Bosnia & Herzegovina: The country will not return to Eurovision 2023!

BHRT, the public broadcaster of Bosnia & Herzegovina, confirmed yesterday, that they are not going to take part in Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

The broadcaster confirmed that there is no chance of returning for next year’s contest. The country had previously taken part in the 2016 contest in Stockholm, but later withdrew in 2017 due to financial problems. BHRT had explained in the past that it’s not likely to return to Eurovision in the near future, unless the method by which it is funded is resolved.

BHRT is a member of the European Broadcasting Union but as of now it is denied access to all of its services due to unpaid debts. That means that since December 2016, BHRT can’t take part in Eurovion and Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

The channel is in great econimic pressure and is on the verge of closing. Since 2017 the public TV of the Republic of Serpska has failed to provide BHRT with its allocation of the feeds collected in the region and as a result triggered a funding shortfall of over 32 million euros as of the end of 2021.

Bosnia & Herzegovina’s last participation was in 2016 with the song “Ljubav Je” by Dalan & Deen feat. Ana Rucner:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in Liverpool!


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