When we heard that BHRT – Bosnia & Herezgovina’s national broadcaster – had filed the preliminary application to sing at Eurovision, we jumped for joy. The application means they intend to participate in Eurovision 2015.
As for now, Bosnia and Herzegovina have yet decided if they are actually going to be in Vienna. They will do that by next Friday, October 31st. But don’t worry: things are looking brighter than ever in the land of cevapi.
As popular Bosnian-Herzegovinian newspaper Dnevni Avaz reports today, sources close to BHRT confirmed they are back after a two-year absence. What’s even more interesting is that sources close to Hari Mata Hari claim that the group has been internally selected as Bosnia-Herzegovinian representative. If you’re going to go back, why not go back with a bang?
As you’ll recall, Hari Mata Hari, the group led by Hajrudin Varesanovic, represented Bosnia & Herzegovina in Eurovision 2006 with their song “Lejla”. In the Grand Final they achieved third place, which is the country’s best result up to date.
Dnevni avaz has proof for their claim: Tonci Huljic, popular Croatian singer and songwriter, has confirmed that he was contacted by BHRT to speak about Eurovision. He promised that he would say more in the weeks ahead, which coincides with BHRT’s participation decision.
Beside Tonci, other regional singers/composers/songwriters that are rumoured to write and compose a song for Hari Mata Hari are: Zeljko Joksimovic (Serbia and Montenegro 2004, Serbia 2012 representative, composer of Lejla), Goran Bregovic (composer and lyricist of Ovo je Balkan (Serbia 2010), Eurovision 2008 interval act), Fahrudin Pecikoza Peca (penned the lyrics of Lejla).
Would you like to see Hari Mata Hari back? What if they bring Eurovision to economically unstable Bosnia and Herzegovina?