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  1. 23 points
    Mika quote of the evening, before he got in the car: "see you soon with new music!" - and he looked really happy and excited. I asked him about the tour for next year, but he can't say anything yet - just that it's "a lot". I guess the Voice recording was nice too, though I have no comparison to others - I did enjoy myself, and others who are there more often said it was a really good one. But let's face it, I didn't travel to Paris for that, but to see Mika, and that was worth it. He even dug out a few German words for me. Fangurl mode, lol. ... I'm off to bed now, early train tomorrow.
  2. 21 points
    For the longest time I've had the thought that I wanted someone to write about Mika, this fandom, and Casa Mika/the impact of Casa Mika. I finally thought, no one else is going to write it, so I will! I have a tumblr called "Bad Bad Movies" which I started to write reviews and articles about movies and TV shows I love. I really love bad old sci fi films, so that's what I named my blog. I've got some posts about bad sci fi in my drafts, but this is my first post because I felt like it was just inside me and I had to get it out. I really love writing and loved writing papers for my University classes, and now that I've graduated I really missed writing things. What I've wanted was specifically for someone to write a journalistic, almost academic essay about Casa Mika and all it means to people, so that's the perspective I wrote it from - a sort of neutral journalistic perspective and as if I was talking to an audience who had no idea who Mika was. Hopefully if my blog attracts some followers and becomes popular some other people will read this and maybe check the show out! But of course y'all should be the first to read it, because no one else will appreciate it more! Warning: it's rather long Hope you all enjoy! http://badbadmovies.tumblr.com/post/178330041491/themagicofmika
  3. 20 points
    My report about the second live...it's long Here is my report about Saturday night Please skip the second part if you haven't watched The Voice 2nd live yet. I had seen that our awesome MFC fairy ticket was offering two pairs tickets to go to The Voice but I had to be sure to be able to go (which is always complicated as I live with a whimsical pumpkin) I was dying to see Mika again as I hadn't seen him since Bobital (on stage) and I really wanted to see him and hopefully be able to talk with him again Before I decided to enter I asked my daughter if she would go with me (which would probably have the magical power to distress pumpkin) and she said she was free on that week end so I decided to participate. And I won two ticks so I was thrilled at the idea to see Mika and on the other hand I almost couldn't believe it...and I worked many hours that week so I was a bit short of time to get ready...I packed my chicken and TOOL Korean magazine but I couldn't find my book...or the red wine bootle I bought a long time ago for him...never mind I was so happy at the thought of seing him again...I had four questions to ask him... Strangely the day before my daughter's cat had three cute kittens and someone called me for a job interview... So we left a bit later than planned my daughter and I as I was waiting for that lady who never showed up... It was a sunny day and the 500 kms drive went well. The funny thing is that because of a strike we didn't get to pay for a part of the highway which was nice. As we got into Paris I was getting worried that we would be too late as we had to be at the studio 217 at 6 PM but we got there just in time so I was very relieved. We got in and I swear I started beaming with joy as soon as I got the red stamp on my hand. We waited a bit then walked a bit then we got outside and finally into studio 217. We had to give our phones coats handbags everything except our clothes basically. They checked women with a machine and men by hand...someone got caught with a phone in their socks We got fed with the traditional sandwiches. For obvious Mika fans reasons I took the chicken sandwich as always. (And my daughter did like me ) We got little water bottles as well one with the chicken sandwich and more as the evening went on. We had seated places which was great. I had a nice view on Mika's seat After waiting a while then getting instructions and warm up was over we watched the show which I found a lot more emotional for real than on TV. I cried when Frédéric sang although I had never cared for the original version by Jonaz I listened to the lyrics for the first time and I was overwhelmed. He is one of a kind like Mika with an exceptional personality, a great voice and he can also create emotional roller coasters when he's on a stage. He had the longest standing ovation ever and the public voted for him. Mika had a hard time chosing between Casanova and Guillaume, his two candidates. He said the f word, then he said he was told he wasn't allowed to use swear words then right after he said "couilles" which is the rude word for testicules in French and I was like oh my Mika only you can do this but he meant he had pushed Casanova to bare himself in front of the public but not litterally However it was hard for Mika to chose and he got very emotional so Zazie got up and hugged and kissed him... which cheered him up...all fans including me wanted to be Zazie at that moment Later during one of the commercial break Mika removed his jacket and he went backstage. I thought he was hot but next thing I saw was Mika in his white t shirt who kept pushing back into his chair someone who was wearing his jacket and who was trying to get up and out of the chair...someone who was Fortune He was released before the end of the commercial break though too bad It seemed to me the make up artist and hairstyler also pampered Fortune while he was there I think Mika was particularly hyper and mischevious on that day as before the show started he had Florent Pagny's dog with him and he brought it on stage as well Not the same size as Melachi or Amira so he was carrying it into his arms. The whole show was very entertaining with lots of fog, lots of special effects, dancers of both sexes even the crazy horse girls, a very impressive flying cage for Xam and a disco ball that Guillaume rode on Miley Cyrus style However I watched Mika a lot more than anyone else I was so happy to see him again At some point during the show my daughter remembered she had left her credit car in her car and got afraid someone might have tried to break into her car as it was visible but I told her it was a lucky day and that nothing bad would happen. We went back to her car as soon as we were allowed to leave the studio and the car was fine indeed. She moved it so we would be as close as possible to studio 217 as I was hoping to see Mika when he would leave the studio. There were mostly Mika fans there waiting and two people waiting for Florent Pagny but they ended up leaving. There were up to three guards and at first they told us to move to the end of the road instead of waiting in front of the entrance. One of us was even saying to us that Slimane and Florent Pagny had left. I guess he wanted to discourage us but it was his first year working at The Voice studio and we told him we (Mika fans) had many years of experience as far as waiting for Mika and I told him that he was only a rookie which silenced him... after some time all the guards were gone so we discreetly moved right back in front of the entrance. We could see Mika's Peugeot that was there. Around 2 PM his mum got out the studio and into the car followed by his brother and his sister. A few minutes later Mika got out of studio 217. There was a group of fans close to the car and I was in the other group on the opposite site of the road. Mika said to both groups: "You should go to bed." but he didn't get into the car immediatly and Wildroachfire started talking to him about the show and he answered to her then she asked for a photo with him and he said ok but not for each person. I was close to him and to Wildroachfire and I asked him for a group pic and he agreed which made me very happy for all of us. And I was right by him for one of the pics almost touching him but only the top of my head is showing on that photo but I had never been so close to him There were more photos taken. Three people took different group photos. I was too happy and Mikafied to do anything else than feeling happy and smiling. My chicken had stayed in my bag on the other side of the road but it didn't matter. Sorry as I couldn't ask any questions I had meant to ask to Mika (I had four of them) but I was floating high on my pink cloud plus it went very fast so all I said to him was I asked for a group pic and also thank you several times as he was leaving because he had been so sweet and kind to spend this moment with us which really means the world for us. I was kind of speechless unlike the first time I had talked with him as there were many people around and I was so eager to speak with him but this time we were a small group and the encounter was so natural and sweet that words were not necessary and we were all happy to be together I'll never thank Mika enough for spending this blissful moment with us nor MFC for the ticks nor my daughter who helped organizing the trip and who was ok to wait for me in the car after the show in spite of a big headache she got after the show. She would have waited outside with me and she would have been on the photo too if she had felt well. A very kind Mika fan gave her a med but she was a sweetheart to wait for me as she needed to get some sleep but she knows how much it meant for me if I could meet Mika. The whole day the weather had been dry and rather warm but right after Mika left it started raining.We were exchanging pics with our phones and the first raindrop of the day started falling. Thanks a lot to Wildfireroach for helping me and the others getting all the photos. and to everyone who shared them I forgot to mention I met Chriss and also Boucarilla who were in the group and another French fan but she only realized that we knew each other online when she saw our group pic. I'm still on my Mika cloud and I think I'll stay up there for a while Guys forgive me for not asking him the questions I was supposed to for MFCers but it just wasn't the right time I guess... One thing I can say for sure is that Mika loves his fans and that we are lucky to have such a good guy in our heart because he really cares about us as much as we care about him
  4. 17 points
    Here is my review. It won’t be very long because I don’t speak French so I don’t know what they were talking about but I can say what in general was going on. We sat in The Voice audience at around 7 pm and we were taught when we suppose to applause the contestants and other organizational things. Then Kendji Girac and Claudio Capeo were singing their song Que Dieu Me Padronne. Coaches appeared around 8 pm and they sang together Fench song, sorry I don't know the title. Then the whole show has began. First performing contestant chose Mika for his coach and Mika was so surprised and happy that he hit himself in the eye area. After the performing 3 girls came to him with tissues and poultice. It was really funny to watch like people are running around him many times. The girls with the tissues, makeup ladies, someone with a fan, new water, someone to fix his hair. Seriously, no other coach had such care around himself like Mika. Don’t know whether it’s the ‘star’ thing that everyone were jumping around him like puppies? One time someone from the staff brought Mika a pill, don’t know what for, was he ill or something? About the music. Some talents were better some have been worse. It was hard to concentrate while I’ve been watching at Mika all the time. By the way, me and my friend had really good seats because whether Mika was turned or not we could see him. I remember that there was a boy who came to The Voice 4 years ago but none of the chairs turned around and now every coach pushed the button for him. There was also a blonde girl called Coco who was talking with Mika a lot, there was a lot of laugh and she also chose Mika eventually (still don’t know what they were talking about. I will probably find out when the show appears on tv and our team translate it). The new button thing. As you probably already heard there are 3 buttons on each chair assigned to each coach. Every coach can use the buttons only once on the rest coaches for the whole blind auditions or for the whole season (don’t remember exactly). Pushing the button block the coach and the contestant cannot choose him. Mika already used his button on Jennifer but he still can use two other buttons on Soprano and Julien. During one of the breaks Mika started to talk to fans on the audience a little bit and this was our chance to be noticed by him. When he was asking where other fans are coming from I shouted Poland. He was really surprised where we are coming from because most of fans were from France or Italy. He looked like... After the recording we quickly got out from the studio to wait for our Mika outside. Fortunately, there weren’t that many people yet and we stood in the first row by the railings. While we were waiting other coaches were leaving the studio. Jennifer on motorbike just waved to us. We didn’t see Julien tho. Soprano stopped for a moment and took some pics but let’s be honest everyone were waiting for Mika. Finally he came and what happened next was pure magic. I was surprised that I didn’t forget how to speak standing in front of him. From this place I would like to thank to the other fans that they let us peacefully talk with Mika. There was no shouting, screaming, everyone was waiting calmly for their turn. So THANK YOU for that, it really meant a lot to us. The rest are just beautiful memories. That’s all I can say. I hope you like it.
  5. 16 points
    So this year I upped my game and went to 3 out of 4 live shows (life when you don't work on saturdays anymore XD). But as my brain is riciculously messy I'll put there everything that I have to say about the last weeks in no particular order . And, well, it was fun. I haven't watched a single minute of the show on tv this year so of course I didn't remember any contestant and was rediscovering them again and again but choreographies and special effects and confettis and stuff are enough to keep me busy anyway (also, Mika, somewhere on my left). It was obvious right from the beginning that Frederic was Mika's fave (well having him jumping in the middle of the street shouting how much he luuuuuuuved Frederic and how much he wanted him to win was a good clue anyway 😂) - and he was also ours I have to say: this guy is bonkers but so nice and funny, we had some really good times with him. We gave him a massive round of applause in the middle of the street after his elimination, it was a good moment, happy and sad at the same time... Casanova was more of a surprise. The first week Mika explained (off camera obviously, not in the face of the poor guy) that it was not that easy for him to go and work with someone that, due to circomstances, he didn't really know and didn't really choose. But seing his evolution was really impressive though, and even if I am not that much sensible to his voice or else, I have to admit he reaaallly worked hard. Also he was very polite every time our paths crossed so ten points for the nice guy. And anyway Fredo and Casanova's duet on La Carioca was the very best moment on any season of the Voice. Period. (I love this song and the movie it's from so much and they really did it justice. Also turning my head and seing Mika dancing and singing was the gigantic cherry on the cake 🤩) And then I have to confess I don't remember Mika's other contestants. I think the more time goes the less I am able to focus on anything . No offense to them though, I don't remember the other contestants of the other teams eather. Except for Xam. I just simply adored Xam, and still do, and was always amazed by his performances. Also he was so kind, I would have loved to see him take the crown. But how about Mika then. Well... on set, he was still interesting and funny and all but I think you could really begin to feel that the enthousiasm of the first years is gone. But when the camera wasn't rolling he was the kindest of them all. He was much less tired than last year, and was ready to give so much time to his fans. We could talk about Mennel (he basically said the same thing than in Quotidien 2 weeks ago), or about his album to come (it won't sound like what you're hearing on radio right now. He couldn't do that. So he kind of decided to go backward to be able to go forward...), or about how proud he was to be singing at the Stade de France... I think the most beautiful moment was when he was talking with fans in the middle of the street and then a guy who was just working at the shop in front of the studio came out and said something like "Hello Mika I am sorry to interrupt you, I am not a fan or anything, it's just that I work here and see quite a few celebrities going around, and I am not saying that they're not nice and all but you I just keep seeing you coming here and sharing time and stories with people and you're just being you and you're real with them and I can really see what a beautiful person you are. You're a beautiful soul, one can feel that just by watching you with them. So I decided to come out to tell you that, that's all" That was such a precious moment.. and it was so true.
  6. 15 points
    release of the 3rd and 4th blind audition
  7. 15 points
    Video and pictures of Mika I made after the first recording for The Voice. Enjoy! I promise to write a review from the recording when I find free time VID_20181113_023728.mp4
  8. 14 points
    These are my photos of the evening of 12/11/18 ❤️ 😍
  9. 14 points
    We are not getting too excited yet because Mika often says things that don't actually happen when he says they will He still seems to be working on the album and he hasn't said when in 2019 - could even be December 2019 It will be ready mikasoon
  10. 14 points
    I already said it last year, it´s only 6 days in November, 3 days in December and 3 days in January and then 4 weeks for the live shows in April/May. So he still has enough time for his album and planning the tour. He already had dates for next year when I saw him the last time.
  11. 14 points
    Terrible news about the bridge in Genova. What an awful thing to have happened Hoping MFCers and their families are safe
  12. 14 points
    Remember those times when he completely disappeared for months, without a single Tweet or anything? I certainly prefer the short videos, after all it's his private time now, he's not on tour or doing anything official. We know he already has the tour dates for next year, and we know he has to release the album in time before the tour, so I'm not worried about his activities. August is usually his holiday month, and it's way too hot to work anyway.
  13. 13 points
    Mika will perform live at the grand final of the rugby season 2017/2018 in Paris, at the Stade de France, the 2nd of June 2018. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155781077973040&id=6006248039
  14. 13 points
    Btw, there was a cute little visitor... when Mika first entered the Studio, he brought his Nephew with him. They watched the rehearsals of a song together, that one of the former judges performed. And when Mika needed his mic attached, he sat Beau in Soprano's chair, where he stayed for quite a bit, before Soprano came. Very cute.
  15. 13 points
    Aww, thanks for that! I love watching M&G videos where you can hear him talking to me, but not me talking to him. So I don't have to be embarrassed about my tired stuttering at 2am, but can remember his words & rewatch him smiling at me. 😊 When he was giggling so sweet while talking to me, that was when I asked him whether he can say anything about the tour yet. "No! *giggle*" Yes! And inside when he first saw me (I had a good place to see him when his chair was turned to the audience), he said "Wie geht's?". He doesn't need to speak German for me, actually I prefer talking with him in English, but I love it that he appreciates my presence that way, that's very sweet of him. That little gesture of remembering to turn around and say goodnight to Renate and me in German, and to Nina in English, instead of just talking French for the 95% French fans there, that means a lot to us.
  16. 13 points
    Thanks a lot for letting me know Sofia. mikainstagram Thank you MFC for being there in so many ways for such a long time already. You are now officially an old friend.... seeing as I’m getting a little older too 😊😉 thank you with all my heart for the support and love it doesn’t ever go unnoticed. X
  17. 13 points
    Believe it or not San Antonio aka Frédéric Dard used to type all his books which were all best sellers on a typewriter in his swimming pool And I usually get inspired for my poems when I am driving in my car or swimming in the sea (but I'm not famous yet ) ... seing places and meeting people, seing beautiful artwork, strong emotions, everything that trigger feelings gives inspiration. I remember Mika saying it and I believe it is true from experimenting it. Living in a cave like an hermit is not inspiring Life is Also Mika spent a long time in several studios already and he is entitled to a holiday now Best way to get inspiration going again And his videos are such a pleasure to see So to sum it up Mika makes me happy
  18. 13 points
    So! and as for my opinion on the show... I loved it It was so nice to see Mika perform again! I got super duper excited and I was singing and dancing along on my desk chair, loving his bouncy curls 😍 I tuned in a little late so I started watching from the end of Underwater, but I was able to watch it on youtube after that. Yes he was a little out of breath at times, but seeing that sparkle in his eyes was so nice to see. I really missed seeing him perform like that.
  19. 12 points
    Things get better today. Little by little everything is solved.
  20. 12 points
    Yes, apparently I was very lucky and usually the M&G's after the Voice recordings aren't so long, he often just waves from the car or doesn't stop at all, like on Tuesday. I don't know if I would've gone to see him at the Voice, if he didn't know me for years already and I want him to know I'm still there. And surely not if there had been a gig instead. Because the Voice recording itself really isn't worth it for a Mika fan trip, imo, at least if you don't speak French. The talents are interesting to watch, some really good, others just boring, and all sorts of different music and voices, at least in the show I attended. But that's no reason for me to travel to Paris. Mika concentrates on the talents and on the other jury members, and the show is not about him and his universe, as it was with Casa Mika. I wasn't disappointed by this, it was what I expected, but anyway I don't have the feeling I missed anything because I didn't attend the afternoon recording. Except maybe a few hours spent with my MFC friends, but not as for seeing Mika. I'd have been bored to death til midnight, if I had attended both recordings. Anyway, I feel extremely lucky to have gotten such a M&G, despite the long hours of work for Mika before that. With my 2 small kids, atm I can't see Mika as often as I'd like to, so of course it's very nice that the only chance I got this year was such a success. Back in the old days, we called it "Mika luck", I always had lots of that in the first few years... then it was gone for a while, but now at least sometimes it still seems to be there.
  21. 12 points
    For the sub team and anyone else who wants it: here's the video with the sound re-synced. The video was ahead of the audio, so all I had to do to sync it was put his giggles in slow motion https://mega.nz/#!YjAiiCzK!63oGaX0HXPBhgAdosJeL28jGSSQ8l56V61o-4SE6tXg
  22. 12 points
    Just now I'm watching new season of Polish Top Model. One of the participants who came for casting was from Lebanon. He came with his girlfriend who stayed backstage with the host of the show who said to her: You know that there is the saying, when you once look into the eyes of a Lebanese, you are lost. So hard to disagree with it
  23. 12 points
  24. 12 points
    I managed to be in Paris and to see the show and wrote a small report about it here: https://mikagigs.com/2018/06/03/top-14-grand-finale-2018-stade-de-france/ It was magnificent ❤️ Something exceptional, really. State de France is an enormous place, it's hard to even understand how big it is. I arrived a bit late and reaching my seat in the crowd was difficult because the stairs were so steep they made me feel dizzy and I had to walk sideways. Felt unreal to watch the large green area below and think Mika would perform on it in a couple of hours. As soon as the game was over a giant heart was brought in the middle of the field and it looked absolutely beautiful. I wanted to stand up and raise my hands and scream: LOVE WINS but of course just patiently waited the performance to start. Btw, I think it's quite inevitable Mika was occasionally out of breath during his singing, he had to move a lot and he probably has lost a part of his stage routines during the break. I had the same feeling in Naples 2014 but everything comes back as soon as he starts touring, I'm not worried about that. It was so good to see him on stage again, I listed some of my favourite parts in my report.
  25. 12 points
    The part when they talked about MIKA: (my poor english) the presenter asked the candidates if they get on well with their coaches, each one of them thinks that his coach is the best, then she asked the question directly and specificaly to Casanova, his answer: "seeing what he brought me this year, I trust him 100%, I have never chosen my songs, it was him who chose them for me to surpass myself and to make me grow artistically, and I thank him because without him I would not arrive so far in the competition this year "