Gor Sujyan and his band Dorians will represent Armenia this year with Lonely Planet, a song penned by Black Sabbath Star Tony Iommi. Today they rehearsed for the first time in the Malmö Arena, and they showed an atmospheric stage act in a dark stage setting, including moving spotlights and pyro effects, according to Eurovision.tv.
When the band members of Dorians arrived at the Malmö Arena, they first put on their stage costumes and started preparing their instruments. “It’s a habit for us, we are used to play live, so even if our guitars are not plugged, we still prepare like at any other concert”, they explained.
Gor Sujyan already performed as a backing vocal in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest for Eva Rivas, so he is experienced in terms of backstage preparations. “We are not nervous, we are enjoying the atmosphere here and can’t wait to go on stage”, they told Eurovision.tv.
On stage, Dorians sang in a dark rock setting with moving spotlights directed towards the audience. Many wide shots were used, adding to the atmosphere of the song.
They were using a drum kit and electronic guitars, and Gor Sujyan gave a vocally strong performance. The band members were wearing stylish jeans outfits.
In the last run of the rehearsal, the special effects were shown. Smoke effects and wind machines were used, and in the last chorus pyro fountains and red flames were applied.