Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013

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Eurovision Song Contest 2013
Country  Armenia
National selection
Selection process Artist: Internal Selection
Song: National Final
Selection date(s) Artist: 22 January 2013
Song: 2 March 2013
Selected entrant Dorians
Selected song "Lonely Planet"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (7th, 69 points)
Final result 18th, 41 points
Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Armenia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden. The Armenian entry was selected through a combination of an internal selection to select the artist and a national final to select the song, organised by the Armenian broadcaster Public Television of Armenia (ARMTV). Dorians represented Armenia with the song "Lonely Planet", which qualified from the second semi-final of the competition and placed 18th in the final, scoring 41 points.[1][2]

Internal selection[edit]

On 22 January 2013, ARMTV announced that they had internally selected Gor Sujyan to represent Armenia.[3] It was later decided that Gor Sujyan would perform at Eurovision with his band Dorians.

National Final[edit]

The national final to select Armenia's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest took place on 2 March 2013, hosted by Gohar Gasparyan and Avet Barseghyan.[4][5] A submission period was opened from 22 January until 20 February and 70 applications in total were received from composers from Spain, Belgium, Sweden, France and Armenia.[4][6] Gor Sujyan performed four songs, supported on stage by his band Dorians, with the names of the composers of the songs being withheld until after the competition.[5] A combination of public and jury votes chose "Lonely Planet", music by Tony Iommi and lyrics by Vardan Zadoyan, as the winning song.[2][4]

The interval acts during the event were Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Armenian representatives Compass Band performing their entry "Sweetie Baby", 2013 Georgian representatives Nodi Tatishvili and Sophie Gelovani performing the Georgian entry "Waterfall" and 2013 Maltese representative Gianluca Bezzina performing the Maltese entry "Tomorrow".

The professional jury consisted of: Sergey Smbatyan (Conductor and Art director of State Youth Orchestra of Armenia), Sona (singer), Erik Antaranyan (Television host), Gevorg Hakobyan (opera singer) and Karen Kazaryan (Producer).[7]

Draw Artist Song Composer(s)[8] Jury[7] SMS[7] Overall[7]
1 Gor Sujyan "The Truth" Armen Martirosyan 4th 4th 4th
2 Gor Sujyan "No Time" Lazzaro 3rd 1st 2nd
3 Gor Sujyan "Toy Planet" Gor Sujyan 2nd 3rd 3rd
4 Gor Sujyan "Lonely Planet" Tony Iommi, Vardan Zadoyan 1st 2nd 1st

At Eurovision[edit]

Dorians at the second semi-final dress rehearsal in Malmö.

Armenia was allocated to compete in the second semi-final on 16 May for a place in the final on 18 May.[9] In the second semifinal, the producers of the show decided that Armenia would perform 11th, following Israel and preceding Hungary.[10]

Armenia qualified from the second semi-final, placing 7th and scoring 69 points.[11][12] At the second semi-final winners' press conference, Armenia was allocated to perform in the first half of the final.[13] In the final, the producers of the show decided that Armenia would perform 12th, following Germany and preceding the Netherlands.[14] Armenia placed 18th in the final, scoring 41 points.[1]

Points awarded to Armenia[edit]

Points Awarded to Armenia (Semi-Final 2)[12]
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points Awarded to Armenia (Final)[1]
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Armenia[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Brey, Marco (2 March 2013). "Gor Sujyan to sing "Lonely Planet" for Armenia". Eurovision.tv. 
  3. ^ Brey, Marco (22 January 2013). "Gor Sujyan will represent Armenia!". Eurovision.tv. 
  4. ^ a b c Brey, Marco (22 January 2013). "Update: National final to select Armenian song". Eurovision.tv. 
  5. ^ a b Brey, Marco (2 March 2013). "Watch tonight: The Armenian final!". Eurovision.tv. 
  6. ^ "More than 70 applications for national election of Armenian song for "Eurovision 2013"". Armenpress. 22 February 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Lonely planet goes to Eurovision". Public Television of Armenia. 
  8. ^ Mikheev, Andy. "Armenia at Eurovision Song Contest 2013". ESCKaz. 
  9. ^ Siim, Jarmo (17 January 2013). "Draw results: Who's in which Semi-Final?". Eurovision.tv. 
  10. ^ Siim, Jarmo (28 March 2013). "Eurovision 2013: Semi-Final running order revealed". Eurovision.tv. 
  11. ^ Leon, Jakov (16 May 2013). "We have ten more finalists!". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  12. ^ a b c "Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Semi-Final (2)". Eurovision.tv. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  13. ^ Brey, Marco (16 May 2013). "Second Semi-Final Winners' Press Conference". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  14. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (17 May 2013). "Running order for the Grand Final revealed". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 17 May 2013.