By Sona Gevorgyan
YEREVAN, 17 – A popular rock band Dorians representing Republic of Armenia in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest have qualified for the final with their performance in the second semifinal of the song contest in Malmo, Sweden, last night .
The rock band and its vocalist Gor Sujyan preformed the Lonely Planet song co-authored by renowned Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi.
In total, ten singers won a chance to continue competition in Eurovision Final, which will take place on May 18. Among the winners of the second-final are: Hungary, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Romania, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Malta and Greece.
The first semifinal held on May 14 produced the following finalists: Moldova, Lithuania, Ireland, Estonia, Belarus, Denmark, Russia, Belgium, Ukraine and the Netherlands.
By Sona Gevorgian
On the threshold of Eurovision 2013 International Song Contest Gor Sujyan the frontman of Dorians rock band representing Republic of Armenia at the song contest gave an interview to esctoday.com
According to him, their rock-style song song “Lonely planet” which was co-authored by legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommy is about all of us. “We think that everyone lives in its own inner lonely planet. But if we want to live in a better world each of us has to behave in a way that makes the world better”, said Sujyan adding that they hope to reach touch the audience and reach everyone with this message.
Asked about their chances to win Sujyan responded: “Our aim is to do our best as artists and we`ll do our best not to disappoint those who support us”.
By Sona Gevorgian
YEREVAN, January 23 – Armenian rock singer, frontman of Dorians Gor Sujyan was named Republic of Armenia representative at Eurovision 2013, the biggest pop music contest in Europe to be held in Malmö, Sweden late spring, informs Armenian Public Television (AMPTV).
Sujyan was selected by a special commission of experts; the entry song will be chosen by public and jury. National selection final will be aired live on March 2.
Dorians frontman was expected to go to Eurovision last year, but Armenia cancelled its participation in the show hosted by Azerbaijan.
The dates set for the two Eurovision semi-finals are 14 May and 16 May 2013, with the final taking place on the evening of 18 May 2013.
By Vigen Margaryan
YEREVAN, February 7 — Minister of Culture of the Republic of Armenia Hasmik Poghosyan sees Dorians as the best candidates for Eurovision song contest in 2012.
During the interview on February 6, Minister Poghosyan also noted that Armenia should bey all means participate in the Eurovision song contest due to take place in Azerbaijan.
“We should have our participation in all formats and platforms as much as possible. Regardless of the results, we will benefit from the participation,” said the Armenian Minister.
Yet Armenia hasn’t published the name and song of the participant that is to represent our country in Baku.
By Adonia Agayan
YEREVAN, December 2 — Armenian pop singer Sirusho is expected to be the special guest of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011. The contest will be held in Yerevan on December 2-3.
“When I was invited to partake in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011, I asked my dad for advice, and he gave me the idea of the “Berd” dance during my performance,” said Sirusho in an interview with Armenian and foreign journalists. “I always wanted to include the “Berd” dance during one of my performances,” she said.
“A few days ago I pictured what I’d like to see on the stage, while during the rehearsal I realized that the inclusion of the dance is what I needed,” she said.
According to her, what’s happening is much more important than the shortcomings that might occur. “It’s the occasion, the big musical event, the amazing and happy program being performed on the stage that matter. Let’s rejoice with these things, instead of picking holes,” she said.
At the song contest Sirusho will perform the remix version of her already much beloved song “Qele-qele.”
The pop singer confessed it’s been her desire to have this popular contest organized in the Republic of Armenia.
“I’m glad to meet here people and journalists I was lucky to know during my European tours. Hopefully, they’ll mark the positive sides of our country,” she said. Other than that she added, that “Armenian viewers differ with their very warm attitude.”
Sirusho didn’t rule out the possibility of her participation in the adult Eurovision Song Contest once again. “Never say never,” she said.
YEREVAN, December 9 – Singer Emmy is going to represent the Republic of Armenia at the annual Eurovision Song Contest in 2011. The newspaper “Haykakan Zhamanak” (Armenian Time) writes about this.
According to the newspaper, in 2011, in the qualifying round in the Republic of Armenia, but a singer is going to be elected, but a song he/she’s going to perform.
The President of the Council of the Public Television of Armenia Aleksan Harutyunyan will soon make an official statement, during which he will announce this decision.
In an interview with the newspaper, Diana Mnatsakanyan — the adviser to the Executive Director of the Public Television of the Republic of Armenia, who is also head of the national project of the contest, confirmed this fact, but did not specify the name of the artist who is going to represent Armenia.
“During the press conference, we intend to announce the name of the artist and the song contest,” said Mnatsakanyan.
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YEREVAN, September 06 — “Twelve-year old Vladimir Arzumanyan will represent the Republic of Armenia with the song “Mama” in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010, which will be held on November 20 in Minsk, Belarus,” said the project manager Diana Mnatsakanyan — the advisor to the Executive Director of the Armenian Public TV.
The final draw for Armenia’s representative for Junior Eurovision 2010 took place on September 5 in Yerevan.
“He was a total leader starting from the quarterfinal. By the jury’s decision, he took the first place at the quarterfinal, semi-final and the final,” Mnatsakanyan said.
According to Mnatsakanyan, 31 applications were submitted initially, but only 25 passed the preliminary selection phase. The participants were divided into two groups, and among them only eight of them broke through the semi-final, and ten reached the final.
The project manager also noted that 14 countries will take part in the Junior Eurovision 2010 Song Contest in Misnk. Nevertheless, only four countries among the 14 have already selected their representatives. The representatives of the other ten countries will be announced within the week.
Vladimir Arzumanyan took the third place at the New Wave 2010 International Song Contest in the 8-12 age category. He is already the diploma holder of the Pan-Armenian festival “Karot” and the festival named after Arno Babajanyan. Vladimir dreams of singing with Stevie Wonder and Dmitriy Hvorostovsky and to cut a solo record.
Armenia has been taking part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest since 2007. Last year, Luara Hayrapetyan shared the second place with the Russian representative.