Friday, 28 January 2011

Latvia 2010 - PeR - Quiet Like A Mouse

The sad news was announced earlier this week of the passing of the Latvian pop singer and songwriter Martins Freimanis. He died of complications of influenza at the criminally early age of 33. He left behind a legacy of great pop music - most notably as one third of F.L.Y, whose song Hello From Mars was the home entry in the 2003 contest in Riga.

His interest in the contest never wained. He also wrote Latvia's entry in Kiev in 2005, The War Is Not Over by Walters and Kazha, which bagged an unexpected and popular fifth spot, and has a song in this year's contest, the until-now unfancied Hop, performed by the band Blitze. But our favourite of his tunes here at Eurovision Apocalypse was his 2010 stab at qualification, the delightfully creepy teen-stalker human beatbox anthem Quiet Like A Mouse, which you can watch below. He was a lovely, unassuming chap, and he will be sadly missed.

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