Sabahudin Kurt, the first Bosnian artist to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest has died at the age of 83.
Sabahudin Kurt who was the first Bosnian artist to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest has died at the age of 83. The singer who was born in 1935 in Sarajevo, represented Yugoslavia at the Eurovision Song Contest 1964 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He performed the song “Život je sklopio krug” (Life Has Come Full Circle), finishing 13th with 0 points.
The singers career began in 1954 when he released his first song “Dim u tvojim očima” (“Smoke in Your Eyes”). He retired from the work of music in 2007 and went on to live out the rest of his life in the Bosnian countryside. BHRT states that;
Behind him, Kurt left an indelible track and an unmistakable contribution to the musical and cultural scene of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
You can listen to the singers Eurovision Song Contest 1964 entry below:
Bosnia & Herzegovina debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993, at the time the country was at war with Yugoslavia, with the singers having to leave Sarajevo under the cover of darkness to make it to Millstreet, Ireland. The countries best result in the Eurovision Song Contest came in 2006 when Hari Mata Hari made it to the final in Athens and finished 3rd with 229 points, the country received eight sets of 12 points, more than any other country. Bosnia last participated in 2016 where Dalal & Deen feat. Ana Rucner & Jala finished 11th in their semi-final and failed to reach the final.