Bosnia & Herzegovina: Participation no longer in jeopardy

The participation of Bosnia & Herzegovina at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 is no longer at risk. After the incident within the delegation on which we reported yesterday, composer Almir Ajanović has decided to withdraw from the delegation.

Three members of the Eurovision song contest team from Bosnia and Herzegovina were involved in a fight during the program shooting for TV Hayat. There has been a meeting in BHRT regarding the participation and the delegation of Bosnia & Herzegovina at this year’s Eurovision, and here is their statement about the aftermath of the bar fight:

“As the incident was caused by the composer of the song, BHRT has decided that Almir Ajanović will not be a part of the delegation and will not travel to Stockholm for the Eurovision Song Contest. This decision was made after we obtained official information from the Travnik Police Department about the incident that took place in Vlasic, where Ajanović injured more people, and because of which misdemeanor charges are filed against him.”

“BHRT has taken this decision taking into account the fact that the performers, who will represent Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Eurovision Song Contest, were the victims of the attack, and that they did not initiate the incident that occurred.”

The Bosnian participation is no longer in jeopardy, and the song ‘Ljubav Je’ will be performed as 17th in the first semi final on the 10th of May by Deen, Dalal, Ana Rucner and Java.