YEREVAN—The Eurovision Production Team of the Public Television of Armenia announced that Gor Sujyan, who is the lead singer of the rock band Dorians, has been selected to represent Armenia in the 2013 Eurovision song contest, reported Marco Brey for Eurovision News.
Gor Sujyan is the most popular rock singer in Armenia, and he is famous for his unique voice. He is 25 years old and the son of an Armenian jazz musician, guitar player Mkrtich Sujyan. In 2010 he was crowned “The best male singer” in the annual Armenian National Music Awards.
Earlier, we reported that the song to represent Armenia in the contest that will held in Malmö, Sweden will be chosen in a national final on March 2. Gor Sujyan will sing all the songs, and in the end, the winning entry will be chosen by a combined vote of the TV public and an expert jury.
Last year, when the contest was held in Baku, Armenia pulled out of participating after Azeri President Ilham Aliyev announced that “Our main enemies are Armenians of the world.”
In a statement issued last year, Armenia’s Public Television citing the Aliyev remarks as its impetus for withdrawing from the contest.
A group of Armenian pop singers also launched a Eurovision boycott campaign at the time, saying: “We refuse to appear in a country that is well known for mass killings and massacres of Armenians, in a country where anti-Armenian sentiments have been elevated to the level of state policy. “There is no logic to sending a participant to a country where he will be met as an enemy.”