Bosnia and Herzegovina, a small nation with a glorious history at Eurovision, did not enter the 2013 contest. But state broadcaster BHRT has revealed that it is “hopeful to return” in 2014.

The nation debuted in 1993, when officials introduced the semi-finals. Alongside Greece, Russia, Romania and Ukraine, they are one of the few nations that have had a 100% success rate of passing through the semis (this is where all that glory comes in). The nation has not yet won the contest, though.

BHRTAfter a finish outside the top ten in 2012, and after feeling the chill of the financial crisis, Bosnia and Herzegovina decided it best not to enter Eurovision 2013. (The Wiwi Jury is still kind of scarred by Maya Sar).

Although not yet confirmed, BHRT are adamant to return to the contest. Expect a confirmation to be made in the coming months.

There is a silver lining to their recent absence: Perhaps they’ve saved up some cash and will have an extra big wind machine in 2014!

Bosnia and Herzegovina achieved their best finish in 2006, finishing 3rd with Hari Mata Hari and the song “Lejla“.

Apart from 1998, 2000 and 2013—years they did not participate in the contest for various reasons—Bosnia have always qualified for the final. Do you think they’ll qualify in 2014? Let us know in the comments box below!

Jamie Bondason contributed this report from the U.K. Keep up with the latest Eurovision news by following the team from wiwibloggs.com on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.

Photo: Hari Mata Hari

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Mai
Mai
7 years ago

Hopefully, B&H will return, they had some amazing songs in the past

SQFan
SQFan
7 years ago

Had Maya Sar entered in 2013, she would’ve placed within Top 3. To date, her’s, Regina’s a Vuky’s performances have been the best BH entries to date.

Marion
7 years ago

I’m very happy 🙂

Z24
Z24
7 years ago

They recently came out as bland to me. Taking the place on the final I felt other Yugoslav countries deserved more.

Send more stuff like 2006!

Petar
Petar
7 years ago

I really, really hope that we’ll return. Even I’m Serb from Bosnia, I always enjoyed listening to Bosnian candidats. My heart beated for Serbia, but there will always be space for Bosnia. <3 I hope you'll return and win this contest!

Tiggeh
Tiggeh
7 years ago

if they return then so be it. The ex Yugoslav states will dominate in 2014 in retaliation to the humiliation they suffered this year!