13 April 2013

Eurovision 2013: Armenia: Lonely Planet

Dorians Eurovision 2013 Armenia Gor Sujyan
Gor Sujyan
This year Armenia will be represented at Eurovision by the song Lonely Planet, performed by the group Dorians. Like Albania, Armenia brings rock to the 2013 Contest with a track written by Vardan Zadoyan and Black Sabbath guitarist, Tony Iommi.

With such renowned talent behind the song, you'd hope that it will do well. But is Eurovision really ready for several forays into the world of rock? If the songs are good enough, then it should be.

Lonely Planet is very much a "grower". On first hearing it, I didn't give it much of a chance. However, after several plays, it's now become something of an earworm. But is a tune that is a "grower" enough to take it through to the Final. I don't think so. The average Eurovision viewer will not have had the benefit of hearing the song regularly, so is unlikely to vote it through.

Armenia will perform in eleventh place of the second semi-final on May 16.

What do you think of Lonely Planet and its chances?

1 comment:

  1. For me, this has no chance of reaching the Final. It is pleasant enough but as the voters will only get one listen and it is number 11 on the list in SF2, I think the Eurovision may use this as a chance to take a toilet break! It is after the powerful voice of Israel and may get dragged into the low key affair that is Hungary after it - I think it will be forgotten as a possible choice for voters as there is nothing memorable about it.

    Now if Tony Iommi had written 'Paranoid II' and convinced Ozzy to sing at Malmo, THAT would be memorable!


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