Eurovision 2020🇲🇰 North Macedonia

🇲🇰 Vasil Garvanliev will sing ‘YOU’ for North Macedonia

Vasil was internally selected to represent North Macedonia at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest

“YOU” is the title of the song that Vasil Garvanliev will sing on the Eurovision stage. Vasil was internally selected to represent North Macedonia at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.

Music is from Nevena Neskoska – a Macedonian composer and producer, born in Ohrid and raised in Chicago. She studied songwriting at Berklee College of Music. Lyrics are from Nevena Neskoska, Kalina Neskoska and Alice Schroeder.

Details on the song release have yet to be revealed. Stay tuned!

About Vasil Garvanliev

Vasil Garvanliev is a highly experienced singer, having started aged 7 with performances at some of North Macedonia’s most popular children’s festivals. He then moved to the USA with his family aged 12 and continued his career as a soloist at Chicago Children’s Choir.

Aside from children’s festivals, Vasil Garvanliev was also educated at some of the world’s most prestigious music schools in both Milan and Toronto.

Since returning to North Macedonia in 2018, Vasil Garvanliev has launched his own pop career in his native country with three successful singles: “Gjerdan”, “Patuvam” and “Mojata Ulica”.

Vasil Garvanliev was also part of last year’s huge success story for North Macedonia, participating as a backing vocalist for Tamara Todevska and her entry “Proud”.

“Performing at the Eurovision Song Contest is a dream come true for every artist. I am beyond honoured to represent my country at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. I can hardly wait to put all my experience and knowledge into creating a magical journey that will touch people’s hearts across Europe”, Vasil Garvanliev said as part of the announcement today.

North Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest

After last year’s success for the Southeastern European nation, when Tamara Todevska won the jury vote in Tel Aviv and finished in 7th place and gave North Macedonia their best result to date, hopes are high for this year’s act.

Tamara Todevska performs “Proud” at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The nation has participated in the contest 19 times. After an unsuccessful attempt in 1996, they officially debuted at the 1998 contest with Vlado Janevski’s “Ne zori, zoro”. Before 2019, their best result was 12th place in 2006 when Elena Risteska participated with “Ninanajna”. Their previous most recent Grand Final appearance was with “Crno i belo” by Kaliopi in 2012, which finished 13th.

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Tom O'Donoghue

Music photographer based in Somerset, United Kingdom. Photographer for London Eurovision Party.

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