation of Irpin. Later, he went to Bakhmut as part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, where he came under a 7-day bombardment of the city, was surrounded, from which he was able to get out and helped to bring out his wounded comrades.

During the fighting, Mykhailo Panchyshyn received a concussion, partially lost his hearing and was medically discharged. Now he continues to write songs and often travels to the soldiers to sing for them. Among them is his own track "Unknown Hero", which was performed in the blind election and the final.

How Mikhailo Panchyshyn conquered the ''Voice of the country'' with a contusion, why his life was almost cut short and what other victories are behind the shoulders of the hero

After a year of service, the singer returned home. He was invited to perform on the anniversary of the full-scale war and the liberation of Bucha. The winner of "The X Factor" and "The Voice" is currently focused on charity concerts and recording new songs. In 2023, he received an award from the President of Ukraine for his military service.

How Mikhailo Panchyshyn conquered the ''Voice of the country'' with a contusion, why his life was almost cut short and what other victories are behind the shoulders of the hero

As a reminder, OBOZ.UA was broadcasting the final online. Read all the details of the live broadcast here.

We also told you

- how Yurii Horodetskyi, a soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, performed in the final, performing a tender composition by Kvitka Tsysyk.

- how the youngest finalist of the project, Vladyslav Pelykh, who comes from a small, now-occupied town in Zaporizhzhia, sang.

- why the performance of Ivan Klymenko and Anastasia Chaban was called the most powerful.

- how the Polish adaptation of the song "Hugs" performed by street musician Roman Panchenko sounded.

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