Balkan nation Bosnia Herzegovina took a Eurovision hiatus in 2017 with the national broadcaster citing financial restraints as the reason for pulling out. Fans were hoping that this would be a one year thing but in an announcement this week BHRT revealed that they would not be returning to Eurovision for the 2018 edition.
Bosnia and Herzegovina have had mixed results at Eurovision, debuting in 1993 with their best result being in 2006 when Hari Mata Hari finished third with ‘Lejla’. They’ve failed to qualify for the final only once which was their most recent appearance in 2016. While ‘Ljubav je’ was an interesting collaboration between singers Dalal and Deen, rapper Jala and classically trained cellist Ana Rucner, the risk didn’t pay off and they narrowly missed out on qualifying for the final, finishing in 11th place in the semi final.
To date 34 countries have confirmed their participation for Eurovision 2018, while Luxembourg, Andorra, Monaco and Turkey have affirmed they will not be making a return this year.
Keep up to date with the latest announcements for Eurovision 2018 with our guide.