BHRT, the state broadcaster for Bosnia & Herzegovina, doesn’t have its house in order. After BHRT failed to confirm its Eurovision 2015 participation at the end of October, the EBU, in order to confirm more countries for Eurovision’s 60th anniversary next May, decided to extend BHRT’s deadline. It ended on Friday. Thus far the broadcaster’s plans — and potential participation — have not been made public.

And that is fueling further speculation about potential artists BHRT may call upon. According to popular Bosnia-Herzegovinian newspaper Avaz.ba, the band Regina has received an invitation from BHRT after its plans to work with Eurovision alums Hari Mata Hari fell through.

The four-piece band Regina represented Bosnia & Herzegovina at Eurovision 2009 with the song “Bistra Voda”, which secured Sarajevo a very pleasurable ninth place.

Regina have subsequently confirmed the newspaper’s report, and that they like the idea of going back to Eurovision. They are currently working on a new song, and if it’s as good as “Bistra Voda”, they will send it to Eurovision.

Unlike with Hari Mata Hari, BHRT didn’t ask Regina for money, and the lead singer of the band claims that the participation fee is a total “fudge”. So, cheers for Bosnia returning!

Would you like to see Regina again, or are you Team Hari Mata Hari? Let us know below!

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So many ESC followers are fixated about age. It comes up over & over in people’s comments & Wiwi blogger’s reports. This became obvious to me following the UK decision to send Bonnie the year after Engelbert. There was little comment on Bonnie’s song, just comments about age.
Clearly getting older is seen as a bad thing. Feedback either states it directly or indirectly (“I am just saying they look old” or “The song sounds dated”) that older artists are not welcome. Ageism is rampant here which is sad because bigotry excludes many talented people.

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@Alex
I never said it did…..
I was just saying they got old…wow, please don’t just assume things.

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Bistra voda is in my top 3 from ESC ever so: YESYESYESYES.

Nikos
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Nikos

PLEASE send Regina!!!!

Alex
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Ok, let me rephrase that statement into something more truthful (because certainly musicianship can mature as one matures in age): age does not supercede musicality (at least not for the purposes of ESC).

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Age isn’t generally relevant to musicality…

I’d be quite thrilled if Regina were to return!

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I’d definitely prefer Regina, but boy….did they get old.