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  1. Bonne année 2021 ! Previous Threads MIKA in French Press - 2019 MIKA in French-press - 2018 MIKA in French Press - 2017 MIKA in French Press - 2016 MIKA in French Press - 2015 MIKA in French Press - 2014 Mika in french press - 2009 / 2010 Miika-in-French-press-2020 January 1. la-Grande-Soirée-Versailles-31-december-2020-France-2/ 2. Ouest France 4204056 10. Mika with Lou Doillon on RTL 1 12. Mika Receives Lebanon National Order of Merit 24. Pride 4206038 27. TF1 La Playlist des années 2000 4207213 February 3. l'Opéra Royal de Versailles CultureBox 4. Mika interview with Le Parisien 4. Le Monde ( magazine published 7 Feb ) 4207322 5. Musique Matin 4206999 5. Le Mondo de Elodie 4207009 5. France 5 / Passage des Arts 4207159 5. l'Opéra Royal de Versailles France 5 TF1 La Playlist des années 2000 4207213 March MIKA Gives Colors Back to Paris! New Art Project
  2. There's a report on the french tv show 50 minutes inside about Mika the 22 of september at 18:45 (french time) on TF1. The link for French http://www.tf1.fr/live/ Streaming link (Thanks LaraMay ) http://www.webactu-webtv.com/articles.php?lng=fr&pg=3 If someone know a link for people outside France it would be nice to post it please The video thanks LaraMay http://www.mediafire.com/?1t87q083hc8h33m
  3. I'm so sorry, can't read French... Could anyone post the transcript this article ? Thank you. Vanity Fair Août 2021 PDF file ( 4 pages / 798 KB ) Vanity_Fair_France_08-2021_compressed.pdf Page 12 Page 70 + 71 Page 72 Page 73 edit: English version by Mika on Instagram: August 4, 2020 I am at Villa Aurelia in Rome, which hosts events organized by the American Academy. Everyone has been there, from Getty to Hemingway. In a dressing room, I am being filmed for an interview and suddenly I see my phone lighting up. Many messages, photos and videos pop up like an avalanche. At first, I can’t believe it. I think it’s a new app simulating an explosion in the port of Beirut - we are so used to images being manipulated - but it’s real. All of a sudden, while I am in a temple of glamour, childhood traumas related to war, to the impermanence of comfort and stability of everyday life, resound in me. I understand then that we are shaped by our childhood perceptions. My reaction is very intense, very mute: an incredible sadness, more than fear, crashes over me. The injustice of these images is hitting me hard: why this explosion, in this city which is already suffering, politically, economically and socially, and where the youth is being sacrificed? I instinctively know that it is not from neighboring countries or a bomb. I guess that this drama is linked to what is eating away at Lebanon: corruption. Lebanon is where I was born. I have never lived there, but it has always been a part of my life, as it is for many in the Lebanese diaspora. A few weeks ago, there was even a knock on my door in Montreal. It was a Lebanese lawyer who came to drop off bags of food cooked by his mother! My origins are plural. My father is American. The son of a diplomat from Savannah, Georgia, who worked for the US government, he was born in Jerusalem and grew up all over the place, including in Beirut. My maternal grandfather came from a large family in Damascus. After fighting in the Arab Revolt in the early 20th century, he arrived disgusted on Ellis Island in 1919. He started his life over in New York, first as a delivery man of fabric, then he moved up the ladder and set up factories in China. The day came when his sister decided to marry him off at all costs. He went to Lebanon where she had chosen a woman for him from a good family. During the cocktail party organized for their engagement, he saw a family swimming on the beach. He fell in love with one of the girls, canceled his wedding and asked for her hand in marriage. My grandmother was 16. He was 60. She left Beirut for the United States, speaking only Arabic and a little bit of French. On the other side of the Atlantic, she soon gave birth to my mother and four little sisters who grew up between an uprooted woman and a man who never forgot that he was Syrian. Everyone spoke Arabic and cooked Arab food. My own childhood was shaped by the specter of war, including the one in Kuwait, where my father was held hostage and returned a different man. My mother, who recently passed away, passed on to me the warmth of communicating, the art of responding with emotional urgency. It is a temperament and a temperature! This may have surprised some journalists who have interviewed me over the years... I grew up with very strong Middle Eastern figures - the absolute icon, Oum Kalthoum; the Rahbani brothers. Fairuz, who built a bridge between the West and the Arab world... My guilty pleasure is Nancy Ajram, and I love the rock band Mashrou’Leila. I like Gibran, Mahmoud Darwich, Amin Maalouf, whom I read a lot of when I was younger. Leo Africanus. What also connects me to my native land are the 6,000-year-old olive trees that line the roads of Lebanon. These representatives of the resistance should be revered as gods and goddesses. On August 4, 2016, I gave my last concert in Lebanon, in Baalbek. It was fantastic, the audience threw pillows everywhere! Two years before, we had had to stop playing there three times. The first time was for the prayer that was broadcast very loudly. The second time was because they had thrown so many cushions that the stage was covered in them. They were even confiscated but it was impossible to start playing again. So, I put on some music, probably some remixed Fairuz songs, and went back to my dressing room. Among my fondest memories of live performances, there is also Martyrs’ Square, in 2009, after the defeat of Hezbollah. There was a huge crowd. Young girls in veils and others in bras. If I wrote this column in Le Monde [“Lebanon, my country, is dying, and its children are held hostage”, published in May 2021], it is because after the visual shock of the August 2020 explosion and the excitement of my charity concert [I Love Beirut, in September 2020], the following months saw the situation in Lebanon worsen without the international community really caring. Yes. The explosion was like an electrical shock. This disaster vibrated far and wide. However, in a world as immediate as ours, the attention span is quite short. We consume the image or information like a product with a very short expiry date. As artists, we are not necessarily entitled to express a political point of view, but that should not prevent us from expressing our emotions beyond the 280-character limit on Twitter. Sometimes I feel stupid for using only words, but they are still a valuable form of expression. Without getting into political rhetoric, which is not my field as I consider myself a simple observer of my country, from afar, it is corruption that has eaten away at Lebanon. Some talk about the coexistence of religions. Except that it has always existed. Beirut has long been home to synagogues, mosques, Melchite, Maronite and Catholic churches, and together, they used to form true cultural wealth. In recent years, the eco-political crisis has set in, social tension has increased and parties have sought to exploit this vulnerability, to break the bond that unites us. It is not for nothing that Hezbollah has opened shops where, to buy products imported from Iraq and Iran at reasonable prices, one must join the party. Locally, my friends are trying to rebuild neighborhoods. Lebanese architect Hala Wardé wants to give new life to places where heritage has been destroyed. But how can reconstruction be managed and the necessary funds found when banks are no longer operating? Wages are divided by five, the price of toothpaste is soaring, as is the price of bread, coffee, milk or a taxi ride! There, a young person who has studied like crazy to graduate has to leave if he wants to do something with his knowledge. Is Lebanon doomed to the flight of its talents? In this tiny country, a fertile valley wedged between Israel and Syria, gateway to Europe, the crucial issue of our future is at stake: how to live together. As our resources dwindle, we are increasingly divided. Nothing about our current attitude favors a collective existence. This is what Hashim Sarkis, the curator of this year’s Venice Biennale, is asking with “How will we live together?” I was overwhelmed by the Lebanese Pavilion designed by Hala Wardé on which my brother Fortuné also worked. A Roof for Silence. Sixteen Lebanese olive trees that are a thousand years old are presented, filmed by Alain Fleischer, accompanied by a musical creation by the sound artists Soundwalk Collective. Around these trees that have seen it all, there are also the poetic paintings of Etel Adnan, Paul Virilio’s “Antiforms”... The Lebanese have certainly always shown great pride and resilience. But in the face of so much anger, frustration and waste, this pride and resilience are eroding. The key is undoubtedly with the youth, who want to reinvent their society. We need to give them tools, to invest in those minds that are thinking about the plurality of their country in thirty years. A year after the explosion, I feel a lot of frustration, a painful latency. Yes. I’m not angry, I’m frustrated with the rampant corruption. I can’t resign myself to accept the “there’s nothing we can do about it, it’s just the way it is”. One of the problems in Lebanon today is that religions have started to engage in politics. The religions no longer leave room for spirituality. Like a miniature planet, before in Lebanon, all communities used to live together in a joyful hullabaloo. Lebanon was an example of living together and of inter-religious dialogue. But now, people’s beliefs are too often misused to build walls instead of breaking them down. Believing should bring us together. Believing is aspiring to universality. All generations need spirituality, whatever it is, in order to consider life and death. If I close my eyes, I can see myself on this tiny beach in Sour, near Tyre. We are eating small barracudas fried in olive oil with lemon and salt. They taste very good. There is a lighthouse, and some of my mother’s family have turned the house next to it into a guest house. Behind, there is a huge Roman site and, further away, the Israeli border where teenagers are encouraged to throw stones at night. In the basement of this house, which is often flooded when the sea is high, there are Phoenician ruins covered in sand. There is no peace, but there is a lot of beauty. How can the two co-exist? ” Vanity Fair France, August 2021 French transcript:
  4. TV / RADIO VIDEO / AUDIO 2015.02.02 @ Cannes Radio #101 2015.02.02 Acces Illimité http://goo.gl/CGh5UX 2015.02.21 50inside L'actu ( in Canada : OSM ) #147 2015.04.02 C à Vous #178 2015.04.04 Sortez du cadre #184 2015.04.15 tendanceQUEST #232 2015.04.16 Stéphane Larue.com #227 2015.04.20 Stéphane Larue.com #239 2015.04.20 Le Grand Morning sur RTL2 http://goo.gl/lA8zTb YT (subtitles) http://goo.gl/iEG06J 2015.04.22 RadioSCOOP #292 2015.04.22 Mika @ Aufeminin - Questions & Answers http://goo.gl/MTqkUG 2015.04.22 Top 50 MFC thread http://goo.gl/yATG2C 2015.04.24 VOLTAGE radio interview #266 + #267 2015.04.24 MIKA en Interview V.I.P RFM ! http://goo.gl/y1O0MT 2015.04.24 Le Grand Journal http://goo.gl/NcKnGP 2015.04.25 Invité mystère Mika RTL http://goo.gl/xwxN90 2015.04.25 50 mn inside /topic 2015.04.25 RadioSCOOP http://goo.gl/dGV3qX 2015.04.27 CANAL+ La boite à questions http://goo.gl/QHmOjS 2015.04.29 Marminton http://goo.gl/4HcB3R 2015.05.20 Joyeux anniversaire à TÊTU http://goo.gl/kiojFt 2015.06.06 50min INSIDE 48 h au Japon avec Mika http://goo.gl/yDMwp2 2015.06.07 Le LAB Virgin Radio http://goo.gl/nJmv0y 2015.06.08 Radio Contact.be http://goo.gl/7jWUZa 2015.06.09 Promo marathon in Paris http://goo.gl/dDAT7v 2015.06.11 Chérie FM http://goo.gl/YLa8qq 2015.06.12 RTL France http://goo.gl/hd1zG6 2015.06.13 Francos Gourmands http://goo.gl/F8bLBx+ http://goo.gl/CV8bbD + #431 2015.06.14 M6 Le1945 http://goo.gl/FUt8aO and 4103980 2015.06.14 JT weekend http://goo.gl/XgRl57 2015.06.15 Vivacité interview #543 2015.06.16 Le Divan de Marc-Olivier Fogiel http://goo.gl/tvrfmJ 2015.06.17 RTL2 Très Très Privé http://goo.gl/ztR5FE 2015.06.17 Le Grand Journal http://goo.gl/ts3zfE 2015.06.19 F2 JT 13h #443 2015.06.19 C à vous - France5 http://goo.gl/5RgUdw 2015.06.20 La chanson de l'année http://goo.gl/xGjuAa 2015.06.21 Du Côté De Chez Dave http://goo.gl/sGGfZF 2015.06.26 OFF tv #457 2015.06.27 On n'est pas couche - France2 http://goo.gl/7d3Ukb 2015.07.30 Radio Fribourg #671 2015.07.31 Le journal de 13h - TF1 #522 2015.07.31 OFF TV interview at FNAC LIVE #524 2015.08.05 RTL interview #538 2015.08.29 France Inter LA VIE EST UN JE #613 2015.08.30 TF1 : Sept à huit #616 2015.08.31 VIRGIN RADIO VENDÉE#712 2015.09.07 TF1 : Là où je t'emmènerai #630 2015.09.13 TF2 : Vivement Dimanche http://goo.gl/jXJrym 2015.09.14 pre-nominated to NRJ awards http://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/32146-nrj-music-awards-november-2015/ 2015.09.17 Virgin Radio #WorldTourDeFrance at Rennes #669 2015.09.23 Radio Contact #681 2015.09.24 La santé surtout! #104 2015.10.01 Radio Scoop #699 2015.10.06 Les invités France Bleu Sud Lorraine #710 2015.11.07 TF1 2015 en musique #717 2015.11.27 TF1 JT 20h "Le prophète"#66 2015.11.28 Le Grand Show MIKA at Le Grand Show 26 October + 28 November 2015 2015.11.29 FRANCE 2 : JT13h #68 2015.11.29 France 3 : Soir/3#75 2015.12.01 France5 : C à vous http://goo.gl/u9yPM7 2015.12.02 D8 : Le Grand 8 #1 2015.12.02 Le Figaro #82 2015.12.03 Télé-Loisirs #86 2015.12.03 Le Figaro #82 2015.12.04 Paris Match #85 2015.12.05 TF1 50min Inside #87 2015.12.05 Téléthon Mika on Telethon night show Dec 5th 2015 2015.12.08 50mn Inside #91 2015.12.09 Magicmaman #93 2015.12.09 aufeminin.com #95 2015.12.10 France5 Entrée libre #721 2015.12.14 Touche Pas A Mon Poste - D8 http://goo.gl/LMeMt7 2015.12.20 RFM : Un Dimanche avec MIKA #725 2015.12.21 C à vous, la suite http://goo.gl/U7pY4O 2015.12.24 TF1 : Bonnes fêtes de la part des coachs de The Voice ! #743 2015.12.25 Facebook : 2015.12.31 TF1 : The Voice teaser clip #138 Articles / Magazines / Papers L'Essentiel http://goo.gl/bKmuXW Télépro http://goo.gl/FSbnE5 http://goo.gl/iOHdfj Tèlè Cable Sat http://goo.gl/tV6Dwi Télé Star http://goo.gl/QK1w1s Télé DH http://goo.gl/V4mgZ4 Le parisien http://goo.gl/MZsuTY Le Parisien http://goo.gl/tasJUZ Télé 7 Jours http://goo.gl/sjNqcTtranslation http://goo.gl/4w6JPE Télé Loisirs (n°1520) http://goo.gl/zqR47u TéléOBS http://goo.gl/Bkj9tk translation 1) http://goo.gl/ICGPUz 2) http://goo.gl/lDCLjc Elle Québec June http://goo.gl/JrfLhI NEON #31 http://goo.gl/sWvHna PSYCHOLOGIES no 352 Juin http://goo.gl/8aNEPM Fémina Juin http://goo.gl/SWh1Qw Metro News http://goo.gl/xt0lTm La Presse ( Québec ) http://goo.gl/YDbYru L’Est Républicain http://goo.gl/cKvDLv Stylist 098 25.6.2015 http://goo.gl/S97NPZ RTL2 http://goo.gl/9mWmPu + http://goo.gl/Qq9o5e Le Bien Public #472 / 746 METRO Montréal 02.7.2015 http://goo.gl/UblLJU TÊTU summer issue http://goo.gl/ivaPrB LA PRESSE+ 04.7.2015 #472 Le Matin 26.07.2015 #527 Le Matin 01.08.2015 #531 DH.be 06.08.2015 #537 Paris Match #559#601 Telépro 13.08.2015 #569 translation #572 Questions de Femmes 208 – Août-Septembre 2015 #591 Nous Deux September 8 to 14, 2015 #632 L'Est Nancy Ville 11/09/2015 #656 Normandie-actu 23/09/2015 #677 France Dimanche 3604 25 Septembre au 1er Octobre #678 L'essentiel Luxembourg 24 septembre 2015#680 Le Figaro 06/10/2015#48 le Populaire 06/10/15#708 Quest France 14/10/2015 #711 I Love English 10/ 2015 herecomment=4103980 Gala NonStopPeople PurePeople 13/11/ 2015 #720 Le Journal Des Femmes 27/11/15 #120 Le Figaro 30/11/2015 #80 Metro News 02/12/2015 #81 TÊTU 30/12/2015 #747 =================================================== L'Essentiel epaper 2015/01/09
  5. Audio/video interviews: Fréquence Plus - Evènement : The voice 3 Mika Audio + translation: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4018727&postcount=901 RTL soir 9 Jan 2014 : audio: http://www.rtl.fr/actu/societe-faits-divers/mika-je-peux-faire-de-la-tele-comme-the-voice-et-rester-moi-meme-7772592083 same on mediafire: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3978517&postcount=833 Translation: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3978569&postcount=837 Interview @ Radio KISS FM 17 January 2014 http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3980827&postcount=53 Transcript http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3980833&postcount=55 Translation http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3980854&postcount=56 Audio with French subtitles http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4031286&postcount=191 RTL July 2014: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4029452&postcount=1237 More interviews: LIST: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4019097&postcount=964 =============================================================================================== Since Mika will be judge of the french The Voice, I believe there'll be lots of interviews coming, so let's get them all together here In advance I'd like to say a BIG THANKS to everyone who's contributing translating the interviews, your efforts are really appreciated This is what was posted on The Voice thread so far: PRESS: TéléCableSat 01.11.2014 Interview in TéléPoche Article in Gala + Translation Interview in Télé Magazine + Translation “The Voice” - Mika : « Je cherche des chanteurs capables d'enregistrer un disque » + Translation Scans TeleStar and TV Grandes Chaînes Translation Tele Star Translation TV Grandes Chaînes Mika 'I'm looking for an interesting voice but not a perfect one' + Translation
  6. Mika en concert à l’Opéra royal de Versailles : «Il ne faut surtout pas oublier 2020…» - Le Parisien Is there somebody here who is able to read this article ? Don't know if the info is true but the person who shared the link on twitter says that his mother has recently passed away Emmanuel Marolle sur Twitter : "La disparition récente de sa mère, ses premiers cours de classique, sa tournée annulée, son concert magique à l’Opéra de Versailles diffusé vendredi sur @France5tv. Les confidences de #Mika. Interview émotion de @ConradssonP https://t.co/SitokjIokr via @le_Parisien @mikasounds" / Twitter
  7. New Year ! New Decade ! Here comes 2020 ! Previous Threads MIKA in French Press - 2019 MIKA in French-press - 2018 MIKA in French Press - 2017 MIKA in French Press - 2016 MIKA in French Press - 2015 MIKA in French Press - 2014 Mika in french press - 2009 / 2010 January
  8. Here we go ! MIKA in French-press - 2018 MIKA in French Press - 2017 MIKA in French Press - 2016 MIKA in French Press - 2015 MIKA in French Press - 2014  Interview Video / Radio / TV show The Voice [The Voice] season-8 February Gala ( The Voice Press Conference ) here RTL ( The Voice Press Conference ) here Télé Loisirs ( The Voice Press Conference ) here April “Les 20 chanteurs préférés des français” on 2 April, 2019 May France 3 June Golden Pop here RTL2 : Pop Rock Story here TF1 Quotidien : TF1 on 25 June 2019 PURE session Facebook live mini concert plus interview 26/06/2019 RADIO [ NRJ Belgique ] on 28 June 2019 Paper / Magazine / Web etc January Gala here February Le Monde here Le Parisien ( about The Voice ) here Ici Paris ( reprinted from the article by Le Monde ) here Le Point ( reprinted from the article by Le Monde ) here June 20 minutes -lausanne here August Madame Figaro here
  9. W9 broadcast "Les 25ans de RTL2" on 19 December at 21:05.
  10. Mika and Zuleika Penniman attend the Valentino Womenswear Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on September 29, 2019 in Paris, France. Getty images https://www.gettyimages.ae/detail/news-photo/paloma-penniman-and-singer-mika-attend-the-valentino-news-photo/1177905173 https://www.gettyimages.ae/detail/news-photo/paloma-penniman-and-singer-mika-attend-the-valentino-news-photo/1177905172 https://www.gettyimages.ae/detail/news-photo/paloma-penniman-and-singer-mika-attend-the-valentino-news-photo/1177905171 https://www.gettyimages.ae/detail/news-photo/paloma-penniman-and-singer-mika-attend-the-valentino-news-photo/1177905169 https://www.gettyimages.ae/detail/news-photo/paloma-penniman-and-singer-mika-attend-the-valentino-news-photo/1177905168 https://www.gettyimages.ae/detail/news-photo/mika-and-paloma-penniman-attend-the-valentino-womenswear-news-photo/1177901877 https://www.gettyimages.ae/detail/news-photo/mika-and-paloma-penniman-attend-the-valentino-womenswear-news-photo/1177901876
  11. TF1 officially announce Mika will be a guest at the Grand Finale of Danse avec Les Stars on 23 November at 21:05
  12. FRANCE 3 https://www.francetvpro.fr/france-3/communiques-de-presse/32794952 🔴 PDF file ( 1 page / 338 KB ) France3_FAUTEUILS D'ORCHESTRE - 15_11_2019.pdf Vendredi 15 novembre 2019 à 21.05 FAUTEUILS D’ORCHESTRE – 6e émission Présenté par Anne Sinclair Pour ce nouveau numéro de Fauteuils d’orchestre, Anne Sinclair fera découvrir et entendre une nouvelle génération de chanteurs et de musiciens depuis le Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. Entourés d’artistes venus de tous les horizons, ils partageront leurs passions, sans oublier, en cette fin d’année 2019, de fêter les 350 ans de l’Opéra de Paris. Parmi les invités : Natalie Dessay, Karine Deshayes, Edgar Moreau, Emmanuel Ceysson, Karl Paquette, Vannina Santoni, Julien Behr, Jean-François Marras, Sara Blanch Freixes, Ilyes Boufadden-Adloff, Mikhail Timoshenko, Neïma Naouri, Eloïse Bella Kohn, Marie-Astrid Hulot, Anna Göckel, Manuel Vioque Judde, Caroline Sypniewski et Yvan Cassar. Deux surprises dans l'émission : le chanteur Mika et la comédienne Muriel Robin qui évoqueront avec Anne Sinclair leur amour de la musique classique et de l’opéra. — La Danza de Rossini — La Wally de Catalani — La Calunnia - Le Barbier de Séville de Rossini — A piece of Sky de Michel Legrand — Air de Lucia di Lammermoor de Donizetti — Extrait du Concerto n° 2 de Rachmaninov Les artistes seront accompagnés par l’Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, sous la direction de Laurent Campellone. *************************************************** Présenté par Anne Sinclair Avec l’Orchestre de Chambre de Paris Dirigé par Laurent Campellone Production : Morgane Production Réalisation : Franck Broqua France Télévisions Directeur de l'Unité Culture et Spectacle Vivant Michel Field Directrice déléguée en charge de la Musique et de la Danse Pascale Dopouridis Responsable de programmes Hélène Peu du Vallon Conseillère de programme Sandra Gille Google translator
  13. Le grand studio RTL recorded on October 28, broadcast on November 16. YouTube Le Grand Studio RTL We Are Golden Underwater Dear Jealousy Grace Kelly Lollipop Ice Cream
  14. REPLAY https://www.france.tv/france-5/c-a-vous/c-a-vous-saison-11/1074211-c-a-vous.html YouTube Le live : Mika « Sanremo » Au dîner avec Mika ! - C à Vous - 07/10/2019
  15. This was posted by @NaoMika in the French press thread - I think it's worth a thread of its own... English translation by @crazyaboutmika: Italian translation by @*Denise*:
  16. TF1 Le 20 heures du dimanche 29 septembre 2019 REPLAY https://www.tf1.fr/tf1/jt-we/videos/le-20-heures-du-dimanche-29-septembre-2019-16531566.html
  17. The time for starting MIKA in French Press - 2016 has come. Mika-in-French-Press-2017 MIKA in French Press-2015 [The Voice] season-5, France - 2016video-list is #142 Interview Video / Radio / TV show 2016.01.01 TF1 'Toute la musique qu'on aime #2 2016.01.12 RTL #115 2016.01.28 Envoyé Spécial 'les mondes de Mika' here 2016.01.30 TF1 Le 20 heures #21 2016.03.04 Canal+ : Carte Blanche #105 2016.05.07 Envoyé Spécial 'les mondes de Mika' longer virsion HERE 2016.05.12 #BlueRoom de @TwitterParis #AskMika 2016.05.21 Europe1 : Sortez du cadre #66 2016.05.21 TF1 : 50 mn inside Le Portrait : Mika #67 2016.06.04 TF1 : 50 mn inside Spécial Kendji Girac ! #75 2016.09.30 ARTE+7 | Louboutin #84 / YouTube 2016.10.21[ Mika Love Paris ] 2016.11.11 France2 [ Mika Love Paris ] Paper / Magazine / etc. 2016.01.16 TV Grandes Chaînes #9 2016.01.21 TV Magazine #11 scans #14 2016.01.22 Téléstar #13 2016.01.25 Télépoche #17 2016.01.25 Téléstar #18 2016.01.29 L'essentiel epaper #24 2016.01.30 Télépro #23 2016.02.01 Télé Loisirs #22 2016.02.27 Journal de France N° 3 #36 2016.03.22 Télé 7 Jours - 26 Mars au 1 Avril 2016 #42 2016.04.12 Le Berry #9 2016.05.13 DH.be#494 2016.05.17 Melty #7 2016.05.23 Pretties Magazine#69 2016.05.28 Le Parisien #70 2016.08.10 L'Officiel-Levant #46 2016.09.24 t83 #83 2016.09.28 EVOUS* #13 2016.10.02 Valentino's Fashion Show 2016.11.08 Le Parisien* #22 2016.11.09 TéléStar* #28 2016.11.20 LCI* #55 2016.11.20 BFM TV* #56 2016.12.12 Télé 7 Jours#81 2016.12.19 Télé 7 Jours #87 2016.12.20 Pure media #86 2016.12.26 Télé 7 Jours #91
  18. Mika will be guest at RTL2 to show the new single Ice Cream the 31st of May.
  19. Bonne année 2018 ! MIKA in French Press - 2016 MIKA in French Press - 2015 MIKA in French Press - 2014 Interview Video / Radio / TV show [The Voice] season-7 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * January 09 France 2 'C'est votre vie' 20 TF1 : 50 min INSIDE here 26 TF1 : JT 20h YT yt VK JT March 01/02 Cerise FM 23 Sidaction 2018 twitter May 02 @ Le Quotidien Paper / Magazine / Web etc. January 18 TV MAGAZINE here 18 Télé 7 Jours here 22 Télé Poche here 22 Télé Star here 22 Télécâble Sat Hebdo here 22 TV Grandes chaînes here 23 Télé Magazine here 25 Ciné Télé Revue here 26 Télé 7 Jours here 27 Le Parisien here 27 L’Équipe Magazine here 27 Le Figaro here 27 Le Figaro TV Magazine here 29 Le Parisien here February 05 Télé Poche here 08 Télé Star here 08 Télé 7 Jours here 12 Télé Star here 12 Télé Poche here March 18 Le Parisien here April 09 Télé Poche here August 31 Le Parisien Week-End here
  20. It is the time to start of French Press - 2017 ! MIKA in French Press - 2016 MIKA in French Press - 2015 ka in French Press - 2014 Interview Video / Radio / TV show [The Voice] season-6, France - 2017 The Voice 6 [PART-1] France 2017 : Blind auditions The Voice 6 [ PART 2 ] France 2017 02.01 Europe1 #158 03.01 Peugeot - commercial - March 2017 06.10 RFM.fr radio 09.11 Les 50 ans de l'Auberge de l'Ill THREAD Mika attends a party of L'Auberge de L'Ill 50th anniversary of Michelin 3-Star 09.12 THREAD Peugeot Intimate gig in Paris 09.12 Interview "J'adore conduire ! Je me sens libre au volan 09.12 PurePeople interview @ Peugeot Paris about The Voice 2018 12.09 Telethon 2017 Paper / Magazine / Web etc. 01.07 Télé 7 Jours #2 01.18 Gala France #144 01.20 Public #6 01.23 Télé Star #145 02.01 TF1- The Voice interview #156 02.01 Ici Paris L’inégalité des sexes #159 02.06 TV Grandes Chaînes #169 02.09 TV Magazine #171 02.11 Télé 7 jours #172 02.15 GALA France #174 02.15 Télépro #177 02.16 TF1 interview #182 02.17 TV Magazine Figaro interview #184 02.17 Télé-Loisirs interview #185 02.17 Voici #186 02.17 Télé Magazine #187 02.24 Closer here 02.25 Nous Deux here 02.25 Le Parisien #220 03.03 Voici #226 03.09 VSD #247 03.15 Le Journal de Mickey #8 03.20 Télé Star here 04.26 GEO France here 04.29 Télé-Loisirs here 04.29 Télé Star here 05.13 Le Parisien here 05.14 Paris 2024 Soirée de gala au Petit Palais, Paris 05.17 GQ France GQ France 05.21 Le Parisien here 06.05 Télé 7 jours Special issue 06.09 France Dimanche here 06.10 La Presse (Tunisie) here 06.11 the French Tennis Open 06.21 ici Paris here 06.23 Public here 08.25 Voici here 11.15 Le Parisien here
  21. GQ France May 2017 Photographer Van Mossevelde + N Van Mossevelde + N - ALLYOU.net Art direction by Firemanifest www.firemanifest.com/blog Styling by Jacqueline de Cossette http://jacquelinedecossette.com/ Taken at Le Studio Pin Up le studio PIN-UP Date of shooting 2017/03/28 Download PDF file ( 29.6 / a whole ) GQ_2017_05_.pdf Download PDF file ( 1.9 MB / a part of Mika ) GQ_France_June_2017-split_MIKA.pdf Instagram
  22. Mika as a guest at L'invité de Pascal Nègre of RFM radio at 18h to 19h on Saturday June 10th 2017. a long version video with subtitles. AUDIO files Broadcasted version ( short ) https://clyp.it/owb23vzf ********************************************* We can listen via ONLINE RADIO http://www.rfm.fr/player L'invité de Pascal Nègre http://www.rfm.fr/programmes/Pascal-Negre-fait-ses-numeros Chaque samedi et dimanche de 18h à 19h, Pascal Nègre accueillera une personnalité du monde de la musique, du spectacle ou qui fait l'actualité. C'est votre RDV du week-end, de 18h à 19h, Pascal Nègre vous propose ses interviews en compagnie de personnalités du monde de la musique, du spectacle...
  23. PDF files Full Translation by @crazyaboutmika For the finale of The Voice Mika takes over Télé 7 jours. “Long life to variety shows !” « I wonder if variety shows are not dead As a rule variety shows stars do not exist any more. The Voice is a talent contest and a music show. Shows like the ones the Carpentier used to make or the Nat King Cole Show and the Elvis specials in the USA back in the 50's and the 60's… All that doesn't exist anymore, at least in Europe . And I miss it. In the USA, the talk shows were remodeled and now reminiscent of yesteryear programs. There are skits and comedy in The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon or The Late Late Show with James Corden. They revisit those european traditions and give music its true place. And that's … that's awesome ! I wish this trend were back in Europe as well. By the way, thats what I tried to do in Italy, in my show Casa Mika. Internet has changed our perspective. In the 50's and the 60's ,technology was so fast that possibilities were huge for television. Now, priority is given to the web, and we lost that ”evening gala" type of shows that existed on TV. And without it, how can there still be variety shows? "Creating is est essential for me " The curtain is about to be shut on the 6th season of The Voice. An opportunity to ask the symbolic coach of the show to recreate one Télé 7 Jours in his way . The result is a colorful and irrésistibly pop magazine, which looks like him . “No one knows who I am and actually I wonder if I know myself », is something you said in 2009. Do you know yourself today ? Mika: No, I'm still looking, like a dog looking after his bone! But that's a good thing , because the day when you stop searching, that's because you're dead. I'm not running after anything, but I always challenge myself. Recklessness is my biggest drive, for work as well as for love. Will people get to know you better through the way you designed this Télé 7 Jours ? It's the first time I do that type of things. I love the idea to be granted access to a magazine that is so popular, sacred in a way. It's a true gift to offer me this opportunity. I think it also represents well my philosophy about life : mixing popular with high level, crazyness… I find that awesome! That mix, that's a bit you, isn't it? Mika: Maybe, yes, even if it's not done consciously. I never wanted to build a character: I am myself. When you're curious, you enjoy having fun through things and people and no matter where they come from it shows in our attitude and behavior. One thing I'm sure of is that I am an anti-snob. I hate snobism and people who behave like snobs. Your universe has always been very colorful, very pop. Where does that come from? Mika: At school I already felt apart. Back then I already found color was very powerful. And that if you knew how to use it, then it became strong. It's the same for melody. If you want to give yourself a voice, to be heard, melody is essential. I also found out that in a pop song, you can talk about serious and dark things. A bit of color, a bit of crazyness makes everything easier to digest. I have often said it : if you want a serious message to be heard, you must do it without taking yourself seriously. Moreover my drawings have often been dark. For my first single, Grace Kelly,I had imagined a pop stars factory where the ones who were too used up ended up in a meat grinder and became meat for hamburgers. Not very funny, but with color and contrast, it changes everything! When did your taste for illustration appear in your life? Mika: I have always drawn. If I hadn't been a singer, I would have become an illustrator or a designer. My sister Yasmine and I, we always did that. In my bag, I keep a copybook, pencils and marker. Everything starts from there, to come to life later in my albums, on stage… or in Télé 7 Jours ! Creating is essential for me. I already needed to create as a kid. When I started in as a singer, and I was looking for a record company to sign me in, I was often told : « We don't know how to classify you nor which part of the market might be interested in you… » I decided to create my own world. Mine and mine alone. A visual universe, a logo, characters , a "cartoonized" version of life… All the critics I got were clues to help me find what I should do. And I did it. I hope to become an enfant terrible" What is creation for you? Mika : It's an amusing thing, a drug which also gives a feeling of strengh. It is rather odd. As a giant dose of endorphin.You feel Tu te sens « extraordinary », sexy and fragile. A bit as if you just made love to the man or the woman of your life. During creating process, you also feel less alone because you share it with a team. It is very pure. Is it harder to create when you are successful? Mika : No, because I have evolved. I never opened the door to too many people, and I never became too normal or too smooth. I'm still wierd and true to my principles. I never did anything with commercial success in mind. It happened and that's a good thing. I always followed my own ideas and I never took the easy way. And I am proud of this. Today what remains of the shy child you were? I gained confidence as far as my job is concerned but that's all. If not, I'm still the guy who jokes to hide his shyness. In the « Dream dinner » that you created for us (see pages12-13), you invite Cocteau, this « enfant terrible »… Mika : An "enfant terrible" , is someone who isn't snob, who loves, who hates, who changes his/her mind all the time, who is always able to marvel, who is not afraid of vulgarity nor of sex, who doesn't care about consequences and who gets involved for what he/she likes. An "enfant terrible", that's the opposite of boredom. I don't know if I am one. I think it comes with the years. You also told us you only cry when the doors are shut. However, during The Voice, after a song by Vincent, the visually impaired candidate in your team … Mika : Hush! (He laughs.) People who are in my team are real. And I don't care what happens, because those people stay themselves, even under pressure. I am proud of them and of the way they make me feel. Since we're talking about The Voice, will you be in season 7 ? Mika (Silence.) I don't know yet, it's too early to talk about it. Mika's dream dinner “I wanted to organize an imaginary feast, here, in Télé 7 Jours pages. So here are my guests, even though for some of them it will be difficult to join …” Jean Cocteau: One of the most talented "enfants terribles" : filmmaker, novelist , activist, romantic… A punk poet. Joséphine Baker: Dancer et pop star in the twenties, who conquered Paris and the world. Her life was full of contrasts. She didn't know a happy ending, but she was a true star. It's crazy how I find her fascinating when I watch her movies, although so much time has passed. That's how you know the real artists. Mariza: A fado star and one of the best singers in the world. I have been a fan of hers since many years. I was able to meet her in Lisboa last year, during a dinner. After the dinner, she had the restaurant shut and she offered us an hour long surprise concert d’une heure by the lights of candles. Incredible! Laurent Giraud-Dumas: The barman of the Harry’s Bar in Paris, is a gentleman. His cocktails are as good as our chats, in the great tradition of great barmen. (Photo of a true dinner prepared at my house, with my friend the chef Andreu Coma Roca) Karl Lagerfeld: I met him and I was surprized by his candor. He loves music, he is a living encyclopedia of fashion and art. I could have talked during hours with him. At the end he tapped on his head and a cloud of talcum powder filled the space between him and I… Fanny Ardant One of the most beautiful and most talented among the French actresses. She is as remarkable in life as on screen which is very rare. A strong and gifted woman, with style. Xavier Dolan This Quebec filmmaker is an example of what must be a young person, creative and courageous. His work is so His work is so personal and unique that it inspires other artists. He says what he thinks. He is like dynamite! Dorian A very good friend with whom I collaborate. He tells the truth, even when it's hard to hear it. But he also knows how to laugh and how to dream. George Saunders One of the greatest American author of our time period. An Hemingway of today , funny and modern. I have never met him, but I'm sure he would find some of the guests very entertaining. Especially those who are dead … Léa Seydoux A wonderful actress who represents very well my generation. Charles Trenet Another punk gentleman. He was brilliant and he wasn't afraid to be serious and light. On the music side... The Lebanese singer Fairuz, of course, Dizzy Gillespie and Billie Holiday. Betty Boop A very strange character. To begin with, she was a mix between a human and a dog, then she became a pin up. What a funny evolution ! She was a bit ridiculous and represented in the worst way, the woman in the thirties and fourties. But I think she would have things to say for herself. Sandra Smith She was my piano teacher in London when I was a child. A person with an unbelievable patience. With me, she was tough and very sweet at the same time. She always knew I'd get a job in music even if being dyslexic didn't let me learn in a normal way. She helped me to do everything by ear. What mattered for her was for me to succeed, never mind the way. Melachi and Amira My dogs, two golden retrievers. In the USA and in the United Kingdom, my dogs can't go anywhere , whereas in France and in Italy, they are welcome. They are the only ones , apart from alcohol, who can make people smile and socialize. Christian Louboutin My great pal with whom I misbehave in Paris. He has the soul (and also often the behavior) of a child.He is so funny! He is also the worst Vespa driver I know of. He talks to people, he makes them laugh… and even dance ! About the food... A meal cooked by Marc Haeberlin, from L’Auberge de l’Ill, in Illhaeusern (68). I have never met a man who puts so much love into his cooking. Decor.. A pub, with flowers from the flower market where I go once a week at 5 AM , when I'm in London. A tradition that started when I was 8. I know everyone who works there. In London The place where I was in school and where I also started my artistic schooling. I was taught music by a Russian, a Scotish, an Italian, a French, a Portuguese and a Lebanese teacher. London diversity leads to excellence. I go to the Chinese district in the morning, I eat dumplings with tea , I take a walk in the royal parks. At night I head east to Shoreditch, in a pub, then we dance to French house music close to Hoxton till 4. We end up in a Lebanese restaurant of course. In France France is never boring. I think one likes Paris when one likes Lyon, Bordeaux, Marseille, Lille, Nantes… where I spent a good time. I love this pride of French culture. I walk everywhere in Paris. If you want to see me with my dogs, come to Montmartre. I sometimes have a drink there with Andy, my companion. People come and say hi, I like this respect. TV in Italy Italy is an extremely contrasted country, with crazyness and romantism. Italians people, like Lebanese people, are very much alive. Besides I moved there when I was a judge in X Factor, in 2013, and, now, I live during a part of the year in Milan. I'm always working. For CasMika show, that I host on Rai 2, we created a permanent set… and I even have a bed in my dressing room! “I'm finishing writing my autobiography, Diary of an accidental optimist. At the same time, I'm preparing a new album. I'm composing everything at the piano right now. That's what I had done for my first album. It will be pop, joyful, very colorful. ” “At the age of 19, the day when I left the London School of Economics. It was my first day in this prestigious school.I had bought all my books which costed 400 pounds (500 euros -journalist-). In the afternoon, we were being told about the sociologic geography course program. There was lots of blue in the room . I looked around me. No one was smiling. I told myself I absolutely had to get out of that place. I left my books on the table, I got up saying I was going to the bathroom and I left. I took the tube and I begged the director of the Royal College of Music to let me try a new audition. He accepted… and the next day. I was in !” “The origin of my style…” In the music world , his voice is recognizable among one thousand. As far as style goes, Mika is also different thanks his unique sense of fashion, developped long ago. Besides it became his second job. “I grew up with fashion. My mother was a stylist. I remember the threads and the pins that were scattered on the floor.… With my brother and my sisters, we were kids who danced a lot, we often got them under our feet ! And there was this very particular dust everywhere in the appartement, because of the yards and yards of cotton or silk material that got cut there. I also remember a smell that I loved, that I would associate with my grand mother's dresses. So I litterally breathed fashion. Not the handbags or the magazines' s fashion , but the one of the workshops, of the material supplier, of the patterns printers… When you grow up with that, you have a rather deep relationship with that particular world. » « I respect fashion creators who have that ability to survive trends. They are the ones who have a story to tell. A story that is linked with emotion, not with prices. Besides I started creating myself for lack of budget. I used to design my own tee-shirts for my photo shootings. I used to buy cheap or second hand ones. Then I used to get scraps of fabric in the west of London fashion houses like Burberry. Then I created embroidery, yokes and patches for my jackets and my teeshirts. It wasn't perfect, but I was proud of it. I always made a difference between style and fashion because I don't like the fashion industry. You can ask all my friends who work in it, all of them will say the same: it is a difficult environment. That being said, there are moments of grace. It is worth it. » « Right now, I work with professionals of fashion houses , like Valentino. It's not at all contradictory with what I'm saying. After several exchanges of ideas, they draw everything. They also follow what I do and suggest things to me that match my personality. Actually, it's almost an anti-fashion way to do things. They are among the best in the world and they create unique pieces for me. Those are the clothes I wear on The Voice, particularly. We tell a story, we don't sell a product. And that's how it becomes cool. My mother still designs my stage clothes and also my streetwear. With my sister Yasmine – we work together in my kitchen, like we did before in our mum's kitchen –,,we design watches, we collaborate with brands…We opened a designing studio, in which two people work for us. We draw and decide everything : the technical sketches, the instructions for production…It all comes from us ! » Before The Voice...” « About Florent, of course I knew his name, his character and his songs in particular "Savoir aimer". But I didn't know the man. We learned to know each other little by little and I made a friend. » “Florent already visited me in my Miami house” « Florent is always a bit everywhere around the world, like me. And he is curious, like me. He also knows how to have fun and he's a bit extreme. At the same time he is sweet and kind to me. And if he gets angry, he comes back and says he's sorry. If he sees that I'm sad he is the first one who comes to sit by my side and ask : « What's wrong? Tell me … » He is always the same as well, and that's something I like : he is the same in front of a camera and when we eat together during the breaks. Or also at my place , at home with our families. One day he was talking to my dad and it struck me how identical he is in daily life and in The Voice or on stage. Because , yes Florent already came to my house in Miami. He also lives there during a part of the year,we share lots of things. » “A memorable evening” « Florent makes me laugh. So much. We also share lots of memories of moments together. One night he took me out to dance. I found myself surrounded by people who were rather… uninteresting, with bottles that costed a fortune ! (He laughs.) I went to see him : « Frankly, Florent, are you having fun ? » He answered : « No. » I offered him to go somewhere else, et il a accepté, asking me to take him where I wanted. That was before the former Queen, in the Champs-Élysées, in Paris, was shut. Not without hesitation, he accepted to follow me to this famous night club. I called many friends and we all met outside. And once there … I see Florent Pagny, standing up on a sofa, with his hands up, dancing and singing. We have had fun like we were 16 years old. On that night, I told myself I would really like to be like him when I'll reach his age … » “We are Maître Gims fans” « With Florent, we have another commun point: we both go where we want to go. We do what we like, without calculating and without caring about what others might say about us. When I listen to his new single, Le Présent d’abord, composed by Maître Gims, I'm not even amazed by this collaboration. It's so much like him to do this ! Whatsmore I like Maître Gims a lot. In The Voice, I made my talents sing almost all his hits… » ******************************************** Mika tweets on June 1st, 2017
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