Hello from Mars

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Latvia "Hello From Mars"
Eurovision Song Contest 2003 entry
Country
Artist(s)
As
Language
Composer(s)
Mārtiņš Freimanis, Lauris Reiniks
Lyricist(s)
Mārtiņš Freimanis, Lauris Reiniks
Finals performance
Final result
24th
Final points
5
Appearance chronology
◄ "I Wanna" (2002)   
"Dziesma par laimi" (2004) ►

"Hello From Mars" was the Latvian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, performed in English by F.L.Y.

The lyrics are notably obscure, however the song appears to be a love song in which a pair of lovers reminisce about the way in which they met. The exact timing of this meeting appears to change throughout the song, with the chorus being in present or future tense ("Cause this is gonna be/The day that we will meet"), while the opening lines talk about "That day you saw me cry", implying a past tense situation. The song takes its title from the last lines of the chorus - "When heaven comes so down to earth/To say hello from Mars".

The song was performed twenty-first on the night, following Poland's Ich Troje with "Keine Grenzen-Żadnych granic" and preceding Belgium's Urban Trad with "Sanomi". At the close of voting, it had received 5 points, placing 24th in a field of 26. Thus requiring Latvia to qualify from the semi-final at their next Contest appearance.

Somewhat perversely, the combination of unusual lyrics and a poor result for the host country has made the song relatively well-known among Contest fans.

It was succeeded as Latvian representative at the 2004 Contest by Fomins & Kleins with "Dziesma par laimi".