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Dream Team 2016 – Bosnia & Herzegovina

We’re not sure if they will be able to return to the contest owing to their current problems, but our readers dearly miss Bosnia & Herzegovina’s participation in Eurovision. Who would we want to see singing for the Balkan nation if they were to come back to us in 2016? There was little competition for the quirky Dubioza Kolektiv who …

39 countries represented in Eurovision 2015

The EBU has confirmed that 39 countries will be represented at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, hosted between 19-23 May in Vienna, Austria. The number is two up on last year, representing the first increase in participation since Germany’s hosting in 2011. Amongst the participants is a surprising return from Czech Republic, who will take part for the first time …

Bosnia & Herzegovina: No participation in Vienna

Sad news have reached us from Bosnia & Herzegovina: Despite having submitted a preliminary application, The Balkan country will not take part in the 60th Eurovision Song Contest after all. This was confirmed by the Bosnian broadcaster BHRT itself. The reasons stated were continuous financial problems and lack of sponsors. Previously there have been rumours about potential Bosnian representatives: the …

Deadline extended for Bosnia and Herzegovina

Participation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest is still uncertain. It was announced on official press release by BHRT that participation confirmation is lacking due to the financial difficulties.  EBU granted them a deadline extension until 14 November to make a final decision considering their participation. BHRT stated that revenues of TV fees has decreased by …

Hari Mata Hari to represent Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Bosnian website avaz.ba has posted a surprising nugget of Eurovision news if true – the Balkan nation’s most successful Eurovision artist Hari Mata Hari may be gearing up for a comeback which promises to be equally as successful as in 2006. While no official statement or announcement from the Bosnian broadcaster BHRT has been made, the site suggests that various …

Bosnia and Herzegovina return to Eurovision!

Great news today! It appears that Bosnia and Herzegovina are lining up to return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 after taking two years out for financial reasons. According to esctoday the national broadcaster of Bosnia and Herzegovina, BHRT, has submitted a preliminary application to take part to the EBU and while this doesn’t necessarily mean the country won’t …

Bosnia & Herzegovina withdraws after all

BHRT has announced today that Bosnia & Herzegovina will be withdrawing after all. The broadcaster’s Steering Committee has made an unanimous decision to withdraw due to a failure to acquire the necessary sponsorship to fund the country’s participation in Copenhagen. In their announcement it is noted that the broadcaster will do its best to ensure that its viewers get to …

Mija Martina flares up racist scandal

Just as the former Yugoslav countries have been shocked by the pro-Nazi chants by Croatian football player Josip Simunic, a new scandal flares up, involving a former Eurovision entrant! Simunic, after Croatia won the qualifying game for the World Cup in 2014 against Iceland, walked onto the stadium field and chanted a pro-Nazi chant used in the Croatian puppet state …

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