The selection of the Armenian Eurovision song took place yesterday. Gor Sujyan,who was chosen to represent Armenia internally earlier this year,performed 4 songs that competed for the victory. More than 70 entries had been received by the Armenian Public Television from different countries of the world but only 4 made it through to final. A 50/50 combination of jury votes and televoting picked their song for Malmö. It is a ballad called “Lonely Planet”. 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.
You can listen to “Lonely Planet” below:
escXtra’s team was present during the National Final and here we present our Exclusive Interview with Gor Sujyan who warmly greeted us in Yerevan:
Gor says that the song is going to be changed and improved as it was just the preliminary version of the song. He is ready to represent his country and just enjoy the show doing his best not to disappoint the people who believe in him and his song. The song has an obvious message to the whole world as it relates to our lonely planet that has been made so by the people who inhabit it. Gor is ready to fight for the victory and at the end of the interview he just adds,“Europe,we are coming”.
In the interval act of the show,the Maltese representative,Gianluca Bezzina performed his entry “Tomorrow” for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. The representatives from Georgia, Nodi Tatishvili and Sophie Gelovani, introduced their Eurovision song Waterfall during the National Selection. Both acts were warmly greeted by the Armenian public. The representatives of Armenia at the Junior Eurovision 2011 and 2012 made an appearance on stage as well.