Tony Iommi writes Armenian Eurovision entry
By Andy Malt | Published on Tuesday 5 March 2013
This year’s Armenian entry into the Eurovision Song Contest has been co-written by Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi. Entitled ‘Lonely Planet’, the song will be performed Gor Sujyan and his band, Dorians. The song was chosen as the country’s entry in a national vote on Saturday and will now go ahead to the semi-finals in Malmö, Sweden in May.
Writing on his official website, Iommi said: “Well here’s something different, one of my demo ideas has been chosen as the Armenian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest! It went on a shortlist and Saturday night was voted as the winner. I did the music and the performing band Dorians wrote the lyrics. It’s called ‘Lonely Planet’. They’re a good band, the singer has a really good voice and the lyrics they’ve written are in English”.
Watch the band’s performance of the song from Saturday here: