National Final Reminder: Hari Mata Hari – Starac I More!

Photo By: Roko Špoljar

We continue the National Final Reminder with something from Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Bosnia & Herzegovina held a national final in order to select its 1999 entry. Seventeen entries competed in the live final.

The song “Starac I More” was one of the 17 entries of the national final by Hari Mata Hari. At the end, the song placed 1st but disqualified because it had been sold in 1997 in a Finnish artist (more here). The song is composed by Fahrudin Pecikoza and Hari Varešanović.

Hari Mata Hari

Hari Mata Hari is a Bosnian band that formed in Sarajevo in 1984. Its members have changed over the years. Today, the band has five members including Hari Varešanović, the lead singer of the group. In European audience, the band is known for taking part in the 2006 version of the contest with the song Leijla. The song placed 3rd with 229 points. Up until today, Hari Mata Hari has released 14 albums.

What do you think about the song? What do you think about the artist? Let us know in the comment box below.

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