North Macedonia: Vasil premieres his Eurovision entry ‘ Here I Stand’

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The 2021 Macedonian hopeful, Vasil, has released his Eurovision 2021 entry ‘Here I Stand’.

Today saw the grand premiere of Vasil’s Eurovision 2021 entry ‘Here I Stand‘ and its official music video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbXczPgRI7Y

About Vasil’s Eurovision 2021 entry

Vasil’s Eurovision 2021 entry was  recorded with a live symphonic orchestra in the internationally renowned studio FAMES in Skopje.  The backing vocals will were recorded in Chicago by former members of  the Chicago Children Choir, where Vasil himself participated as a child.

Borche Kuzmanovski and Davor Jordanovski have collaborated with Vasil in order to arrange and produce the 2021 Macedonian Eurovision entry.

Vasil says:

In the middle of the chaos and whirlwind of disappointments last year, I wrote ‘Here I Stand’ in one breath without any specific aim or focus. I think it rose out of one of those special and rare moments in life when you are at one with yourself and able to let emotions flow in their purest form without self judgment, freely and sincerely.

Source: eurovision.tv/ MPT Press release

North Macedonia in Eurovision

North Macedonia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1998 and is yet to win the competition. FYR Macedonia attempted to debut at the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo with Kaliopi, but didn’t make through the special premliminary audio semi-final.

The country has competed 19 times in the Eurovision Song Contest and has only qualified to the Grand Final on 9 times. FYR Macedonia achieved its best result in the contest  in 2019 when Tamara Todevska placed 7th in the Grand Final in Tel Aviv.

In 2019 MKRTV opted for an internal selection and selected Tamara Todevska to defend the Macedonian colours at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv with her epic entry Proud. North Macedonia won the jury voting in Eurovision 2019 and placed 7th after the combined televoting/jury deliberation, thus achieving its best result in the competition so far.

2019 saw North Macedonia enter the TOP 10 of the Eurovision scoreboard for the very first time.

In 2020 Vasil was set to represent North Macedonia at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam with his entry ‘ You‘, unfortunately he was not able to accomplish his goal due to the unprecedented cancellation of the event due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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