Dorians, this year’s Armenian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest, have thanked their home supporters in style.
The band invited their fans to a free, open-air concert last Saturday 1 June at the Cascade Complex in Yerevan, Armenia. It was an opportunity for them to say thank you for all the messages of support they received during their time in Malmö a few weeks ago, where they qualified for the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest and finished in 18th position.
Taking to the stage, Dorians also thanked Tommy Iommi of the band Black Sabbath for having written their Eurovision song, Lonely planet, as well as Serj Tankian, lead singer of Armenian-American rock band, System of a Down, whose support in the run up to the contest was highly valued by the band.
But as the concert coincided with International Children’s Day, the young were highest on the list of Dorians’ messages of thanks. The day is celebrated in Armenia and in many other European countries on 1 June every year and is used to highlight issues of children’s rights and wellbeing.
Speaking after the concert, the members of the band said they were overwhelmed by the positive energy they felt, and had been moved when the crowd joined in to help them sing their Eurovision song, Lonely planet.
Watch the Dorians at the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 here –
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