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  1. i'd totally forgotten about these photos! thanks for posting them i knew what i was doing when i named the thread Thanks for that info! Makes sense it turned out to be Jake Shears since Mika used to get compared to Scissor Sisters quite often
  2. his face is beautiful, but a thread for pics of Mika wearing masks or other face coverings seems overdue ...or Mika holding masks, or Mika in the vicinity of masks, etc
  3. which do you like better? NEW COLOR SCHEME TESTING OPTION 1 ---Or make it dark red for entries names orange for extinfo categories pink for references black for regular text purple for new and updated, blue for links, and green for extentries multiple sections A * Adams, Bryan - Canadian singer-songwriter, musician and photographer who photographed Mika in a kilt with Melachi in his London studio for Comic Relief in February 2011. Adams has won many awards and sold millions of albums worldwide. * Åhlund, Klas - Swedish songwriter, record producer, and guitarist. On the album The Origin Of Love he co-produced and co-programmed "Elle Me Dit", "Emily", and "Overrated". He co-produced and did percussion programming on the album version of "Boum Boum Boum". On Mika’s repertoire.sacem.fr/ listing it says Klas co-wrote the song “L O V E” with Mika, but nothing more is known about this song. He is the founding member of the Swedish rock band Teddybears. As a songwriter and producer he has worked with artists such as Robyn, Sugababes, Ke$ha, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Melody Club, Katy Perry, and Madonna. -In a German Interview with Piranha magazine from October 2012 Mika spoke of Klas: "It's funny, because we are getting along well. I think we have a similar humour, I think he is very, very funny. Because he is sitting there, with his long beard, and he… is wasting little energy. But he is doing all these different things, so much different kinds of music, I love that!" * *UPDATED!* Ain't Got No/I Got Life - Nina Simone song (1968) that Mika covered (with the Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra) on Jools Holland’s "Annual Hootenanny" in 2007. Her original version is actually a medley of two songs from the 1960’s musical Hair, with lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. During the opening number of En Direct De L'Univers in January 2020 parts of Mika's favorite songs were sung for him, including this song because Mika chose it as a song that describes him the best. LYRICS: lyrics CREDITS: original lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, and original music by Galt MacDermot LENGTH: 2:17 (original) ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON: on cast recordings of Hair as two separate songs. Nina’s combined cover appeared on her album 'Nuff Said PERFORMED BY MIKA: once, on TV, on the Jools Holland’s "Annual Hootenanny" on December 31, 2007 on BBC2, with Jools on piano and the Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. QUOTES: ---On W9’s "Les 25ans de RTL2" broadcast on December 19, 2019 Mika was asked what song represents him the most, and he replied: "Nina Simone, I've Got Life". OTHER INFO: Nina’s version charted at #2 in the UK and at #1 in The Netherlands. * Airside - design company (1998-2012) who helped turn Mika's art into sleeve designs and did artwork for Life In Cartoon Motion, including the animated "Relax (Take It Easy)" music video. They co-curated Mika's July 2007 art exhibit at Blink Gallery with Mika and DaWack. * Albi - French 18-year-old (at the time of his auction) singer from Lyon who was one of Mika’s contestants on season 8 of The Voice France. He made it to the 15th episode on May 18, 2019 before he got eliminated. Albi, Whitney Marin, Gjon’s Tears, and London Loko sang “Elle Me Dit” in an exclusive video posted on the TF1 site on May 16, 2019. PHOTO * The All-American Rejects - American rock band founded in 1999. Their 2012 album Kids In The Street was produced by Greg Wells, and features the song "Heartbeat Slowing Down" which Mika sang backing vocals on. * *NEW!* Allen, Lily - English singer, songwriter, actress, and television presenter. Mika sang a little bit of her 2006 single "LDN" (from her album Alright, Still) in the Live In Cartoon Motion documentary. At the end of the Children In Need show in 2009 Mika, Lily, and all the other performers sang The Beatles' song "Hey Jude". -In a February 2007 interview the interviewer asked her "Mika is getting popular here, and I know he’s massive in the U.K. right now. Do you have an opinion about him?" and Lily answered: "I haven’t heard much of his stuff. I’ve only heard the one song that’s on the radio in the U.K., which is called ‘Grace Kelly’. I like that; I think it’s all right." PHOTO beside him on CiN * Allgood, Chris - New York audio engineer at The Lodge. He was mastering assistant on "Boum Boum Boum", "L’amour Fait Ce Qu'il Veut", "Beautiful Disaster", "Feels Like Love", and Mika’s cover of "Je Chante". He also has done work for Brandon Flowers, Braids, Slightly Stoopid, and many others. * Alphabeat - Danish pop band, fronted by singers Stine Bramsen and Anders Stig Gehrt Nielsen, who opened for Mika on a few dates of the Dodgy Holiday Tour in Europe in 2008. They did the "Relax (Take It Easy)" Alpha Beat Mix which appears on some versions of the single. * Alvarez, Carlos - co-recording engineer on "Love Today". He has won six Latin Grammy Awards and has done engineering and production for many artists such as Marc Anthony, Julio Iglesias and Carrie Underwood, Jose Feliciano, Alejandro Sanz and many others. PHOTO * *UPDATED!* Amore Che Vieni, Amore Che Vai - song (1966) by Fabrizio De Andrè which Mika performed on Rai1 at Sanremo Music Festival on February 6, 2020. More information about "Beautiful Disaster" (featuring only Mika): LYRICS: Italian lyrics and English translation CREDITS: originally written by Fabrizio De André LENGTH: original 2:50 ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON: a b-side of De Andrè’s single “Geordie” in 1966, and also on his 1968 album Volume III PERFORMED BY MIKA: once, for his performance at the Sanremo Music Festival on February 6, 2020, which aired on Italian TV station Rai 1 QUOTES: ---During the Sanremo Music Festival on February 6, 2020 Mika said in Italian: “When I learned Italian I only knew how to say ‘hello’, ‘thank you’, and ‘in the blue painted blue’. I realized that the more you know Italy the less you understand it. But listening to your music I was able to really get to know Italy with Dalla, Battiato, Tenco and De Andrè, who made me understand how many things about Italy and me. When I was asked to pay homage to the Italian song from this stage I got scared: then I told myself that I shouldn't fear anything because my friend De Andrè is at my side." OTHER INFO: - More information about "Beautiful Disaster" (featuring Fedez): LYRICS: Italian lyrics and English translation CREDITS: originally written by Fabrizio De André LENGTH: original 2:50 ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON: a b-side of De Andrè’s single “Geordie” in 1966, and also on his 1968 album Volume III PERFORMED BY MIKA: once, for his performance at the Sanremo Music Festival on February 6, 2020, which aired on Italian TV station Rai 1 QUOTES: -- OTHER INFO: - * Amore Disperato - Nada (a female Italian singer) song (1983) which Mika sang alone on the fourth episode of Stasera Casa Mika (2017 season). * OPTION 2 ---Maybe make it dark red for entries names purple for references orange for extinfo categories black for regular text green for new and updated, blue for links, and bluepurple for extentries multiple sections A * *UPDATED!* Ain't Got No/I Got Life - Nina Simone song (1968) that Mika covered (with the Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra) on Jools Holland’s "Annual Hootenanny" in 2007. Her original version is actually a medley of two songs from the 1960’s musical Hair, with lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. During the opening number of En Direct De L'Univers in January 2020 parts of Mika's favorite songs were sung for him, including this song because Mika chose it as a song that describes him the best. LYRICS: lyrics CREDITS: original lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, and original music by Galt MacDermot LENGTH: 2:17 (original) ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON: on cast recordings of Hair as two separate songs. Nina’s combined cover appeared on her album 'Nuff Said PERFORMED BY MIKA: once, on TV, on the Jools Holland’s "Annual Hootenanny" on December 31, 2007 on BBC2, with Jools on piano and the Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. QUOTES: ---On W9’s "Les 25ans de RTL2" broadcast on December 19, 2019 Mika was asked what song represents him the most, and he replied: "Nina Simone, I've Got Life". OTHER INFO: Nina’s version charted at #2 in the UK and at #1 in The Netherlands. * Al Cuore Fa Bene Far Le Scale - Patrizia Cavalli poem (2012) set to music by Diana Tejera. On the fourth episode of Stasera Casa Mika (2016 season) Patrizia and Mika performed the song together. PHOTO - PHOTO * Alexander, Olly - English musician, singer, songwriter and actor. He is the lead singer of the synth-pop band Years & Years. He picked the Joni Mitchell song "River" and chatted with Mika on the episode of BBC Radio 2’s ‘Mika: The Art Of Song’ which aired on December 26, 2018. On that same episode Mika said Olly is “a musician, a songwriter that I like very much” and played the Years & Years song "King". * *NEW!* AlexandLiane - directors of the music video for "Happy Ending". They have also directed videos for Scissor Sisters, Tiga, Bloc Party, La Roux and many others. * Alfa System - Italian company formed in 1987 which specializes in the design, construction and installation of equipment, machines and installations specifically for the theater and public showrooms in general. They did the scenography and control systems for Stasera Casa Mika (2017 season, and probably 2016 too) with scenographer Riccardo Bocchini, including the large M-I-K-A motorized letters, motorization of a scenic heart, and a circular-shaped mobile platform. PHOTO * Aliagas, Nikos - French-Greek journalist, photographer, singer, actor, and radio and TV host, known for being the host of the French singing competitions Star Academy and The Voice France. He interviewed Mika on radio for Europe 1 on September 22, 2012; and Europe 1’s Sortez du Cadre in 2015 and 2016. He and Mika appeared on several TV shows together including the NRJ Awards ceremony in 2010 and 2012; 50 Mn Inside; La Chanson de l’Année; Toute la Musique Qu'on Aime (shot in Paris on December 14, 2015 and broadcast on December 31 on TF1); La Chanson Secrète on September 14, 2019; and The Voice Kids France when Mika was a guest on October 25, 2019. He's appeared with Mika in several photos, and has taken many black & white photos of Mika. He called Mika on his 32nd birthday and left Mika a birthday song message along with Greek singer Nana Mouskouri. He attended Mika’s Bercy concert on December 22, 2019. BORN: May 13, 1969 in Paris NATIONALITY: French-Greek FULL NAME/ALSO KNOWN AS: Nikólaos Aliágas ADDITIONAL BIO: He lived in France and Greece during his childhood. In addition to hosting all 8 seasons of The Voice France and Star Academy from 2001 to 2008, he’s also hosted shows like La Chanson de l'Année (2011-2017), 50' Inside, the NRJ Awards ceremony from 2009 to 2016, and Gros Plan (2007), released an album of duets called Rendez-Vous (2007), and published a book called I Was Born Greek: The Mythology or The School of Life (2003). He speaks five languages (as of 2003). OTHER APPEARANCES WITH MIKA: They appeared together in a commercial for the 2010 NRJ Awards. QUOTES: ---In a short piece in Paris Match magazine in August 2015 Nikos said: "On his face I see a little brother, two heads taller than me. A man with multiple talents who becomes someone else when he gets on a stage dressed up in his showman glitter suit. Mika is naturally playful with a touch of genuine courtesy. At the same time a bit of the British gentleman phlegm and an Oriental piercing eye which sees everything, Mika is a star, but when I take pics of him, I see a conquering child with a serious look in his eyes as if one had to climb on top of all peaks in the world because life is too short and that time plays with us." ---On December 22, 2019 Nikos instagrammed a photo of Mika performing that evening at AccorHotels Arena captioned in French with: “From the great, the very great @mikainstagram tonight on stage. Songwriter Mika is also a charismatic showman who fills the space with light and joy. A packed house, and Mika on the wire, reaching out, balancing over the abyss. Sometimes Icarus, sometimes Béjart, the artist raises the body and the voice in a total gift of his person. No more hell, no more Paradise, just a world where everyone is himself because he loves without posture and without blinkers. The energy for sharing, with the hip sway of a @mickjagger and the arena instinct of an @georgemofficial is what it means to be #Pop in 2020... or almost 2020. Proud to have seen him again on stage. Bravo my friend Mika, you are unique. #instanikos #revelationtour.” OTHER INFO: - HIS IMPORTANT LINKS: twitter | wikipedia PHOTOS: together at The Voice December 2015 - together at the shooting of Toute la Musique Qu'on Aime on December 14, 2015 - together on La Chanson Secrète 2019 -collage of Mika photos taken by Nikos VIDEO: clip of Mika & Nikos on The Voice aired March 2019 * Allen, Lily - English singer, songwriter, actress, and television presenter. Mika sang a little bit of her 2006 single "LDN" (from her album Alright, Still) in the Live In Cartoon Motion documentary. At the end of the Children In Need show in 2009 Mika, Lily, and all the other performers sang The Beatles' song "Hey Jude". -In a February 2007 interview the interviewer asked her "Mika is getting popular here, and I know he’s massive in the U.K. right now. Do you have an opinion about him?" and Lily answered: "I haven’t heard much of his stuff. I’ve only heard the one song that’s on the radio in the U.K., which is called ‘Grace Kelly’. I like that; I think it’s all right." PHOTO beside him on CiN * *NEW!* Alice - one of three pseudonyms which Mika uses to write songs for other singers, including Eros Ramazzotti’s "Ci Parliamo Da Grandi". Mika also said that if he was to have a son he'd name him Alice. More information about "Beautiful Disaster" (featuring only Mika): LYRICS: Italian lyrics and English translation CREDITS: originally written by Fabrizio De André LENGTH: original 2:50 ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON: a b-side of De Andrè’s single “Geordie” in 1966, and also on his 1968 album Volume III PERFORMED BY MIKA: once, for his performance at the Sanremo Music Festival on February 6, 2020, which aired on Italian TV station Rai 1 QUOTES: ---During the Sanremo Music Festival on February 6, 2020 Mika said in Italian: “When I learned Italian I only knew how to say ‘hello’, ‘thank you’, and ‘in the blue painted blue’. I realized that the more you know Italy the less you understand it. But listening to your music I was able to really get to know Italy with Dalla, Battiato, Tenco and De Andrè, who made me understand how many things about Italy and me. When I was asked to pay homage to the Italian song from this stage I got scared: then I told myself that I shouldn't fear anything because my friend De Andrè is at my side." OTHER INFO: - More information about "Beautiful Disaster" (featuring Fedez): LYRICS: Italian lyrics and English translation CREDITS: originally written by Fabrizio De André LENGTH: original 2:50 ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON: a b-side of De Andrè’s single “Geordie” in 1966, and also on his 1968 album Volume III PERFORMED BY MIKA: once, for his performance at the Sanremo Music Festival on February 6, 2020, which aired on Italian TV station Rai 1 QUOTES: -- OTHER INFO: - * Ali Di Libertà - Andrea Bocelli song (2018) which Mika and Andrea sang as a duet when Mika was a guest at Andrea’s charity concert at Teatro Del Silenzio in Lajatico, Italy on July 25, 2019. posting with firefox kept italics and underlines, but posting with chrome or edge did not. pasting from mfc with chrome to docs worked fine.
  4. yeah cuz i'm always tweaking little things and adding tidbits of info. I don't do editing directly in the MFC thread for several reasons, but the main ones are that i can edit google docs offline, and i have a record of all the changes in case something bad happens
  5. @dcdeb @mellody Ooh I used to know html but all that left my brain years ago xD There are over 1300 entries. Formatting after pasting would take 10 million years. I’ve been messing around, testing, changing my process, and I think i’ve got something that’ll work. It’s gonna take ages at first, but hopefully will be faster (or at least not slower) for subsequent updates.
  6. ok, so for the Mikapedia thingy i'd always edit it in a google doc then copy and paste it onto MFC. To get it to look how i want i'd use code like [B]for bold text[/B] or [color=#008000]to make the text green[/color]. But when i tested it the codes no longer work. Is this something you can enable or do i have to totally rethink how i do Mikapedia?
  7. what's the video exclusive? I shazamed the song but didn't see anything about the video
  8. yay, i got my job back & can afford to buy these now!! 🤑 Has anyone found them for sale on a site that will ship to the USA? Or can someone in Europe please buy me bunch and I'll pay you for them plus shipping? i neeeeeeed them, cold season is coming up and these are useful. also, i wanna show Mika's mad design skills off to everyone who ever asks me for a tissue
  9. seems like this day? He did WAG and Poker Face for Live Lounge. acoustic Rain might've been on Greg James's show
  10. I got the email this morning saying my order has shipped, UPS says it’ll arrive Monday. Looks like it’s coming from Florida but hopefully yours will ship soon too!
  11. 5 year anniversary updates DONE IN THE WEEKS OF Dec 26 2019 - Mar 26 2020: added new entries and extended info entries (see below), made more collages, added many new photos and quotes to older entries, added & updated tour dates, more Mika “research”, made major updates to some entries and countless little edits to others, removed a couple entires i decided aren't important enough, etc. NEWLY ADDED ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES Alphabeat - Azar, Tristan - Bill Murphy Studios - Boisjoli, Brigitte - Boulay, Isabelle - Cancellalo Amore - Chela - The Cottage Studio - De Andrè, Fabrizio - Drouginska, Tanya - En Direct De L'Univers - Freed, Lance - Gratton, Antoine - Ha-Na, Lee - ICP Studios - Ka Tong Ren Sheng - Knockin On Heaven’s Door - La Fabrique - Loriot, Thierry-Maxime - Moffatt, Ariane - Moukattaf, Austin - Nevsky, Alex - Ofenbach - One Eyed Jack’s - Paola, Danna - Peyroux, Madeleine - Portraits - Theia - Tomalty, Jonas - Viktor & Rolf - Villaneuve, Annie - Warchild NEWLY ADDED ENCYCLOPEDIA EXTENDED INFO ENTRIES Amore Che Vieni, Amore Che Vai - Au Diable le Paradis - Mark Crew - MIKA, Live from Brooklyn Steel - Dan Priddy UP NEXT: things to do maybe someday if i remember & get around to it: somehow changing up the ARTWORK line for all the albums and singles, making more collages for stuff, adding more quotes especially about/by the guests on Casa Mika, linking to more photos and videos (especially the older entries), more researching in old interviews and videos and threads, adding more bits of bio & other info, removing more entries that have info covered elsewhere, quotes and info gleaned from Mika's multilingual dance party cooking videos, and everything more -next update should be in June-ish
  12. thank you for updating us! every so often something will remind me of the merch and i say to myself 'oh yeah, i ordered some stuff ages ago, hmm i should probably check into that'
  13. Mika birthday project idea that i can't post in the thread cuz it's closed but i don't want to forget so i'm putting it here: an online video present! people could sing for him or just give Mika birthday wishes or act something out or whatever. a present doesn't have to be a physical thing 

    1. Lilyen

      Lilyen

      I love this idea!!!! Like that vid from Milan... When ppl sang celebrate! 

    2. Irem Aytepe

      Irem Aytepe

      that's great idea

    3. silver

      silver

      The thread is open again now

  14. they've all been cancelled already, all the South and North American dates hopefully he'll reschedule later in the year
  15. good question! i started looking into this too, and this guy seems the most promising https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thierry_Wasser
  16. welcome to MFC!! i'm Dee from the middle of the USA 👋 here's a useful thread if you've got Mika questions:
  17. Mika radio interview on Hot30 Melbourne, Australia 2007 https://content.invisioncic.com/r259115/monthly_2019_08/1930976406_2007_06.04Hot302dayFMSydneyAus.mp4.a5b4a148ca1a7e4b9257919153641d2b.mp4 better quality pics cuz he is adorbs: here's the thread:
  18. bad news The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will now take place October 9-11 and October 16-18, 2020. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/10/entertainment/coachella-postponed-coronavirus/index.html Hopefully Mika will be able to come back to California on those dates
  19. here's mine... btw this is only compared other Mika songs. my jars for almost all other other non-mika albums would be pretty much empty xD
  20. Just off the top of my head, without over thinking this... LICM: Happy Ending TBWKTM: Touches You SFS EP: Lady Jane TOOL: Overrated NPIH: Good Wife MNIMH: Dear Jealousy Honorable mentions: Promiseland, Tah Dah, Tomorrow, One Foot Boy
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