The Bosnian media Dnevni Avaz has reported that it is Hari Mata Hari who will be flying the flag of Bosnia & Herzegovina in Vienna. He will thus represent his country for the second time in the Eurovision Song Contest, having done that already in 2006.
Dnevni Avaz reports that sources very close to BHRT and Hari Mata Hari himself have confirmed that Hari Mata Hari has been chosen to represent Bosnia & Herzegovina in Vienna. Currently, they are looking for the perfect composer team, to write an adequate song for Hari’s second Eurovision performance. Tonci Huljic (who composed various Croatian Eurovision entries, such as “Nostalgija”, “Lijepa Tena”, “Marija Magdalena”), Zeljko Joksimovic (two time Eurovision entrant for Serbia, and also composed Hari’s previous Eurovision entry “Lejla”), Goran Bregovic (composer of the Serbian Eurovision entry in 2010 – “Ovo je Balkan”), as well as Fahrudin Pecikoza have been contacted by BHRT to work together with Hari.
BHRT hasn’t confirmed nor denied the news, but will have an official statement regarding their participation, and/or artist on the 31st of October.
Hari Mata Hari achieved a fantastic third place in Athens with “Lejla”, which is to date the best ever result for Bosnia & Herzegovina in the Eurovision Song Contest. Can he win the Contest this year?