North Macedonia selects internally to Vasil for Eurovision 2020

Macedonian Radio Television, North Macedonia's public broadcaster, has chosen Vasil to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam.

Vasil, 35 years old, was part of Tamara Todevska’s Eurovision team as a backing vocalist at last year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.

About performing at this year's Eurovision Song Contest, Vasil says it is a dream come true. "I am beyond honored to present my country at the Song Contest in Rotterdam and I can hardly wait to put all my experience and knowledge into creating a magical journey that will touch people’s heart across Europe.”

Vasil Garvanliev was born in Strumica, a border city with Bulgaria, in 1984, starting his musical journey at age 7, performing at some of North Macedonia’s most popular children’s festivals. Soon thereafter, he moved with his family to the United States, where he continued his career as a soloist at the Chicago Children’s Choir.

From child pop star to over 50 operatic roles and recitals at music festivals across the world and collaborations with some of the world’s most prolific artists, Vasil’s motto in life is simple: wherever words fail, sing.

Since his return to North Macedonia in 2018, Vasil has released 3 highly successful singles: "Gjerdan ", "Patuvam" and "Mojata Ulica". His first solo concert in his native Strumica in November 2019 was sold out and showcased his vast musical experience from across the world.

Vasil's entry will be released at a later date.