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Lunari last won the day on October 27 2016

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  1. Lunari

    Mika's collaboration with Pilot!

    If it's just a couple of tweets, then I agree that Pilot probably won't be that bothered. Like I said, I think asking politely is fine, as long as you keep in mind that they may have different plans or perhaps already support a different charity and aren't willing to add another one at the moment. Good luck!
  2. Lunari

    Mika's collaboration with Pilot!

    I don't think anyone doubts your good intentions and I, for one, would love to see this initiative succeed. I don't even think there's anything wrong in politely asking Pilot if they would consider donating some of the profits. However, I think what some of us are concerned about is that in your previous post you said: "So far we haven't gotten a reaction from the company, despite tweeting a lot, but we will not give up, we hope for a reaction". This sounds like people are sending Pilot lots of tweets about this, which could annoy them and make them think twice about working with Mika in the future. When they made a deal with him, they were obviously hoping to make a profit (because that's how businesses operate), and they're not required to donate any of it if they don't want to. If they do, that's great, but being flooded with donation requests from his fans probably won't help the cause and might even hurt Mika's future business prospects.
  3. Last time I was at a taping, a guy sitting next to me was wearing a t-shirt with lots of writing. A staff member came to check if there were any logos there, and when she saw that there weren't, she let him be. So, I'm sure your pineapple shirt will be fine as well.
  4. I think all (or almost all) Italian posts on Mika's FB are geotagged - when I was in Italy last year, I could see a lot more posts there than I usually do. Maybe his team just thinks that most non-Italian fans aren't interested in these things and might be annoyed by seeing a bunch of posts in Italian? I really don't know, but I wish they didn't exclude international fans who actually want to see these posts and participate in giveaways.
  5. Lunari

    Mika's English accent?

    From what I remember, he finds living there very lonely, but he says this makes it the perfect place for recording albums (as there aren't many other things to focus on).
  6. Lunari

    Mika's English accent?

    An interesting thing he has said about his accent is that when he's in America in a place that he likes, for example New York, he starts sounding more American. But when he's in a place that he hates, like Los Angeles, he sounds more British than usual.
  7. Lunari

    World Reps thread

    I'm glad we'll have a Slovenian rep that is active again, and I'm sure Urška will do a great job!
  8. I think that when it comes to his own (new) songs, he has started using his softer and lower voice more, as I don't think there are any falsetto parts in NPIH songs at all. But when it comes to covers, he does seem to sing in a higher voice/falsetto more often than necessary. It seems to me that he views this as his trademark and perhaps he doesn't even realize how many people prefer his softer and more effortless singing. I wish he would do more of that too.
  9. Lunari

    MIKA fan made Android application

    I've just installed the app. Great job! This should make things easier the next time Mika forgets some of his lyrics during a concert: someone in the front row can just open the app and lend him the phone, without even having to google the lyrics first!
  10. It's definitely not a stupid question, but I doubt anyone knows the answer. As far as I know, Mika has never talked about the meaning behind Promiseland, so it's impossible to know for sure who the song is about. It could be about higher-ups in the music industry, but that's just one possible interpretation. It's a really great song though, one of my favourites!
  11. Lunari

    Mika = my hero - My story

    Thank you, Chiara and Ellys, for sharing your stories! It's great to hear how many lives Mika and his music have changed for the better.
  12. I don't have much to add to reports about the concerts that the others have written, but I just want to say that I found the experience absolutely amazing. They were my first symphonic Mika concerts, and even though I've listened to the previous ones on CD and DVD, that just can't compare to the real thing. I felt like I was transported into some other realm by Mika's voice, the orchestra and the choir. (I loved the choir! Sometimes their voices overpowered Mika's, but not in a bad way -- they just blended together perfectly.) It's hard to choose favorite songs, because I loved all of them, but if I had to choose just one, it would be Heroes. Like others have already mentioned, the main difference between both concerts was that on the 30th they did Grace Kelly again at the end, and on the 31st they repeated Underwater (while asking us to sing along). I don't think repeating Grace Kelly was planned in advance: the applause was so enthusiastic that Mika (and the others) had to return to the stage three times, and it was probably then that they decided to do an extra performance. Underwater on the 31st was definitely planned though. I loved that everyone seemed really into it: not just Mika and the audience, but also Simon Leclerc, the orchestra and the choir, as they were clapping and waving too. Last but not least, I was really happy to meet so many MFCers (some again and some for the first time). 2016 was full of Mika for me, so it was only fitting that I spent the end of it in the company of the Mika family!
  13. Thank you for your report! It was a pleasure to spend some time with you in Florence. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the rest of your stay there, although it sounds like you had quite a few problems getting home. But all is well that ends well. I definitely hope to see you again soon!
  14. He says, "When I was young, when I was *this* tall, when I wasn't half Italian yet, like now -- who were the Italians that I knew? I knew Leonardo, I knew Verdi, Puccini, Sophia Loren. But I also knew Mina and Adriano Celentano. Because their music, through the nations and borders, reached me, thanks to my family and our friends. As music does when it's beautiful, beautiful."
  15. I totally agree. I would even say that Mika has never been just a musician. Of course music has always been the most important thing for him, but even at his early concerts he was never just sitting behind his piano and singing: he took a lot of time and effort to prepare a show that would let the audience enter his world. I think he's still basically doing the same thing with his show: he's letting us into his world using his music and imagination (with the help of some guests). . I also think that we don't have to worry that he'll "abandon" music for TV: in the first episode, before he sang Grace Kelly, he talked about how it all started with music and how he's a musician first. I'm sure there was a reason he gave that speech, and followed it by the song that is about the importance of remaining true to yourself. I loved the second episode even more than the first one! It went by incredibly fast.