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.

What do you think of the song title? Are you excited to hear the entry? Let us know in the comments below.

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vas
vas
9 months ago

Isn’t vasil a Greek word and name?

Kris
Kris
9 months ago

Flamboyant alludes to sexual orientation ?

Ffs
Ffs
9 months ago

Whatever , girl …

poe-tay-toe chips
poe-tay-toe chips
9 months ago

Again with teasing! I’ve said this already but why can’t they just release the song? Who cares about the name or album art when I can’t hear it.

Joe
Joe
9 months ago

I have a very open mind about this. North Macedonia scored quite possibly the least-likely comeback short of San Marino last year (seven years of non-qualifications screeching to a halt with a jury vote win) and I’d like to see them build on that momentum. I think they finally figured out that no, the songs weren’t necessarily the problem (Dance Alone and Lost & Found probably could’ve qualified if certain things were fixed). The problem was either live vocals being off or really really bad staging torpedoing songs with great studio cuts. Proud solved both problems in one fell swoop,… Read more »

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
9 months ago
Reply to  Joe

I still think its sad that both Let Me Love You and Nesto Sto Kje Ostane would have qualified if that stupid 10th-place-decided by jury rule was not implemented back then, since they both came tenth and would have guaranteed two more finals for North Macedonia any other year. But oh well, I’m really looking forward to Vasil’s song. Let’s hope North Macedonia can pull a Bulgaria and keep this momentum going!

Azaad
Azaad
9 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Very good points. My only concern for this year is the staging. Vasil is a great singer, and North Macedonia could send great studio cuts even as FYROM (2017 being the best example of this), but the staging for Proud was minimal to non existent, which was great for the song, but that approach only works for ballads

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
9 months ago

55 comments on an article about a song title?
Ok, I’ll try.

It’s a….good title? In fact, they’re three of the better letters in the alphabet. Think N.Macedonia’s onto a winner here. Everyone can relate to “you”. 😉

jack
jack
9 months ago

I read that the composers are members of far right parties in North Macedonia and i am afraid that the song will be lyrically controversial regarding the name dispute. Politics should stay out of the competition.

Joe
Joe
9 months ago
Reply to  jack

But isn’t Vasil an openly gay singer? How does that work? If they were far-right, wouldn’t they not want to work with him in the first place?

jack
jack
9 months ago
Reply to  Joe

far right agenda varies. In North Macedonia their agenda is regarding “Macedonia” and nationalistic issues

Joe
Joe
9 months ago
Reply to  jack

If the lyrics included any content like that the EBU would disqualify it. Remember, Dustin the freaking Turkey had to change the lyrics to “Irlande Douze Points” because he said “Macedonia” instead of “FYR Macedonia.” North Macedonia themselves couldn’t get away with anything like that. They’re not dumb.

Johan
Johan
9 months ago
Reply to  jack

They dont have a name dispute anymore. It was over for a year ago. I dont think you should start something up.

jack
jack
9 months ago
Reply to  Johan

Speak for issues you know Rasmus

Philip
Philip
9 months ago
Reply to  jack

it has nothing to do with far right, stop talking non sense, you are hooked up and triggered on someone’s stupid comments..

Johan
Johan
9 months ago

Here we go again for the 1000th time. When will people get that an ethnic song can be equal as generic as an pop song or an balkan ballad. I have heard similar songs to Italy, Latvia, Spain. So if you are going to have this generic talk all the time. Then all of those 3 are generic to. Then nothing is original.

Jo.
Jo.
9 months ago

what gift? No song no fun
Btw, sad that he he will sing in English, he has great songs in his native language

bryan
bryan
9 months ago

Youhouhouhou france 2016

Youhouhouuu
Youhouhouuu
9 months ago
Reply to  bryan

You got it !!! =D

Jakub
Jakub
9 months ago

Im tired of all this countries which are trying to build a hype..why not to present the whole package – song, music video, lyrics etc..what’s the point in presenting just a title??

Una
Una
9 months ago
Reply to  Jakub

They may not want the competition know their song so they could *maybe* increase their qualification odds. That’s the only reason I can think about the exception being releasing their song on the day of the first rehearsal.

Adam
Adam
9 months ago
Reply to  Jakub

Personally, I like a bit of hype – lots of artists and band release a song title and cover art in advance. However, it’s more tiresome when they drop subtle and rather useless hints for consecutive weeks, rather like Spain did this year.

Philip
Philip
9 months ago

Sorry WiWi but any country song title is not a news.. a video.. an audio.. lyrics.. performer.. staging.. yes, but a mere song title..no..

Una
Una
9 months ago
Reply to  Philip

It’s more than what other countries have released. Happy with the news from North Macedonia. So that people will not complain that just some countries are covered. Release some information and Wiwibloggs will cover your country. Basic PR and marketing.

Philip
Philip
9 months ago
Reply to  Una

sometimes more is more and less is less.. i don’t find the comment section happy, more like.. meh.. waste of time.. not a good start.. what’s next.. the first verse maybe? and for 8 th of march we might get the chorus..

Nikki
Nikki
9 months ago

That awkward moment when one is reading this and Hubs is watching You on Netflix.

Paul
Paul
9 months ago

Why do I feel like he’s going to be Slavko 2.0

Philip
Philip
9 months ago
Reply to  Paul

Change your perception, he is more closer to Jacques Houdek Croatia 2017 than Slavko

Dawid
Dawid
9 months ago
Reply to  Philip

I’d prefer Slavko tbh

Philip
Philip
9 months ago
Reply to  Philip

You who put minuses here are so superficial.. Vasil is more like Jacques in a sense – capable of singing pop and opera, not that he is going to sing that awkward song Jacques did.. jesus, hold your horses… comparing him to Slavko is a bit disrespectful.. Slavko may be a good actor or entertainer, but not really a singer.. Vasil however .. well we know from the interview.. so, get sensible before clicking minus.. oh.. and Jacques also, except for that weird song is a fantastic singer, great vocal.. so i don’t see how this comparison gets minuses by… Read more »

Una
Una
9 months ago
Reply to  Paul

There can only be one Slavko 🙂 Legend.

An American ESC Fan
An American ESC Fan
9 months ago

I immediately thought of France 2016 when reading the title. Remember their iconic spokeswoman that year? Ah, good times.

Youhouhouuu
Youhouhouuu
9 months ago

Yes this is Elodie Gossuin, french TV and radio host

Africavision
Africavision
9 months ago

I got so excited when I read the title of this article, and the “a Valentine’s gift” that followed the title, assuming it was the song release. Alas, it was just the song title! Girl, that ain’t a gift! That’s like your man telling you that he is going to give you a ring on Valentines day, and then he miscalls you from his phone on Valentine’s day! Ain’t nobody got time fo dat!

Philip
Philip
9 months ago
Reply to  Africavision

True. I was also like.. Oh the song is here.. and then.. noope..

Joe Lestingi
Joe Lestingi
9 months ago
Reply to  Africavision

I’m sorry, I can’t help but laugh! You perfectly put in a “Sweet Brown” reference. :’D

Chico
Chico
9 months ago

That hype around Macedonia… once since 2012 they qualified for the final and…..

Una
Una
9 months ago
Reply to  Chico

Well actually North Macedonia won the jury vote in 2019. Here you go …

An American ESC Fan
An American ESC Fan
9 months ago
Reply to  Una

And with that jury win, they came in 7th, their best result ever. So…

Una
Una
9 months ago

Much better result than those of some countries. That don’t even manage to qualify anymore …

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
9 months ago

Just because they did well last year doesn’t mean it’ll happen again this year.

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
9 months ago
Reply to  Una

Austria won the jury vote in 2018 and yet they failed to qualify the following year. What’s your point?

Eugen
Eugen
9 months ago

Omg! He is so cute!!!

SHAV SHT
SHAV SHT
9 months ago

I have feeling that this will be generic male pop act wich will fail to qualify

Mr X
Mr X
9 months ago
Reply to  SHAV SHT

Me too. An ethnic entry would probably be better…

Aaaa
Aaaa
9 months ago
Reply to  Mr X

I think it will be ethnic, because the girls that composed the song are composing ethno songs

Johan
Johan
9 months ago
Reply to  Mr X

Ethnic songs are generic to. i have heard 1000 ethnic songs so they are generic because they all sound the same. Everytime you call something generic. I will tell you that a pop song is as much generic as an ethnic song.

Johan
Johan
9 months ago
Reply to  SHAV SHT

You mean like all songs then ? because nothing is original anymore. I have heard songs before like Italys ans Spains and Latvias so are they generic to then?

Philip
Philip
9 months ago
Reply to  Johan

sorry bitch.. samanta tina still breathing is original 😉

Esc1234
Esc1234
9 months ago

Well can we talk about the San Marino and the official account on instagram that states that they are ready to win and has already posted the artwork of Eurovision 2021!? They have paid insta story’s in many European countries! Wtf is going on who is spending all that money?

Wayne
Wayne
9 months ago
Reply to  Esc1234

It’s a fan account basically a meme and posting sarcasm about how it would look like when san marino would win and host eurovision

Esc1234
Esc1234
9 months ago
Reply to  Wayne

But they tease about the entry reveal… I don’t want to believe that someone is spending money to promote a victory of San Marino 😛

Joe
Joe
9 months ago
Reply to  Esc1234

I was getting SO HYPED. Way to bum me out. I want a San Marino 2021 T-shirt and hat!

Eurovisionfan12
Eurovisionfan12
9 months ago
Reply to  Esc1234

SMRTV already confirmed that they are not in charge of the account. In fact they didn’t even know that such an account existed until they were told so yeah

Joe
Joe
9 months ago

It makes sense when you consider that the Head of Delegation has made it explicitly clear that no, they aren’t in it to win it, they just want to do well and bring more awareness to their little country because it’s too damn small to actually host Eurovision if they won. Also, i questioned a broadcaster-sanctioned account selling San Marino 2021 condoms.

Joe
Joe
9 months ago
Reply to  Joe

(I still want the now-bootleg-I-guess T-shirt and hat)

Joe Lestingi
Joe Lestingi
9 months ago
Reply to  Esc1234

You know what? San Marino should do themselves a favor and ask one of the contestants from Sanremo 2020 if they’d like to represent them. That in itself would be awesome. And as an Italian, they got my full permission, lol.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
9 months ago
Reply to  Joe Lestingi

imagine if they picked Elodie, San Marino would actually get a top 5 placing for the first time

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
9 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

oooh or Levante, to add some spiciness since Diodato is already in Eurovision, therefore drama

Joe
Joe
9 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Levante isn’t doing it. Send Elodie or PTN!

Whisker
Whisker
9 months ago

I am not interested in song titles and making us wait for.the.song. I don’t need a video, I need the song and the song lyrics. I am not enjoying this “anticipation” situation at.all.

BANSHEE4THEWIN
BANSHEE4THEWIN
9 months ago

Who else thought of Pænda when reading the song title

Una
Una
9 months ago
Reply to  BANSHEE4THEWIN

Austria 2019? Not me but now that you asked that I think her song was titled similarly.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
9 months ago
Reply to  Una

It was called “Limits”.
Austria 2018’s title fits perfectly, though.

Una
Una
9 months ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

Oh ok. Thanks very much Skiwalko.

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
9 months ago
Reply to  BANSHEE4THEWIN

Austria won the jury vote in 2018 and failed to qualify in 2019.
Macedonia won the jury vote in 2019 so I’m guessing they’ll fail to qualify this year.

Tom
Tom
9 months ago

You,Running,Alive
Wow so much originality this year!

Una
Una
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Maybe some songs in their native languange, not English, will give us more diversity. “Fai rumore” is a good start.
On the other hand I would add “Universo” to your list because it’s so similar to the English word.

Mr X
Mr X
9 months ago
Reply to  Una

We need more songs in native language – that the real spirit of Eurovision !

Xanda
Xanda
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom

We only need a song named “Shine” and we are set.

Tajikistan
Tajikistan
9 months ago
Reply to  Xanda

Or Time

Georgian
Georgian
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom

But we have “take me as i am” which is cool name

Mikie
Mikie
9 months ago

Will it be better than Robin Stjernberg’s?

La la love
La la love
9 months ago
Reply to  Mikie

That’s exactly what I was thinking!
Probably will be XD

LisjaEsenski
LisjaEsenski
9 months ago
Reply to  Mikie

Probably, but it’s not too hard to top that imo