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. 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. 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. A combination of public and jury votes chose "Lonely Planet", music by Tony Iommi and lyrics by Vardan Zadoyan, as the winning song.
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).
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. In the second semifinal, the producers of the show decided that Armenia would perform 11th, following Israel and preceding Hungary.
Armenia qualified from the second semi-final, placing 7th and scoring 69 points. At the second semi-final winners' press conference, Armenia was allocated to perform in the first half of the final. In the final, the producers of the show decided that Armenia would perform 12th, following Germany and preceding the Netherlands. Armenia placed 18th in the final, scoring 41 points.