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2015

Articles/Interviews - Newspapers/Magazines/Scans

Rolling Stones Italy - April:  #822            
PRIDE - Italian Gay Mag - May:              #834                      Scans:        #838             +             #866               Translation into English:              #856            
Shop in the city Mag - May:              #836            
'GIOIA' mag - June:              #876             Translation into English:              #900            
'Wired Italia' Mag - June            #882             Translation into English:            #917            
SKY Interview: Mika: nuovo album paradisiaco! June:              #995            
Gazzetta dello Sport, Il Giornale, Il Corriere della Sera, Leggo Milano, Metro Milano, La Stampa - 11 June:               #927              Translation:              #1039            
Panorama - June:              #930            
La Repubblica - June:              #932            
TV Sorrisi & Canzoni - June:             #959             Translation:             #970            
TU STYLE - June:               #956             Translation:              #967            
ONSTAGE - July/August:              #980            
FAMIGLIA CRISTIANA - June:               #982            
METRONEWS.IT - June:                #984            
GRAZIA - July:             #1002            
Donna Moderna - July:              #1013            
Corriere La Lettura - July:              #1020                           #1023             Translation:              #1026            
ONDA ROCK - July:              #1038            
Donna Moderna - August:              #1041            
Io Donna - August:              #1042            
Corriere - August:              #1043            
TV Sorrisi & Canzoni - August:               #1044            

GENTE +  Novella 2000 - August:              #1117            
GP Magazine August:              #1118            
RTL.IT:  I Bluvertigo vanno a Londra con MIKA - September              #1121                           #1127            
La Repubblica - Sept. http://www.repubblic...lider=123248770                 #1134              Translation:              #1137            
Vivi Milano - Sept:              #1149            
ONSTAGEWEB:              #1154            
ANSA.IT about collaboration with Battiato - Sept.:            #1160            
Il Messaggero - Sept.              #1161            
Rockol.it - Sept.              #1166            
IperSoap Magazine Oct.            #1181            
ITA eventi - Oct.             #1182            
Mente &Cervello - Oct.             #1183            
OGGI - Oct.              #1188            
Vanity Fair  Priceless Milano Restaurant Oct.             #1192                              #1193            
Fattore T. L'inafferrabile scintilla del talento  di Luca Tommassini                 #1195            
Quotidiano.net Nov.              #1201            
Sei Periodico Nov.              #1202            
CIOè Nov.              #1206            
"CHI" for the new video "Beautiful Disaster" Nov.             #1208                           #1232            
Cover Media Yahoo, Mika & Fedez Nov.              #1220            
TV Sorrisi & Canzoni Nov.              #1228             Translation:              #1237            
VelvetStyle about CharityStars Dec. . :              #1257            
Mika @ Gay Pride Milan - 27 June: http://www.mikafanclub.com/calendar/event/823-mika-gay-pride-milan-h-1600/ 
      Mika on Vanity Fair Italia - 20 May 2015    

     Mika covers L’UOMO VOGUE July/August 2015    

 

VIDEOS:

HOMOPHOBIA -AUG. :Corriere della Sera + La Stampa:             #1048             VIDEO SKY:              #1056             Allmusicitalia.it:              #1058             +               #1066              Corriere della Sera:              #1083               La Nazione:               #1105              in French:               #1106             In Portuguese:              #1110                            #1116            

VIDEO Interviews by Davide Maggio about XF5 and NPIH:              #835             (with subtitles HERE.)             #837            

CORRIERE DELLA SERA: VIDEO + Pics:            #1000                           #1007                           #1189            
TG5 July- VIDEO:              #1010            

PANORAMA (Article + pics + VIDEO) - Sept.            #1142                         #1143            

VIDEO announcing a collaboration with Fedez - Sept.              #1128             (with subtitles HERE.)

COME PESCI SUGLI ALBERabout Dyslexya Nov. article + VIDEO             #1221            

VIDEOMika-Freud XF Oct.              #1191             (with subtitles HERE.)

VIDEOMessage for Italian fans to thank everyone for this year and for the Xmas wishes Dec.              #1259            

Mika's Holidays Greetings for Italian fans - Dec.              #1274            

 

 

RADIOS:

      Mika @ Italian Radios -- 2015    

 

TV SHOWS:
     Mika to be a judge at X-Factor Italia 2015!    

     Mika in "Che tempo che fa" 7th June 2015      (with subtitles)

     Mika as a guest @ Italian Show Ti Lascio Una Canzone - 31 October 2015 RAI1 H. 21.10    
      Il viaggio di Mika - Documentary on 20th December 2015 10:50 PM    
     TIMmusic #LiveaCasaTua - on TV 23 DEC 2015 H. 23.20 - Contest for Italian residents to win Mika playing at your place!    

GLI ITALIANI HANNO SEMPRE RAGIONE - July:              #1014            

 

EVENTS:

     MIKA in Rome for ZOOLANDER 2    

     Mika for FESTIVAL MIX in Milan - crowdfunding!    
     Listening Session in Milan - 9 June 2015    
     Mika on Focus Junior Italy June 2015    
     Press Conference in Milano - 10 June 2015    

     Mika Signing Session @ CC Le Due Torri in Stezzano (BG) Italy 15th June 2015    

     Mika Signing Session @ La Feltrinelli in Roma, Italy 16 June 2015    

     Mika Signing Session @ CC Campania in Marcianise (CE), Italy 27 June 2015    

     Mika attends Valentino's Fashion Show 'Mirabilia Romae' July 9, 2015 in Rome, Italy + Private Gig    
     #Rompiamoilsilenzio - Mika's campaign against homophobia in Italy    
     RESCHEDULED: Mika @ 'Faccia a Faccia' at Corriere.it - Interview Milan 20 October 2015     (with subtitles)

Mika played at the 63th B-day party of Fawaz Gruosi ( Swiss jeweler De Grisogono brand owner ):             #1064            

Mika plays at the piano near Piazza Duomo in Milan - 7 Dec. http://www.deejay.it/news/milano-live-a-sorpresa-per-il-lancio-di-x-factor-al-pianoforte-ce-mika/448227/?ref=twhj

 

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2014
Giornale Delle giudicarie January:              #1019            
Mika commercials on Italian TV -- 2014 videos http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28648

Mika in Naples: ARTICLE + TRANSLATION: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4011559&postcount=575

Mika on Cosmopolitan 22 July 2014  SCAN + TRANSLATION: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4029462&postcount=585
GIOIA magazine July 2014 SCANS: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4029469&postcount=586 TRANSLATION: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4029469&postcount=586
SHOP IN THE CITY - Torino Free Magazine - October 2014 SCANS: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4042184&postcount=626
SETTE - Corriere della Sera - 3 October 2014 SCANS: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4043055&postcount=636 English: http://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/26273-mika-in-italian-press-2010-2015/?p=3962462 TRANSLATION in French:  http://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/26273-mika-in-italian-press-2010-2015/?p=3962465

Corriere della Sera Columnshttp://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31625

TGCOM24: "Il biglietto della libertà per combattere il bullismo"             #720            

Sorrisi e Canzoni: Mika Giudice di XF8 22.10.2014 ARTICLE + TRANSLATION             #721            

VOGUE: Mika veste Valentino Haute Couture a X Factor 8:  http://m.vogue.it/uo...re-a-x-factor-8  TRANSLATION:              #729            

VOGUE Magazine 23.12.2014               #778             English version

Mika in Corriere Della Sera : Indifferenza e discriminazione: la storia di Eduardo e la lotta all’Hiv  http://www.corriere.it/salute/14_novembre_30/indifferenza-discriminazione-storia-eduardo-lotta-all-hiv-f49c1a16-78d5-11e4-9707-4e704182e518.shtml SCAN:            #56             English:  http://www.corriere....32dc377f5.shtml in French:              #53            

 

VIDEOS:

La Repubblica / Talking about the pope:              #707            

Sky Sport 21/10/2014 Sport Factor, lo sport secondo Mika:              #712            

Interview @ Radio Deejay 27.11.2014               #745                  Subtitled video:              #758                 PICS:              #747                          #748               http://www.deejay.it.../mika-9/410137/

Mika with Dynamo: PICS:              #759             short clip:               #761            

Sorrisi e Canzoni 'La caccia alla popstar entra nel vivo: SCANS:              #737             PHOTO SESSION + VIDEO:              #777            

BULLISM:

Online article + VIDEO:              #742            

Longer Skyvideohttp://video.sky.it/...smo/v220968.vid

SKYTG24            #775             subtitled video:              #776            

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2013

     Mika in Vanity Fair Italia N°44 2013 - Interview + photo shoot + videos -- out Oct.30    

 

'Gioia' N° 44 2013.11.23  SCANS:             #106            TRANSLATION: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3964101&postcount=111
Skylife -- OCTOBER 2013 SCANS: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4036314&postcount=610

Donna Moderna - Nov              #227            

Quotidiano.net  Nov             #134             Translation:              #136            

Io Donna - Nov              #144            

La Repubblica - Dec.              #146                           #147             Translation:              #159            

Elle - Dec.              #122            

Diva e Donna magazine N.46 DEC.             #126                         #127            

Sorrisi & Canzoni - Dec.              #169                              #193             Translation:              #173            

Vanity Fair - Dec.              #195             Scan + Video

PJ Magazine - Dec.              #196            

Marie Claire Italia - Dec.              #197             Translation:              #199            

Mondoerre - Dec.              #239            

 

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2012
XL La Repubblica September 2012 http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3785707&postcount=54
TV Sorrisi e Canzoni September 2012 http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3785707&postcount=54
Vanity Fair - 26/09/2012 SCANS http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3810568&postcount=70 TRANSLATION http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3816631&postcount=75
Sportweek 29/09/2012  SCANS http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3810568&postcount=66 TRANSLATION http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3810597&postcount=67
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2011

VANITY FAIR N° 16 - April, 27 2011 SCANS http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3447743&postcount=3915 TRANSLATION http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3448349&postcount=517
VANITY FAIR N° 31 - August 2011 http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3535892&postcount=51
OGGI N° 35 - August 2011 http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3546399&postcount=52

 

2010/2011
XL REPUBBLICA http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24642


2010

"Sorrisi e Canzoni" N° 34 August 2010 http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24603
Mika on Italian Magazine MAX http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21443&highlight=sean+connery
OnStage magazine ,april (IT) - Mika in Wonderland http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22827&highlight=onstage
Mika in "A" Magazine Italy http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22881
Mika on "Il Venerdì di Repubblica" 16.04.2010 http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2932059&postcount=7
2 nice reviews about the Milan show: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2941826&postcount=22 http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2941867&postcount=24
"Io Donna" magazine 16.06.2010 http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3052571&postcount=38

 
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this is a brilliant idea. Thanks for the interviews and the translatons (and thanks in advance for the ones to come) :D

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Marina you're doing such a great job organizing everything and making it easy for people to find. Thank you :flowers2:

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Thanks a lot, it's very clever idea, I've been expecting something like that from you:wink2:

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And here's the first of the new batch! It's from a magazine called Il Venerdì (Friday) that was out, funnily enough, on Friday :naughty:

 

Thanks again to Claudia for the scans :flowers2:

 

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And here's my translation:

 

Escaping from the bullies I became a star

 

The problems created by his dyslexia (“I read very slowly”), an adolescence spent in the “safety” of his room, the sudden success. Confesses the Lebanese singer, who will be in Milan on the 21st of April. And he lets us know that we’ll see a wonderful show.

 

At the beginning, when he was topping the charts in half the countries of the world with his single Grace Kelly, Lady Gaga, who was trying desperately to become a star, was a fan of his. It was the beginning of 2007, and Mika - alias Mika Penniman, born in Beirut 26 years ago - conquered the British press.

 

His easy yet sophisticated pop and high pitched and strong voice made people hail you as a miracle. The BBC declared that “a new Freddie Mercury has been born”. And Brian May, Queen’s guitarist, agreed. Now Mika’s getting ready to stat the most important tour of his career, after the release of his second album, The Boy Who Knew Too Much. And he’s in hysterics when he thinks of the day that Gaga, by then a pop diva, rang him on the phone. “I’m in London, shall we go out for dinner together?”. How could he refuse the gallant invitation from the Madonna of the new millennium? “She told me, I’ll come to get you at home. She arrives, almost naked. Followed by fifty paparazzi. She was wearing a loincloth, a leather bra, and thigh-high leather patent leather boots. She was holding a little black and white umbrella. My sister opened the door in her pyjamas and funny slippers. Gaga - thinking that it was an actual outfit - exclaimed “Dear, you look enchanting!”. Now neither he can go around London without being followed by paparazzi. The boy with flat feet is now a VIP and for the first time he isn’t playing to theatres of 2,000 people, but to arenas of 12,000.

 

“I can’t wait until the 21st of April, when I’ll bring my tour and my wild imagination to the stage in Milan. I’ve invested all my savings in this project. The costumes are crazy; no big designers, I’ve raided the theatre for material, wardrobe from the circus and vaudeville. My three sisters helped me, one collected material for four years, another designed the costumes, the youngest one took care of the production. My 19 year old brother who studies architecture, has designed enormous luminous structures. My motto is: imperfect but fascinating. The theatre of the absurd according to Mika. Welcome to my handmade chaos.” Mika will be playing again in Italy in July - on the 6th at the Ippodromo delle Capannelle in Rome, and on the 7th in Villa Manin in Coidropo, in the province of Udine. “I’ll be playing at home too, in Lebanon”, he says enthusiastically, “Beirut’s left permanent marks, even if we escaped the war when I was one year old. In Paris we were part of a large Lebanese community that carried on as if we were still down there, at home. In my imagination I live in the entire world. I was born in Lebanon, grew up in France, emigrated to the United States, uprooted to England.”

 

His songs create a continuous flow of images, they’re cartoons designed with music and voices. “I’ve been dyslexic since I was a child,” he explains, “I can only read slowly and I have a need to express myself in a very simple way. Using images and metaphors in lyrics helps me to recreate situations that I could only describe with a tangle of words. When I was in the studio recording too, I wanted an environment full of colourful flowers; transforming the space into that of a crazy man’s room, where a sublime chaos reigned, a very creative chaos. And my bedroom - where I felt like a star ever since I was a boy, safe from the bullying that I suffered from at school - my studio and dressing rooms are the same: photos stuck on the ceiling, a mixture of different things, clothes and objects that have been collected during various trips. I can only produce in the middle of that chaos.”

 

Like many pop singers, Mika never learned to read or write music. “When I get a flash of inspiration and a melody comes to me I record everything on my phone” he says. “In my free time I amuse myself with Charlotte Gainsburg’s new CD, it’s genius, and with the greats of the past that I discover every day. Like the Brazilian singer Milton Nascimento. Now I’m studying his masterpieces, Mineas Geraes, Clube da Esquina. But I also listen to Groove Armada, Nina Simone - she’s my obsession - and Indietro by Tiziano Ferro. I never snob a good song. Even so, I can never understand what people see in Tokio Hotel’s songs.

 

In America, after the release of Life in Cartoon Motion, Mika became a sort of cult pop singer. He sells tickets for shows in concert halls that hold 20,000 people, but his songs aren’t played on the radio. He shrugs. “They think I’m strange. They say my voice’s too feminine. They think I‘m an unpredictable artist, so I‘m too risky. Someone who says what they think in the United States is treated like a hand grenade. My mouth’s too big. For example, seeing as we’re in Rome, I’d like to say that I don’t agree with the Vatican about abortion, divorce, contraception or homosexuality. And I don’t like how they’re dealing with the issue of paedophile priests.” Because of his honesty, his insecure and tender playfulness, and his musical cartoons, Mika’s pop is considered childish in the States. “I’m not childish,” he protests, “No, actually, I am. An artist has to nurture his inner child. The other day I saw a washing machine that I liked, I bought three in different colours - a red one, a blue one, and a grey one. They go very well together.”

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Great article! Thank you for scanning and uploading:flowers2:

That Lady Gaga part is really funny:roftl: And I didn't know he's considered to be a "cult pop star" in the U.S.! That sounds cool!!

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You're welcome everybody, pleased you like the idea :cheerful_h4h:

Thanks a lot, it's very clever idea, I've been expecting something like that from you:wink2:
I was also inspired by Keti's thread "Mika in Serbia" :wink2:

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Thanks, she's very honoured but there are far more interesting articles and interviews in the Italian press that is very worth reading.:biggrin2:

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I bought three in different colours - a red one, a blue one, and a grey one. They go very well together. - I thought they all were red!

Thank you for the translation !

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Thanks for another helpful thread Marina, I love these collections, they make life so much easier. :thumb_yello:

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And I'm curious what are his thoughts about "dealing with the peadophile priests".

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Another very interesting Italian article!! Thanks for translating Nezza:flowers2:

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I love 'translations' :aah:

thank you for this thread and updates :wub2:

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MIKA SBARCA A MILANO CON IL SUO THE BOY WHO KNEW TOO MUCH

 

Un prevedibile sold out per l'unica tappa italiana che ha portato ieri sera lo stravagante cantante Mika al Mediolanum Forum di Milano. "The Boy Who Knew Too Much" è il titolo dell'album uscito il 18 Settembre su etichetta Universal, dal quale è scaturito l'omonimo tour che sta portando il nuovo principino del pop in giro per l'Europa. Preceduto da una breve esibizione del rapper Nesli, il palcoscenico si anima e gli strumenti iniziano a scaldarsi, mentre un siparietto stile "Happy Days" prende vita grazie ai membri della band (6 elementi in tutto) che accompagneranno il cantante nel corso del concerto. Simulando una trasmissione televisiva - presumibilmente degli anni '60 - un improvvisato cronista d'eccezione come Ian McKellen annuncia il lancio dello shuttle: ed ecco che dal cielo arriva Mika, vestito con un costume da astronauta mentre sospeso a dei cavi trasparenti danza tra le stelle sul celebre motivetto di "2001: Odissea nello spazio".

 

 

Un ingresso davvero insolito e spettacolare, che lascia intuire da subito la ricercatezza e lo stile del cantante. Il suo fascino retrò e la voce accattivante ci trascinano subito con forza, e le sfere celesti che attorniano il cantante si scuotono sulle note di "Relax", canzone che è diventata uno dei tanti tormentoni che hanno fatto conoscere Mika in Italia. Dopo un simpatico siparietto con una valigia, che sin da subito è parte fondamentale della scenografia e che richiama in parte la valigetta misteriosa di "Pulp Fiction", si passa a "Big Girl - You Are Beautiful", e intanto sullo schermo circolare scorrono immagini e animazioni coloratissime dal sapore fumettistico che contribuiranno alla spettacolarità di questo concerto. Al termine del pezzo due enormi gambe di donna compaiono ai lati del palco, con tanto di tacchi e tatuaggio che richiama la "m" di Mika, per poi sgonfiarsi rapidamente (questi effetti speciali dal sapore quasi circense caratterizzeranno tutto lo spettacolo). Il famoso falsetto che caratterizza la vocalità del cantante non tarda a farsi sentire, e scompagina l'intero auditorium riecheggiando su un motivetto anni '70, simulando addirittura il suono di una tromba con la sua sola voce. Davvero istrionico e accattivante lo stile di Mika, che in un quasi impeccabile italiano ama concedersi momenti di svago con i tantissimi fan che si accalcano davanti al palco e che cantano a squarcia gola "Good Gone Girl" e "Blue Eyes".

 

 

C'è anche spazio per ricordare l'ultima volta che il cantante è stato a Milano, in una versione ridotta del suo show per il teatro Franco Parenti che anticipava il suo nuovo tour. "Any Other World" è uno dei tanti pezzi che permette al cantante di esibire le sue doti di eccellente pianista, oltre che di virtuoso cantante, e molto interessanti sono anche un paio di momenti in cui l'opera lirica si mischia alla voce straniante di Mika - che forse ne abusa un po' - creando una curiosa contaminazione. Il motivetto di "Billy Brown" fa saltellare tutti, permettendo di ammirare i fantasiosi costumi di scena del cantante, come il cappotto totalmente rivestito di piume colorate, che riassume in maniera esemplare la personalità creativa ed estrosa dell'artista. "Touches You" prelude all'apparizione di un dragone cinese sul palco, per poi cambiare leggermente registro con la bellissima "I See You". Con l'apparente semplicità di un bambino, Mika ci fa sognare trasportandoci in una scenografia che simula un diario segreto del cantante, per attaccare subito con le note di "Rain" e "Love Today", due tra i maggiori successi dell'artista libanese, alla fine del quale simula una divertente esecuzione dei membri della band. "We Are Golden" e "Toy Boy" ci accompagnano verso la fine di questo spettacolare concerto, che chiude con un'esplosione di colori quasi come se ci trovassimo al carnevale di Rio, con simulazioni di street music e palloncini colorati che richiamano i costumi di Mika. Enormi pupazzoni stile "La Sposa Cadavere" di Tim Burton invadono il palcoscenico, in un tripudio di applausi e acclamazioni. Chissà se si è ricreduta la signora che all'inizio dello spettacolo avevo chiesto timidamente "Speriamo che renda anche dal vivo...". A giudicare dai salti che ha fatto, direi di si. Forte degli oltre 5 milioni di dischi venduti, Mika stende tutti e se ne va come un razzo, lanciato verso il successo.

http://www.mauxa.com/cultura/musica/2490-mika-sbarca-a-milano-con-il-suo-the-boy-who-knew-too-much.html

 

Google translation, i just corrected the next to last sentence,v which isn't very clear in Italian either: there must be some mistake

 

MIKA LANDS IN MILAN WITH HIS THE BOY WHO KNEW TOO MUCH

 

A predictable sold out for the only Italian date who has led the extravagant singer Mika last night to the Mediolanum Milan Forum. "The Boy Who Knew Too Much" is the title of the album came out September 18 on the Universal label, which resulted from the eponymous tour that is bringing the new prince of pop around Europe. Preceded by a short performance by rapper Nesle, the stage comes alive and starts to warm up the instruments, while a curtain-style "Happy Days" comes to life thanks to the band members (6 items in all) that will accompany the singer during the concert. Simulating a television - presumably the 60s - an improvised exceptional reporter Ian McKellen announced the launch of the shuttle, suddenly, from heaven Mika arrives, dressed in an astronaut suit and suspended cables transparent dance among the stars the famous tune of "2001: A Space Odyssey."

 

 

A truly unusual and spectacular entry, which immediately suggests sophistication and style of the singer. Its retro charm and captivating voice draw us immediately with force, and the celestial spheres that surround the singer shake the tune of "Relax", a song that has become one of the many who have known Mika Tormentoni in Italy. After a nice curtain with a suitcase, which right now is a fundamental part of the scenery and recalling in part the mysterious case of "Pulp Fiction", switch to "Big Girl - You Are Beautiful", and meanwhile the screen circular slide image colorful animation and comics that will contribute to the taste of this spectacular concert. At the end of the piece two huge legs of a woman appearing on the sides of the stage, complete with heels and tattoo that recalls the "m" Mika, then rapidly deflate (special effects from an almost circus characterize the entire show). The famous falsetto vocal style that features the singer is not slow to be felt, and disrupts the entire auditorium echoing a tune on the 70, even simulating the sound of a trumpet with his voice. Really histrionic and engaging style of Mika, that in a nearly flawless Italian loves enjoy moments of relaxation with lots of fans who crowd in front of the stage and sing at loud "Good Girl Gone" and "Blue Eyes".

 

 

There is also space to remember the last time the singer was in Milan, in an abridged version of his show for the theater Franco Parenti anticipating his new tour. "Any Other World" is one of many pieces that allows the singer to show off his skills as excellent pianist as well as a virtuoso singer, and very interesting are a couple of moments when the opera blends the voice of alienating Mika - who may abuse it a bit '- creating an unusual contamination. The tune of "Billy Brown" is jumping all, so you can admire the fanciful costumes of the singer, as her coat completely covered with colored feathers, which summarizes an exemplary personality and imaginative creative artist. "Touches You" prelude to the appearance of a Chinese dragon on stage and then slightly change log with the beautiful "I See You". With the apparent simplicity of a child, Mika makes us dream and transports in a setting that simulates a secret diary of the singer, to attack immediately with the notes of "Rain" and "Love Today", two of the most successful Lebanese artist at the end of which simulates a fun performance of the band members. "We Are the Golden" and "Toy Boy" accompany us towards the end of this spectacular concert, which ends with an explosion of color as if we were at the Rio carnival, with simulations of street music and colorful balloons that recall the costumes Mika. Huge pupazzoni style "The Corpse Bride" Tim Burton invade the stage in a riot of applause and cheers. I wonder if the lady, who at the beginning of the show said timidly "Let's hope he's good live", has changed her mind. Judging from her jumping she did. Strong of more than 5 million records sold, Mika spreads all and goes like a rocket launched to success.

Edited by mari62

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Thanks Mari!

That is a good review!:thumb_yello:

 

"I wonder if the lady, who at the beginning of the show said timidly "Let's hope he's good live", has changed her mind. Judging from her jumping she did. Strong of more than 5 million records sold, Mika spreads all and goes like a rocket launched to success."

 

Go Mika!!

 

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[LIVE] Mika @ Forum – Milano

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Il mio amore per lui è cosa nota. Il problema è che ogni volta che lo vedo live mi piace di più. Sto parlando di Mika che ieri sera ha incantato i numerosissimi fan corsi al Forum di Assago (MI) con uno show che ha lasciato tutti a bocca aperta: due ore di canzoni, con tutte le hit della sua carriera, proposte in un contesto a dir poco magico.

 

Inizia in un salottino di fine anni ’60 il concerto e spedisce, letteralmente, la pop star sulla luna, fra pianeti iridescenti e manti di stelle, per proseguire poi in un libro dalle pagine incantante, popolate di mostri, freak e personaggi partoriti dalla sua fantasia tumultuosa. C’è una valigia magica da cui escono spunti creativi e un ombrello d’argento che fa piovere glitter ma, soprattutto, al centro di tutto questo circo c’è lui: non ancora trentenne e già padrone del palco, dotato di una teatralità e di una presenza scenica come non se ne vedevano fa tempo, a valorizzare una voce capace di acrobazie e virtuosismi a tratti eccessivi ma comunque emozionanti.

 

Si apre con l’esplosiva Relax (Take It Easy), con Mika appena uscito dai panni dell’astronauta e pronto a diventare un novello Piccolo Principe, si prosegue con parecchi brani dell’ultimo album The Boy Who Knew Too Much come Blame It On The Girls, Rain e la ballad I See You.

 

L’apice dell’emozione arriva con la doppietta Over My Shoulder e Happy Ending (qui la lacrima ci sta tutta, perchè sono due brani di rarà intensità interpretativa e compositiva. Attenti ad ascoltarli col cuore spezzato, però).

 

La fine dello show è tutta una festa, in una climax inarrestabile che coinvolge il pubblico a ritmo di Love Today, We Are Golden (che dal vivo scatena tutto il suo potenziale di inno giovanilistico), il megasuccesso Grace Kelly e il gran finale fra i coriandoli d’ordinanza di Lollipop.

 

Mika è la quintessenza del pop: un mondo parallelo e incantato dove tutto è già stato fatto e tutto è ancora da inventare. Lui ha il talento e le phisique du role per esserne il nuovo Piccolo Principe. Perso fra i pianeti e le sue note incantate.

 

http://albymen.wordpress.com/2010/04/22/live-mika-forum-–-milano/

 

Google translation: (made a little better by me ;))

[LIVE] @ Mika Forum - Milan

Of albymen

My love for him is well known. The problem is that every time I see him live i like him more. I'm talking about Mika, who last night enchanted many fans at the Forum di Assago (MI) with a show that has left everyone mouth agape: two hours of songs, with all the hits of his career, in a magic context to say the least.

 

It starts in a sitting-room of the late 60's concert and delivers, literally, the pop star on the moon, planets between iridescent blanket of stars, and then continues in a book with enchanted pages, populated by monsters, freaks and characters born from his tumultuous imagination. There is a magic bag where creative ideas come out and an umbrella from which silver glitter rains, but the protagonist of all this circus is Mika: he's not yet thirty and already master of the stage, with a theatricality and a stage presence like we have never seen from a long time, to develop a voice capable of acrobatic virtuosity and exciting although at times excessive.

 

It opens with the explosive Relax (Take It Easy) Mika just comes out of astronaut's clothes and is ready to become a new Little Prince, continues with several tracks from his album The Boy Who Knew Too Much such as Blame It On The Girls, Rain and the ballad "I See You"

 

The climax of emotion comes with Happy Ending and Over My Shoulder (very moving, because they are two pieces of rare intensity and compositional interpretation. Be ready to listen with your heart broken, though).

 

The end of the show is all about celebration, in a relentless climax that involves the public to the rhythm of Love Today, We Are Golden (who live unleashes its full potential of youthful anthem), the megahit Grace Kelly and the grand finale between confetti in order for Lollipop.

 

Mika is the essence of pop: a parallel world where magic and everything has been done and everything is still to be invented. He has the talent and physique du role to be the new Little Prince. Lost among the planets and its enchanting notes.

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[LIVE] Mika @ Forum – Milano

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http://albymen.wordpress.com/2010/04/22/live-mika-forum-–-milano/

 

Google translation: (made a little better by me ;))

[LIVE] @ Mika Forum - Milan

Of albymen

My love for him is well known. The problem is that every time I see him live i like him more. I'm talking about Mika, who last night enchanted many fans at the Forum di Assago (MI) with a show that has left everyone mouth agape: two hours of songs, with all the hits of his career, in a magic context to say the least.

 

It starts in a sitting-room of the late 60's concert and delivers, literally, the pop star on the moon, planets between iridescent blanket of stars, and then continues in a book with enchanted pages, populated by monsters, freaks and characters born from his tumultuous imagination. There is a magic bag where creative ideas come out and an umbrella from which silver glitter rains, but the protagonist of all this circus is Mika: he's not yet thirty and already master of the stage, with a theatricality and a stage presence like we have never seen from a long time, to develop a voice capable of acrobatic virtuosity and exciting although at times excessive.

 

It opens with the explosive Relax (Take It Easy) Mika just comes out of astronaut's clothes and is ready to become a new Little Prince, continues with several tracks from his album The Boy Who Knew Too Much such as Blame It On The Girls, Rain and the ballad "I See You"

 

The climax of emotion comes with Happy Ending and Over My Shoulder (very moving, because they are two pieces of rare intensity and compositional interpretation. Be ready to listen with your heart broken, though).

 

The end of the show is all about celebration, in a relentless climax that involves the public to the rhythm of Love Today, We Are Golden (who live unleashes its full potential of youthful anthem), the megahit Grace Kelly and the grand finale between confetti in order for Lollipop.

 

Mika is the essence of pop: a parallel world where magic and everything has been done and everything is still to be invented. He has the talent and physique du role to be the new Little Prince. Lost among the planets and its enchanting notes.

 

Thanks Mari!

Bravo Albeymen!:thumb_yello::thumb_yello:

 

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