Vasil Garvanliev is currently in Belgrade, Serbia to film his backup performance for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
North Macedonia’s representative for Eurovision 2021 has travelled to Serbia to record his backup performance for this May’s contest. The singer is in Belgrade to record his performance of “Here I Stand”, which will be used in the event he is unable to travel to Rotterdam in May.
Vasil will record his live-on-tape performance in Belgrade, directed by Tine Matulessy.
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Here I Stand” is written and composed by Vasil, the arrangement and production is completed by Borce Kuzmanovski and Davor Jordanovski. The song is set to be revealed on March 11 alongside its official music video.
Vasil was first chosen to represent North Macedonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “You”, until the contest was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On January 20 is was confirmed that Vasil would be representing the country in Rotterdam this year.
Vasil started his musical journey at age 7, performing at some of North Macedonia’s most popular children’s festivals. Soon thereafter, he moved with his family to the United States, where he continued his career as a soloist at the Chicago Children’s Choir. He continued his musical training in Toronto and Milan.
Vasil returned to North Macedonia in 2018, and launched his own pop career there with three successful singles: “Gjerdan” (Necklace), “Patuvam” (Travelling) and “Mojata Ulica” (My street). He was also a backing singer for Tamara Todevska in the 2019 contest in Tel Aviv.
Source: Vasil | Image source: Eurovision.tv / Bojan Stoilkovski
North Macedonia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1998, however, two years earlier they attempted to participate but was knocked out in the pre-qualifying round. In 2016 they were represented by Kaliopi for a second time with the song “Dona”, she missed out on the final finishing in 11th in her semi-final. North Macedonia’s best result to date is a 7th place finish in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest represented by Tamara Todevska and the song “Proud”.