Bosnia-Herzegovina is rumoured to come back to the Eurovision Song Contest after a two year’s absence from the contest. The rumours about the Balkan nation emerged today.
In 2013 the country did not participate because of financial problems. National broadcaster BHRT made it clear that it would only disappear from the Eurovision scene for a short period. Bosnia & Herzegovina were expected to return this year and the broadcaster did actually submit a preliminary application to take part in the 59th edition, held in Copenhagen. However, a month later it was announced that Bosnia & Herzegovina decided to opt out from the contest.
Reports state that the broadcaster did actually submit the preliminary application and intends to compete in the 60th Eurovision Song Contest. BHRT may also decide to withdraw its participation without a penalty before the deadline. Bosnia & Herzegovina is one of the most successful countries in recent years. Their best result came in 2006 when Hari Mata Hari came third with his ethnic ballad Lejla.
In the past seven participations, BHRT internally selected Bosnia & Herzegovina’s entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest. Maya Sar is the latest country’s representative, where she managed to qualify from the semi-final stage but only finished eighteenth in the Grand Final in Baku with her Korake Ti Znam.