Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Eurovision Song Contest
|Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Member station||Radio and Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHRT)|
|National selection events|
|Appearances||18 (18 finals)|
|Best result||3rd: 2006|
|Worst result||22nd: 1996|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina's page at Eurovision.tv|
Prior to 1993, Bosnia and Herzegovina participated in the Eurovision Song Contest as part of Yugoslavia.
Low average scores meant Bosnia and Herzegovina did not qualify for the contests in 1998 and 2000, and the country did not participate at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö for financial reasons. The national broadcaster had stated that it hoped to return to the contest in 2014, and on 18 November 2013 it submitted a preliminary application to compete in the 2014 contest, but on 18 December 2013 it was revealed that Bosnia & Herzegovina would not be returning for 2014.
On 9 September 2014, BHRT announced that they had submitted an application to the 2015 contest in Vienna, Austria, marking their return to the contest after a two-year absence. On 30 October 2014, it was announced by official BHRT press release that participation is still in jeopardy due to the financial difficulties. EBU granted them a deadline extension until 14 November 2014 to make a final decision regarding their participation. On 17 November 2014 BHRT announced that they would not be competing in the 2015 Contest, having not secured the necessary funds to finance their participation.
Bosnia and Herzegovina between 2004 and 2012 has never been eliminated in the semi-final.
Bosnia and Herzegovina's best result was in 2006, when Hari Mata Hari came 3rd with the song "Lejla" (second in the semi-final). Since 2004, it has reached the final every year, except in 2013 and 2014, when the country did not participate for financial reasons, and therefore has never been eliminated in the semi-final.
- Table key
|1993||Fazla||Bosnian||"Sva bol svijeta"||16||27||2||52|
|1994||Alma Čardžić & Dejan Lazarević||Bosnian||"Ostani kraj mene"||15||39||No semi-finals|
|1995||Davorin Popović||Bosnian||"Dvadeset prvi vijek"||19||14|
|1996||Amila Glamočak||Bosnian||"Za našu ljubav"||22||13||21||29|
|1997||Alma Čardžić||Bosnian||"Goodbye"||18||22||No semi-finals|
|1998||Did not participate|
|1999||Dino & Beatrice||Bosnian, French||"Putnici"||7||86|
|2000||Did not participate|
|2001||Nino Pršeš||Bosnian, English||"Hano"||14||29|
|2002||Maja Tatić||Serbian, English||"Na jastuku za dvoje" (На јастуку за двоје)||13||33|
|2003||Mija Martina||Croatian, English||"Ne brini"||16||27|
|2004||Deen||English||"In The Disco"||9||91||7||133|
|2005||Feminnem||English||"Call Me"||14||79||Top 12 Previous Year|
|2006||Hari Mata Hari||Bosnian||"Lejla"||3||229||2||267|
|2007||Maria||Serbian||"Rijeka bez imena" (Ријека без имена)||11||106||Top 10 Previous Year|
|2010||Vukašin Brajić||English||"Thunder and Lightning"||17||51||8||59|
|2011||Dino Merlin||English, Bosnian||"Love in Rewind"||6||125||5||109|
|2012||Maya Sar||Bosnian||"Korake ti znam"||18||55||6||77|
|Did not participate between 2013 and 2015|
NOTE: If a country had won the previous year, they did not have to compete in the semi-finals the following year. In addition from 2004–2007, the top ten countries who were not members of the big four did not have to compete in the semi-finals the following year. If, for example, Germany and France placed inside the top ten, the countries who placed 11th and 12th were advanced to the following year's grand final along with the rest of the top ten countries.
As of 2012, Bosnia and Herzegovina's voting history is as follows:
Marcel Bezençon Awards
Lyrics (l) / Music (m)
|2006||"Lejla"||Željko Joksimović (m), Fahrudin Pecikoza (l)
and Dejan Ivanović (l)
|Hari Mata Hari||3rd||229||Athens|
|2009||"Bistra voda"||Aleksandar Čović (m & l)||Regina||9th||106||Moscow|
Commentators and spokespersons
|This section does not cite any references or sources. (May 2013)|
|1993||Ismeta Dervoz-Krvavac||Senad Hadžifejzović|
|1996||Suad Bejtović||Segmedina Srna|
|1998||Ismeta Dervoz-Krvavac||Bosnia and Herzegovina did not participate|
|2000||Bosnia and Herzegovina did not participate|
|2003||Dejan Kukrić||Ana Vilenica|
|2005||Ana Mirjana Račanović|
|2013||Bosnia and Herzegovina did not participate|
- Jiandani, Sanjay (14 December 2012). "Bosnia and Herzegovina will not be in Malmö". ESCToday. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
- Jiandani, Sanjay (18 November 2013). "Bosnia Herzegovina: BHRT confirms participation in Copenhagen". ESCToday. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
- Jiandani, Sanjay (19 December 2013). "Eurovision 2014: Bosnia & Herzegovina will not compete in Copenhagen". ESCToday. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
- Jiandani, Sanjay (9 September 2014). "Bosnia & Herzegovina: BHRT confirms participation in Eurovision 2015". esctoday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
- Jiandani, Sanjay (31 October 2014). "Bosnia & Herzegovina: Participation in Vienna uncertain; deadline extended". esctoday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
- Jiandani, Sanjay (17 November 2014). "Bosnia & Herzegovina: BHRT will not return to Eurovision in 2015". esctoday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina Official ESC Website
- Eurobosnia - a fan website devoted to Bosnian and ex Yugoslav entries
- National Final of Bosnia
- Points to and from Bosnia and Herzegovina eurovisioncovers.co.uk