Bosnia-Herzegovina: No participation in Lisbon 2018

Bosnia and Herzegovina will not participate in the Eurovision Song Contest next year. BHRT have confirmed today that they will not be participating in the 2018 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Just last month it was confirmed that their participation was unlikely, and the news today confirms their non-participation in the contest. The broadcaster ruled out a return due to long running financial difficulties, which in recent years has seen the broadcaster almost shut down due to large levels of debt.

Deen and Dalal, Bosnia’s last attempt at Eurovision

Bosnia and Herzegovina last participated at the 2016 contest, in which returning artist Deen represented the country with the song “Ljubav Je” along with Dalal, Ana Rucner and Jala. The group just missed out on qualification chances, ending in 11th place in the semi-final with 104 points. Before 2016, the country took a break between 2013 and 2015. Before then, the country had managed to qualify from the semi-finals every year they participated.

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