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
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Film

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
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Philip

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

Zen
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Zen

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

Just a Tiger
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Just a Tiger

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

Philip
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Philip

Living in la la Land..

Philip
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Philip

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

Claudiu
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Claudiu

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

West
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West

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

kohen
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kohen

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

KESC
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KESC

And Malta

Philip
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Philip

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
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Leaf

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
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James

It teased people thus it is a teaser.

KarmaLeon
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KarmaLeon

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
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Esc1234

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
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Jana

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
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Esc1234

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

Jana
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Jana

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

Philip
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Philip

Your personal experience is more relevant than Jana s words

Jana
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Jana

Philip are you bored? But seriously.

Philip
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Philip

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

Philip
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Philip

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
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APE

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
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Mina

You’re right, he is straight!

Aaron
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Aaron

He captions his Instagram as #gay

Maya
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Maya

Don’t believe in everything you see!!!

Davo
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Davo

Can’t wait! Hope he slays!

Andrei
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Andrei

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
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Jana

“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
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Philip

Proud was the most boring song in existence

Jana
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Jana

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

Philip
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Philip

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
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Eurovisionfan12

The song will be upbeat 🙂

Tom Ripley
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Tom Ripley

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
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Philip

Agree, what a reasonable comment..

Nina
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Nina

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
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Mark

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
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Sasko

So excited!! Good luck, Macedonia and Vasil!

Philip
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Philip

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
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Citizen of Memel

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

Philip
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Philip

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
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Fatima

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
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Erik

Schade

Philip
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Philip

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
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Marseille

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

Philip
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Philip

exactly

pavellit
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pavellit

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

Just a Tiger
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Just a Tiger

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

Jana
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Jana

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

Just a Tiger
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Just a Tiger

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
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Whisker

i had the same impression @pavellit

pavellit
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pavellit

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

ESCFanGA
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ESCFanGA

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

Philip
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Philip

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
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Dani

What is wrong with you? Lol

Philip
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Philip

I m smarter than most of you

Alex
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Alex

I can’t with teasing. Sunday will tell

Philip
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Philip

I know, totally agree.. u got a +

FlyingESCfan
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FlyingESCfan

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
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CagardiB

Winners don’t need to tease
Yours truly
Duncan Laurence

Paul
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Paul

No he just had to get his arse out instead

CagardiB
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CagardiB

But he gave us the full butt, so still valid

CagardiB
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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
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Philip

Yessss thank you for that comment, you smart person

oreo
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oreo

People actually draw conclusions from that “teaser”? Lmao

Philip
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Philip

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

Una
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Una

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
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LinusESCfan

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

Illegirl
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Illegirl

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

LinusESCfan
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LinusESCfan

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

Philip
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Philip

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
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Philip

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
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Erik

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

Bouke
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Bouke

These 5 seconds already sound great

Safiya
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Safiya

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
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Philip

You got my + for that comment

Illegirl
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Illegirl

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

Philip
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Philip

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
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Myles

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

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

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

Philip
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Philip

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
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Illegirl

Calm down lol

Philip
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Philip

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

Illegirl
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Illegirl

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
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Philip

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
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Illegirl

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

Philip
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Philip

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
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Miles

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
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Philip

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

bear
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bear

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
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pepe

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
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Philip

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
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Eurovisionfan12

damn ma is it really that serious

Milla
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Milla

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

Erik
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Erik

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
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Illegirl

Just release it already
Sounds promising btw

Whisker
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Whisker

OK, I am curious.

Ashton Schier
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Ashton Schier

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

Jessey
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Jessey

Looks like a ethnic bop I’m ready

Marv
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Marv

I’m getting tired of all that teasing-

Citizen of Memel
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Citizen of Memel

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

Jana
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Jana

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. 😀