North Macedonia, previously presented in the contest as the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R. Macedonia), has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 21 times since its official debut in 1998. The country had attempted to participate in 1996, but failed to qualify from the audio-only qualifying round. The current Head of Delegation is Meri Popova. Prior to 2019, North Macedonia’s best result was a 12th-place finish with Elena Risteska in 2006. Having qualified from the semi-final round only once in ten of the previous eleven contests (2008–18), North Macedonia achieved its best result to date in 2019, when Tamara Todevska qualified and finished in seventh place in the final after winning the jury vote.
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Vasil Garvanliev is a Macedonian singer. He is also known mononymously as Vasil. Garvanliev was a backing vocalist for the Macedonian entry “Proud”, performed by Tamara Todevska, at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.
He was internally selected by the national broadcaster Macedonian Radio Television to represent North Macedonia in the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam with the song “You”, but the event was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, he represented North Macedonia in the 2021 contest, this time with the song “Here I Stand”.
|1||This Is The Night||Kurt Calleja||2012 Malta|
|2||Talking To You||Jakob Sviestrup||2005 Denmark|
|3||Here I Stand||Vasil||2021 North Macedonia|
|4||Life||Tose Proeski||2004 North Macedonia|
|5||Jas Ja Imam Silata||Gjoko Taneski||2010 North Macedonia|
|6||That Night||Carousel||2019 Latvia|
|7||Boys Do Cry||Marius Bear||2022 Switzerland|
|8||Waiting For Love||Marius Bear||2022 Non Contest|
|9||En Dag||Tommy Nilsson||1989 Sweden|
|10||Grande Amore||Il Volo||2015 Italy|
|11||Colour Of Your Life||Michal Szpak||2016 Poland|