The Bosnian website avaz announced that negotiations between BHRT and Hari Mata Hari have failed and that he will not represent Bosnia & Herzegovina at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest . Over the past few weeks his name has been floating around online as the possible representative so this should put an end to that rumor. The singer represented the Ex-Yugoslavian country in 2006 where he achieved a fantastic 3rd place, the best result to date.
The Bosnian broadcaster now has asked the band Regina to fly the flag for their country in Vienna. They are also Eurovision veterans representing Bosnia & Herzegovina in 2009 finishing in 9th place. The lead singer Aleksandar Covic confirmed this and released the following statement:
“It’s true and we are interested. We have an open invitation from the national broadcaster, but we still haven’t set the financial aspect of it yet. It has been left to us to produce a song, and if it’s going to be as good as ‘Bistra voda’, I don’t think we’ll have any problems with them (BHRT). They didn’t ask us for any money as they did Hari Mata Hari. It’s one thing to support the project, but paying for everything is totally absurd”
Today is the deadline for Bosnia & Herzegovina to confirm their participation or withdraw from the contest. The last time we saw this Nation in the contest was in 2012 but the fact that the broadcaster is actively seeking a representative is definitely promising.
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