Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Eurovision Song Contest

This article deals with the history of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a participant in the Euro Vision Song Contest.

Regularity of attendance since 1993 and success in competition

Bosnia and Herzegovina took after the spin-off of part of Yugoslavia for the first time in 1993 at the Euro Vision Song Contest. In the first five appearances all placements in the double digits, after which the country had to expose for the first time in 1998 were. It was not until 1999, Dino and Beatrice were among the top ten placing; However, 2000 was the second year without Bosnian contribution, as the right to participate on the basis of points scored in the last five participations was calculated. Also in the following years it was moderately successful, in 2004 achieved Deen with in the disco after successful qualification in the semifinals again ranked among the top ten. The best result achieved Hari Mata Hari in 2006 he reached the semi-finals and the second in the final third. 2008 and 2009 there was also a place in the top ten after 2007, nearly at No. 11 failed in this. After a 17th place in 2010, they finished 2011, the second best placement: a 6th place. After a 18th place in 2012 they moved in 2013 for financial reasons and is not going back in 2014. Total age of seven of the 18 appearances - ie 40 % - in the front half of the table, also survived the country so far always been held since 2004 semifinals.

Participation before 1993

Already before 1993 Bosnia- Herzegovina could look back as part of the SFR Yugoslavia on a 30 -year-old Euro Vision History.

For the first time at the ESC 1964 in Copenhagen, a representative of the Bosnian TV Company "TV Sarajevo " was represented by Sabahudin Kurt. However, it did with Život per sklopio pitcher do not convince you, like most other Bosnian representatives also. 1965 reached Vukov Vice Čežnja with the 12th place, 1973 Gori vatra Zdravko Colic from the 15th Place. The group Ambasadori scraped 1976 narrowly on the last space over, with Ne mogu Skriti svoj ​​bol came the band at number 17, the last Bosnian representatives, silk - MeMIC Vajta, came with Lejla 1981 to 15th place

National preliminary decisions

By 2005, all Bosnian contributions were selected in a national qualifying round, with different procedures were applied: In 1993, eleven artists before ever a title before a jury selected the winner. 1994-1997 Bosnian representatives were selected internally and presented from 1994 to 1996 per eight titles before 1997 ten titles. In 1994, the songs were presented live but not previously recorded as videos; only short clips were shown. 1999-2003 a preliminary decision as in 1993 was again held, the number of participants ranged 16 to 19 in 2004 Deen was selected internally and sang at the preliminary round five titles; to the vote and televoting was used in addition to a jury for the first time. 2005 classic decider was held again, this time with 14 participants. Since 2006, singer and song will be chosen internally and presented in a gala show for the first time the audience.


1993 to 1997, the contributions were presented according to the rules mostly in Bosnian, but 1997 already showed up with the English title Goodbye a penchant for multilingual posts: 1999 was sung alongside Bosnian French, 2001, 2002 and 2003 in Bosnian and English. 2004 and 2005, the songs were entirely sung in English, 2006 and 2007 we returned to the national language. In 2008, the song is trilingual held in Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian, as well as 2009. 2010 and 2011 they resorted back to the English language and in 2012 it was decided to sing again in Bosnian.

Color legend: - Victories. - A tie to the last place. - Contributions finals.


1993: fazla | 1994: Alma & Dejan | 1995: Davor Popovic | 1996: Amila Glamočak | 1997 Alma Čardžić | 1999: Dino & Beatrice | 2001: Nino Pršeš | 2002: Maja Tatić | 2003: Mija Martina | 2004: Deen | 2005: Feminnem | 2006: Hari Mata Hari | 2007: Marija Šestić | 2008: Elvir Laković Laka | 2009: Regina | 2010: Vukašin Brajić | 2011: Dino Merlin | 2012: Maya Sar

Active members: Albania | Armenia | Azerbaijan | Belgium | Denmark | Germany | Estonia | Finland | France | Georgia | Greece | Ireland | Iceland | Israel | Italy | Latvia | Lithuania | Macedonia | Malta | Moldova | Montenegro | Netherlands | Norway | Austria | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Russia | San Marino | Sweden | Switzerland | Slovenia | Spain | Ukraine | Hungary | United Kingdom | Belarus |

Inactive participating countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina | Bulgaria | Croatia | Luxembourg | Morocco | Monaco | Serbia | Slovakia | Czech Republic | Turkey | Cyprus

Former Participating countries: Andorra | Yugoslavia | Serbia and Montenegro

Redeemed participations or futile efforts: Lebanon | Liechtenstein

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