Today Vasil has announced the name of the song he will represent North Macedonia with at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. The song is called “Here I Stand”! The song is set to be released in early March.
Vasil says the song was born “in the middle of chaos last year”. The song is inspired by his personal journey. The song is written by Vasil himself and it’s produced and arranged by Borce Kuzmanovski and Davor Jordanovski.
In the middle of the chaos and whirlwind of disappointments last year, I wrote “Here I Stand” in one breath without any specific aim or focus. I think it rose out of one of those special and rare moments in life when you are at one with yourself: able to let emotions flow in their purest form without self judgment, freely and sincerely..Vasil
The song and the music video are set to be released in early March. The song will be recorded in the renowned studio Fames in Skopje, with a live symphony orchestra, and the backing vocals will be recorded in Chicago, by former members of the Chicago Children’s Choir, where Vasil himself was a member as a child.
Vasil has already recorded the Eurovision postcard in a virtual studio at MRT. On the postcards each of the participants will appear at different locations in the Netherlands via a hologram.
Vasil was internally selected to represent North Macedonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 by the broadcaster MRT.
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”.
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