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    Mika in France Inter Radio 14th of June 2019

    I sure will translate it into English (Mika's parts mostly) Depending on how much time I have this week or if I can't this week I will next week since I'll be on holidays. It is such a lovely intimate interview and it made my day
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    Mika in France Inter Radio 14th of June 2019

    You can download this free ap "podcast addict" by Xavier Guillemane set it to French radios look for France Inter and download foule sentimentale podcast with Mika. That way you can skip other guests and songs and concentrate on Mika's parts.
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    Mika in France Inter Radio 14th of June 2019

    Thank you so much Eriko :hug:
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    French speaking thread - Part 5

    Bonjour deux places pour RFM à Issy les moulineaux le 15 juin ça interesse quelqu'un? Contactez moi par message privé. Je dois donner une réponse avant 16h
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    The extra ticket thread

    I won two ticks for RFM Issy les moulineaux on June 15th but I can't go. Pm me as early as you can I have to answer before 4 PM today.
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    [The Voice] season-8, France - 2019

    Yes, I loved reading her Here is the translation in English: It wasn't a photo of the prime at all, but a rehearsal photo. I wasn't wearing make up, my hair had not been done, we had just taken ugly pics seated on the studio floor, the mood was good, but on that skinny love, your personal involment moved me more than anything else... During all those coachings, I got to know the real Mika, not the strict coach, but the little kitten going by the name of Michael Hoolbrook Penniman Jr, the real you, the Mika who compares me to his favorite movie (character)[karate kid] even though he knows I have never watched it. Thank you for having always been by my side when I was not well, and taking me higher I'm particularly talking about last Saturday when you managed to give me enough confidence in myself again to be able to go on with the semi final. Thank you for letting me see you as you really are, a coach filled with kindness and love, all through the season. I grew up and so did my love for you, ily @mikainstagram @Kumazzz
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    French speaking thread - Part 5

    C'est une super idée. Par contre moi je suis un peu loin de tout...
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    [The Voice] season-8, France - 2019

    I don't think it's got anything to do with MFC. Some fans had planned a party themselves in case Mika and Whitney won imo. It's a shame the other fans who were there didn't get in though When Mika and Kendji had won, I was there and I stayed for hours until there was only one security guard and me, but all the coaches had gone out dancing and partying somewhere else (except Jenifer) so finally I was too cold and I went back into the camping car.Mika was out dancing very late he said so in the TV news where he was invited the next day.
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    [The Voice] season-8, France - 2019

    Thank you
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    [The Voice] season-8, France - 2019

    There you go @Kumazzz She speaks a lot about Mika At the beginning they pretend to be at The Voice and announce that she is the winner. They said she was the first girl who won and she said no I am the second. From The Voice: The winner is Whitney. Into her coach's arms. Yann Bartez asks her if she had English words in her head then and she said yes but I won't repeat it so Yann Barthez says: What the f*** Yann Bartez: 37.7 for Clement 37.9 for Whitney and Whitney says yes he was very good too. Question: Why do girls win now? Whitney: It seems because girls vote more and usually they vote for handsome boys but now girls also vote for girls. Question: Are you tired? Whitney yes I only slept four hours from 4 AM to 8 AM. Question: You have been in uni studying law in Montpellier for two years. You are twenty and you are from Le Vigan. How did you end up in The Voice? Whitney: It's kind of funny because my father told me to go to a casting for The Voice and I said no to him but I went out with friends the same day in the evening and a friend of mine told me to do The Voice casting and I said yes to him. So the next day I went there I hadn't slept enough and my guitar wasn't tuned and I was carefree and I chose whatever song came to my mind and I was allowed to attend the preselections and then a second selection. Question: That is a tribute to Whitney Houston? Whitney: Yes my father is a huge fan of Whitney Houston so he called me Whitney. I got interested in music and that name puts a bit of pressure on me. Yann Barthez: just a little bit. So last night it was both an hommage to Whitney Houston and to your father with the song One moment in time. Whitney: Yes. Yann Barthez: At the end there is this gesture. Can you do it again? Whitney: It was Mika's idea. Yann Barthez: So Whitney you suffer from fibromyalgia which is not very well know and you decided to be open about it since the beginning. Why? During the blind auditions I was wearing heels as you can but during the KOs which were shot in winter and with the cold and emotions fibromyalgia flaires up so I couldn't hide that I was sick as I needed to use Ginette (my crutch). Yann Barthez: Your clutch has a name? Whitney: Yes I have to spend so much time with it I had to accept it. I explained it to Mika and he said my sister also has a handicap and I told him don't worry I know everything about your life. So since it was going to be seen on TV and anyway I decided to be courageous and use it to share a message about fibromyalgia that you can be different and still make it your strengh. YB Did you almost give up? Yes last week. For the first two lives the public saved me but stress piled up. With Mika we coped with the stress step by step. During the first live we could overcome the stress on the second I walked in spite of the pain in legs thanks to Mika was helping me especially with his hands sending me positive energy (as he had already during the rehearsals giving me his hands to make me walk) which was not filmed. On the semi final Yann Barthez: Because of the stress? It is linked to stress? Whitney: Yes. I had grown up and overcome stress but on the semi final I had the worst fibromyalgia flaire up and I couldn't get up or stand up, the security man had to carry me on the stairs during ramadan thank you Tahar, and when I was standing in my huge white dress I was almost fainting during the rehearsals even though I wasn't moving. I was desperate but Mika did everything to encourage me to go on, he was trying to boost my adrenalin with his words he said to wait and I would be ok. I had been crying all day. Big thanks to the make up artists. Mika kept telling he would catch me if I fell I'm with you (but Ibtild hil.his armchair was far ) you're gonna be ok so adrenalin rushed in and finally I went on the stage and I let passion take over illness as usual and pain stopped. Yann Barthez: Would you say singing is a therapy? You can say it is a bad question. Whitney: No as it is true. Yann Barthez: Yes it's a bad question. You couldn't take painkillers because they would kill your voice? I take them at home if I do nothing like watching Neflix on TV but they will make me droll or unable to move or other not glorious stuff like that, you don't want to know it and you can't do that on TF1 during a prime in front of millions of people but I whined a lot, I did all day so I took coffee instead of meds and I told myself I would be ok and strong and to believe that it would work and it worked so I'm happy. Yann Barthez: When will your album be out and what will it be like? Whitney: I don't know yet, all I know is I want it to be more like me, not like the image I gave during The Voice, more like the real me, not the little diva shown on The Voice but the little musician hiding behind her piano. I want to show the sensitive artist Mika tried to show when he made me sing Adele with make me feel my love. Yann Barthez: So it won't be like Whitney Houston? Whitney: No, more like Whitney Marin and I will be very proud. Yann Barthez: This is the second victory of Mika as a coach so we wish you the same success as Kendji Girac. Whitney: Thanks a lot. Yann Barthez: And your law studies? They go on. My mother is making sure about that. The law school knows I will take the exams in September because they all took place during The Voice. So I have to go back to my books and my studies. I have my dream and I believe in it but my mother always told me if you fall from the stairs it's best to have more stairs underneath not to hurt yourself and I have always listened to her. Lady (talks about The Voice in general with talents from all ages and backgrounds) Everyone congratulates Whitney for winning The Voice. Yann Barthez Whitney's playlist: for waking up Skinny Love, the most beautiful song Chopin Spring Walz, the song for dancing Aya Nakamura Kookie, Can we see the images? You sang with Aya Nakamura yesterday. Whitney: Yes. Yann Barthez: The song for a love night: Chris Isaak No I don't want to fall in love. Guilty pleasure song: Diams et Vitaa confessions nocturnes Yann Barthez: That was our guests playlist. I wish you a great album and to be back soon.
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    Hi from Italy

    Ciao Ginevra and to MFC. Enjoy your time here Here are a few threads you might like to read www.mikafanclub.com/topic/6970-the-mikanictionary-more-random-funnyness www.mikafanclub.com/topic/30851-mika-rare-video-treasures-for-newbies-and-others/ https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/28644-the-looking-for-something-thread-part-ii See you around
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    Hello from the netherlands

    Welcome back Mel Enjoy yourself here and at your first Mika gig I'm sure you'll cherish that memory for ever Three threads to keep you busy in the meantime www.mikafanclub.com/topic/6970-the-mikanictionary-more-random-funnyness www.mikafanclub.com/topic/30851-mika-rare-video-treasures-for-newbies-and-others/ https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/28644-the-looking-for-something-thread-part-ii Have fun here with us
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    Loving Mika

    Welcome to MFC Miri Have fun here with us If you need help around the forum just ask Threads you might like And this one www.mikafanclub.com/topic/30851-mika-rare-video-treasures-for-newbies-and-others/ Have fun with us
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    ¡Hola!

    Hola and welcome to MFC Marisa Your English is fine, don't worry Glad you found us, and glad your life changed for the better This is a good time to join MFC as we are all excited and busy with the new tour and the new album 🍦 Ice Cream is doing great in the charts This is a thread you might enjoy www.mikafanclub.com/topic/30851-mika-rare-video-treasures-for-newbies-and-others/ and this one is great if you're looking for anything Mika related I used to be a teacher as well but I became a nanny and mikaddicted in 2007 I agree with you Mika is a very special man as well as a wonderful artist If you have any questions about the forum feel free to ask me here on by pm. Enjoy your time here
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    Hi from Germany!

    Hi Tanja and to MFC. I'm glad you could get tickets If you need any help around here, just ask Enjoy your time here Here are two threads you might like www.mikafanclub.com/topic/30851-mika-rare-video-treasures-for-newbies-and-others/ and this one
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    Mika on [ Paris Match ] - 6 June 2019

    @Kumazzz @silver Mika the singer. (full translation ) Yann Rabanier Mika : "I am a shark" Mika decided this year to go back to his singing job. He just released a first single, « Ice Cream », on the radios this week, to be followed by a fifth album, « My Name is Michael Holbrook », to be released on October 4th. He is unveiling it for us exclusively about his much-awaited return. Paris Match. You took your time to go back to music ; we have mostly seen you on TV, those last years. Mika. I simply needed that time because I had had enough of the record industry. It is a magical thing that allows to have a privileged job, which I love, but its reality is so harsh.You get to meet the best people in the world as well as the worst. During two years I didn't write anything, following twelve years during which I did lots of things, without ever taking a break.… I also went through a phase when I was telling myself that what I was doing wasn't essential anymore. Music, as my grand-mother said , is not an important thing in life. d But I ended up admitting that it was important for me. It'd even the only thing that gives a meaning to my life. How come you lost the fun side of your job ? Twelve years of tours, of promotion… The previous record was very intimate, very introspective, there was a sort of seriousness attached to it. I needed it back then, but after this experience, it took time to find the spark again. “Ice Cream”, the first single, is a very sexy song, morceau très sexuel, evoks Prince. Is it a tribute? It's one of the last titles I composed. It at was the end of the month of August in Italy it was extremely hot, so I wrote this poem about heat, about the disconfort it provokes, about the bad sides of summer. I had mostly in mind the irreverent pop of the 1990s, Prince's songs of course, but also INXS, but mainly George Michael. Those very sexy songs that are, I don't know why are a bit poorly looked upon today. Yet they made millions of girls and boys dream. "I will be in Europe starting in November" Do you plan to put an end to being in “The Voice” ? As far as I am concerned,no. I find myself well there, it's a very good show. But that being said, I don't know what the producers will decide, it depends weither the show attracts enough audiences and it's a bit complicated at the moment. My tour will start in September in the United States, I will be in Europe starting in November. That decision is not mine. Full interview in number 3656 of Paris Match, sold in press shops and on iphone. MIKA « Call me Michael Holbrook ! » Exclusively for us the singer talks about his 5th album, which will be released in October. A good opportunity to talk about his fifteen years crazy career path. « I am a shark. I am not afraid to face the challenges awaiting for me, on the contrary, challenges are what make my life exciting. » MIKA In the red armchair in « The Voice », he is a perfect, funny, appealing and punchy coach. But Mika has decided this year to finally go back to his singing job. And he's realising a first single, « Ice Cream » this week to be followed by his fifth album, « My Name is Michael Holbrook », out on October 4th , in which he tells more about himself than ever. He is unveiling things, exclusively for us, about his come back that was so expected. Paris Match. How did the spark come back? While travelling on my father's footsteps. I took the car, my dogs and I went to the south of the Unitrd States to try to understand who he was and where he came from. My father is American, born in Jérusalem, brought up in Cairo. He lived in Italy, in Washington, in Boston because his own father was a diplomat. When he was very young, he fell in love with my mother who was Lebanese, and her culture took over in my éducation, in my family's identity. I felt the need to know what was on the other side. How would you define your father? I know there's a kind of genius in him: he went to uni at 16, he speaks six langages , he is very playful and interested about everything. But even if we are very close, his past remained an enigma. My name is Mika Holbrook Penniman, but who are the Pennimans ? We never talked about it, so I went to Savannah, Gorgia, where my father originated from. What did you find there? Bonaventure's cemetary where we have a burial plot, which is one of the oldest in the United States. I found dozens of Penniman family graves, where most men went by the names of William, Frederick, Michael ou Holbrook. Waoh… all these people born before me and going by my name… So I went back home and on the next day I sat at the piano, I started singing “My name is Michael Holbrook, I was born in 1983”. I was saved! To the point of calling your next album “My Name is Michael Holbrook”. Yes, because to find new things to say about yourself, you need to face your past. There are many negative things in my past, family problems that we never talked about. So I decided to talk about everything as I really wanted to portray the man I am today. I wrote a song about my mother, one about the night when I found my sister Paloma after her accident [she fell from the forth story of a building tombée du 4e étage d’un immeuble, and got impaled on the gates ]. I shouldn't talk about it, it's so intimate. But it does a world of good. Being able to transform s**t that falls on you into something strong, emotional, that will make people danse is something similar to a miracle. It's an open album that will make people danse, smile and cry. Ice Cream”, the first single, is a very sexy song, morceau très sexuel, evoks Prince. Is it a tribute? It's one of the last titles I composed. It at was the end of the month of August in Italy it was ectremely hot, so I wrote this poem about heat, about the disconfort it provokes, about the bad sides of summer. I had mostly in mind the irreverent pop of the 1990s, Prince's songs of course, but also INXS, but mainly George Michael. Those very sexy songs that are, I don't know why are a bit poorly looked upon today. Yet they made millions of girls and boys dream. Songs for making love... As far as I am concerned I find it very disruptive to make love with music on! [ He laughs.] But I wanted to retrieve desire rise and hot temperatures, I let myself get carried away by the sensuality of the music. I wrote “Tomorrow” with a similar inspiration, it's a song about that moment at 2 AM when you let yourself go on the back seat of an old car, the feeling of lather on your skin, and of beads of sweat running on your neck… But I also have less naughty songs, don't worry ! Did you coach job in “The Voice” tend to make people forget that you are a musician? I don't think so. TV gave me a chance to show who I really am. I didn't become someone else even though I was behind a screen. People know that I am a singer but they need a reminder of who Mika is. Particularly during the concerts this boy rolling on the floor half naked who sings a cappella in the middle of the audience. Do you plan to put an end to being in “The Voice” ? As far as I am concerned,no. I find myself well there, it's a very good show. But that being said, I don't know what the producers will decide, it depends weither the show attracts enough audiences and it's a bit complicated at the moment. My tour will start in September in the United States, I will be in Europe starting in November. That decision is not mine. You started your carreer in England and you still spend lots of time there. What's Brexit for you? It's complete and utter bulls**t. This whole story is ridiculous and gave plenty of room for political expediency. But if Boris Johnson gets the keys to 10th Downing Street, I will be the first to go down the street and ask for a new référendum. Why do you live in the United States now? I feel fine there for writing, I' m in my bubble. But I wouldn't be able to stay there if I didn't know I can go back to Europe as soon as I want to. To tell the truth I live everywhere. If I was asked to chose I'd be in big trouble. Maybe that in ten years I will have to ask myself the question...but I hope it won't happen. Because basically I am.a true shark. I am not afraid to face challenges that are waiting for me, for me they make life exciting. I would do it in my own way but I would do it. And what about your private life? I am happy. Life challenges you all the time, but as long as you are surrounded by people who love you, you can face everything. Like having a child at some point? Right now it would be the most egoistic thing to do. I experienced it not long ago: I took my nephew with me for a day. And it was a true disaster ! [He laughs.] Did music took took over your private life? I often thought so. But now I am convinced that it is silly to think that way. I often felt a sort of guilt because my work took so much space in my life. Especially as I talk about my family in my songs and that my partner has to cope with it. But everyone must work, why forbidding oneself to create. What will become everything we live if I don't make songs with it. Everything ends up disappearing. Music allows me to keep those moments alive. If I forbade myself to do ot, I would be deeply sad. So I stopped asking myself those questions. And I can assure you it makes life much more easier… Everything you need to know about « My name is Michael Holbrook » A new producer. Mark Crew, who worked with Wombats, Bastille and Rag’n’Bone Man. The musicians. The keyboard of Magnetic Zeros, Adele's guitarist, Paolo Nutini, 's drummer« people I love who worked like crazy during two weeks but are to expensive to take with me on tour. ». The studios. « We started in London, then we went to ICP, in Bruxelles, because they have an incredible collection of analog synths, then in the suburbs of Amsterdam, and then we finished by going back to London. » The tour. « We will be ten on stage with specific clothes. The musicians are learning how to dance, the dancers are learning how to sing. We will rehearse starting this summer during four weeks . »
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    HELLO FROM TURKEY!

    Hi Gülce Glad Irem made you discover Mika and join MFC Welcome here and enjoy your time with us I am French I live in the west part of France. I became a Mika fan instantly when I saw Grace Kelly video for the first time in February 2007. I have two grown up children and a dog Mikado. It took a long time for my husband to understand my fandom and it can still be complicated at times even if it got better. My dreams were to go to Mika gigs, talk with him, make him laugh (as I want to make him happy as much as he makes me) give him gifts and hug him (which happened a few days ago) and all those dreams came true little by little with time which still amazes me but I still want to go to his concerts and meet him afterwards when possible and I always want to make him laugh each time if I can. So my dream now is to keep having fun with him each time it's possible to meet him He is such a sweet man and certainly the best singer on earth to be a fan of as he really cares about his fans He makes me happy everyday and all my Mika family I met thanks to him too Enjoy being part of MFC
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    Music Awards 2019 @ Arena di Verona, 4 June 2019

    Thank you so much Eriko
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    Music Awards 2019 @ Arena di Verona, 4 June 2019

    Thanks a mill Chris
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    Music Awards 2019 @ Arena di Verona, 4 June 2019

    Thank you very much Chris Ice Cream is fabulous on stage
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    "I am McLovin!"

    Hi and to MFC You can use as many smileys as you wish They used to be limited to a certain number by post (25 I think) but with the new forum version I believe there is no more limitation Have fun here and ask if you need any help By the way your MFC name makes me hungry
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    Hi everyone!👋🏻

    Hi and to MFC Have fun here and you will not be bored any more @I'm bored
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    [The Voice] season-8, France - 2019

    I was there too. I thought it had been dammaged while Mika was signing it as someone moved around (when he signed my korean No Place in Heaven someone moved too and his hand moved and so did his siggie.) It's easier to fix if it is just the name (too bad he didn't use erasable pilot pens ) On second thought erasable ink is not a good idea as obviously we want to keep his siggie....sorry I missed you Krys