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    Yes, it's really in the Tuscan house. And the chef refers to a 3-star meal he is making for Mika, because his restaurant lost its 3rd star this year. So he jokes that he's going to work for Mika for the coming season.
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    Yes, they liked his jacket and Mika said that as he has nice jackets too Gage should come to his team I don't think it was the main reason
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    If someone missed The Voice, there's a rerun on TFX tonight. https://www.programme-tv.net/programme/autre/r309674-the-voice-la-plus-belle-voix/14529618-episode-1/
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    @Kumazzz Each week "Le Monde" interviews a celebrity starting from a key moment of their lives. This week the singer explains how music became something obvious in his life, between Beirut, Paris and London, but always surrounded by his family and friends. Singer-songwriter-composer of an euphoric pop music, Mika has sold more than 10 millions of records since the success of his first album, Life in Cartoon Motion. The Lebanese-American singer, who is 35 years old, will soon be again, starting on February 9th, one of the coaches of the show "The Voice", on TF1, and he's about to release a fifth album. I would not be here if ... If I had not be en sleepwalking. At night, from when I turned seven to the beginning of adolescence, I moved furniture in the apartment. I even went out on the street without my parents realizing it. Once, the garbage men brough t me back in pajamas and socks. My mother ended up blocking the door of my room. This somnambulism was magic in my daily life. Do not control everything, let the unconscious lead me without thinking about the consequences, that's how I became the person and the artist that I am. Being unconscious is essential to my survival. Before you were Mika, you were born as Michael Holbrook Penniman, in 1983, in Lebanon, in a maronite christian family who was forced to flee a year later to run away from war. Daily life in Beirut had become very difficult and dangerous. One night, half the apartment was destroyed by a bombing raid. My mother is Lebanese-Syrian but my father is American, born in Jerusalem, raised in Cairo, in Washington, in London...They were able to go to Cyprus, then they chose Paris. There was a link with Lebanon. My mother had learned French. What memory do you keep of your Parisian years? Celui d’une enfance très joyeuse. The memory of a very joyful childhood. We lived in the 16th arrondissement, square Lamartine, my father had a very job in finance, I was going to a little private school called le cours Victor-Hugo. At home it was Paris-Beirut. The food was nourriture était Franco-Arab. Many people were waiting for the end of the war at our place. Time was a bit suspended. My mother made children clothes.Her workshop was in the dining room and in the living room. As she had many orders in the big stores, you could hear the noise of the sewing machine even during the night. We were allowed to go with her in le Sentier to choose material for our clothes that she made herself. My shorts, my shirts, my bow ties were a way to express myself, to have fun. At Christmas, we had to make ourselves the presents, and we were forbidden to buy them – anyway, we had no pocket money. Creating normal, it was life. And music was part of this. So how did your taste for music develop? I took piano lessons with twins sisters, who were a bit old, who were constantly eating cakes. One would sit on my right side and the other on my left side, one took care of my left hand and the other my right hand. Everything was going well. I was reading music, I was starting to play...and above all there was music all day long, in this apartment where life was very intense. My mother, the seamstresses, everyone sang along with Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Georges Moustaki, Jean Ferrat, Gainsbourg, The Rolling Stones, Fairouz, Oum Kalthoum… music became something obvious for me. I had cases filled with cassettes that I recorded, I made my "playlists" sorted out by par emotion and by color – because I "felt" music red or green. When things went wrong, the sound of the music was turned up in my house. What happened? My father was sent on a business trip to Kuweït by his bank. He got caught in the invasion of Koweït by Saddam Hussein, during the first gulf war, and he was held hostage in the American embassy during eight months. We had no way to be in touch, just a fax once in a while. The stability we had known so far with my sisters collapsed.When my father came back with a beard and Quand mon père est revenu, barbu, thinner, his eyes were different. We didn't call him "dad" any more but " Mike", I don't know why. After the trauma he had lived, it became difficult, he was fired. We lost everything. I learned how to deal with the bailiffs: when they ring, say that there are no adults in the house, that you can't open because you don't know them. But on their fourth visit, I saw them take everything, I was seated on the red couch. I will never forgive a system that allows that. This invasion in what is sacred, home. This is unjustified punishment... How did your parents react? My father was more and more silent. My mother, extremely determined. One night we crammed together in the Toyota Previa and we left for London. We ended up in bed & breakfast. It was supposed to last two weeks, we stayed for two years. When my father didn't earn enough money, my mother worked in a kitchen. When you were 8, you started going to elementary school in the Lycée français in London. And you became a victim of bullying as you explained at the end of 2018, during the national day against this plague... I had problems because suddenly I became dyslexic. I forgot theory, and even how to read and write. It was gone! I spoke English with a Parisian accent. I was dressed with my pink shorts, my overalls with yellow polka dots, my bow tie in the same material. In Paris, people took pics of me when I was going to fashion shows with my mother. There I was an extra terrestrial! A teacher who always wore a purple coat and a little black hat picked me, along with two other pupils, as a victim of her anger. She made me climb up on a chair and she humiliated me, saying in front of everyone that I was stupid, lazy, that all I wanted to to was playing – fortunately, I haven't changed! She wrote atrocious poems about us that the other pupils had to recite. I stopped talking, I wanted to become invisible, I didn't want to be there any more. At my house, it was the same, I barely talked any more, I didn't listen to music any more. My parents didn't understand. Until one day, when she was bringing my schoolbag in my class, my sister Paloma heard my teacher talk to me. My father came, he repeated to the teacher the words she had said and she fainted. I was expelled from school by the headmaster. I walked back home jumping and singing "The witch is dead!" I had in my head the image of the bad witch of Oz who melts because of the water. What did you do to keep busy while you were out of school? I used to go to the park with three ladies, a Spanish one, a Lebanese one and a Moroccan one who spent time in my house drinking tea and singing. Then, my mother hired a piano teacher who had just arrived from Russia. He didn't speak much and he smelt that sweat that comes from several hours of playing the piano. When he realized I couldn't read music, his expression changed. The following week he sent his wife to take over him. An opera singer who seemed out of the 20s, with her long embroidered collar. She was supposed to give me piano lessons but actually she didn't play the piano. She began singing melodies, I sang with her. The melodies became complicated, they turned into melodies by Schubert, by Brahms, by Britten. Three months later, I had my first job. At the age of 9, I was a chorister at the Royal Opera, in Die Frau ohne Schatten, by Richard Strauss. The theater! Covent Garden ! This giant magical box, red and golden where people sing, where people don't work in a bank, where people don't go to school, they get on the stage and life goes by fast.I decided that was what I wanted to do. But you had to go back to school, after a few months? Yes because the children who were in a little school nearby my house saw me everyday play with my two rabbits and heard me sing. They complained to the headmaster. It was unacceptable that all I did was playing! The headmaster asked me to spell words and he realized I had lots of problems. I went back to school, but my mother made a deal, and I had a huge tolerance so as to go on with music. As a young man you were admitted to the Royal College of Music. How did you finally go from lyrical to pop music? Royal College was a dream. Its cacophony reminded me of my mother's living room, in Paris. But I understood that I wasn't as strong as the other lyrical singers. So I had to write my own songs. With the money I made as a waiter, and with other students' help, I made pop songs demos. The voice on Happy Ending, for example, is Ida Falk Winland’s , who became a great opera singer. I wrote and wrote and wrote. I started recording songs when I was 11 years old. I traded musics I made for commercials for hours in a recording studio. After, I used to go to Sony's , EMI's , Warner's offices with my “ghetto-blaster” [cassette and radio player in the 70s-80s famous for its huge size]. I would play my songs to the secretary, who had no idea what to do with them and would sent me to another secretary, and I climbed up the building that way. There was always a time when I would get a refusal from the label, with a logo by my name. I was proud, I existed! After all these rejections, how could your career start? Since no one wanted to sign me, I went back to the main workshop: my house. My mother made clothes for me, I changed the " C" of Mica into " K" so it would be stronger, we drew a CD sleeve and a logo with my sister Yasmine, we took photos with my mother's Olympus , I interviewed myself, we put all that in a big black cardboard box, with a red ribbon around it, as if it were a CD collector. I took it to the majors. It didn't work right away. But the boss of Universal in England ended up giving me an appointment in a hotel. He asked me to sit at the piano and to sing. My first single, Grace Kelly, is a raging song against all these people in the music industry who didn't want me. Your first album "Life in Cartoon Motion" which was released in 2007 sold 7 millions copies all over the world, among which more than 1 million in France. And you find yourself in Parc des Princes in front of 50 000 people in July 2018. How do you react to this rapid success? I sing, I don't care about the rest. I still go on doing my singer job that I started at a young age with the same team, family and friends. I am less afraid in Parc des Princes than in opera: there it is my own music, it's a party! Your latest album, "No Place in Heaven" (platinum album in France) was released in 2015. Will your fifth album be released this year? Yes. It took me a year more than the others to create it. I write my lyrics, my melodies, I coproduce, make the artwork with my sister, all is handmade Music industry has changed a lot over this past decade, with the urban trends. More than ever, what I must do is follow my creativity, work with the melody, tell stories my way, with images, with characters, with colors. Stories sometimes like fairy tales, sometimes extremely dark, dirty, painful... Creating a world in which you can lose yourself during an hour and a half. You have been of the judges in the show "The Voice" since 2014. What attracts you about TV? I like that way of talking about music, as if you were in a pub talking with friends about what you're listening to. I also find interesting to develop someone's potential over a short and intense period of time. If that type of show had existed when I was trying to break through it might have been an option. But I'm not sure I would have made it. Each time I auditioned I was among the first ones to be rejected. I am rather bad at singing other people's songs. Your Syrian grandfather on your mother's side moved to the United States in 1918, your parents moved from Lebanon with you. What do you think about what's happening to the Syrian refugees who are trying to get to Europe? It is the most important human story of our time. Seeing that human beings are reduced to statistics bothers me a lot. I don't know anyone who would not give their hand to grab if someone was drowning in front of them. Yet that is what politicians are doing with their words.
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    Yes, but He isn't actually the restaurant chef. He is the hotel manager.
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    Oh, now it works. I had to download a new version. Thank you @krysady
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    https://www.gala.fr/mode/les_stars_et_la_mode/the-voice-mika-decouvrez-les-secrets-qui-se-cache-derriere-sa-veste-excentrique_425456 The Voice – Mika : découvrez la jolie histoire qui se cache derrière sa veste excentrique Le coach se fait rhabiller par sa mère Elle va faire parler d'elle, cette veste. D'abord parce qu'elle tranche avec tout ce à quoi Mika nous avait habitué depuis cinq ans. Mais aussi parce qu'il la doit à sa maman, Joannie. Explications… C'est un dandy, on le sait. Accroc à la mode, on le voit. Fidèle, pour ce qui est de ses chaussures, à Christian Louboutin. Mais cette année 2019, pour ouvrir la huitième saison de The Voice – sa sixième en tant que coach – Mika a confié son look à sa maman, Joannie. Car il aime travailler en famille, Mika. Deux de ses soeurs et sa mère sont toujours présentes. Sa maman, Johnna s'occupe de son stylisme depuis les débuts. Souvent physiquement présente en coulisses, elle regorge de bons conseils pour sa star de fiston. Et plutôt que de s'en remettre – comme c'était le cas lors des précédentes éditions du télécrochet produit par ITV Studios France – à une grande maison de couture (sa préférence est longtemps allée à Valentino), Joannie a décidé cette fois de dessiner elle-même la veste que porte Mika durant toutes les phases d'auditions à l'aveugle. Elle a choisi le tissu, un soyeux rouge et or aux motifs très orientaux, « designé » le modèle et l'a fait réaliser sur mesure par un couturier. Un modèle de veste plus qu'unique pour une personnalité hors du commun. Cela suffira-t-il pour le seul coach rescapé des précédentes éditions à attirer à lui les meilleurs talents ? Fashion affaire à suivre…
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    https://www.telestar.fr/tele-realite/the-voice/video-the-voice-9-jenifer-bloquee-par-mika-la-sequence-hilarante-407820 Lors de cette première audition à l'aveugle de The Voice, Jenifer a été mise hors jeu par Mika, la faute à une toute nouvelle règle, le block. Jenifer ne s'y attendait vraiment pas, et pourtant... Lors de cette première émission des auditions à l'aveugle de The Voice 8, la chanteuse de Notre idylle s'est retrouvée moquée par ses petits camarades coachs, et pour cause, elle n'a pas pu se défendre face à un talent qu'elle voulait, la faute à une nouveauté du programme. En effet, cette saison, chaque coach a la possibilité de bloquer un camarade pendant les auditions à l'aveugle pour l'empêcher de prendre un talent. Cette chance peut être utilisée qu'une seule et unique fois. La première a en faire les frais a donc été Jenifer. On a pu la voir danser, féliciter le talent (Agathe, en l'occurrence), devant le regard moqueur de Mika qui a complètement décroché de la prestation après avoir bloquée sa collègue. Le chanteur était tellement heureux d'avoir utilisé le "block" devant lui qu'il n'a cessé de rigoler, pour notre plus grand plaisir. Le tout a évidemment donné lieu au moment comique de cette première émission de la saison.
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    http://www.leparisien.fr/culture-loisirs/tv/mika-soprano-jenifer-julien-clerc-le-jury-de-the-voice-passe-au-peigne-fin-09-02-2019-8007876.php «The Voice» revient samedi soir sur TF1, pour une 8e saison marqué par plusieurs changements, dont une équipe de coachs fortement remaniée. Jour J pour le nouveau jury de « The Voice », à l’occasion de la saison 8. Depuis la première saison, l’équipe de coachs du plus populaire télé-crochet de France n’a jamais été autant remaniée. Bye bye les Obispo, Pagny, et Zazie des précédentes éditions, qui affichaient des profils qui se ressemblaient beaucoup, tant dans le style musical que par leur génération commune. Mika, le seul coach rescapé de la précédente saison, fait désormais équipe avec une Jenifer de retour, le rappeur Soprano (après une première saison dans la version « Kids »), et Julien Clerc, qui fait son entrée avec beaucoup de rigueur dans l’exercice. Ce coup de jeune se traduit aussi chez les candidats. Plus de 10 000 aspirants ont envoyé leur candidature, 1500 ont passé le casting, et 130 subi les auditions à l’aveugle, tournées sur cinq soirs en novembre dernier et diffusées tous les samedis, à 21 heures sur TF1. Mais même si le casting offre quelques pépites (comme une très jolie réinterprétation de Christine and the Queens), les véritables stars de cette première soirée sont les quatre coachs. Comment s’en sortent-ils dans cette nouvelle configuration ? Nous les avons passé au crible, relevant leurs bons et mauvais points. Soprano, la nouvelle idole des jeunes /LP/Frédéric Dugit Ses plus. C’est peut-être un détail pour vous, mais pour le hip-hop, cela veut dire beaucoup ! Soprano possède un atout de taille : c’est le premier rappeur à s’asseoir dans le fauteuil rouge de coach de « The Voice ». Tout un symbole. Et cela tombe bien, la « pop urbaine », le style dont il est ambassadeur, à mi-chemin entre pop mélodique et rap, cartonne. À seulement 40 ans, c’est le timing parfait pour cet auteur-compositeur. Propulsé, avec ses trois derniers albums, comme un des artistes les plus populaires de France, il entame en mars une tournée de ... stades ! Sa tchatche marseillaise, teintée d’une insubmersible bonne humeur, fait de Soprano, un coach qui distribue les conseils bienveillants comme les petits pains. Que ce soit entre deux prises ou devant la caméra, il harangue le public et fait rigoler tout le monde. À commencer par Jenifer, dont leur complicité depuis les Enfoirés saute aux yeux. Le costume de coach lui va comme un gant. Ses moins. Sa gentillesse le perdra. Le rappeur marseillais ne va pas changer, sa bonté naturelle n’est pas artificielle. Ce qui est plutôt une qualité indiscutable dans la vraie vie peut se transformer en défaut. Dans cette première série d’auditions à l’aveugle, le supporter de l’OM pourrait être plus offensif face à ses collègues du jury. Lors de cette première soirée, pas de passes d’armes réelles pour remporter un candidat qui souhaiterait partir ailleurs. On aimerait voir plus souvent son côté attaquant, compétiteur et taquin. Attention à ne pas succomber au syndrome du Bisounours ! Jenifer, le retour de la patronne /LP/Delphine Goldsztejn Ses plus. La star de la pop française avait quitté son fauteuil de coach à l’issue de la saison 4 en 2015, tout en restant coach de la version « Kids » du programme. Son retour est une bouffée d’air frais, et pas seulement à cause de sa robe tout en transparence inspirée des créations de Paco Rabanne dans les années 70. Sa sensibilité assumée en fait un atout de taille pour façonner de futurs artistes singuliers. Et on aime son espièglerie de petite fille qui séduit les candidats, la tête penchée avec ses cils qui papillonnent. Sans parler bien sûr de sa mythique chorégraphie chaloupée quand elle exulte de joie après une bonne recrue. Ses moins. La seule coach féminine a perdu un peu le rythme pour convaincre les candidats à intégrer son équipe. Dans la première session d’auditions à l’aveugle, la chanteuse, qui commence une nouvelle tournée en mars chez elle à Ajaccio, manque d’arguments à côté de ses collègues. Et paraît forcément un peu effacée à côté des petits nouveaux de la classe. Mika, le taulier /LP/Yann Foreix Ses plus. « C’est moi le boss ! » s’amuse Mika en début d’émission lors de cette première soirée. Dans son fauteuil depuis 6 saisons, il est le seul coach rescapé. Il connaît tous les rouages, s’en amusant sans retenue. C’est d’ailleurs logiquement, lui, qui ouvre les hostilités en testant la nouvelle règle de la saison, un nouveau bouton qui permet à tout juré d’en bloquer un autre. Le vrai taulier, c’est lui ! Il offre une valeur sûre aux candidats. Ses moins. On a beau se creuser la tête, difficile de trouver des éléments négatifs sur Mika, tant l’interprète de « Relax » incarne la bienveillance ! À bien chercher, on peut quand même conseiller à la star internationale libanaise de travailler ses expressions en français, qui offensent parfois la grammaire. Enfin, une petite coupe de cheveux ne serait pas de trop. Lui qui arbore un modèle XXL, a fait beaucoup parler dans les coulisses du tournage. Julien Clerc, une figure paternelle /Bureau 223/Etienne Jeanneret Ses plus. Quelle culture ! Jamais « The Voice » n’aura eu un coach avec autant d’épaisseur. Véritable pilier du patrimoine de la chanson française, Julien Clerc fait monter en gamme le télé-crochet. Avec ses 50 ans de carrière, l’auteur-compositeur est un puits de sciences. Ses interventions sur les prestations se boivent comme du petit lait. Il est un grand fan de l’émission qu’il a dévorée dans la perspective d’intégrer le jury cette année. Et cela se saute aux yeux. Julien Clerc, érudit, est instantanément à l’aise dans son fauteuil. « Il faut travailler les médiums et les basses, c’est eux qui font la courte échelle pour les aiguës », conseille-t-il dans un élan de poésie à un chanteur lors de l’enregistrement des auditions à l’aveugle. Une figure paternelle et tutélaire qui donne beaucoup de profondeur au programme. On en redemande. Ses moins. Il avait prévenu... Il n’allait pas sauter de son fauteuil comme un cabri. Mais à côté des autres coachs, notamment de Mika ou Soprano qui n’arrêtent pas de sortir des cases, au sens propre comme figuré, l’auteur-compositeur de 72 ans apparaît un peu moins dynamique.
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    Indeed...I guess I'm getting old I meant to type Florent Pagny Not a clue how I ended up typing Julien Clerc Too many things in my life worrying me at the moment
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    VIDEO TF1 Julien Clerc, Mika, Jenifer, Soprano - "Laissons entrer le soleil" (Julien Clerc) VK 2019.02.09 [ Laissons entrer le soleil (Julien Clerc) ]
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    He is some sort of extra-terrestrial creature, which is so appealing
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    📻AUDIO file Part of Mika 2019.02.09_FranceB.mp3
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    Empty for now but ready to fulfill it with crazy and wonderful Mika stuff
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    Blind Mika I adore these pics
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    You're very welcome Eriko I wanted to quote the text and paste the translation under it but it didn't work so I shared it separately as I was only able to paste that way.
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    Thanks a million @crazyaboutmika
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    Sorry, sorry but the shirt is to
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    Yeeess here! I actually started watching like 2 weeks ago I'm now at the end of season 2
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    He didn't really give a lot of informations He said that he decided to stop writing for 1 year, then he wrote this album in 2 years and a half and it's an important album for him. For 2019 and 2020 he has a busy schedule and there is a lot to come The tour starts in Asia, then europe and the US
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    I'll try to get it soon...
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    Questa sera alle 21:00 su TF1 andrà in onda la prima puntata di The Voice! http://www.streaming-hub.com/tf1-live/ https://www.firstonetv.live/Live/France/TF1-28 https://www.tf1.fr/tf1/direct Su Le Monde è stata pubblicata un'intervista fatta a Mika e questo è uno stralcio della prima parte: "Non sarei mai arrivato dove sono ora se non fossi mai stato sonnambulo. Di notte, dai miei 7 anni all'inizio dell'adolescenza, spostavo i mobili dall'appartamento. Sono persino uscito per strada senza che i miei genitori lo sapessero. Mia madre finì per bloccare la porta della mia stanza. Questo sonnambulismo era diventato qualcosa di magico nella mia vita di tutti i giorni. Non riuscire a controllare tutto e lasciare che l'inconscio mi guidasse senza pensare alle conseguenze ha fatto sì che io divenissi la persona e l'artista che sono. Essere incosciente è essenziale per la mia sopravvivenza." Cosa pensi di ciò che sta succedendo ai refugiati siriani che tentano di raggiungere l'Europa? "È la storia umana più importante del nostro tempo. Vedere che questi esseri umani sono ridotti a delle statistiche mi fa molto male. Non conosco nessuno che sia disposto a non aiutare qualcuno che affoga di fronte a lui. Ma è quello che stanno facendo i politici con le loro parole."
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    https://www.instagram.com/stories/mo_fogiel/ Mika IG story https://www.instagram.com/stories/mikainstagram/ An article of Le Monde
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    MYTF1 VIDEO ( 19.1 MB ) videos/premieres-minutes-auditions-a-l-aveuge-de-samedi-9-fevrier.html Les premières minutes des auditions à l'aveugle de samedi 9 février ( The first minutes of blind auditions on Saturday 9 February ) VK 2019.02.08 The first minutes of blind auditions on Saturday 9 February MP4 (
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    Interesting. One of the candidates shown today on Facebook!!!!!! Four coaches turned their chairs. Which one will Gjon choose?
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    REPLAY Episode 11 Un padre RaiPlay 2019/01/La-Compagnia-del-Cigno-S1E11-Un-padre DIRECT MP4 : La_compagnia_del_cigno/10042612_1800.mp4 VK 2019.02.04 LCdC St1 Ep11 Un padre ( A father ) Episode 12 Il nostro futuro RaiPlay 2019/01/La-Compagnia-del-Cigno-S1E12-Il-nostro-futuro DIRECT MP4 : La_compagnia_del_cigno/10042622_1800.mp4 VK 2019.02.04 LCdC St1 Ep12 Il nostro futuro ( Our future )
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    mikainstagram IG story : YouTube links 1 2 3 4
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    Next time there will be written: my bow tie by dominika&malgosia
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    Something new appeard on Mika's IG story but don't know how to download it. It looks like new photoshoot for The Voice!
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    INSTAGRAM mikainstagram story https://www.instagram.com/stories/mikainstagram/
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