Gor Sujyan to sing "Lonely Planet" for Armenia

Gor Sujyan to sing "Lonely Planet" for Armenia
Gor Sujyan to represent Armenia in 2013. Photo: Public Television of Armenia
Yerevan, Armenia -

The selection of the Armenian Eurovision song has taken place tonight. In an entertaining TV show, Gor Sujyan, who had previously been internally selected to represent his home country, sang four songs, out of which a 50/50 combination of jury votes and televoting picked the winning entry. It's a very nice ballad Lonely Planet!

Lonely Planet will be the title of the Armenian entry in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. It will be sung by Gor Sujyan and his band Dorians. It's a very nice but sad story about the planet and someone who can save it. The blue colours have been displayed on the LEDs during its performance.

The music of Lonely Planet is written by the world-famous English guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi who also is a founder member of the pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath. The lyrics is written by Armenian Vardan Zadoyan.

In an exciting show tonight, the Armenian TV public was asked to cast their votes on four proposed songs. Their verdict was combined with the votes of a jury. The televoting was open after all four songs have been performed.

The line-up of songs

Gor Sujyan performed the following songs tonight:

  • The Truth
  • No Time
  • Toy Planet
  • Lonely Planet

In the interval act of the show, Gianluca Bezzina, the Maltese representative in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest performed his entry Tomorrow. The representatives from neighbouring Georgia, Nodi Tatishvili and Sophie Gelovani, also paid a visit to the Armenian final and introduced their Eurovision song Waterfall to the TV public. Nodi and Sophie greeted the public viewers and wished Gor Sujyan good luck with his entry for Malmö.

The Armenian representatives in the 2012 Junior Eurovision Song Contest also made an appearance on stage. Compass Band entertained the public with their entry Sweetie Baby. The show was presented by Gohar Gasparyan and Avet Barseghyan.

Gohar Gasparyan, the Head of Delegation for Armenia, confirmed to Eurovision.tv "that the arrangement of Lonely Planet will be changed and the sound will be improved very soon, it’s the preliminary version of the song." So, stay with Eurovision.tv to get to know the final version of the song and the video clip as soon as it's released!

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