Eurovision veteran Ralph Siegel wants to fund Bosnia’s Eurovision participation for the upcoming edition of the contest. In addition to that, he even has a song ready with a performer in mind.
The Munich based composer and producer has plenty of success stories under his belt. His most notable Eurovision success is Nicole’s win for Germany back in 1982.
Ralph Siegel goes Balkan
Being involved in the contest for so many years, Ralph is in the position to choose the artist that he thinks would do justice to his song.
However, his enthusiasm for the festival goes to another level with his plan to fund Bosnia’s 2018 participation. Rumors are being put to rest through a recent statement from the Bosnian legendary singer – Hanka Paldum. Here’s what she had to say when asked about the subject matter:
“It’s true, me and Mr.Siegel were in contact regarding Eurovision through Davor Pejic from the most eminent Balkan Eurovision publication – EuroSong News. I’m thrilled that a composer from Mr.Siegel’s caliber recognized my talent. BHRT is still responsible for the project and due to Bosnia’s debt to the EBU, this collaboration will not happen this year.
However, me and Mr.Siegel will stay in touch and once BHRT’s situation gets better I would surely consider doing Eurovision.”
Unfortunately, Ralph’s idea of bringing sevdah to the land of fado will remain only a beautiful idea for now.
⇒See what our team had to say about Ralph’s latest Eurovision venture “Spirit of the night” here⇐
In any event,
What do you think of Ralph’s idea to bring Bosnia back to Europe’s biggest party? Do you think Hanka would have been the right choice for Eurovision? Are you looking forward to Bosnia’s potential Siegel comeback next year?
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