Eurovision 2020🇲🇰 North Macedonia

🇲🇰 Vasil reveals how ‘YOU’ was meant to be staged

North Macedonia’s 2020 Eurovision representative Vasil has revealed in an interview with Aleksandra Jovanovska (North Macedonia’s Head of Press), how they were planning to stage his entry for Rotterdam.

‘YOU’ did not get the chance to be presented on stage in its real light’

During his interview with Aleksandra Jovanovska, Vasil has revealed that he was working with the same team who staged Tamara Todevska’s performance in 2019 (which saw North Macedonia achieve its best result to date)

“The only thing I feel most sorry about is that ‘YOU’ did not get the chance to be presented on the stage in its real light. Except for the fact that we had brilliant team from Sweden; Tine Matulessy and Mari Forsman Ryberger, the same ladies that took care of Tamara’s performance last year at the contest in Tel Aviv. I would have been joined on stage by four amazing backing singers with whom the ethnic vibe of ‘YOU’ would come to its fullest potential”

Vasil on his Eurovision staging for Rotterdam

Vasil was also due to be joined by four backing singers who are individually recognised as some of the most powerful vocalists in North Macedonia, two of them have participated in Junior Eurovision previously.

  • Martija Stanojković – who represented North Macedonia at the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Love Will Lead Our Way
  • Barbara Popović – who represented North Macedonia in 2013 with the song ‘Ohrid i muzika
  • Aleksandra Janeva – who was a backing singer with Vasil in 2019 for Tamara Todevska’s Eurovision entry ‘Proud
  • Lina Pejovska

North Macedonia’s alternative programming revealed

As Eurovision week begins, MRT has confirmed that it will be showing all of the ‘Eurovision Home Concerts’ episodes during prime time.

In addition to this, MRT is also set to air ‘Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light’ on May 16. The commentator of the show will be Aleksandra Jovanovska, who has working as the Eurovision Head of Press for Macedonia since 2013.

Since 2006 Aleksandra has been closely connected to Eurovision, extensively working as a journalist and editor of various Eurovision shows, TV host of national finals and live Eurovision song presentation, national and international jury member and commentator.

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