Spotlight on: North Macedonia

May 18, 2021

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Artist Profile

Artist: Vasil Garvanliev

Date of Birth: 2 November 1984

Hometown: Strumica, North Macedonia

Selection Method: Internal Selection

Song: Here I Stand

Composer: Vasil Garvanliev

Producer: Borche Kuzmanovski, Davor Jordanovski

Eurovision Result: DNQ (15th Semi Final 1)

Vasil Garvanliev is a Macedonian former child prodigy star, choir soloist, a classical opera singer and a pop singer. He is also known mononymously as Vasil.

He was due to represent North Macedonia with the song “You” in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam before the event was cancelled. On 20 January 2021 it was announced that Vasil would represent North Macedonia in the 2021 contest, this time with the song “Here I Stand”.

Song Lyrics

There are times when I remember back
Wish to hug the child about to crack
I’ll tell him, “Wait, it won’t be long
Trust your heart and just stay strong”

‘Cause baby, they all tried to break us
Not knowing it’s what makes us
This is how we found our way
Now here I stand
There’s no pretend
My walls are down, my heart’s in your hand
Unchain my wings
And the oceans of tears will fade to black
With the sum of my years, ooh-ooh-ooh

Woah-oah

They all tried to break us (Tried to break us)
Not knowing it’s what makes us (They don’t know)
This is how we found our way (This is how we found our way)
(Herе I stand)
My walls are down, my heart’s in your hand
They all triеd to break us (To break us)
Not knowing it’s what makes us (They don’t know)
This is how we found our way

There are times when I remember back
And all I do is smile
All for you

(They all tried to break us)
(Not knowing it’s what makes us)
(And this is how we found our way)

North Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest

Debut: 1998

Appearances: 19

Finals: 9

Best Result: 7th (2019)

Top 10:

2019 – Tamara Todevska – Proud, 7th Place

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