The team of oikotimes.com has the pleasure to present you with the interview of Gor Sujyan who will proudly represent Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.
What were your first feelings and thoughts when the Armenian broadcaster asked you to represent your country at Eurovision? Did you expect it? Well, we were really surprised, as we were not expecting that offer at all. But of course it was really nice to get asked to represent Armenia at Eurovision 2013.
Could you tell us more about Dorians? What is the origin of the band?
Our band was founded as a cover band in 2008 and was called “Gor and friends”. At that time we used to play mostly the songs by Led Zeppelin. In half a year we decided to play not only cover songs, but also our songs and decided to change the name of the band from “Gor and friends” to “Dorians”.
What do you think about the song your country has chosen to be performed at Eurovision? Do you like Lonely Planet? I just love that song. Just in case you don’t know yet, the music of the “Lonely Planet” was written by Tony Iommi – a founding member of the world famous British rock band “Black Sabbath” and a “Guitar God”. It’s a great honor for us to represent our country with the song written by that kind of a true legend.
Many European countries have already chosen their entries. What is your favorite so far? Which song do you think has more chances of winning? Well, I really don’t know which song has more chances of winning, but I’ll tell you which song I like better. I really like Malta’s entry, and also Italy’s entry.
What about Armenia at Eurovision? What is in your opinion the best song Armenia has ever sent to ESC? I’ll tell you that I like all of them. But I really want to point out Sirusho’s “Qele-Qele”, the song which was presented in Eurovision 2008, as when I was in Bruges, Belgium, people used to listen to that song in there. I think that’s an outstanding achievement as for Sirusho, as well as for all of us Armenians.
If you could do a duet with any Eurovision star, who would you choose?
That’s a tough question! I really don’t know.
What is your favorite type of music? What kind of songs do you carry in your mp3 or iPod?
I don’t have just one favorite type of music; I’m fond of rock music, classic, jazz, also for folk music, etc.
How many European countries have you visited? Have you ever been to Sweden?
I have never been in Sweden, but I have been in Norway, France, Belgium, also in Netherlands. That’s it.
What do you do in your free time? Do you practice any sport?
I enjoy playing different musical instruments during my free time. I also really enjoy cycling.
If you could be invisible during a day, what would you do?
Let me think… When I actually become invisible I’ll let you know!
Can you send a message for our readers?
Well, dear readers, I hope we won’t disappoint you with our performance!