North Macedonia 2020: Vasil Garvanliev
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Vasil Garvanliev will represent North Macedonia at Eurovision 2020

The Macedonian broadcaster MRT has internally picked Vasil Garvanliev to go to Rotterdam for Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Vasil Garvanliev has been heavily rumoured to represent North Macedonia at Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam. The Macedonian broadcaster MRT has just announced that Vasil has been picked internally to go to Rotterdam in May.

It will not be the first time that Vasil will step on a Eurovision stage. At Eurovision 2019 he was one of the backings for Tamara's Proud.

Vasil is truly proud to represent North Macedonia:

– I am beyond honoured 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's Eurovision song will be released at a later date.

Vasil Garvanliev

Vasil Garvanliev is an opera singer (Baritone), born in North Macedonia.

He began performing professionally at the age of 7 as a child pop star in North Macedonia. Vasil and his family fled to USA during the Balkan wars in the 1990s.

He has performed at many famous venues as a soloist for the Chicago Children’s Choir, such as Ravinia Festival, Carnegie Hall and Chicago Theater. He has performed for many people such as President Clinton, Samuel Ramey, Celine Dion, Heather Hedley and many more.

Vasil also studied in Italy at the Accademia Lirica Italiana. He later moved to Canada, where he established himself as an opera singer. He is a part of the Opera in Concert and Opera Atelier ensembles, was a soloist at the Stratford Summer Music Festival and has undertaken numerous solo performances as well as sung in oratorios throughout Toronto.

Vasil returned to North Macedonia in 2018, and has since released three singles: Gjerdan, Patuvam and Mojata Ulica.

Vasil - "Patuvam" (NOT his Eurovision song)

In 2007 Vasil Garvanliev was one of the finalists in North Macedonia's national selection for Eurovision, with the song "Pomogni mi".

In 2019 he was backing singer for Tamara at Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.

North Macedonia in Eurovision Song Contest

North Macedonia 2019: Tamara Todevska - "Proud"

North Macedonia first appeared in Eurovision Song Contest 1998, and has been participating 19 times.

Before 2019 the country was known as FYR Macedonia (Former Yugoslavia Republic of Macedonia).

North Macedonia 2019: Tamara Todevska - "Proud"

North Macedonia hasn't had the greatest results in Eurovision. The best result was in 2019, where Tamara Todevska won the jury voting, and finished 7th overall with the song "Proud". They never came last, but only managed to qualify for the Grand Final 6 times out of 16 since the introductions of semi-finals in 2004. The last 12 years they have only qualified for the Grand Final two times.

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