BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA – The representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina at Eurovision 2006, Hari Mata Hari, has hinted at a possible return to the contest. The singer represented his country with the entry “Lejla”, composed by Eurovision veteran Željko Joksimović. The song reached third place in the grand final, making it Bosnia’s best score to date.
Commenting on a possible comeback to the Eurovision stage, the popular singer said, “Why not, if the right song comes around. If the song has the same charisma as “Lejla” had. Because “Lejla” didn’t just earn third place in the contest, ‘she’ united the whole Balkans in the sweetest loving manner. It was a moment that brought out something nice from Bosnia – something besides all the negative news stirring the region for years. With “Lejla”, for a moment, Bosnia and Sarajevo were again the place of good music that can unite all people of the former Yugoslavia and the region”.
Hari Mata Hari is currently in Australia promoting his album “Ćilim” (Rug) which features duets with eurostars Elena Risteska (FYR Macedonia 2006) and Jelena Tomasevic (Serbia 2008).