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Gillan on Armenian TV

Ian Gillan, One Eye To Morocco promo photo; image courtesy of Jess! PR.

During his visit to Armenia Ian Gillan will appear on local TV on March 28. He was invited to take part in the Hay Superstar show (which is a local equivalent of Pop Idol) and he “gladly accepted”. Three of the show participants will perform Deep Purple songs and then perform two more songs together with Big Ian himself. The show will be broadcast on Shant TV.

He will also perform the planned solo shows on March 26 and 27 at the Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall in Yerevan with the State Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Friedemann Riehle.

Thanks to Armenians.net and Kevid Dixon for the info.



8 Comments to “Gillan on Armenian TV”:

  1. 1
    T says:

    What American Idol needs is a Deep Purple night. Whoever hits the high note in “Child in Time” wins, ;p .

  2. 2
    George says:

    Gillan is featured NOT in American, but in ARMENIAN Idol

  3. 3
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Hey T and others….

    In that note regarding Idol, check this performance from the last episode featuring this hopeful on the YOUTUBE link below.

    “Siobhan Magnus” singing Stevie Wonder’s ‘Superstitious’. At the end, she closes with some very ‘Gillanesk’ high in tone Screams that when I saw it on TV, my wife looked at me and said “That sounded just like Ian Gillan”. She pulls that kind of finish off in almost every performance. Almost eerie how much it sounds like him in his heyday…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2yLfw2ZhMg&feature=related

    Cheers

  4. 4
    big cat says:

    Shibon Magnus can do it………I think her dad is a rocker and may have played a bit of Gillian

  5. 5
    james jay says:

    @1 I’ve been waiting for at least one Idol to have a pair and do some DP. Those contestants on the show do the same old soul yelp time after time. They are allowed to play instruments now–let’s not hold our breath for the next IG-RB etc….

  6. 6
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 3

    Well, there we have it, the next contender for singing in DP!

  7. 7
    Jeff Summers says:

    She’s using Ian’s belting technique…A mixture of head and chest voice – not just falsetto. That’s why it is so powerful as was IG’s 🙂

  8. 8
    Nigel Young says:

    They made an interesting selection of numbers:

    Fingers To The Bone
    Wasted Sunsets
    Anya
    Haunted
    Maybe I’m A Leo
    Don’t Make Me Happy
    Black Night
    When A Blind Man Cries
    Demon’s Eye
    Walk On
    Smoke On The Water

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