Monts et merveilles

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France "Monts et merveilles"
Eurovision Song Contest 2003 entry
Country France
Artist(s) Louisa Baïleche
Language French
Composer(s) Hocine Hallaf
Lyricist(s) Hocine Hallaf
Finals performance
Final result 18th
Final points 19
Appearance chronology
◄ "Il faut du temps" (2002)   
"À chaque pas" (2004) ►

"Monts et merveilles" (English translation: "Mountains and Wonders", idiomatically "The Moon and the Stars") was the French entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, performed in French by Louisa Baïleche.

The song was performed nineteenth on the night (following Norway's Jostein Hasselgård with "I'm Not Afraid To Move On" and preceding Poland's Ich Troje with "Keine Grenzen-Żadnych granic"). At the close of voting, it had received 19 points, placing 18th in a field of 26.

The song is a ballad, with Baïleche lamenting a relationship which has ended. She sings about the extravagant promises she and her lover both made and declares that "I never ceased loving you", as well as singing that she is now "homeless" following the breakup. Baïleche, herself of Italian descent, also recorded an Italian language version of the song, entitled "Per parlare di noi", as well as an English version, "The Moon and the Stars".

It was succeeded as French representative at the 2004 Contest by Jonatan Cerrada with "À chaque pas".

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