Tony Iommi has written a rock ballad for the Eurovision Song Contest.
According to the BBC, the Black Sabbath guitarist contributed the unlikely song to the Armenian group Dorians after making a connection with the country years ago. In 1988, he helped produce a fundraising album in the wake of an earthquake that left half a million people homeless.
So when the call came to help out with the annual contest, he went for it, passing along the song “Lonely Planet.”
“I first said, ‘oh God, I don’t know’ – it seemed really strange, me doing a Eurovision song, I don’t usually do that,” he told the BBC. “But I said, ‘I’ve got a rock ballad, I’ll send it over.”
The contest will run three nights in Sweden, concluding on May 18 and it’s just been announced that Welsh rocker Bonnie Tyler will represent the UK!!!
The singer who is best known for her ballad Total Eclipse of the Heart is set to compete with a track from her forthcoming album named Believe in Me. The song is co-written by Desmond Child.
Tyler told the Daily Mail “It is an honour to represent my country and is also a wonderful way to ensure that my song Believe in Me reaches the widest possible audience.
Ryan Dolan represents Ireland this year with his song, Only Love Survives, but maybe we should be sending U2?