Welcome back Bosnia & Herzegovina
SARAJEVO, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA – Country’s national broadcaster announced few moments ago that the Bosnia & Herzegovina returns to the Eurovision Song Contest this year as the broadcaster found the necessary funds for the participation fee to the EBU.
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 an official BHRT press release that participation was 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 qualified for all finals from 2004 and 2012.