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  1. On 11/20/2020 at 11:33 AM, Anna Ko Kolkowska said:

     

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    I just noticed when zooming in - what's Emma holding, is that a cigar? :blink: It's blurry, but the way she's holding it between her fingers, it looks like it. :dunno: I think she does smoke, so maybe also cigars - but as that's Mika's dressing room (I think), I hope she wasn't smoking there. :sneaky2:

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  2. 8 minutes ago, Amy hudsone said:

     

    I don't think he is fake, but he is shy and not aware of his capabilities as a singer, I am happy that he is in Mika's team

     

    It's true, insecurity can come across as being fake and arrogant. But as we're on MFC here, it's Mika who sets the standards - and tho he used to be full of insecurities at the beginning of his career, he never seemed fake or arrogant, apart from maybe a few slips. Anyway, I don't see any of the other candidates as very likeable either. Not even Casadilego, tho she's an amazing singer and can transport a lot of emotion in her voice, when I watch her IG stories, it's just meh, not very interesting. So I could imagine Vergo has a chance of winning this thing, he's definitely among my faves, for his performances. Tho well, maybe I'm a bit biased because he's in Mika's team... if it wasn't for the teams, I suppose I'd vote for Casadilego as a winner. 

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  3. 12 minutes ago, krysady said:

    Thank you! :flowers2:

    I find Vergo so fake when he speaks, when he moves, dunno why but I can't stand him :aah:  For me NAIP is an authentic artist and I'm always curios to see his performances.

     

    I see what you mean - but as I probably won't follow any of these artists after XF is over (unless they work together with Mika), I don't care much about whether they're real or fake. I mostly look at their singing and their performance. And Vergo is a great performer, that's undeniable. If I had to choose which of Mika's candidates I'd go to have a drink with, that'd be Naip, he's definitely more likeable and a more deep and interesting person. But as a performer on stage, Vergo touches me more than Naip.

    Well, not everyone can have it all, like Mika does. :teehee: :wub2:

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  4. 27 minutes ago, Natacha. said:

    You're so welcome! :mikalove:

     

     

    Thank you! I've downloaded this one, because apparently they've already deleted again the one you posted yesterday. :rolleyes: Do they just delete it if you post the whole Daily's, would it be better if you only upload Mika's part? Or doesn't it make a difference?

     

    What is Mika saying about Vergo's song, the first time he's speaking with Vergo? I think later he tells Vergo that it seems like he's suffering and he should rather have fun. And in the end I think Mika complains why he always gets the most difficult team, or something like that? :teehee:

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  5. Ah, thanks. So in the first part they'll be singing again songs they've sung before? It makes sense that 2 candidates will have to leave, there are not that many live shows left. I just wish they'd let them sing their newly rehearsed songs first, I think it's not fair if they have to rehearse and invest all this work and then they don't even get the chance to sing it. :sneaky2:

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  6. 4 hours ago, Dreamy_Queen said:

    I'm totally enchanted by Vergo this week. I haven't expected it, but I felt such goosbumps I didn't feel while listening to other's people songs (I mean not Mika) for a long time. 

    So, officially now he's my favourite at XF. It would be a kind of tragedy if he is kicked away. I'm really impressed to see the growth of this guy. Anyway, I hope he won't disappear and will go on on the stage.

     

    I also was stunned by his performance. It felt like a prayer - the atmosphere, the music, the costumes, his movements.... I didn't even notice there was autotune, but imo this performance had this special something that Mika said he was looking for.

     

    What are the rules for the next Live, does it change every time?! Why is there a risk that Naip can't perform his song? He sounded awesome in yesterday's rehearsal, I want to hear it!!

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  7. 50 minutes ago, Natacha. said:
    Mika was on for like 2 minutes :crybaby:and Warning: It's not perfect, had to do some editing

     

    Perfect enough, Mika is singing. :wub2: :wub2: Thank you!! :hug:

    And wow, I'm amazed that Naip can do such a song, very melodic! Looking forward to his performance on the next live. Mika also says a few words about the song, that it's about love without cliché, starting with wanting to throw love away and ending with begging for it to return - and that this is beautiful because it's true. It's good that he explains the song, just from reading the lyrics I wouldn't have understood the meaning - the translator often only makes half sense with lyrics, because lyrics often aren't schoolbook grammar.

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  8. 1 hour ago, Kumazzz said:

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    Live chat con @v3rgo

    In diretta con @v3rgo e @samsungitalia 💣 special guest:@eddamariacarla 📞 #XF2020

     

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    Starting at 5:50, the question is how is your relation with Mika. I don't understand much of his answer, I think I understand something like that Mika believes in Vergo and Naip, and in the end Vergo says it's an artistic relation and it's very good. Anyway he doesn't seem overly excited to me, I have the feeling he's struggling for words a bit. Maybe someone who speaks Italian can give us a clearer idea of what he says?

    Edit: And at 7:05 there's another question, something about songs and Mika and Naip - but not sure what it's about, songs that represent them? That he'd dedicate to them? Anyway he says "La Bomba" for Mika, and something about autotune.

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  9. Mika IG story yesterday, a repost of MFC's repost of a fan with a tattoo saying 'Who gives a shit about tomorrow' - tho in Mika's story it's not readable at all anymore, I already found it hard to read in the MFC one, so not sure what he wanted to say by reposting this. :teehee: Well I do understand why he'd like a tattoo of this songline, because for getting a lasting tattoo you just have to give a shit about tomorrow. But I mean what's the point if no one can read it. It's nice to hear from him though, even if it's random. And the song is playing too, so maybe that's why. :dunno_grin:

     

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  10. So, let me just make this clear again: In my first post on here when I said Mika doesn't mind, I did NOT mean people telling him they want to have sex with him. I was talking about my own comments, which are telling him in different (imo respectful) ways that he looks attractive, and from what I gathered that isn't the problem you're talking about. Like Sabine, I hadn't (still haven't) seen those comments in question - not sure if that's because social media shows me mostly the comments that me and my friends might be interested in the most, and/or just because I usually don't scroll down to read everything. Especially posts in different languages, I only click on those if I think it's news about Mika, or an interesting discussion, because I have to let Twitter translate those for me (Instagram doesn't do that - and even with the translation I still don't always get the meaning).

     

    So yeah, if you say that those who write such comments aren't the ones who are discussing here, I suppose we mostly agree. :dunno_grin: It's still good to have this discussion, because maybe those whom it concerns might read it at some point and think more before they post. 

     

    As for those of you who talked about calling people out: I think it's always a better choice to write to the person in private, and just tell them about your concerns in a polite way - specifically relating to the comment/s in question, because no one will be happy to hear that you generally think of them as a bad and respectless person. Either they're interested in a discussion with you and take your concerns seriously, or they aren't - in the latter case, nothing will change anyway, no matter what you say. If you can't reach them privately, because you only know them on Twitter and they don't follow you there, maybe you can also answer to the Tweet in question with a link to this thread. I think these would be appropriate and polite ways to let people know that a certain post by them offended you, and discuss it with them. If you're open for a discussion yourself, of course. Not everyone is, on both sides. Just posting a general "some people post offensive stuff" on Instagram won't change anything. So it's good Chandler that you opened this thread, to discuss these things. :thumb_yello:

     

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  11. 2 hours ago, Gigimau said:

     Schönen Abend, Mellody!

    Ich bin (noch) gesund, im Bekannten- und Verwandtenkreis gibt es aber leider einige Erkrankte und leider werden es immer mehr. Deswegen halte ich mich an die Regeln und bleib zuhause und nutze das Internet um mit anderen zu kommunizieren. Mein kleiner Neffe leidet darunter am meisten, kein Kindergarten, keine Freunde - mit 3 Jahren versteht man sowas nicht wirklich. Aber ich denke, bei deinen Kindern ist das ähnlich. 

    Liebe Grüße aus Kärnten

    Gigimau

     

    Ich hoffe, du bleibst gesund. Gehörst du zur Risikogruppe? Ich kenne zum Glück im Umfeld niemanden, der positiv getestet wurde, toi toi toi - habe aber gelesen, dass Österreich das im Verhältnis zur Bevölkerung am meisten betroffene Land weltweit ist derzeit, das ist schon hart. :( Wie hast du es denn in deinem Umfeld wahrgenommen vor dem Lockdown, haben sich die Leute daran gehalten, möglichst wenige Kontakte zu pflegen und Masken zu tragen, oder eher nicht?

     

    Hier sind die Kindergärten ja bislang noch offen, aber im März-Mai war's dasselbe hier. Mein Sohn versteht das ja alles schon, vermisst aber die Kontakte zu anderen Kindern wenn der Kindergarten zu ist. Dem fällt dann hier die Decke auf den Kopf. Meine Tochter ist zwar zum Glück flexibel, auch wenn sie es nicht versteht, ihr gefällt's auch daheim - aber durch den Kindergarten macht sie ständig so tolle Entwicklungsfortschritte (sie hat ja eine Behinderung, durch die sie entwicklungsverzögert ist), dass man es sofort merkt, wenn sie mal 2-3 Wochen nicht dort ist. Zum Glück stehen Kinder mit Behinderung und Integrationsplatz inzwischen auf der Liste der Kinder, für die eine Notbetreuung vorgesehen ist. Nicht an oberster Stelle, aber immerhin besser als im März.

    Naja, schaugn mer mal wie's weitergeht. 

  12. 2 hours ago, Susan Smith said:

    Chandler perfectly articulated the point I wanted to make. One concept the feminist movement is very keen to educate people on, is that someone sexualising themselves does not give YOU the right to sexualise them. You often see comments from men online like “how can women post revealing sexy pictures of themselves like this, then get mad when people objectify them?😂”. The reason is the same as why people chose to take showers but will get angry if you unexpectedly throw a bucket of water over them. There’s no crime in speaking sexually of things INTENDED to be sexual, but overly sexualising normal things is when it becomes sexualisation. Also no ones trying to police peoples thoughts, I just think it’s a matter of what might be distasteful to post online. And obviously tastes differ! Which is why we were just sharing what others find to be distasteful and uncomfortable, so that people are aware of that❤️

     

    I agree with you on that. And sorry Chandler if it came across to you as if I meant this with my comment about Mika humping things on stage. It's not what I mean. I can elaborate on this more tonight, when I have more time.

     

    What I'm still trying to figure out in this discussion is what comments we're talking about here. It's a HUGE difference to me whether someone comments a pic of Mika with "😍" than saying "the things I'd do to him". No matter if they're 16 or 60. I thought with this thread Chandler might also be referring to my Tweets about the video of Mika opening his jacket to show his abs. But maybe that's a misinterpretation by me? I definitely don't want to defend any comments that are saying "Mika I want to f*** you" in some way.

     

    As I said, I'll post more tonight, am busy now.

  13. 9 hours ago, miknikel said:

    I agree with Melody on many points. For example, Mika himself said several times when he presented his last album that pop music had become de-sexualized. From there to deduce that this is part of the "game", there is only one step. Of course this doesn't mean that we have to forget all respect for it. Some of the comments you mention could be described as of dubious taste. But your publication also makes me wonder about one thing: is it only a question of age? Anonymity gives wings. For example, a person who regularly published comments on Mika, on the verge of indecency, I was petrified when I learned that she was just 13 years old. I believe that it is up to each of us to weigh up our comments, while keeping in mind a few common sense rules. Make sure you don't shock anyone, including Mika, of course. Afterwards, it remains true that not everyone has the same vision on the subject, but I wonder if before being a question of age, it is not rather a question of state of mind. In any case, it is interesting to have different points of view and to be able to talk about it in all serenity

     

     

    I think that's a good point. Disrespectful and very explicit comments, of people of all ages, are something that I think none of us wants to see. But I don't see anything disrespectful in the 😍 smiley, for example. So maybe it's more a question of our different views on what a disrespectful or explicit comment is? I guess it might make sense that a 12 year old has different views on this than a 16 year old than a 30 or 40 year old. 

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  14. Not sure this will work. I suppose especially now in times of Corona they'd be extra careful. Anyway I wouldn't count on it that he'd get a letter sent to the XF studio. Maybe just call them and ask what they do with letters sent to the judges and talents at this address?

  15. Chandler, you do have some good points, I also cringe at comments like "the things I'd do to him" (tho luckily it's rare that I see such explicit comments) or the photoshopped images of Mika's head on naked bodies. Also, once my own kids will be old enough to get on social media, I might have to consider setting my profiles to private - but that is independent from any comments in particular, but just because I know that my hobby of following a popstar might be considered "weird" by others, and while I have no problem at all explaining and defending this to any of my own contacts, I don't think my kids should be put in the situation of having to explain or defend it to their peers. That is still years away for me though, and something I'll discuss with my kids then.

     

    As for my own comments about Mika's body, I don't feel bad or embarrassed about them, and I'm still trying to figure out why they would be offending to younger fans, as you say. And it seems you think also to Mika himself, "the poor fella", and that is something I definitely don't see. Do you think when he does things like humping the stage or opening his jacket to show his abs (initiated by a woman in her mid-30s, btw - just wondering, how do you see Emma's role in this?), that he expects people to ignore it? Or just for everyone except teenagers to keep a distant, academic look on it? I can assure you that he loves the looks and screams he gets for this when he's on stage, and that this is something he misses these days when he can't do shows. So all I'm doing is show him from a distance, by commenting on social media, what I would usually show him at one of his gigs. And not just to him, but for everyone to see - that he's a very attractive and sexy man, to men and women of all ages.

     

    And yes, first and foremost he's a musician, of course. But not only. It changed throughout his career, but last year, with the release of Ice Cream and the sexy dancers at the summer festivals, also with some of the interviews he did at that time, he went in a direction that surprised me at the time, towards the image of a sex symbol. And I gotta say I was very skeptical about that at first, I feared it might get superficial, just focused on show - he was suddenly dancing choreographies like a boyband and had dancers on stage who just pretended to play instruments, like WTF?! Luckily there was no need to worry, his latest album is his best, in my opinion. Same for the Revelation tour. There were one or two interviews where he named popstars like Prince or Michael Hutchence as an example of how such contradictions could well work together, the musician who also is a sex symbol - and I think he definitely doesn't have to hide behind them.

     

    The thing is, and I wonder if maybe this is the point that the younger fans might be missing if they see *just* the comments about his body on Twitter: His body and his good looks definitely aren't the *reason* why I follow him, they are just a nice extra about this extraordinary musician and wonderful, deep, smart and kind man that Mika is. And also that is something that Mika knows very well, that most of his fans don't just follow him for his looks.

    Among all the comments I wrote about his music and art and smart choices and other sophisticated things on Twitter and Instagram over the last few months, do you know which of my comments got a "like" from him? One where I wrote, among other things, "you're just trying to kill me again with pictures in a pink outfit". :lmfao::dunno_grin:

     

     

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  16. Here are a few bits of/about the Daily 13, which sadly we didn't get a full recording of (shame, it seemed to be one of the most interesting :crybaby:). 

     

    The video for this is gone, it was a clip filmed from TV, where Vergo was talking with Mika and had tears in his eyes. But Elena was so nice to translate what was said in that clip (and after):

     

    Also someone wrote on Twitter that Mika mentioned a German word, "Gesamtkunstwerk" (which is a concept made popular by Richard Wagner, Mika had mentioned it before at some point years ago). But I don't know in which context.

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  17. 8 hours ago, Gigimau said:

    Herbst 2020, und der nächste große Lockdown steht an...… die ideale Gelegenheit, Mika zu hören, oder?  Wo seit ihr, österreichische Fans? Meldet euch mal !

     

    Hach ja, bin gespannt wie lang's in DE noch dauert bis zum nächsten großen Lockdown - würde mich sehr wundern, wenn wir darum herumkommen diesen Herbst/Winter. Alles Gute für dich! Wie gehts dir denn?

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