North Macedonia: Vasil to sing ‘Here i Stand’ at Eurovision 2021
Vasil Garvanliev, North Macedonia’s Eurovision 2021 hopeful, has made public that he will be competing in the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song contest in Rotterdam with the entry “Here I Stand”.
After last year’s Eurovision cancellation, the country’s national broadcaster invited Vasil back for Eurovision 2021. MRT opted for a internal song selection making an open call to interested composers to send in their music proposals.
Through his twitter account, the North Macedonian Eurovision representative shared the title of the entry which is titled “Here I Stand”.
Vasil Garvanliev was born 2 November 1984 in Strumica, also known mononymously as Vasil . He began his musical journey at the age of 7 , when he participated in some of the most popular children’s festivals in North Macedonia. Later on he moved with his parent to the United States, where he attended a children’s choir of Chicago.
In the year’s to follow he attended more than 50 opera performances at music festivals accross the globe and has collaborated with some of the most talented acts in the world. After returning back to North Macedonia in 2018, he released 3 successful singles (Gjerdan, Patuvam και Mojata Ulica), while his first concerts on home soil last November was sold out .
His first solo concert in his native Strumica in November 2019 was sold out and showcased his vast musical experience from across the world.
Last year, the country selected internally Vasil to represent the nation at Eurovision 2020 with the song “You” which we never got the chance to see him perform on the Eurovision stage as the contest was cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic.