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