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 has stated that it hopes to return to the contest in 2014. On 18 December it was revealed that Bosnia would not be returning for 2014.
History of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Eurovision Song Contest
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.
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.