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Black Sabbath Guitarist Writes Music For Armenia's Eurovision Entry

Loreen, the winner in 2012

Loreen, the winner in 2012

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has written the music for Armenia's entry in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.

Iommi said his ballad “Lonely Planet” is due to be performed by the Dorians in the Eurovision semifinals on May 16 in Malmo, Sweden.

The Dorians have written the lyrics in English.

Iommi, a founding member of the legendary heavy metal group Black Sabbath, said the music came from a "demo idea" he was working on.

The song was voted by Armenians to be the country’s Eurovision contender.

Iommi is known in Armenia for his work raising funds after the 1988 Spitak earthquake killed tens of thousands of people.

Last year’s Eurovision contest, held in Azerbaijan, was won by Swedish act Loreen, giving Sweden the right to host this year’s edition.

Based on reporting by Reuters, the BBC, and