Well here we are – at the two week mark ’til the Eurovision Song Contest grand final hits Sweden and the people of Europe will be celebrating long and hard into the night after crowning a new Eurovision champ.
Yes, in just two weeks, the pop-loving eyes of Europe will be firmly affixed on the Swedish city of Malmö, as 39 countries from across the region compete for the most coveted prize in music – the Eurovision Song Contest winner’s trophy.
As always, the competition is split into three finals; the two semi finals (to be held on May 14 and 16) and the grand final (on May 18), in which the victorious countries from the two semi-finals will line up alongside the host nation Sweden and the “big five” of the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
Here at auspOp, we’re bringing you a look at each and every one of this year’s entries in our yearly Countdown To Eurovision – this time with a look at the Armenian entry.
DORIANS : Lonely Planet
How the circle has come around for Dorians… The Armenian five piece outfit pretty much owes their career to the Eurovision Song Contest. After auditioning for the 2009 version of the event, the band found fame in their homeland, subsequently releasing a slew of music as well as picking up an array of industry accolades including the gong for Best Rock Band Of The Year at their national music awards. And though the track they’re taking to Eurovision might sound like a musical advertisement for a travel book company, it’s an anthem that’s been given some high profile help… co-penned by Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath fame.
And while with that name behind it, there’s a temptation to think that the track would be wall to wall sound, it’s anything but. Rock, admittedly yes, but the kind of rock/pop you might hear on the Triple Ms of the nation.