According to PanArmenian.net, a song co-written by BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has been chosen as Armenia’s entry into the Eurovision Song Contest.
DORIANS frontman Gor Sujyan‘s “Lonely Planet” was selected at a Saturday, March 2 national vote to be performed at Eurovision in Malmö, Sweden. The identity of the song’s composers — Iommi (music) and Vardan Zadoyan (lyrics) — had been kept secret for a while.
The dates set for the two Eurovision semifinals are May 14 and May 16, with the final taking place on the evening of May 18.
Iommi and DEEP PURPLE/ex-BLACK SABBATH singer Ian Gillan have spent a lot of time in Armenia, fallen in love with the country and the people and have dedicated a lot of work to a nation still shocked after the earthquake that struck Armenia on December 7, 1988.