April 19-21, 2018, at the Faculty of Music and Choreography of South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushynsky, the Vth All-Ukrainian Festival of Gifted Youth "Solar current" was held in the following nominations:
- Solo, ensemble and choral singing;
- the game on the musical instrument;
- theatrical genres (artistic declamation, acting sketches, theatrical scenes).
The jury was headed by the People's Artist of Ukraine, the soloist of the Odessa Academic Theater of Musical Comedy named after Mychaylo Vodyany – Natalia Ivanivna Zavgorodnya. Participant E. Tymoshenko was awarded the Grand Prix in the category "Theater genre". The jury highlighted the performances of P. Tkach, V. Miteva, R. Boychenyuk, M. Ustyunova, the theatrical studios "Inspiration" and "Yun" (Chernomorsk), etc.