Broadcaster BHRT has confirmed today that Bosnia & Herzegovina will make their Eurovision return in Copenhagen next year, having pulled out of last year’s contest due to financial difficulties.
A statement from the broadcaster read:
Last year BHRT withdrew from participation for financial reasons. This year the situation is not any better… nevertheless, the Management Board believes that we should find a solution in order to meet the interests of viewers and listeners, and prevent further distancing of BHRT from the EBU, the most important European association of public service.
There is currently no confirmation on how the country will choose its entry for Copenhagen. However, the broadcaster is seeking sponsors in order to get the financial funding for next year’s contest.
Bosnia & Herzegovina joins Portugal in returning to the contest this year. We’re still waiting for official confirmation that Serbia will join us in Copenhagen, but at least Bosnia’s participation neutralises the loss of nearby Croatia.The announcement that Sarajevo will take part in ESC 2014 also squashes the rumour that BHRT would snub Eurovision for Turkeyvision.
Bosnia & Herzegovina first made their Eurovision debut in 1993 and last competed in 2012 with Maya Sar and her entry “Korake Ti Znam”. They have yet to win the Eurovision Song Contest and their best result is third in 2006 with Hari Mata Hari’s “Lejla”.
Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)