He was revealed as North Macedonia’s Eurovision 2020 act exactly one month ago. And on 14 February – Valentine’s Day – Vasil released the name of the song he will sing in Rotterdam — “You”.
Vasil will sing “YOU” for North Macedonia at Eurovision 2020
The flamboyant star broke the news via Instagram, initially teasing fans with a warning early on Friday. Then, shortly before 16:00 CET, the song title was revealed.
Tamara Todeveska’s Tel Aviv backing singer posted a shadowy white square, within which was contained the word “YOU”, in all caps. A stylised version of his name sits inside the “O”. Beneath lies the Eurovision logo complete with the Macdeonian flag.
The caption simply reads ” Y O U #OpenUp #TeamVasilG #Eurovision This year is all about … YOU.”
His stories also promote the song title reveal with one of his bare tattooed arms featuring prominently. Could this be a clue to the cover art, the music video, or even the staging?
Details regarding the song’s release have not yet been revealed. However, the state broadcaster has sent us details of the songwriting team.
The music is by Nevena Neskoska. She’s a Macedonian composer and producer who was born in the Macedonian city of Ohrid but raised in Chicago. Nevena studied songwriting at Berklee College of Music. Nevena also contributes to the song’s lyrics, along with Kalina Neskoska and Alice Schroeder.
Vasil Garvanliev — wiwibloggs interview
Last week, in between stops in Skopje and Canada, Vasil called round to our William’s for a spot of afternoon tea.
Once the camera is rolling, the singer reveals all. We learn how he transitioned from a child star in his native land to an emigrant that couldn’t speak English in the US.
But Vasil’s story is very much a Cinderella one. Despite missing out on prestigious scholarship opportunities due to visa issues, he managed to get going in Canada. And since then he hasn’t looked back.
Watch the full interview below.
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