Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Eurovision Song Contest
|Bosnia and Herzegovina
|National selection events||BH Eurosong|
|Appearances||18 (18 finals)|
|Best result||3rd: 2006|
|Worst result||22nd: 1996|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina
← Yugoslavia'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 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.
- Second place
- Third place
- Last place
- Automatically qualified to the final
- Did not qualify to the final
- Did not compete or was relegated
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:
- Winner – Bosnia and Herzegovina gave 12 points to a winning song / Bosnia and Herzegovina won the contest.
- Second place – Bosnia and Herzegovina gave 12 points to a runner-up song / Bosnia and Herzegovina was runner-up in the contest.
- Third place – Bosnia and Herzegovina gave 12 points to a third place song / Bosnia and Herzegovina came third place in the contest.
- Qualified – Bosnia and Herzegovina gave 12 points to a song that qualified to the Grand Finals / Bosnia and Herzegovina qualified to the Grand Finals.
- Non-qualified – Bosnia and Herzegovina gave 12 points to a song that did not qualify to the Grand Finals / Bosnia and Herzegovina did not qualify to the Grand Finals.
1 The voting for the 1996 pre-qualifying round is unknown to date.
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
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|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|
- "Bosnia and Herzegovina will not be in Malmö". Retrieved 10 February 2013.
- Jiandani, Sanjay (19 December 2013). "Eurovision 2014: Bosnia & Herzegovina will not compete in Copenhagen". ESCToday. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
- 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