This afternoon, Vasil confirmed that he will return to represent North Macedonia at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, He was set to represent the country at Eurovision 2020, with the song “YOU”, before the contest was cancelled.
His song for this year’s contest is yet to be revealed, however MKRTV has opened submissions for songwriters to submit potential entries for Vasil. North Macedonian and international songwriters can submit songs until 27 January.
“Dreams do come true!”
Writing on Twitter, Vasil said that he was “grateful” for the support from his fans, and that “dreams do come true”.
Speaking to Eurovision.tv, he also talked about how taking part in Eurovision has been a dream, as he enters his third year of being involved in the North Macedonian entry.
Rarely in life do we get not just one, but 3 chances to make our dream come true. In 2019, I proudly stood behind Tamara Todevska, in 2020 I dedicated everything to YOU – but Covid said no! In 2021 I am using my personal journey and story to place my heart in your hands through my voice.– Vasil, speaking to Eurovision.tv
North Macedonia at the Eurovision Song Contest
After an unsuccessful attempt in 1996, North Macedonia officially debuted at the 1998 contest with Vlado Janevski’s “Ne zori, zoro”. Since then, they have took part in the contest 19 times.
Before 2019, their best result was 12th place in 2006 when Elena Risteska participated with “Ninanajna”. However, in 2019, Tamara Todevska broke that record, placing 7th, with her song “Proud”. Tamara also managed to win the jury vote, topping Sweden who finished as the jury’s runner-up.
Vasil was set to represent North Macedonia at the 2020 contest in Rotterdam with the song, “YOU”. However, the contest was cancelled as a result of Covid-19. In June, Vasil told us that “YOU” was “an invitation for us to connect through dance to celebrate the given moment”.
Are you happy that Vasil is back for the 2021 contest? What are you hoping to see from North Macedonia this year?
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