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    Yeah!! Have a nice monday!!
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    Blind Mika I adore these pics
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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.
  6. 4 points
    It's so good to hear Mika during internship
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    A Gage's interview for Tele_Star. Gage is the first talent from Mika's team. https://www.telestar.fr/tele-realite/the-voice/gage-the-voice-9-c-est-corneille-qui-m-a-dit-de-faire-the-voice-407247 About Mika Le fait de connaître Soprano était une pression supplémentaire ? Oui, d'autant qu'il m'a rapidement reconnu. Je ne veux cependant pas que les gens se disent qu'il y a triche car je le connaissais. Et c'est donc pour cela qui vous avez choisi Mika ? Avant même, je voulais aller dans l'équipe de Mika. Ces 4 coachs sont géniaux mais je voulais aller chez Mika. Puis aller dans l'équipe de Soprano aurait peut-être été trop facile pour moi. Quel genre de coach est Mika ? Il est souriant et plein d'énergie ! Il me comprend vraiment. English: The fact that you knew Soprano was an additional pressure for you? Yes, and he recognized me very quickly. But I don't want people to say that he cheated because I know him. This is why you have chosen Mika? Already before I wanted to be in Mika's Team. All 4 coaches are great, but I wanted to go to Mika. And you know, to go to Soprano's Team ti would be to easy for me. What kind of coach is Mika? He smiles all the time and is full of energy! He really understands me.
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    @KumazzzMy English translation is done but we're doing a subbed video in Eng Fr with the subs team even though it's not a video...I'll update you once it's ready.
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    Translation by @crazyaboutmika 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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    You are really doing a great job, the website looks amazing, this should take you a lot of time and effort to make it, great job
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    Thanks Here he's wrong, the new rule of blocking one coach is not just for France, we have that too
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    Mika will be guest at Plateau TV Saturday the 9th of February at 15h00 on France Bleu.
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    Le Monde 10 Fevrier 2019 (No. 23043)  Paper pdf file ( page 1, 15 / 526KB ) Le_Monde_2019_02_10_page-1+15.pdf Digital PDF file Mika - Interview Le Monde.pdf Word file Mika - Interview Le Monde.docx
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    Dziękuję Anno za opis pierwszego odcinka wcale nie był taki długi A wręcz bardzo ciekawy.Nie zauważyłam że Shaun jest innej orientacji.Wyglądał normalnie.Tak to jest jak się skupia swoją uwagę na Mice.
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    Official YouTube LINKS Team MIKA Gage Djon's Tears Agathe
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    you can also download the voice episodes (but not only) HERE http://www.mikawebsite.com/the-voice-saison-8/
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    And he's also a connoisseur !!!
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    ciao Gabry... scusa se ti disturbo senti sai dirmi se la Swatch di via roma a Torino ha i ricambi del cinturino del Mumu? grazie e scusa l'intrusione. bacio tua amika virtuale Paola
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    Interview for Gala french
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    ORIGINAL PDF file Mika - Interview Le Monde.pdf Word file Mika - Interview Le Monde.docx « Le Monde » interroge une personnalité en partant d’un moment décisif de son existence. Cette semaine, le chanteur raconte comment la musique s’est imposée dans sa vie, entre Beyrouth, Paris et Londres, mais toujours entouré des siens. Auteur-compositeur et interprète d’une pop euphorisante, Mika a vendu plus de 10 millions de disques dans le monde depuis le succès de son premier album, Life in Cartoon Motion. Le chanteur libano-américain, âgé de 35 ans, sera de nouveau, à partir du 9 février, l’un des jurés de l’émission « The Voice », sur TF1, et s’apprête à sortir un cinquième album. Je ne serais pas arrivé là si… Si je n’avais pas été somnambule. La nuit, de mes 7 ans jusqu’au début de l’adolescence, je déplaçais les meubles de l’appartement. Je sortais même dans la rue sans que mes parents s’en aperçoivent. Une fois, les éboueurs m’ont ramené en pyjama et en chaussettes. Ma mère a fini par bloquer la porte de ma chambre. Ce somnambulisme, c’était de la magie dans mon quotidien. Ne pas tout contrôler, laisser l’inconscient me diriger sans penser aux conséquences, c’est comme ça que je suis devenu la personne et l’artiste que je suis. Etre inconscient, c’est indispensable à ma survie. Avant d’être Mika, vous êtes né Michael Holbrook Penniman, en 1983, au Liban, dans une famille chrétienne maronite contrainte de se réfugier en France un an plus tard pour fuir la guerre… La vie quotidienne à Beyrouth était devenue très difficile et dangereuse. Une nuit, la moitié de l’appartement avait été détruite par un bombardement. Ma mère est libano-syrienne mais mon père est américain, né à Jérusalem, élevé au Caire, à Washington, à Londres… Ils ont pu partir pour Chypre, puis ont choisi Paris. Il y avait un lien avec le Liban. Ma mère avait appris le français. Quel souvenir gardez-vous de vos années parisiennes ? Celui d’une enfance très joyeuse. On habitait dans le 16e arrondissement, square Lamartine, mon père avait un très bon job dans la finance, je fréquentais une petite école privée, le cours Victor-Hugo. A la maison, c’était Paris-Beyrouth. La nourriture était franco-arabe. Beaucoup de gens attendaient chez nous la fin de la guerre. Le temps était un peu suspendu. Ma mère confectionnait des habits pour enfants. Son atelier, c’était la salle à manger et le salon. Comme elle avait beaucoup de commandes des grands magasins, on entendait le bruit des machines à coudre même la nuit. On avait le droit de l’accompagner dans le Sentier choisir des tissus pour nos vêtements qu’elle faisait elle-même. Mes shorts, mes chemises, mes nœuds papillon étaient une manière de m’exprimer, de m’amuser. A Noël, on devait fabriquer nous-mêmes les cadeaux, et ne surtout pas les acheter – de toute façon, on n’avait pas d’argent de poche. Créer, c’était normal, c’était la vie. Et la musique faisait partie de ça. Justement, comment ce goût pour la musique est-il né ? J’avais des cours de piano avec des sœurs jumelles, un peu vieilles, qui mangeaient constamment des gâteaux. Elles s’asseyaient de chaque côté de moi, l’une s’occupait de la main droite, l’autre de la main gauche. Tout allait bien, je lisais la musique, je commençais à jouer… Et surtout, il y avait de la musique du matin au soir, dans cet appartement, où la vie était très intense. Ma mère, les couturières, tout le monde chantait sur Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Georges Moustaki, Jean Ferrat, Gainsbourg, les Rolling Stones, Fairouz, Oum Kalthoum… La musique est devenue pour moi une évidence. J’avais des mallettes remplies de cassettes que j’enregistrais, je me faisais des « playlists » classées par émotion et par couleur – parce que, la musique, je la « sentais » rouge ou verte. Quand les choses ont mal tourné, le volume de la musique a augmenté à la maison. Qu’est-il arrivé ? Mon père a été envoyé par sa banque en voyage d’affaires, au Koweït. Il s’est trouvé pris dans l’invasion du Koweït par Saddam Hussein, pendant la première guerre du Golfe, et a été retenu à l’ambassade américaine pendant huit mois. Nous n’avions pas de contact, juste un fax de temps en temps. La stabilité qu’on connaissait avec mes sœurs s’est alors écroulée. Quand mon père est revenu, barbu, amaigri, ses yeux étaient différents. On ne l’a plus appelé « papa » mais « Mike », je ne sais pas pourquoi. Après le traumatisme qu’il avait vécu, il a eu du mal, il a été licencié. On a tout perdu. J’ai appris à gérer les huissiers : quand ils sonnent, dire qu’il n’y a pas d’adultes à la maison, qu’on ne peut pas ouvrir parce qu’on ne les connaît pas. Mais à la quatrième visite, je les ai vus tout prendre chez nous, moi assis sur le canapé rouge. Je ne pardonnerai jamais à un système qui permet ça. Cette invasion dans ce qui est sacré, la maison. Cette punition injustifiée… Comment ont réagi vos parents ? Mon père était de plus en plus silencieux. Ma mère, extrêmement déterminée. Un soir, on s’est entassés dans la Toyota Previa et on est partis à Londres. On a atterri dans un bed & breakfast. C’était censé être pour deux semaines, on est restés deux ans. Quand mon père ne gagnait pas assez de sous, ma mère travaillait en cuisine. A 8 ans, vous avez commencé à fréquenter les cours élémentaires du Lycée français de Londres. Et vous y avez été victime d’un harcèlement dont vous avez témoigné fin 2018, lors de la journée nationale contre ce fléau… J’ai eu des problèmes parce que, d’un coup, je suis devenu dyslexique. J’ai oublié le solfège, et même comment lire et écrire. Parti ! Je parlais anglais avec un accent parisien. J’étais habillé avec mes shorts roses, mes salopettes à pois jaunes, mon nœud pap’ dans le même tissu. A Paris, on me prenait en photo quand j’accompagnais ma mère dans les défilés de mode. Là, j’étais un extraterrestre ! Une prof qui portait toujours un manteau violet et un petit chapeau noir m’a choisi, avec deux autres élèves, comme victimes de sa rage. Elle me faisait grimper sur une chaise et elle m’humiliait, me disant devant tout le monde que j’étais stupide, paresseux, que tout ce que je voulais c’était jouer – heureusement, je n’ai pas changé ! Elle écrivait d’atroces poèmes sur nous que les autres élèves devaient réciter. J’ai arrêté de parler, je voulais devenir invisible, ne plus être là. A la maison non plus, je ne parlais presque plus, je n’écoutais plus de musique. Mes parents ne comprenaient pas. Jusqu’à ce qu’un jour, en rapportant mon sac dans la classe, ma sœur Paloma entende la maîtresse me parler. Mon père est venu, a répété à l’enseignante les propos qu’elle m’avait tenus et elle s’est évanouie. J’ai été renvoyé par le directeur. Je suis rentré en sautillant et en chantant « La sorcière est morte ! » J’avais en tête l’image de la méchante sorcière du Magicien d’Oz qui fond à cause de l’eau. Qu’avez-vous fait de vos journées pendant cette période où vous étiez déscolarisé ? J’allais au parc avec trois dames, espagnole, libanaise, marocaine, qui passaient leur temps à la maison à boire du thé et à chanter. Ensuite, ma mère a fait venir un professeur de piano tout juste arrivé de Russie. Il parlait peu et sentait cette sueur qui arrive après des heures de piano. Quand il a réalisé que je ne pouvais pas lire les notes, son visage a changé. La semaine suivante, il a envoyé sa femme en remplacement. Une chanteuse d’opéra qui semblait sortir des années 1920, avec son col brodé haut. Elle était censée me donner des cours de piano mais elle n’en jouait pas vraiment. Elle a commencé à chanter la mélodie, j’ai chanté avec elle. Les mélodies se sont compliquées, c’est devenu du Schubert, du Brahms, du Britten. Trois mois plus tard, j’avais mon premier job. A 9 ans, j’étais choriste à l’Opéra royal, dans Die Frau ohne Schatten, de Richard Strauss. Le théâtre ! Covent Garden ! Cette boîte géante magique, rouge, dorée, où l’on chante, où les gens ne travaillent pas dans une banque, ne vont pas à l’école, ils montent sur scène et la vie passe rapidement. J’ai décidé que c’était ce que je voulais faire. Mais vous avez bien dû reprendre l’école, au bout de quelques mois ? Oui parce que les enfants d’une petite école voisine de la maison me voyaient jouer tous les jours dans le jardin avec mes deux lapins, m’entendaient chanter. Ils sont allés se plaindre à leur directeur. C’était inacceptable que je ne fasse que jouer ! Le directeur m’a demandé d’épeler des mots, il a vu que j’avais beaucoup de problèmes. J’ai repris l’école, mais ma mère a négocié un arrangement, et j’ai bénéficié d’une grande tolérance pour continuer la musique. Jeune homme, vous avez été admis au Royal College of Music. Comment êtes-vous finalement passé du chant lyrique à la pop music ? Le Royal College, c’était un rêve. La cacophonie qui y régnait me faisait penser au salon de ma mère, à Paris. Mais j’ai compris que je n’étais pas aussi fort que les autres chanteurs lyriques. Je devais donc écrire mon propre matériau. Avec l’argent que je gagnais comme serveur, et l’aide des autres élèves, j’ai fait des maquettes de chansons pop. La voix sur Happy Ending, par exemple, c’est celle d’Ida Falk Winland, qui est devenue une grande chanteuse d’opéra. J’écrivais, j’écrivais, j’écrivais. J’ai commencé à enregistrer des chansons dès 11 ans. En échange de musiques que je créais pour la pub, je demandais des heures de studio d’enregistrement. Après, je faisais le tour des bureaux de Sony, d’EMI, de Warner, avec mon « ghetto-blaster » [radiocassette des années 1970-1980 célèbre pour sa taille démesurée]. Je passais mes chansons à la secrétaire, qui n’avait aucune idée de quoi en faire et m’envoyait vers une autre secrétaire, et je grimpais tous les étages comme ça. Il y avait toujours un moment où je recevais une lettre de refus du label, avec un logo à côté de mon nom. J’étais fier, j’existais ! Après tous ces refus, comment votre carrière a-t-elle pu démarrer ? Comme personne ne voulait me signer, je suis revenu dans l’atelier principal : la maison. Ma mère m’a fait des habits, j’ai changé le « C » de Mica en « K » pour que ce soit plus fort, on a dessiné une pochette et un logo avec ma sœur Yasmine, on a pris des photos avec l’Olympus de ma mère, je me suis interviewé moi-même, on a mis tout ça dans une grosse boîte en carton noire, entourée d’un ruban rouge, comme si c’était un coffret collector de disque. Je l’ai envoyé aux majors. Ça n’a pas pris tout de suite. Mais le patron d’Universal en Angleterre a fini par me donner rendez-vous dans un hôtel. Il m’a demandé de me mettre au piano et de chanter. Une heure et demie après, il me faisait une offre. Mon premier single, Grace Kelly, est une chanson de rage contre tous ces gens de l’industrie musicale qui ne voulaient pas de moi. Sorti en 2007, votre premier album, « Life in Cartoon Motion », se vend à 7 millions d’exemplaires dans le monde, dont plus de 1 million en France. Et vous vous retrouvez au Parc des Princes devant 50 000 spectateurs, en juillet 2008. Comment vivez-vous ce succès fulgurant ? Je chante, je me fiche du reste. Je continue à faire mon job de chanteur que j’ai commencé jeune, avec la même équipe, la famille et les amis. J’ai moins peur au Parc des Princes qu’à l’opéra : là c’est ma propre musique, c’est une fête ! Votre dernier album, « No Place in Heaven » (disque de platine en France), date de 2015. Sortirez-vous votre cinquième album cette année ? Oui. J’ai mis une année de plus que les fois précédentes à le confectionner. J’écris mes textes, mes musiques, je coproduis, réalise les posters avec ma sœur, tout est artisanal. L’industrie de la musique a beaucoup changé cette dernière décennie, avec les tendances urbaines. Plus que jamais, ce que je dois faire, c’est suivre mes envies, travailler dans la mélodie, raconter des histoires à ma manière, avec des images, des personnages, des couleurs. Des histoires de temps en temps féeriques, de temps en temps extrêmement sombres, sales, douloureuses… Créer un monde dans lequel se perdre durant une heure trente. Vous êtes l’un des jurés de l’émission « The Voice » depuis 2014. Que vous apporte la télévision ? Cette manière de parler de musique me plaît, comme dans un pub quand on discute entre copains de ce qu’on écoute. Ça m’intéresse, aussi, de développer le potentiel de quelqu’un pendant une période courte et intense. Si ce genre d’émission avait existé quand je cherchais à percer, ça aurait été une option. Mais je ne suis pas sûr que je m’en serais bien sorti. Dans toutes les auditions que je passais, j’étais toujours parmi les premiers éjectés. Je suis assez nul pour interpréter les chansons des autres. Votre grand-père maternel syrien a émigré aux Etats-Unis en 1918, vos parents sont venus avec vous du Liban… Quel regard portez-vous sur le sort des réfugiés syriens qui tentent de gagner l’Europe ? C’est l’histoire humaine la plus importante de notre temps. Voir que ces êtres humains sont réduits à des statistiques me dérange énormément. Je ne connais personne qui s’abstiendrait de tendre la main si quelqu’un se noyait devant lui. C’est pourtant ce que font les politiques avec leurs mots.
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    sorry, I'll fix it soon !! @sara09 Here it is.
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    Didn't know where to put it
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    Gala France https://www.gala.fr/l_actu/news_de_stars/exclu-video-mika-balance-sur-ses-camarades-coachs-de-the-voice_425337 At The Voice press conference on January 10th 2019. EXCLU VIDEO – Mika balance sur ses camarades coachs de The Voice ! « Jenifer ? Elle adore la boue et les bottes en caoutchouc ! » mercredi 6 février 2019 à 13:30 | Mise à jour le mercredi 6 février 2019 à 13:20 Il frétille d'impatience ! Alors que démarre samedi sur TF1 la huitième saison de The Voice, le coach Mika est dans tous ses états. « C'est ma sixième année dans le fauteuil rouge. Maintenant, je suis le boss ! » Mika ne change pas. Depuis plus de cinq ans qu'il est installé dans le fauteuil rouge des coachs de The Voice, le chanteur n'a pas pris, ni la grosse tête, ni la poudre d'escampette. « The Voice, c'est un rendez-vous. Le public l'attend. Nous aussi » nous glisse-t-il, ravi. Ravi aussi de ses nouveaux camarades de jeu : Jenifer (qui revient après trois ans d'absence), Soprano (promu de la version Kids) et Julien Clerc (le néophyte). Porte-bonheur. Pour toutes les phases d'audition à l'aveugle, c'est sa maman, Joannie, qui a dessiné sa veste, choisi le tissu, fait tailler et coudre sur mesure. Au top de l'élégance, Mika est prêt à en découdre avec les autres coachs, pour réunir les meilleurs talents et les mener le plus loin possible dans l'aventure. Début des festivités, samedi soir sur TF1…
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    Se volete rivedere la puntata di ieri sera di The Voice e de La Suite, potete farlo cliccando sui seguenti link: https://www.tf1.fr/tf1/the-voice/videos/the-voice-audition-a-l-aveugle-1-saison-08.html https://www.tf1.fr/tf1/the-voice/videos/the-voice-suite-1-saison-08.html?xtor=AD-30 Qui potete trovare l'intera intervista di Mika pubblicata su Le Monde: Se non fossi stato sonnambulo. Di notte, dai miei sette anni all'inizio dell'adolescenza, spostai i mobili dall'appartamento. Sono persino andato in strada senza che i miei genitori se ne rendessero conto. Una volta, i netturbini mi riportarono in pigiama e calze. Mia madre finì per bloccare la porta della mia stanza. Questo sonnambulismo era magico nella mia vita quotidiana. Non controllare tutto, lascia che l'inconscio mi guidi senza pensare alle conseguenze, è così che sono diventato la persona e l'artista che sono. Essere incosciente è essenziale per la mia sopravvivenza. Prima di Mika, si nasce Michael Holbrook Penniman nel 1983 in Libano, una famiglia cristiano maronita costretto a fuggire in Francia un anno dopo per sfuggire alla guerra ... La vita di tutti i giorni a Beirut era diventata molto difficile e pericolosa. Una notte, metà dell'appartamento era stato distrutto dai bombardamenti. Mia madre è siro-libanese, ma mio padre è americano, nato a Gerusalemme, cresciuto al Cairo, Washington, Londra ... Sono stati in grado di partire per Cipro e ha scelto Parigi. C'era un legame con il Libano. Mia madre aveva imparato il francese. Che ricordo tieni dai tuoi anni parigini? Quella di un'infanzia molto felice. Abbiamo vissuto nel 16 ° distretto, Piazza Lamartine, mio padre aveva un buon lavoro in finanza, ho frequentato una piccola scuola privata, il corso Victor-Hugo. A casa, era Parigi-Beirut. Il cibo era franco-arabo. Molte persone ci stavano aspettando alla fine della guerra. Il tempo era un po 'sospeso. Mia madre ha confezionato abiti per bambini. Il suo studio era la sala da pranzo e il soggiorno. Dal momento che aveva molti ordini da grandi magazzini, si poteva sentire il rumore delle macchine da cucire anche di notte. Abbiamo avuto il diritto di accompagnarla nel Sentiero scegliendo i tessuti per i nostri vestiti che lei stessa ha creato. I miei pantaloncini, le mie camicie, i miei papillon erano un modo per esprimermi, per divertirmi. A Natale, dovevamo fare i nostri regali, e soprattutto non comprarli - comunque, non avevamo soldi in tasca. Creare era normale, era vita. E la musica faceva parte di questo. Esattamente, com'è nato questo gusto per la musica? Ho avuto lezioni di piano con due sorelle gemelle, un po 'vecchie, che mangiavano costantemente torte. Si sedettero ai due lati di me, uno era occupato con la mano destra, l'altro era con la mano sinistra. Tutto andava bene, ho letto la musica, ho iniziato a suonare ... E soprattutto, c'era musica dalla mattina alla sera, in questo appartamento, dove la vita era molto intensa. Mia madre, sarte, ognuno stava cantando Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Georges Moustaki, Jean Ferrat, Gainsbourg, i Rolling Stones, Fairouz, Oum Kalthoum ... La musica è diventato ovvio per me. Avevo delle valigette piene di cassette che registravo, creavo "playlist" ordinate per emozione e colore - perché, la musica, la sentivo rossa o verde. Quando le cose andavano male, il volume della musica saliva a casa. Cosa è successo? Mio padre è stato mandato dalla sua banca per un viaggio di lavoro in Kuwait. Fu catturato durante l'invasione del Kuwait da Saddam Hussein durante la prima guerra del Golfo, e fu tenuto all'ambasciata degli Stati Uniti per otto mesi. Non avevamo contatti, solo un fax di tanto in tanto. La stabilità che conoscevamo con le mie sorelle è poi crollata. Quando mio padre tornò, con la barba, magro, i suoi occhi erano diversi. Non l'abbiamo chiamato "papà" ma "Mike", non so perché. Dopo il trauma che ha avuto, ha avuto problemi, è stato licenziato. Abbiamo perso tutto. Ho imparato come gestire gli uscieri: quando suonano, per dire che non ci sono adulti a casa, che non possiamo aprire perché non li conosciamo. Ma alla quarta visita, li ho visti portare tutto a casa, io seduto sul divano rosso. Non perdonerò mai un sistema che lo permetta. Questa invasione in ciò che è sacro, la casa. Questa punizione ingiustificata ... Come hanno reagito i tuoi genitori?, Mio padre stava diventando sempre più silenzioso. Mia madre, estremamente determinata. Una sera, siamo entrati nella Toyota Previa e siamo andati a Londra. Siamo atterrati in un bed & breakfast. Doveva essere per due settimane, siamo rimasti per due anni. Quando mio padre non ha guadagnato abbastanza soldi, mia madre lavorava in cucina. A 8 anni, hai iniziato a frequentare le classi elementari del liceo francese a Londra. E tu eri vittima di una molestia di cui hai testimoniato alla fine del 2018, durante la giornata nazionale contro questa piaga ... Ho avuto problemi perché, improvvisamente, sono diventato dislessico. Ho dimenticato la teoria musicale e persino come leggere e scrivere. Party! Ho parlato inglese con un accento parigino. Ero vestito con i miei pantaloncini rosa, la tuta gialla da pisello, il papillon nello stesso tessuto. A Parigi, sono stato fotografato quando ho accompagnato mia madre in sfilate di moda. Lì, ero un alieno! Un'insegnante che indossava sempre un cappotto viola e un cappellino nero mi ha scelto, insieme ad altri due studenti, come vittima della sua rabbia. Mi ha fatto salire su una sedia e mi ha umiliato, dicendomi di fronte a tutti che ero stupido, pigro, che tutto quello che volevo era suonare - fortunatamente, non sono cambiato! Ha scritto poesie atroci su di noi che altri studenti hanno dovuto recitare. Ho smesso di parlare, volevo diventare invisibile, non esserci più. Anche a casa non parlavo più, non ascoltavo più la musica. I miei genitori non capivano. Finché un giorno, riportando la mia borsa in classe, mia sorella Paloma sente l'insegnante parlare con me. È venuto mio padre, ha detto all'insegnante cosa ha detto e svenne. Sono stato licenziato dal regista. Sono venuto saltando e cantando "La strega è morta! Avevo in mente l'immagine della strega cattiva del Mago di Oz che si scioglie a causa dell'acqua. Che cosa hai fatto con i tuoi giorni durante questo periodo in cui eri fuori da scuola? Sono andato al parco con tre signore, spagnole, libanesi e marocchine, che passavano il loro tempo a casa a bere il tè ea cantare. Poi mia madre ha portato un insegnante di pianoforte che era appena arrivato dalla Russia. Parlava poco e sentiva il sudore che veniva dopo ore di pianoforte. Quando si rese conto che non potevo leggere gli appunti, la sua faccia cambiò. La settimana seguente, mandò sua moglie a sostituirlo. Un cantante d'opera che sembrava uscito dagli anni '20, con il colletto ricamato in alto. Doveva darmi lezioni di piano, ma non la suonava davvero. Ha iniziato a cantare la melodia, ho cantato con lei. Le melodie erano complicate, divenne Schubert, Brahms, Britten. Tre mesi dopo, ho avuto il mio primo lavoro. All'età di 9 anni ero un corista alla Royal Opera, in Die Frau ohne Schatten di Richard Strauss. Il teatro! Covent Garden! Questa scatola magica gigante, rossa, dorata, dove cantiamo, dove le persone non lavorano in banca, non vanno a scuola, salgono sul palco e la vita passa velocemente. Ho deciso che era quello che volevo fare. Ma sei dovuto tornare a scuola dopo qualche mese? Sì, perché i bambini di una piccola scuola vicino alla casa mi vedevano giocare ogni giorno in giardino con i miei due conigli, sentendomi cantare. Sono andati a lamentarsi con il loro manager. Era inaccettabile che suonassi solo io! Il regista mi ha chiesto di scrivere le parole, ha visto che avevo molti problemi. Sono tornato a scuola, ma mia madre ha negoziato un accordo, e ho avuto molta tolleranza nel continuare la musica. Giovanotto, sei stato ammesso al Royal College of Music. Come sei passato dalla musica lirica alla musica pop? Il Royal College era un sogno. La cacofonia che regnava lì mi ricordava il salone di mia madre a Parigi. Ma ho capito che non ero forte come altri cantanti d'opera. Quindi ho dovuto scrivere il mio materiale. Con i soldi che guadagnavo come cameriere e l'aiuto di altri studenti, creai modelli di canzoni pop. La voce su Happy Ending, ad esempio, è quella di Ida Falk Winland, che è diventata una grande cantante d'opera. Ho scritto, ho scritto, ho scritto. Ho iniziato a registrare canzoni fin da quando avevo 11 anni. In cambio della musica che ho creato per la pubblicità, ho chiesto ore di studio di registrazione. Poi ho fatto un giro negli uffici Sony, EMI, Warner, con il mio "ghetto blaster" [anni 1970-1980 boombox noto per la sua vastità]. Ho passato le mie canzoni alla segretaria, che non aveva idea di cosa farsene e mi ha mandato da un'altra segretaria, e ho scalato tutti i piani in quel modo. C'è sempre stato un momento in cui ho ricevuto una lettera di rifiuto dall'etichetta, con un logo accanto al mio nome. Ero orgoglioso, io esistevo! Dopo tutti questi rifiuti, come è iniziata la tua carriera? Poiché nessuno voleva firmarmi, tornai al laboratorio principale: la casa. Mia madre mi ha dato i vestiti, ho cambiato la "C" Mica "K" per renderlo più forte, abbiamo progettato una manica e un logo con mia sorella Yasmine, abbiamo fatto le foto con Olympus mia madre, mi ha intervistato, abbiamo messo tutto in una grande scatola di cartone nera con un nastro rosso, come se si trattasse di dialogo di un collezionista disco. L'ho mandato ai maggiori. Non ha preso subito. Ma il capo della Universal in Inghilterra ha finito per incontrarmi in un hotel. Mi ha chiesto di suonare il piano e cantare. Un'ora e mezza dopo, mi ha fatto un'offerta. Il mio primo singolo, Grace Kelly, è una canzone di rabbia contro tutte quelle persone dell'industria musicale che non mi volevano. Rilasciato nel 2007, il tuo primo album, "Life in Cartoon Motion", vende a 7 milioni di copie in tutto il mondo, di cui tre 1 milione in Francia. E finisci al Parc des Princes davanti a 50.000 spettatori, nel luglio 2008. Come stai facendo questo strepitoso successo? Io canto, non mi interessa il resto. Continuo a fare il mio lavoro da cantante che ho iniziato da giovane, con la stessa squadra, famiglia e amici. Sono meno spaventato al Parc des Princes che all'opera: questa è la mia musica, è una festa! Il tuo ultimo album, "No Place in Heaven", risale al 2015. Rilascerai il tuo quinto album quest'anno? Sì. Ho impiegato un anno in più rispetto alle precedenti per farlo. Scrivo i miei testi, la mia musica, co-produco, realizzo poster con mia sorella, tutto è fatto a mano. L'industria musicale è cambiata molto nell'ultimo decennio, con le tendenze urbane. Più che mai, quello che devo fare è seguire i miei desideri, lavorare sulla melodia, raccontare storie a modo mio, con immagini, personaggi, colori. Fiabe di tanto in tanto, a volte estremamente oscure, sporche, dolorose ... Crea un mondo in cui perdersi per un'ora e mezza. Sei stato un giurato dello spettacolo "The Voice" dal 2014. Che cosa ti porta alla televisione? Mi piace questo modo di parlare della musica, come in un pub quando parliamo con gli amici di ciò che ascoltiamo. Mi interessa anche sviluppare il potenziale di qualcuno per un periodo breve e intenso. Se questo tipo di spettacolo fosse esistito quando stavo cercando di sfondare, sarebbe stata un'opzione. Ma non sono sicuro che avrei fatto bene. In tutte le audizioni che ho passato, sono sempre stato tra i primi espulsi. Non sono bravo abbastanza per interpretare le canzoni degli altri. Il tuo nonno materno siriano è emigrato negli Stati Uniti nel 1918, i tuoi genitori sono venuti con te dal Libano ... Cosa ne pensi del destino dei rifugiati siriani che cercano di raggiungere l'Europa? Questa è la storia umana più importante del nostro tempo. Vedere che questi esseri umani sono ridotti alle statistiche mi infastidiscono enormemente. Non conosco nessuno che si astenga dal raggiungere se qualcuno annegato prima di lui. Eppure questo è ciò che fanno i politici con le loro parole.
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    It seems he started his career as a chef so Mika is in good hands
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    Yes, but He isn't actually the restaurant chef. He is the hotel manager.
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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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    it seems in the interview that was aired yesterday at " Plateau TV on France Bleu 9" he said the tour will start in Asia then europe and US and I wonder, if he's going to include SA and Australia
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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.purepeople.com/article/the-voice-8-mika-bouche-bee-devant-le-magistral-gjon-s-tears-jenifer-boudee_a323744/1 C'est parti ! La 8e saison de "The Voice" a démarré ce 9 février 2019 sur TF1. Les coachs Jenifer, Mika, Soprano et Julien Clerc ont auditionné les premiers Talents de cette cuvée très prometteuse ! Ce samedi 9 février 2019, Jenifer, Soprano, Mika et le nouveau coach Julien Clerc ont donné le coup d'envoi de la 8e saison de The Voice sur TF1. Comme le veut la tradition, chaque coach a tenté d'attirer les plus belles voix de France dans son équipe lors d'auditions à l'aveugle. Pour rappel, une nouvelle règle vient pimenter cette nouvelle saison. Celle-ci permet aux coachs, lors des auditions à l'aveugle, de pouvoir "bloquer" une autre star du programme pour l'empêcher de recruter un Talent à ses dépens. C'est grâce à trois boutons présents devant elles que nos stars de la chanson pourront choisir quel coach concurrent elles souhaitent momentanément empêcher... Bien sûr, elles ne peuvent exercer ce blocage qu'une fois par coach. Si vous avez manqué ce show exceptionnel, la suite de cet article est faite pour vous... Résumé du 9 février 2019. Gage : All Night Long – Lionel Richie Gage a 42 ans et vient de Montréal. Son visage et son nom ne sont pas inconnus des Français puisque le chanteur a déjà eu quelques succès dans nos charts il y a quelques années (il a été disque d'or !), il faisait notamment les premières parties de Corneille. En 2012, il a tout arrêté : après un tremblement de terre en Haïti, il a voulu se rapprocher des siens. Il est de retour car il pense qu'il a encore beaucoup à faire découvrir de lui. Il espère que les coachs vont se retourner, notamment Soprano qu'il a déjà rencontré... Face aux coachs, Gage reprend All Night Long de Lionel Richie. Dès les premières notes, Soprano se retourne. Tous les coachs sont séduits : Jenifer, Julien Clerc puis Mika se retournent à leur tour. Julien Clerc aime sa voix maîtrisée et le fait qu'il ne se force pas à être dans la démonstration vocale. Jenifer a aimé la solidité de la voix de Gage. "J'ai envie de travailler avec toi", lâche-t-elle. Gage décide d'intégrer l'équipe de Mika. Gjon's Tears : Christine – Christine And The Queens Gjon's Tears a 20 ans et vient de Suisse. Il a commencé à chanter grâce à son grand-père qui a voulu qu'il lui interprète une chanson d'Elvis Presley. Devant les larmes de son grand-père, le jeune homme a cru avoir un super-pouvoir. Gjon veut aller au bout de l'aventure. "Je vais tout déchirer", lâche-t-il avant de monter sur scène. Son grand-père est aux premières loges pour assister à ce spectacle ! Face aux coachs, Gjon's Tears s'assoit derrière un piano et entame sa reprise de Christine. Une version piano voix très douce au début, qui séduit Mika en premier puis Jenifer... mais le show commence véritablement au refrain ! Devant les hautes notes du jeune homme, le public et les coachs sont soufflés. Soprano et Julien Clerc se retournent à leur tour. "Magnifique, quel joli moment", réagit Nikos. "Vous êtes un phénomène", estime Julien Clerc. Gjon's Tears décide de rejoindre Mika lui aussi. Laureen / Je suis venu te dire que je m'en vais – Serge Gainsbourg Laureen a 18 ans et elle vient du Sud de la France. La jeune fille, qui porte toujours des chapeaux, a failli faire carrière par le passé... Elle avait signé dans une grosse maison de disques pour sortir un album mais les choses ne se sont finalement pas faites. Échaudée, Laureen a un peu baissé les bras... Aujourd'hui, elle fait une surprise à son père (présent dans le public) en débarquant sur scène sans le prévenir ! Elle veut lui montrer qu'elle n'a pas renoncé et qu'elle revient plus forte. Face aux coachs, la jolie Laureen reprend Je suis venu te dire que je m'en vais. En la voyant débarquer, son père n'en croit pas ses yeux dans le public et les larmes montent très vite. Du côté des coachs, le succès est au rendez-vous. Jenifer et Julien Clerc se manifestent très vite, rejoints par Soprano et Mika en toute fin de prestation. C'est un carton plein ! "Tu as un timbre à part", a commenté Jenifer la voix sanglotante. Laureen décide de rejoindre l'équipe de Julien Clerc. Clément / Fils à papa – Vianney Clément a 24 ans et vient de Corse. Il a déjà tenté sa chance dans The Voice il y a deux ans, malheureusement, aucun coach ne s'était retourné sur sa reprise de Christophe Maé. Quelque temps avant son audition, Clément avait connu le drame de perdre son papa et s'est laissé emporter par l'émotion. "C'était une thérapie pour moi mais c'était trop tôt", reconnaît-il. Aujourd'hui, il revient avec une énergie beaucoup plus positive et beaucoup plus d'expérience. Face aux coachs, Clément entame sa prestation sans musique. Un silence religieux s'impose et entre deux lignes de texte, Mika et Jenifer se retournent. Quelques secondes plus tard, Soprano et Julien Clerc rejoignent la partie alors que le premier refrain n'a même pas encore retenti. Quel succès ! Mika dit à Clément qu'il a offert une des meilleures prestations qu'il a vues durant ses six saisons en tant que coach. "Tu es un OVNI, merci d'être là", lâche Soprano. Clément décide de rejoindre Soprano. Mayeul / Believer – Imagine Dragons Mayeul a 26 ans et il est surveillant scolaire. Il fait de la musique par passion et principalement du rap. Il a commencé à l'âge de 18 ans. Il aime ce genre car les textes touchent directement les gens. Mayeul aime également le sport car ça lui permet d'être en forme sur scène. "Je suis un showman, j'ai qu'une envie c'est d'y aller ! J'ai hâte !", assure-t-il avant de monter sur scène. Face aux coachs, Mayeul donne tout dès les premières secondes. Soprano et Jenifer sont directement emballés et buzzent la prestation. Mika a envie mais il trouve que cela manque de coffre sur les refrains. Au final, Mika et Julien Clerc ne se retournent pas. Soprano apprécie que le Talent soit venu avec son texte sur les couplets. "Tu acceptes la mise à nu, c'est ça qui est intéressant", lâche Jenifer. Mayeul décide d'intégrer l'équipe de Soprano. Agathe / I'd Rather Go Blind – Etta James Agathe a 26 ans et vient de Toulouse. Dès les premières notes, Jenifer est emballée... C'est son style musical préféré ! Sa reprise d'Etta James étant très propre, les coachs sont emballés même s'ils ne se manifestent pas tout de suite. Mika, un brin fourbe, utilise la nouveauté de la saison et "bloque" Jenifer pour qu'elle ne puisse pas recruter Agathe. Jenifer ne s'en rend pas compte durant la prestation, se retourne, et ne voit pas la lumière rouge autour d'elle. Mika ne cesse de rire ! Il faudra attendre les applaudissements en fin de prestation pour que la chanteuse se rende compte de son sort. Auparavant, Julien Clerc et Soprano s'étaient également manifestés. Agathe choisit d'embarquer avec Mika. Poupie / Me, Myself And I – G-Eazy & Bebe Rexha Poupie a 20 ans et vient de Lyon. Elle se définit comme dynamique, généreuse et excentrique. Elle reconnaît qu'elle n'est pas toujours très cadrée... Avant de monter sur scène, Nikos lui diffuse un message plein d'ondes positives enregistré par une très bonne amie qui a toujours cru en elle. Ce soir, dans The Voice, elle veut vraiment "transmettre la folie de sa musique." Face aux coachs, Poupie entame sa prestation avec détermination. Aux premières notes aiguës, la jeune homme s'attire instantanément les faveurs de Jenifer et Soprano. Mika se dit très fan mais ne se retourne pas. Lorsque les couplets en espagnol arrivent, Mika et Julien Clerc buzzent en dabant. Poupie fait le show et les quatre coachs sont debout ! "C'était lourd", estime Soprano. Jenifer, qui a toujours ZERO talent dans son équipe se donne à 1000%, elle monte sur scène pour rejoindre Poupie, elle empêche Mika de parler... Jenifer fait le show ! Poupie décide de choisir son équipe au plouf plouf et tombe sur Jenifer. La coach est heureuse ! Shaun / Ziggy – Celine Dion Shaun a 24 ans et travaille comme chanteur dans un restaurant à Paris. Il a vécu en Martinique et en Guadeloupe, il est revenu en métropole à 11 ans et a eu beaucoup de mal à s'intégrer. Il s'est complètement renfermé sur lui-même. Heureusement, la musique a toujours été là pour lui et lui a permis de reprendre progressivement du poil de la bête. Après le bac, Shaun s'est lancé dans le gospel et a voulu être sur le devant de la scène. "Je suis prêt ! J'ai peur d'être trop pris dans mes émotions", lâche Shaun. Face aux coachs, Shaun entame sa version revisitée de Ziggy de Céline Dion. Sa version émeut beaucoup. Au milieu de sa prestation, à cause du trac, le candidat n'arrive plus à chanter... Il se reprend quelques secondes plus tard, soutenu par le public, et finalement Julien Clerc et Mika se retournent à la fin. Un joli happy end ! Shaun décide d'embarquer avec Julien Clerc. Résumé des équipes Julien Clerc : Laureen, Shaun Jenifer : Poupie Mika : Gjon's Tears, Gage, Agathe Soprano : Clément, Mayeul Côté audiences, ce premier épisode de The Voice 8 a été suivi par 5,6 millions de téléspectateurs. Un joli score permettant à TF1 de se hisser en première place du classement. Le 10 Février 2019 - 12h50
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    Chic@s, según he leído en el foro, en la entrevista que dio Mika para "Plateau TV on France Bleu" y que pasaron ayer, dijo que el tour empezará por Asia, luego Europa y después U.S.A, solo espero que incluya SA
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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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    Mika IG stories https://www.instagram.com/stories/mikainstagram/
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    Sabato pomeriggio alle ore 15 su France Bleu, andrà in onda un'intervista di Mika, in cui parlerà della sua nuova avventura a The Voice. https://www.francebleu.fr/107-1 E ne stiamo parlando anche qui:
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    È appena terminata "La Compagnia Del Cigno" e già mi manca! Era diventata un appuntamento fisso ed imperdibile. Il finale è stato strepitoso, molto intenso ed emozionante e Sound Of An Orchestra ha chiuso in bellezza, questo capolavoro della televisione italiana. Oggi è stato confermato che ci sarà una seconda serie! Non vedo l'ora di vedere il seguito della storia di questi 7 ragazzi molto talentuosi e del maestro Marioni, magistralmente interpretato da Alessio Boni e consorte (Anna Valle). E chissà se ricomparirà anche il nostro BOSS...
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    Review and photos ( in English ) confrontmagazine.com MIKA & L’Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal at the Montreal Symphony House http://www.confrontmagazine.com/2015/02/mika-lorchestre-symphonique-de-montreal-at-the-montreal-symphony-house/ Original (5312 x 2988) https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7292/16502728641_836c6bd179_o.jpg Original (2988 x 4236) https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7348/16502712291_9fd36c8e09_o.jpg Original (2988 x 5312) https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8596/16478450726_90b6a73963_o.jpg
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    Hi Droopsy, Thanks for the information. So my signature has been deleted, right? Just to know... thanks.
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    La verdad no creo que venga..