Gor Sujyan

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Gor Sujyan
File:Gor Sujyan, ESC2013 press conference 08.jpg
Gor Sujyan at ESC2013 press conference
Background information
Also known as The Armenian Jon Bon Jovi
Born (1987-07-25) 25 July 1987 (age 31)
Yerevan, Armenia
Genres Rock
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2008–
Associated acts Dorians

Gor Sujyan (Armenian: Գոռ Սուջյան, born 25 July 1987) is an Armenian rock singer and lead singer of the Armenian rock band Dorians. He represented Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden, with the song Lonely Planet.[1][2]

Biography

Early life

Gor Sujyan was born on 25 July 1987 in Yerevan, Armenia. He is the son of guitarist, jazzman Mkrtich Sujiyan.[citation needed]

Dorians

At the age of 17, Gor has created band "Gor & Friends". It has been performing cover-version of popular rock songs. Since June 2008 – lead singer and main composer of a new rock band Dorians. In April 2009 Dorians won the "Best Newcomer" award at the annual Tashir Music Awards in Moscow.[citation needed]

On 22 December 2011, the band presented their first album named "Fly".[citation needed]

Eurovision

At the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, Gor was one of the back-up singers for Eva Rivas during her performance of "Apricot Stone."[3]

On 21 January 2013, it was announced by ARMTV, that Gor would represent Armenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, to be held in Malmö, Sweden. He will sing the song "Lonely Planet", written by legendary Tony Iommi, the English guitarist and songwriter, a founder member of the pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath and Armenian lyricist Vardan Zadoyan.[4][5][6] On 16 May, "Lonely Planet" competed in the second semi-final, and qualified to the finals, placing 7th in a field of 17 songs and scoring 69 points (they received 12 points from France). In the final, the song placed 18th with 41 points.[citation needed]

Awards

  • 2009 – Best Newcomer (Dorians) WON
  • 2010 – Best Male Singer (Gor Sujyan) WON
  • 2010 – Best Rock Band of the Year (Dorians) WON
  • 2011 – Best Rock Band of the Year (Dorians) WON
  • 2011 – Best Video of the Year (Dorians) WON
  • 2011 – Best Vocal of the Year (Gor Sujyan) WON
  • 2011 – Rock Number One (Dorians) WON
  • 2011 – Man Number One (Gor Sujyan) WON

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Singer

References

  1. Brey, Marco (21 January 2013). "National final to select Armenian entry". EBU.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Brey, Marco (2 March 2013). "Gor Sujyan to sing "Lonely Planet" for Armenia". EBU.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Ross, Samantha (21 April 2013). "Eurovision 2013: By The Numbers". ESC Insider.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Sabbath star Tony Iommi writes Eurovision entry". BBC. 6 March 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi writes Armenian Eurovision entry". NME. 7 March 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Michaels, Sean (8 March 2013). "Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi says Eurovision song may be 'slagged off'". NME.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Emmy
with Boom Boom
Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2013
Succeeded by
[to be determined]