He was set to represent North Macedonia at Eurovision 2020 with the song “You”. Sadly, that didn’t happen due to the contest’s cancellation following Covid-19 precautions. However, broadcaster MKRTV has now confirmed Vasil will still get his chance to perform on the Eurovision stage, and will be the country’s representative for the 2021 contest.
Vasil to represent North Macedonia at Eurovision 2021
In a post on Instagram, Vasil spoke of his excitement to have another opportunity to sing for his country at Eurovision:
“Rarely in life do we get not just one, but THREE, chances to make our dream come true. In ‘19 I stood proudly behind Tamara; in ‘20 I dedicated everything to YOU — but Covid said no! In ‘21 I am using my personal journey and story to place my heart in your hands through my voice.
Never stop believing, dreaming, and fighting for what you stand for in life. Dreams do come true! I am grateful for your continued support and can hardly wait to share what we are planning as a Macedonian team. Y’all better be ready for this!”
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Vasil’s song for Eurovision 2021 will be selected internally. North Macedonian broadcaster MKRTV has put out a call for music producers from across the country and beyond to submit an entry by 27 January.
Following Vasil’s selection, this takes the number of confirmed artists for Eurovision 2021 to 25. Of these artists, 23 have been chosen again after their initial selection in 2020.
Vasil’s Eurovision journey
Vasil first graced the Eurovision stage in 2019 as a backing singer for Tamara Todevska, who went on to win the jury vote and finish seventh overall with the song “Proud”.
In 2020, North Macedonian broadcaster MKRTV internally selected Vasil to represent the country as the main artist. His entry “You” was also internally selected. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, last year’s contest was cancelled and Vasil was unable to perform.
MKRTV has now selected him again for Eurovision 2021, where Vasil will finally get his chance to sing at the contest as the lead artist.
Are you excited to see Vasil back for North Macedonia at Eurovision 2021? What sort of song would you like to see him bring to the contest? Let us know in the comments below!