Bosnia & Herzegovina: BHRT rules out 2017 participation

Bosnia & Herzegovina will not participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Thus says broadcaster BHRT on Twitter. ESC Daily had already reported earlier that financial reforms in the Bosnian law make it almost impossible for BHRT to fund their trip to Kiev.

In an article on, it was outlined weeks ago that BHRT has recently suffered a big loss of income. Head of Delegation Lelja Babovic stated that the problem is not Eurovision specific. “Every sport in our country has this problem. We struggle to send good representatives and give them the support that they need. There is almost no state support, and barely support from the private market. That is why we have no right to complain about their results.”

Last year, Deen & Dalal took part for Bosnia & Herzegovina in the Eurovision Song Contest. They finished 11th in the semi final and surprisingly failed to qualify for the Grand Final. Their participation was only possible because Deen and his personal sponsors covered most of the costs.