Bosnia-Herzegovina – The Bosnian newspaper Dnevniavaz reports that the Bosnian national broadcaster BHRT will announce the representative of the Balkan country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 by the end of December. Dejan Kukric from BHRT told the newspaper that they would probably go for an internal selection of the song and the artist. Earlier this week Hari Varešanović, the lead singer of Hari Mata Hari claimed that he was approached to represent Bosnia again in 2012. The proposition was that the band should fly the Bosnian flag with a song composed by Vladimir Grajić, who wrote the 2007 winning entry “Molitva“. According to Varešanović, a contract with the Bosnian national broadcaster BHRT was supposed to be signed on September 15.
Apparently BHRT were experiencing “financial and organizational” difficulties and was unsure whether they could stem a participation at the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku. According to Hari, the contract has not been signed yet. Hari Mata Hari has supposedly proposed to cover all the costs themselves as the band sees it as their “duty as artists and citizens.” Varešanović also revealed that in case he will be able to represent Bosnia again, he would work closely together with his friend Zjelko Joksimovic, who will represent Serbia to make sure that the songs are not too similar. BHRT has neither confirmed nor denied this information. But coming directly from Hari Mata Hari it can be considered to be very probable.
Despite these statements Dejan Kukric from BHRT is still not willing to confirm that Hari Mata Hari will represent Bosnia in Baku.
Source= dnevniavaz.ba with escdaily.com
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