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  1. Here we are -- it's really nearly here! I arrive in Paris in a little more than 24 hours! So I thought I'd better consolidate all the relevant information for this weekend in one place for everyone. REMEMBER: You will need Identification, as well as a mask and a Health Pass (pass sanitaire) for all of these events. 22 Oct FRIDAY/VENERDI/VENDREDI WHAT: The Voice WHEN: They say the show will start precisely at 18h30 (6:30pm) and will go as long as 00h30! WHERE: Studio Lendit, 16 rue Andre CAMPRA – 93210 La Plaine St Denis. 23 Oct SATURDAY/SABATO/SAMEDI WHAT: The pre-show party WHERE: Belushi's Paris Canal, 159 Rue de Crimée, 75019 Paris https://www.belushis.com/bars/paris/canal WHEN: 16.00 to 19.00 (4 to 7pm) We have a private lounge at this venue. For the 100 fans who paid 13€ in advance, you will receive two drink coupons upon entering (soft drink/pint of beer/glass of wine/house spirit + soft drink). Food to be ordered and paid on the day as you wish. If you did not pay in advance, you should still be able to join us, but you will have to purchase your food and drink on your own. ---------------- WHAT: MIKA IN CONCERT! WHEN: 20.30 (8:30pm) WHERE: Philharmonie de Paris, 221 avenue Jean-Jaurès, 75019 Paris HOW TO GET THERE: Porte de Pantin station M5 Paris Underground (Métro) Line 5 Tram 3B Note: The flowers for Mika and Simon Leclerc will be delivered to the venue after 4pm. I hope to have photos of the bouquets before they are delivered. 24 Oct SUNDAY/DOMENICA/DIMANCHE WHAT: MFC TOUR BOAT on the Seine! WHEN: 14.30 for check-in/boarding; 15.00 - 16.00 for cruise PLEASE BE SURE TO ARRIVE EARLY SO WE CAN HAVE A SPEEDY AND EASY CHECK-IN! WHERE: Vedettes de Paris, Port de Suffren https://www.vedettesdeparis.fr/ HOW TO GET THERE: Pedestrian access by Pont d’Iéna, left bank or by Bir-Hakeim bridge. Metro Line 9: Trocadero Station Metro Line 6: Bir-Hakeim Station RER line C : Champ de Mars Bus Lines 42, 69, 82, 86 : Champ de Mars stop Bus Lines 22, 30, 32, 63 : Trocadero stop There is parking available, if you are driving, subject to availability. Vehicle access via Pont de Bir-Hakeim, left bank. As part of the Mika Fan Club private cruise, you should receive free parking. Check the website for further directions on how to get to the port. TEL: +33 (0)1 44 18 19 50 Note that this is a round-trip, so we will return to Port de Suffren at the conclusion of the tour. --------------- WHAT: MIKA IN CONCERT! WHEN: 20.30 (8:30pm) WHERE: Philharmonie de Paris, 221 avenue Jean-Jaurès, 75019 Paris HOW TO GET THERE: Porte de Pantin station M5 Paris Underground (Métro) Line 5 Tram 3B I'll be posting on Instagram and Twitter, so keep checking your social media for any updates. If you need to reach me, the best way is by private message on Instagram, via the Mika Fan Club account. I'll be checking here, as will @mellody Any other questions? Anything I've forgotten? Ask away! And I'll see you real soon!
    23 points
  2. Not sure whether to actually put this here or not but... exciting news! I saw on twitter that the concerts at the weekend will be recorded and shown on a French TV channel, I've lost the tweet now so I'm not sure what channel or when it will be broadcasted. It would be amazing if it's going to be a CD, or even better a DVD! For those of us outside France who might not be able to watch it I hope someone will be able to record it and share a download link here??? (I know someone did that for the Versaille gig)
    11 points
  3. I am so sorry about this, but I am out of time. I leave for the airport in a few hours and still have a million things to do. Will try to sort flowers for Ida out once I'm in Paris! Thanks everybody! See (a lot of) you real soon!
    9 points
  4. I think it's a good point what someone said here that Max has his own fan club, and is "just" a band member, while Ida is an old friend of Mika who has been with him since the beginning. I suppose that's where my feeling comes from that when there's money left we might consider getting something for Ida, but not for Max. I think the Max FC consists mostly of Mika fans, and I'm sure some of them will be going to those gigs - I'd say it's up to them to get something for him. Anyway, I definitely wouldn't want to make Mika's bouquet smaller. If we had the budget to fill his whole room with flowers, I would.
    9 points
  5. OK, I didn't mean for this to cause any division amongst fans! Obviously, in a perfect world with unlimited funds, we would be as generous as possible to everyone! I think the arrangement for Mika is pretty well set; I don't really want to scale it back at this point as I'm supposed to pay today. I can ask the florist how much it will cost to add on a few things -- I suppose we could do a single rose for Ida and maybe a buttoniere for Max? I can't remember - has he had one at the previous symphonic concerts? But to be honest, my opinion is that the people who gave money already, gave it with the intent that it should go to something for Mika, not other people, and I would prefer to honor that. After hearing from many of you here, I get the feeling maybe you feel that way as well?
    8 points
  6. This is so cute, he’s just as excited as we are ❤️
    8 points
  7. I’m sure most have seen, but sharing here anyway✨
    8 points
  8. * To find your metro route => https://www.ratp.fr/en/itineraires#no-back * Metro plan => https://www.ratp.fr/en/plans => Access map to the port of Suffren
    8 points
  9. I will not be on the Saturday meeting. But anyway - the heart made with hands is the easiest to do and if some fans start to do it the audience will follow. As for glittering hearts - I agree - better not to bring anything that can be left after the show. I will have my heart (not glittering) on my chest
    8 points
  10. The program with the setlist is available as PDF download on the Philharmonie website. Please don't post it here though until we're sure it's really supposed to be there and not just accidentially leaked. And even then, maybe it's better to open a new thread for posting / talking about the setlist, as some fans prefer it to be a surprise. Thank you.
    8 points
  11. I don't know why mikainstagram stories sometimes have been delayed... REHEARSALS CHOIR TIME... mikainstagram_story_0_234953485_267216191984424_8729189182574990276_n.mp4 merged three stories into one.
    7 points
  12. Mika IG stories 245794984_2982764201935871_6519498800770352156_n.mp4 246401079_1963562007136683_2538889824761267726_n.mp4
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  13. https://www.instagram.com/p/CVLCN2hMzjd/ mikainstagram Done. Groomed. Did nothing but look better than when I woke up. Thank god.
    7 points
  14. LET'S TALK! Mika Fan Club in Paris! Time: Oct 18, 2021 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 8 PM UK Time 9 PM Central Europe Time Join Zoom Meeting https://us05web.zoom.us/j/87627651148?pwd=VWRHZERYM1BFK2NRNXdydnJOa3kyUT09 Meeting ID: 876 2765 1148 Passcode: yTtL8T
    7 points
  15. We were already queueing 😎🤣 stunning building!
    6 points
  16. I love these little warm-up stories, they're a fascinating look behind the scenes. Look at his neck muscles working on the panting! Singing ain't easy.
    6 points
  17. Mika IG story 246970984_567054714528049_1504461112530707734_n.mp4
    6 points
  18. 6 points
  19. DIRECT MP3 ( 1 hour / 55 MB ) http://rf.proxycast.org/b618e7cd-b637-43ff-b86c-1d1a11fb938e/22901-18.10.2021-ITEMA_22810905-2021M45291E0001-21.mp3
    6 points
  20. Mikainstagram Story: YouCut_20211018_132100458.mp4
    6 points
  21. 5 points
  22. Hello MFCers ! Yesterday gig was a dream. I was so glad seeing Ida on stage singing with Mika after all this time ! I can't write a report (my English is very poor 😅), but I've posted some videos on my YouTube channel Love Today Tiny Love Good guys Blue Happy Ending
    5 points
  23. Mikainstagram stories: 248785362_571715740707701_6833367010886478270_n.mp4.c94a815fab53da3104f03b3cc7201022.mp4 246685509_1076272733110812_5269637917801939420_n.mp4.c215a345bb821e637ad4ec20d6489fe1.mp4
    5 points
  24. Mika IG stories 248385244_294662409145560_5866459102469589803_n.mp4 246815273_579563819789959_3791516770135444120_n.mp4
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  25. Here are the English subtitles for the second episode of the cross battles! @Kumazzz Could you please add the link to the first post? I also think that my last post got buried last week with all the posts about the semi-finals 21_10_09_Episode05_CrossBattles02.srt
    5 points
  26. So I thought I’d get a booklet of tickets, but I got a nice stack of single tickets 🤣 im not walking anywhere! 😂
    5 points
  27. Mika IG stories 244757429_1356342851430673_6698952788012686388_n.mp4 246985638_278574234175825_3300421668457592383_n.mp4 246216217_470100297577755_8020982709878572541_n.mp4 247016744_4271144872990455_4353069937547127900_n.mp4
    5 points
  28. Well, Mika's confirmed that they are the pants he wore in Seoul
    5 points
  29. Me thinks they definitely belong in the Weird Clothing thread!
    5 points
  30. 5 points
  31. https://www.instagram.com/p/CVTE8OzLy9X/ mikainstagram Judges Houses tonight on #XF2021 where I choose which talent to take through to the live shows!! Joining me tonight is Vanity Fair’s editor in chief Simone Marchetti @marchettisimone @xfactoritalia @nowtvit 📸 @danilodauriafoto
    5 points
  32. If they need public for the results live from Mika's loge .....here we are !
    5 points
  33. I don't know if @dcdeb even has the time now to organize it, on top of everything else, as she's flying to Paris from the US and leaving tomorrow. But if she can, I think she'd prefer paypal to cash. It's a lot to organize with the boat trip, part of the Saturday meetup (tho luckily the French girls do most of that), flowers, and her own travel arrangements, and still have the time to enjoy Mika. And random donations for this and that while she's in Paris won't help to make it easier. So if you have paypal, I think it's better to avoid bringing cash for things like that.
    5 points
  34. Flowers for Ida I think is a good idea, she belongs to Mika and Sinfonia Pop. Ida, my cat thinks this is also a good idea
    5 points
  35. I think you should just stick to flowers for Mika and Simon Leclerc.
    5 points
  36. I know ....it already been from a while so I asked a few days ago on twitter if Mika was going to be on strike too but didn't get any answer
    5 points
  37. What's this? https://www.instagram.com/p/CVNkFPDtS6I/ adisq #GalaADISQ ✨ Les nommés dans la catégorie « Collaboration internationale de l'année » sont... @anachnid avec R.O., @konobamusic, Kenny Verreault, Gabriel Moar / @@pierrelapointe.officiel avec @clementbazin_music / @pierrelapointe.officiel avec @mikainstagram / @klopelgag avec @pommeofficial / @itselirose avec @ke2mler / @zachzoya avec Angel Découvrez les artistes en nomination sur #PalmarèsADISQ (Lien dans la bio
    5 points
  38. Mika , song Orchestre National d'Île-de-France Choeur Stella Maris Simon Leclerc, conducting, arrangements Olivier Bardot, choirmaster Ida Falk Winland, song Max Taylor, song Thibaut Garcia , guitar (https://philharmoniedeparis.fr/en/activity/concert/22643-mika-symphonique?itemId=116097) So Ida will be there too!
    5 points
  39. Oh wow! I wonder if that's why they've moved some chairs from the Sunday night performance? A DVD would be awesome.
    5 points
  40. At least this time we know he'll be in France... That's already more than usually.
    5 points
  41. Mika IG stories 245510588_595765498509665_4420967346840486120_n.mp4 245684373_1344887422592440_2124208501242553523_n.mp4
    5 points
  42. LET'S TALK! Mika Fan Club in Paris! Time: Oct 18, 2021 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 8 PM UK Time 9 PM Central Europe Time Join Zoom Meeting https://us05web.zoom.us/j/87627651148?pwd=VWRHZERYM1BFK2NRNXdydnJOa3kyUT09 Meeting ID: 876 2765 1148 Passcode: yTtL8T
    5 points
  43. LET'S TALK! Mika Fan Club in Paris! Time: Oct 18, 2021 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 8 PM UK Time 9 PM Central Europe Time Join Zoom Meeting https://us05web.zoom.us/j/87627651148?pwd=VWRHZERYM1BFK2NRNXdydnJOa3kyUT09 Meeting ID: 876 2765 1148 Passcode: yTtL8T
    5 points
  44. Yes, Julien, we're departing at 3 p.m., so we're asking everyone to be at the quay about 20-30 minutes beforehand so we can start boarding. The meeting point is at the quay at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Also, I'll be publishing a timetable in the next day or two. And also also, we'll be having a ZOOM meeting to discuss final plans TODAY at 3 p.m. Eastern US time, 9 p.m. Central Europe. Mika Fan Club in Paris! Time: Oct 18, 2021 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us05web.zoom.us/j/87627651148?pwd=VWRHZERYM1BFK2NRNXdydnJOa3kyUT09 Meeting ID: 876 2765 1148 Passcode: yTtL8T
    5 points
  45. More Mika stories 248785362_571715740707701_6833367010886478270_n.mp4 246685509_1076272733110812_5269637917801939420_n.mp4
    4 points
  46. I just left from Amsterdam Schiphol! 🚅 I’ll arrive around 2pm, and my plan is to dump my suitcase at Gare du Nord and go to Musée D’orsay and the Rodin museum. After that I’ll go to the hotel (Mercure as well), since check in is after 3pm. 👍
    4 points
  47. The end of the concert seems to be 1the best option to me. And Mika will be more able to enjoy it when the job will be over
    4 points
  48. MAXXI Classique Par Max Dozolme du lundi au vendredi à 8h20 https://www.francemusique.fr/emissions/maxxi-classique/maxxi-classique-du-mardi-19-octobre-2021 ☛ MP3 link https://media.radiofrance-podcast.net/podcast09/21713-19.10.2021-ITEMA_22811935-2021M41006S0292-21.mp3 Quand Mika chantait un opéra de Vaughan Williams et s'inspirait de Rossini Saviez-vous que Mika s'était inspiré d'un air célèbre de Rossini pour composer sa chanson Grace Kelly ? Et qu'à l'âge de 14 ans il chantait en soliste dans un opéra de Vaughan Williams ? Le baryton Gerald Finley et Mika à l'âge de 14 ans lors d'une répétition de The Pilgrim's Progress au Royal Opera House de Londres en 1998., © Laurie Lewis/Photoshot/Getty Images Ce soir à 20 heures, France Musique ouvre son antenne au chanteur Mika. Une soirée intitulée "Les larmes de Mika" où la star de la pop se racontera en musique et qui s’annonce très belle puisqu’elle commencera sur un air anglais de George Butterworth. Une mélodie anglaise d’inspiration folklorique chantée par le gallois Bryn Terfel. De toutes les versions qui existent en disque, c’est celle-ci que Mika a choisi en ouverture de sa carte blanche. Une émission spéciale où vous pourrez découvrir à quel point le chanteur connait ses classiques et qui me rappelle ce joli moment de télévision où il expliquait à Nagui que son premier tube, la chanson Grace Kelly devait beaucoup à l’opéra. C’était en février 2007 sur le plateau de Taratata. Pour écrire le titre qui le propulsera au rang de superstar, Mika s’était inspiré du célèbre air Largo al factotum extrait du Barbier de Séville de Rossini ! Et quand on connait la vie et la formation musicale du chanteur rien d’étonnant à cela. Avant d’être fortement inspiré par le lyrisme pop de Freddie Mercury, Prince ou Michael Jackson le jeune Michael Holbrook Penniman de son vrai nom était entré dans le monde de la musique par la grande porte du classique. Ses premiers cours de piano et de chant lui ont été donnés en Angleterre par une chanteuse russe qui a fait naître en lui une véritable passion pour l’opéra ! Cet apprentissage très strict et les bonnes prédispositions de Mika lui ont permis de développer une technique suffisamment solide pour étudier dans deux conservatoires prestigieux : la Westminster School et le Royal College of Music de Londres. A seulement onze ans Mika ne chantait pas encore du rock mais il chantait dans les chœurs d’un opéra de 1919 de Richard Strauss : La Femme sans ombre. Gerald Finley et Mika au Royal Opera en 1998., © Laurie Lewis/Photoshot/Getty Images En 1998 il donnait en création mondiale une pièce du compositeur japonais Dai Fujikura intitulée Children dans laquelle il était soprano soliste. C’était quelques mois seulement après que les micros du label Chandos n’enregistrent sa voix dans un opéra anglais de Ralph Vaughan Williams : The Pilgrim's Progress ! Et non vous ne rêvez pas, cette voix de jeune soprano est belle et bien celle d’un Mika qui était alors âgé de 14 ans. Une superbe version de l’opéra The Pilgrim's Progress qu’il interprétait aux côté du baryton Gerald Finley et l’orchestre du Royal Opera House. Google translator When Mika sang an opera by Vaughan Williams and was inspired by Rossini Did you know that Mika was inspired by a famous tune by Rossini to compose his song Grace Kelly? And that at the age of 14 he sang as a soloist in an opera by Vaughan Williams? This evening at 8 pm, France Musique opens its antenna to the singer Mika. An evening entitled "Tears of Mika" where the pop star will tell his story in music and which promises to be very beautiful since it will begin with an English tune by George Butterworth. An English folk inspired melody sung by Welsh Bryn Terfel. Of all the versions that exist on disc, this is the one that Mika chose when opening his carte blanche. A special show where you can discover how well the singer knows his classics and which reminds me of that lovely moment on television when he explained to Nagui that his first hit, the song Grace Kelly owed a lot to the opera. It was in February 2007 on the Taratata plateau. To write the title that will propel him to the rank of superstar, Mika was inspired by the famous aria Largo al factotum from Rossini's Barber of Seville! And when you know the life and musical training of the singer, it’s not surprising. Before being strongly inspired by the pop lyricism of Freddie Mercury, Prince or Michael Jackson, the young Michael Holbrook Penniman of his real name had entered the world of music by the great door of the classic. His first piano and singing lessons were given to him in England by a Russian singer who instilled in him a real passion for opera! This very strict apprenticeship and Mika's good predispositions allowed him to develop a technique solid enough to study in two prestigious conservatories: Westminster School and the Royal College of Music in London. At only eleven years old Mika was not yet singing rock but sang in the chorus of a 1919 opera by Richard Strauss: The Woman Without Shadow. In 1998 he gave a world premiere of a piece by Japanese composer Dai Fujikura entitled Children in which he was solo soprano. It was only a few months after the Chandos label mics recorded his voice in an English opera by Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Pilgrim's Progress! And no you are not dreaming, this young soprano voice is beautiful and indeed that of a Mika who was then 14 years old. A superb version of the opera The Pilgrim's Progress which he performed alongside baritone Gerald Finley and the Royal Opera House Orchestra. Original Large size PICS ( 3445 x 2308 / 6 MB ) AUDIO VIDEO
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