Let’s rock it: Armenia’s Eurovision entry favored for Sweden show

Armenia’s ‘trump-card’ in this year’s Eurovision will be its rock-style entry, says the Armenian delegation’s leader ahead of the popular song contest to be held in Sweden later this month.

On May 14, 16 and 18, the city of Malmö will host this year’s Eurovision song contest. The Dorians rock band will represent Armenia with its “Lonely Planet” song; Dorians will perform 11th in the second semifinal on May 16.

During the Friday meeting with media band manager Ara Tadevosyan said he is happy that “Lonely Planet” is the choice for the Armenian entry in Mamlö, composed by Black Sabbath’s legendary guitarist and living rock legend Tony Iommy.

“There won’t be dance shows, special decorations, only the band and mostly light effects,” said Tadevosyan.

Gohar Gasparyan, who heads the Armenian delegation, added that the contest organizers and producers have been able to rehearse the show of the Armenian group by using stunt actors.

“Dorians will emerge in a new style, new colors. This year stands out also for a special group which has arrived in Armenia, and the presentation cards with Armenian breath to it, Armenian culture, have been recorded, also the show will be well-prepared and beautiful,” said Gasparyan.

Although there will not be promo tours this year for lack of financial means, Gasparyan said instead internet views have grown, and internet promo is prioritized now.

And besides, several days before the Eurovision-2013 semi-final Dorians will give a concert in Copenhagen, Denmark, upon the joint initiative of the Armenian Embassy in Denmark and the Armenian Public TV. The band manager says it is a good chance for the guys to present themselves.

Dorians’ 25-year-old soloist Gor Sujyan said people usually get either nervous or excited when facing big audience, and he is the type that gets excited, hence he believes his performance during the contest will be good.