Rotterdam, 8 May 2021

Here he stood. On the stage we mean. It was time for Vasil to take the stage. Check out our recap below.

Country: North Macedonia (#MKD)
Act: Vasil
Song:  “Here I stand”
Semifinal: First (18/05/2021)
Position in Running Order: 06/16

The song has a very intimate start, with the staging focusing on Vasil as he was standing behind the microphone, all by himself. Dressed in black (a literal mirror of Ana’s outfit, actually), the staging uses CGI overlays to break the slow start. We notice a a sunburst, a super nova and a galaxy, before the staging transitions into a bright flash of gold, as Vasil shows off his trademark postures. Beams of light are projected onto Vasil as he opens his jacket, revealing a lamellar jacket made from disco ball material.

Vasil himself sings and emotes well throughout, saving his voice for the big shows in the following weeks.

Overall, the North Macedonian delegate decided to double down on “Here I stand”‘s theatrical expertise, which is definitely the smart move for them, as it gives a distinct identity in this stacked semi final.

Watch a snippet of the live footage below:

What do #YOU think of Manizha’s rehearsal? Was it strong enough to bounce against the wall? Share your thoughts with us in the comments, on our forum HERE or on social media!


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