BHRT the Bosnian national broadcaster has confirmed to ESCToday that Bosnia & Herzegovina will participate at the forthcoming 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in May next year.
BHRT has submitted a preliminary application to the EBU for competing at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna next May. All countries that apply for participation at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest have a month’s grace in order to decide if they want to stay in the competition or opt out without a penalty.
Bosnia Herzegovina withdrew from the contest in 2013 due to financial reasons and applied to participate in 2014 but decided to opt out of the competition for a 2nd year in a row due to lack of funds and sponsors.
Bosnia Herzegovina is the 24th country to confirm its participation at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest. Bosnia & Herzegovina joins Montenegro, Belarus, Latvia, France Greece, FYR Macedonia, Austria, Cyprus, Malta, Switzerland, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Germany, Finland, The Netherlands, Lithuania, Belgium, Portugal, Azerbaijan and Estonia in the list of countries which will join the 2015 Eurovision party in Austria next year . Whilst Georgia has stated that it will most likely to enter the competition next year.
The official list of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest participants is expected to be released by the EBU by early January. The deadline for countries to submit their application in order to compete at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest has been set on 15 September.
It is more than likely that BHRT and Bosnia & Herzegovina will opt for an internal selection to select the 2015 Eurovision entry and representative as has been the case in recent years. More information and details regarding the 2015 Bosnian Eurovision project will be released in due course.
The last time saw Bosnia & Herzegovina on the Eurovision stage was in 2012 in Baku, when Maya Sar represented the country with her entry Korake Ti Znam.
Bosnia & Herzegovina debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993 with Fazla‘s Sval Bol Svijeta. The country is yet to win the event whilst its best placing at the Eurovision Song Contest was in 2006 when Hari Mata Hari achieved a 3rd placing with his entry Lejla.
The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 19, 21, 23 May at the Wiener Stadthalle, in Vienna.