Two years after Bosnia & Herzegovina walked away from the Eurovision bubble, BHRT has announced that it will be coming back for Eurovision 2015. We could not be happier!
As you’ll recall, Bosnia withdrew following Eurovision 2012 as a result of its ongoing financial crisis. Things didn’t look good this July, as summer floods exacted around $2.7 billion worth of damage, which is equivalent to 15% of Bosnia’s GDP. When you’re trying to help people rebuild their lives, rebuilding your Eurovision programme seems a bit excessive. The country’s tax regime doesn’t help the situation. Bosnia & Herzegovina has one of the lowest TV license fees in Europe—just four euros for the month. According to Teve.ba, the government does a rather poor job collecting it.
But even with all that, BHRT has found a way to make its Eurovision participation happen. Amen!
Bosnia & Herzegovina last participated in 2012 with the song Korake Ti Znam by Maya Sar. You can see her performance below.
Eurovision 2015: Confirmed Countries (as of 9 September)
Bosnia Herzegovina is the 24th country to RSVP for the party. Here is the list at the moment.