He’s flying the flag for North Macedonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. And ahead of his song reveal on March 8, Vasil Garvanliev has teased the song and music video.

In an official statement sent out with the teaser, Vasil said:

You, is an invitation for everyone to connect, open up, dance, and celebrate the moment. The title itself addresses another person, but also the person where it all begins – YOU, yourself.

We’ve all been there. The moment when that unexplainable thing happens and sensations take over you. The choice is yours: let go, put your dancing shoes on, celebrate, and just dance.

I can hardly wait to share my Eurovision 2020 entry “YOU” on 8th of March and officially start my journey of “YOU” with YOU.

Let’s dance.

North Macedonia’s Eurovision 2020 song: “You” by Vasil

The series of teasers suggest that Vasil, who was born in North Macedonia before moving to the United States as a kid, will deliver a song with strong ethnic influences.

We hear a woman who belts out a mysterious, enchanting sound and see Vasil performing avant-garde dance moves. Fans of his most recent single may recognise this very Vasil style. His music video for “Patuvam” (I’m travelling) features a similarly unique mix of arty dance moves, ethnic sounds and something pop and mainstream.

Vasil has been on our radar since Eurovision 2019 in Israel when the delegation from North Macedonia first introduced us to him backstage. His voice melds the spiritual and the sensual. It would work equally well in a Gregorian chant, on an operatic ballad or even as part of a contemporary dance track. Equipped with power and control, Vasil can deploy his gift in any umber of guises.

And we’ve all been wondering what he would decide for ESC 2020. Earlier this year Vasil stopped by Wiwibloggs HQ and opened up about his personal history — as a childhood star in his native country and his challenges as an immigrant in North America. At the time he mentioned that he would not be singing opera, a genre where he’s made quite the name for himself, particularly in Canada and the U.S. And it seems he has stuck to his word based on the tease above.

Does this all look and sound promising to you? Let us know in the comments box down below.

 

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Film
Film
10 months ago

I have high expectations now and North Macedonia almost always delivers great songs like Dance Alone and Lost and Found. I cant wait to hear the song and lots of love and good luck to out neighbors from BG.

Philip
Philip
10 months ago

OMG a whole day has passed and no stupid teaser from North Macedonia.. wow

Zen
Zen
10 months ago

The fact that our lovely neighbors are already bitter about just a teaser means it’s gonna be real good.

Just a Tiger
Just a Tiger
10 months ago
Reply to  Zen

I wish you good luck and a final this year!
Greetings from Bulgaria!

Philip
Philip
10 months ago
Reply to  Zen

Living in la la Land..

Philip
Philip
10 months ago

I bet on 7th of March we will see another teaser.. with the first verse one..

Claudiu
Claudiu
10 months ago

He is absolutely gorgeous! I’m in love! <3

West
West
10 months ago

Funny – the end of the teaser sounds like it could develop into Für Elise. Or maybe that’s just me.

kohen
kohen
10 months ago

hand crossed to get some quality entries from N. Macedonia Russia Azerbaijan and San Marino.. otherwise this year will be a mess

KESC
KESC
10 months ago
Reply to  kohen

And Malta

Philip
Philip
10 months ago

If it wasn’t for people complaining about the handling of North Macedonia entry this year by it’s PR, this article would have had only 10 comments.. nobody cares about your old-fashioned teasers… Which by the way it is not even a teaser.. it is nothing.. no material..

Leaf
Leaf
10 months ago
Reply to  Philip

You seem a bit stressed over it.
What about having a cookie and just stop hitting refresh on the comments section here.

I think it would benefit everyone, even you.

James
James
10 months ago
Reply to  Philip

It teased people thus it is a teaser.

KarmaLeon
KarmaLeon
10 months ago

Pray for a good song ! it will be my first Esc on the spot and Im not a fan of any of y the songs already chosen 🙁 fingers crossed for this , Russia Azerbaijan Malta St Marino and Dotter 🙂 to make this eurovision more exciting !

Esc1234
Esc1234
10 months ago

I like the fact that a country which is not very tolerant with LGBT issues chosed an artist like Vasil, it’s a step in the right direction. The teaser is just a teaser, I cant judge a song by 10 seconds lol

Jana
Jana
10 months ago
Reply to  Esc1234

It is not intolerant this days either, much has changed in terms of accepting diversity. People are slowly realizing that someone else’s bed is not their business.

Esc1234
Esc1234
10 months ago
Reply to  Jana

Since I have a personal experience, I believe that North Macedonia has still a long way to go 🙂

Jana
Jana
10 months ago
Reply to  Esc1234

Yes, work is still needed in the area of behavior towards and acceptance of LGBT people. But still, we are moving forward. 🙂

Philip
Philip
10 months ago
Reply to  Esc1234

Your personal experience is more relevant than Jana s words

Jana
Jana
10 months ago
Reply to  Philip

Philip are you bored? But seriously.

Philip
Philip
10 months ago
Reply to  Jana

Hardly ever.. I enjoy life.. why? You have a boring life.. need tips?

Philip
Philip
10 months ago
Reply to  Jana

It is quite intolerant, just leftist like to think everything is great when they are in power and hate everyone who points them the reality.. they are in la la Land..

APE
APE
10 months ago
Reply to  Esc1234

What an ignorant moron you are. Try living a life with a bunch of religious idiots trying to persuade you that your going to a fictional realm called hell for something outside of your own control. In some nations innocent people are killed for no reason other than to satisfy the straight, elitist patriarchy but yeah, yawn. Yawn yourself right off a steep cliff mate.

Mina
Mina
10 months ago
Reply to  Esc1234

You’re right, he is straight!

Aaron
Aaron
10 months ago
Reply to  Mina

He captions his Instagram as #gay

Maya
Maya
10 months ago
Reply to  Aaron

Don’t believe in everything you see!!!

Davo
Davo
10 months ago

Can’t wait! Hope he slays!

Andrei
Andrei
10 months ago

Sounds VERY boring. Last year N.M got lucky with that ballad, this year the miracle won’t happen’ twice if they go on the same pattern. Still waiting for a change of sound…

Jana
Jana
10 months ago
Reply to  Andrei

“Got lucky”? Are you for real? “Proud” totally deserved that success. What change of sound are you talking about, this is no way similar to “Proud”. You are just a hater and nothing more.

Philip
Philip
10 months ago
Reply to  Jana

Proud was the most boring song in existence

Jana
Jana
10 months ago
Reply to  Philip

Right, it was, for those who were jealous, because it was the most beautiful song with the most beautiful message. 😛

Philip
Philip
10 months ago
Reply to  Jana

It was a crap song that was inspired by America’s me too movement.. people in Europe found it super boring.. hence the weak televote.. no one denies Tamara can sing, hence the jury votes, but she indeed sang a boring song..

Eurovisionfan12
Eurovisionfan12
10 months ago
Reply to  Andrei

The song will be upbeat 🙂

Tom Ripley
Tom Ripley
10 months ago

Teaser for what? We are almost on the end of the songs selection season!! Rather release the song.
I hope Macedonia will be good otherwise this is nonsense.

Philip
Philip
10 months ago
Reply to  Tom Ripley

Agree, what a reasonable comment..

Nina
Nina
10 months ago

Oh he is a slick performer with good vocals. It will be a pop song sounding like it is made to represent Sweden but with ethnic touch. He will obviously be noticed, especially in a year full of lower bitrate songs

Mark
Mark
10 months ago
Reply to  Nina

Yes. Earlier this week i saw an instagram story of Tine Matulessy (Melodifestivalen producer) in Skopje. Looks like Martin production will stage North Macedonia’s entry once again! And true, it’s an ethno vibe upbeat song.

Sasko
Sasko
10 months ago

So excited!! Good luck, Macedonia and Vasil!

Philip
Philip
10 months ago

I suggest North Macedonia outsources PR campaigner for the next year as well besides a staging director.. jesus, do you guys in that country know how to do anything? even the guy who is representing the country tried to run away from it.. This article got about 30 comments of which around 10 are mine being provocative.. and yet.. nothing. If that song is good, then it deserve much better PR, cuz this is childish..

Citizen of Memel
Citizen of Memel
10 months ago
Reply to  Philip

“30 comments of which around 10 are mine”
Bit triggered, aren’t we?

Philip
Philip
10 months ago

For completely other reasons than the initially planned.. I am not discussing the song.. but the way it is being handled by it’s PR.. there is no song.. there is no snippet.. there is nothing really to tease me.. that’s the whole point, I hope there was, but nope..

Fatima
Fatima
10 months ago
Reply to  Philip

I’m sorry you’re so upset Philip but I would like to suggest that a country which won the jury vote last year and a singer who contributed to that success have a pretty good idea of what it takes to do well in the Eurovision Song Contest. If they’d not qualified or finished 26th last year (as my country did) then they would be deserving of such criticism.

Erik
Erik
10 months ago
Reply to  Fatima

Schade

Philip
Philip
10 months ago
Reply to  Fatima

Last year has nothing to do with this one.. u certainly do not expect people to vote for this year song while thinking of last year one.. ridicilous

Marseille
Marseille
10 months ago

Why are you teasing something you’re going to release in 3 days lol. Nobody cares about your own fabricated hype.

Philip
Philip
10 months ago
Reply to  Marseille

exactly

pavellit
pavellit
10 months ago

It sounds like sing by Bulgarian traditional singers- the same like the back singer from Bones.

Just a Tiger
Just a Tiger
10 months ago
Reply to  pavellit

That is correct. People in Bulgaria and North Macedonia are one nation living in two countries.

Jana
Jana
10 months ago
Reply to  Just a Tiger

No, we are totally different nations. In history bulgarians were our occupiers and abusers, so…

Just a Tiger
Just a Tiger
10 months ago
Reply to  Jana

And what about Gotse Delchev? You finally confirmed his Bulgarian nationality last year. We didn’t occupy you, we actually tried to free you. You can see videos in Youtube about the so-called “occupation” and can find out the truth if you ignore all the propaganda you have heard so far during all your life.

Whisker
Whisker
10 months ago
Reply to  pavellit

i had the same impression @pavellit

pavellit
pavellit
10 months ago
Reply to  pavellit

Guys please this is a MUSIC contest and not a pOliTICaL one.

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
10 months ago

I have no clue what to expect for this song and whether or not it will be good.

Philip
Philip
10 months ago
Reply to  ESCFanGA

I agree.. the teaser didn’t work.. it failed.. it didn’t instigate hunger, excitement, desire for knowing more.. it is just flat.. same as before that

Dani
Dani
10 months ago
Reply to  Philip

What is wrong with you? Lol

Philip
Philip
10 months ago
Reply to  Dani

I m smarter than most of you

Alex
Alex
10 months ago

I can’t with teasing. Sunday will tell

Philip
Philip
10 months ago
Reply to  Alex

I know, totally agree.. u got a +

FlyingESCfan
FlyingESCfan
10 months ago

The snippet although very small has definitely got me interested! Sounds like it’s going to have an ethnic feel to it which I love! Looking forward to the release!

CagardiB
CagardiB
10 months ago

Winners don’t need to tease
Yours truly
Duncan Laurence

Paul
Paul
10 months ago
Reply to  CagardiB

No he just had to get his arse out instead

CagardiB
CagardiB
10 months ago
Reply to  Paul

But he gave us the full butt, so still valid

CagardiB
CagardiB
10 months ago
Reply to  CagardiB

I beg your pardon Mr. Justmyopnion, I ought to differ with your nonsense rant regarding politesse in online blogs. I was not aware we must not make jokes in front of his sensible pupils. I am deeply afflicted by your dismissal your everlasting Majesty…

This is the internet, go police jokes somewhere else.
You are insipid

Philip
Philip
10 months ago
Reply to  CagardiB

Yessss thank you for that comment, you smart person

oreo
oreo
10 months ago

People actually draw conclusions from that “teaser”? Lmao

Philip
Philip
10 months ago
Reply to  oreo

I know, right? Saying the same thing.. i just +ed you

Una
Una
10 months ago

You didn’t manage to excite me in the least. Same thing like Azerbaijan last year with the teaser. You are not original. I am not curious at all come 8 March.

LinusESCfan
LinusESCfan
10 months ago
Reply to  Una

Your negative attitude is far from original in here, so you know

Illegirl
Illegirl
10 months ago
Reply to  LinusESCfan

This is that guy Philip..he is greek probably lol

LinusESCfan
LinusESCfan
10 months ago
Reply to  Illegirl

Everyone who write like that is ALWAYS greek:). Easy to see.

Philip
Philip
10 months ago
Reply to  Illegirl

I am not greek, why do i have to be greek to dislike PR campaign ?! Jesus.. obviously there are more people with some IQ who obviously share the similar view as me.. and you hate them as well.. the problem is you cannot accept someone disagreeing with you.. and you rush to suffocate their stance.. i already described all about it in my previous comments.. and i used CAPS

Philip
Philip
10 months ago
Reply to  Una

Una is not negative, but realistic… the teaser SHOULD TEASE YOU.. that’s the whole point.. none of the “teaser series” as WIWI beautifully described, didn’t work.. everyone is like meh.. there is no craving or hunger for wanting to know more..

Erik
Erik
10 months ago
Reply to  Philip

I believe the Greek stuff was a joke. If you don’t feel it, leave it for Sunday

Bouke
Bouke
10 months ago

These 5 seconds already sound great

Safiya
Safiya
10 months ago

I hate teasing and I think it’s much better to just release a song with no teasers… Anyway, let’s hope for an ethnic bop.

Philip
Philip
10 months ago
Reply to  Safiya

You got my + for that comment

Illegirl
Illegirl
10 months ago
Reply to  Philip

I hope you are willing to learn how to express your opinion more maturely.. This comment is a great way to go

Philip
Philip
10 months ago
Reply to  Illegirl

The level that you are referring to was already used by me in the first teaser.. now my level of tolerance is lower as i see how some amateurish PR employee wanna play tricks with my IQ again, so i am telling him this ain’t gonna work, but this time with a more specific tone.. cuz obviously he didn’t get it the first time..

Myles
Myles
10 months ago

This is the song I’ve been most excited about since I listened to Patuvam

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
10 months ago

Doma, Proud, Fire….
Some big shoes to fill! Keep the streak alive, Vasil!

Philip
Philip
10 months ago

So we had one blunt unnecessary teaser with the name revelation month ago, and now just 3 days before the actual song release we have another teaser.. Why do you think you are so special, and everyone cares about your specific entry? We do care for any country entry equally and this teasing is so dated PR technique, which doesn’t go well in fake news, far right world.. Audience likes to be informed, not to be fooled around.. we are not puppets of yours.. As for the teaser however, it feels dramatic and pushy.. Dude release the song/video, feel free… Read more »

Illegirl
Illegirl
10 months ago
Reply to  Philip

Calm down lol

Philip
Philip
10 months ago
Reply to  Illegirl

“Just release it already” Look who’s talking 🙂 i just used the longer version..

Illegirl
Illegirl
10 months ago
Reply to  Philip

No.. I added the crying emoji since i’m waiting impatiently for the song but it didn’t show properly and i removed it. You might have misunderstood me

Philip
Philip
10 months ago
Reply to  Illegirl

so u are a puppet without integrity, you are easy to be teased, you like to be fooled around, I don’t.. i oppose strongly to it.. i have integrity, character, and individual opinion regardless of how many puppet minuses i receive.. and i will not think what someone elses want me to think..

Illegirl
Illegirl
10 months ago
Reply to  Philip

HAHAHAH i might be puppet in your eyes but you’re an arrogant idiot in mine

Philip
Philip
10 months ago
Reply to  Illegirl

But to a puppet everyone slightly smarter than them will appear arrogant, puppet doesn’t have intellectual capacity to resonate.. they are draged around

Miles
Miles
10 months ago
Reply to  Philip

Sweetheart, maybe you can get a life in the meantime, or at least do some deep breathing techniques, does help allegedly. Sending you warm calming hugs, you need those x

Philip
Philip
10 months ago
Reply to  Miles

I need more smarter and capable people, not gone with the wind people, lost in space and time

bear
bear
10 months ago
Reply to  Philip

You sound like a very angry little boy..His whole existence won’t be revolving around what you reqire, so get the **** over yourself

pepe
pepe
10 months ago
Reply to  Philip

Three hours ago you commented on the Dutch article”
” i don’t even have the interest to leave a comment anymore..”

Why don’t you do as you preach?

Philip
Philip
10 months ago
Reply to  pepe

that referrers to the songs.. when a song is released.. in this case we don’t have a song being released, and when the song is going to be released i am going to give my opinion on it.. if i feel it deserves even.. So, BE SMART, see the WHOLE picture, not just one unit… my comment referred to songs/countries acting as like they do not want to bother too much, and that annoys me, cuz it feels like they themselves disrespect eurovision, which transferres to the eurovision followers.. so a eurovision fan might feel as being disrespected.. eventually the… Read more »

Eurovisionfan12
Eurovisionfan12
10 months ago
Reply to  Philip

damn ma is it really that serious

Milla
Milla
10 months ago
Reply to  Philip

They think they can do this because they were successful last year lol. Why else? In the A-game now you now..

Erik
Erik
10 months ago
Reply to  Milla

I think this snipped was exciting. Apparently some of us was really emotional by this, so I wouldn’t say it’s that bad pr

Illegirl
Illegirl
10 months ago

Just release it already
Sounds promising btw

Whisker
Whisker
10 months ago

OK, I am curious.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
10 months ago

this sounds good already, an ethnic bop it seems, I’m into it

Jessey
Jessey
10 months ago

Looks like a ethnic bop I’m ready

Marv
Marv
10 months ago

I’m getting tired of all that teasing-

Citizen of Memel
Citizen of Memel
10 months ago

If that’s an intro to the song, it sounds promising. Another successful year for Macedonia?

Jana
Jana
10 months ago

We hope so! I guess that MRTV has learned a lesson from all those unsuccessful years and finally last year they graduated with a good score. 😀