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2022: Montenegro Confirms Return, Bosnia & Herzegovina to Remain Absent

Two major updates emerged from The Balkans today. In exciting news out of Montenegro, broadcaster RTCG confirmed to ESCToday that it would be returning to Eurovision competition in 2022! The country last participated in 2019, placing 16th in the first semi-final with D mol’s ‘Heaven’. Montenegro withdrew in 2020 due to financial issues at the broadcaster. No news yet as …

Yugoslavia’s first Eurovision representative, Ljiljana Petrović, passes away at age 81

It was announced earlier today that Ljiljana Petrović, Yugoslavia’s debut entrant at Eurovision in 1961 with “Neke davne zvezde” (“Some ancient stars”), has passed away at the age of 81 at her home in Novi Sad, Serbia. Born in 1939, in Bosanski Brod (then part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, now Bosnia-Herzegovina), and raised in Novi Sad, Petrović started her …

Eurovision This Decade: Bosnia & Herzegovina

[AdSense-B] All opinions expressed in this article are those of the person quoted and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the other team members or ESC United as a whole. Hello, and welcome back to Eurovision This Decade! The series continues, where we as a team here at ESC United look back at the decade we leave behind and …

Remembering the Eurovision stars we lost in 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we remember and honor Eurovision stars who passed away this year. Stars whose participation and performances provided so much joy to Eurovision fans at the contest and beyond. Lys Assia In 2018, we lost the First Lady of Eurovision herself, Lys Assia. Born Rosa Mina Scharer in 1924, Assia started off as a dancer …

Bosnia & Herzegovina wants to return to Eurovision but an immediate participation seems unlikely

Bosnia & Herzegovina has been absent from the Eurovision Song Contest for a number of years and a return to the contest may not be in the stars, at least not in the near future.  The Bosnian Head of Delegation Lejla Babović spoke to media outlet blix.ba advising that while a return to the contest is ultimately the final goal, …

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Ralph Siegel planned to fund return?

[AdSense-B] It appears that another unlikely combination might have appeared at the competition next year in Lisbon, with rumours surfacing that Bosnia & Herzegovina’s return to the contest could’ve been entirely funded by none other than Ralph Siegel, serial Eurovision composer and institution of the event. The plans for the comeback were revealed by legendary Bosnian singer Hanka Paldum who …

Former Eurostars unite: Milan Stanković & Jala – EGO

[AdSense-B] Milan Stanković represented Serbia in 2010. with Ovo je Balkan in Oslo, and Jala, together with Deen, Dalal and Ana Rucner went to Stockholm for Bosnia & Herzegovina to sing Ljubav je. They joined forces with Buba Corelli and recorded a song. Result of that mixture is EGO. Check out the video and let us know what do #YOU think about it.

Bosnia & Herzegovina withdraws from Eurovision 2017

Perhaps it was too good to be true to have all of our favourite countries in Kiev and alas, it seems to be so. Overnight, the national broadcaster of Bosnia and Herzegovina, BHRT, has confirmed that the Balkan nation will be bowing out of the show in 2017 following increasing financial pressures on the corporation. Bosnia & Herzegovina’s troubled participation …

Eurovision season is gearing up

We are half way through September and of course that means that every new song we hear is eligible to be chosen to represent a country in May next year in Kyiv. After the drama with host city, we can now focus on drama about national finals. It was revealed today that Germany will select it’s representative via talent show, …

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