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MIKA to be Judge on XFactor 7 #XF7 Italia 2013

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Links to watch the already broadcasted shows are to find in post #51
http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3906624&postcount=51

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Here's the calendar of the XFactor's shows on Italian TV

Already filmed shows: on thursday on SKY -- Replays on friday on Cielo

26 September: Auditions, first part
3 October: Auditions, second part
10 October: Boot Camp
17 October: Home Visit - Final choice

Live shows: on thursdays on SKY -- Replays on Cielo after the end of the program

24 October and then every Thursday for 8 weeks, up until 12 December

http://www.vanityfair.it/show/tv/13/09/06/x-factor-2013-comincia-la-nuova-stagione
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CIELO's live streaming is here:
http://www.cielotv.it/cielolive.html
or
http://www.cloud-tivu.net/Blog/cielo-tv-in-streaming-anche-dallestero/

streaming outside of Italy: click "cielo" at the top of this player http://t.co/JqmQZEaOqd
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Mika will serve as a judge on the brand new season of XFactor Italia.

Mika is very excited about this opportunity and says it's a 'challenge' but that he is looking forward to discovering new talent. He says, 'Italy has always meant a lot to me, as I have great memories of my frequent Italian holidays, but also for the great love and support I always get there.'

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151447867463040&set=a.10150417790488040.363530.6006248039&type=1&theater
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From the man himself on twitter:
MIKA official ✔ @mikasounds

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About to do an interview about judging on X Factor Italia. V excited about this Italian adventure I am embarking on! pic.twitter.com/JIW5amclbB

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Tonight is the premier of Xfactor Italia with me as one of the judges and speaking ITALIAN!! HO PAURA!!!! (fear, a lot of it)

 

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Infos to attend the first live show on October, 24th , via Italian iTunes and mikaitalia
http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3935904&postcount=482


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Mika's page on SKY's site: http://xfactor.sky.it/cast/mika/
Rossana Casale is going to work with him as a vocal couch: http://xfactor.sky.it/2013/05/31/rossana-casale/

PROMOS:
Video Promo with the 4 judges: "Hey, questo sì che è XFactor!" ('Now that's what I call XFactor!')
http://xfactor.sky.it/showvideo/168413/x-factor-giudici-2013/19-08-2013/xfactor,XF7,/

 


Promo Sept 2013:


Sneak preview XF7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwDJw9LMToQ&feature=player_embedded
Musica: torna X Factor, novita' Mika http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1551m5_musica-torna-x-factor-novita-mika_news


ARTICLES:
http://www.ilmessaggero.it/SPETTACOLI/TELEVISIONE/mika_giudice_x_factor_arisa_morgan/notizie/272999.shtml
http://www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/spettacolo/2013/04/22/Mika-verso-giuria-Factor_8595612.html
http://www.kataweb.it/tvzap/video/xf7-e-ufficiale-mika-nuovo-giudice/?ref=HRESS-39
http://www.nostalgia.it/articolo/lstp/3259/
La Repubblica (translation): http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3902007&postcount=176
Blogosfere with translation: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3902007&postcount=176
http://www.tvzoom.it/index.php?option=com_content&%3Bview=article&%3Bid=7494%3Axfactor-7-mika-meglio-di-arisa-e-lui-il-giudice-che-mancava&%3Bcatid=30%3Ahome&%3BItemid=40#.UcMhjn_afcE.twitter
http://xfactor.sky.it/2013/06/10/mika-chiamatemi-giudice/
http://www.corriere.it/spettacoli/13_giugno_03/mika-xfactor_a9e5b88c-cc11-11e2-baa8-7c6869fac9d2.shtml
http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3913226&postcount=212
http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3913230&postcount=215
http://genova.mentelocale.it/52832-genova-x-factor-2013-genova-mika-morgan-elio-simona-ventura-foto/
http://www.tvzoom.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7229:xfactor-7-per-la-prima-volta-parlano-i-giudici&catid=30:home&Itemid=273
http://tv.lospettacolo.it/2013/05/31/x-factor-2013-genova-audizioni-1-2-giugno-giudici-mika-simona-ventura-elio-morgan/
http://xfactor.sky.it/2013/05/12/morgan-giudice-di-x-factor-2013/
Santo Stefano Belbo:
http://www.pmnet.it/dett_news.asp?titolo=SANTO_STEFANO_BELBO_-_Il_grande_Mika_al_prestigioso_Relais_San_Maurizio_-_Il_cantante_ha_ammesso_di_amare_tutto_di_Santo_Stefano_Belbo&id=50532
http://www.targatocn.it/2013/09/20/leggi-notizia/argomenti/targato-curiosita/articolo/mika-a-santo-stefano-belbo.html#.UjzOaT-HG1t
translation: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3945615&postcount=564

Article + pics + video Sept 2013: http://www.repubblica.it/spettacoli/tv-radio/2013/09/24/news/x_factor-67162394/?ref=twhr&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Article + pics Sept 2013: http://www.milanotoday.it/eventi/xfactor-milano-26-settembre-2013.html
Article + video: http://xfactor.sky.it/2013/09/24/x-factor-2013-piu-interattivo-internazionale/
translation: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3947081&postcount=710
Article + pics + video: http://www.vanityfair.it/show/tv/13/09/25/x-factor-7-giudici-inizia-novita
Article + pics: Mika in Irland for Home Visit: http://notizieindiretta.it/spettacolo/televisione_20130930_x-factor-7-italia-2013-mika-in-irlanda-per-gli-home-visit-foto-inedite.html


INTERVIEWS:
http://xfactor.sky.it/2013/04/30/mika-la-prima-intervista-per-x-factor-italia/
on soundsblog: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3904051&postcount=23 with translation

On Italian newspaper Il Corriere della Sera: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3904024&postcount=20 (with translation)
On Italian newspaper Il Giornale: http://www.ilgiornale.it/news/spettacoli/scartato-talent-ora-x-factor-mi-godo-rivincita-913303.html
On Italian newspaper La Gazzetta: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3903979&postcount=16

On Italian newspaper La Stampa: http://www.lastampa.it/2013/05/01/spettacoli/mika-x-factor-5WvLq4Z0bHK486iPm6XQqJ/pagina.html
On Italian newspaper La Repubblica: http://www.repubblica.it/spettacoli/musica/2013/04/30/news/mika_x_factor-57785267/?ref=twhr&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Translation: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3904287&postcount=32

On Italian magazine 'GRAZIA': http://t.co/ACs86kC8wH
Translation: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3909672&postcount=66

On Italian magazine 'VISTO':
http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3936642&postcount=488
http://www.gossipday.it/mika-io-so-scovare-i-talenti-guardandogli-la-pancia-10525.html
Translation: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3936709&postcount=495

On Italian magazine SKY:
http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3937176&postcount=517
Translation: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3937460&postcount=524

Di Più Sept 2013: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3946247&postcount=567

Interview + translation METRO: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3947320&postcount=734


VIDEOS:
Mika advertised:http://video.sky.it/xfactor/speciali...13/v157024.vid
same video on YT:


Mika announced as a judge at XFactor: http://video.ilmessaggero.it/index.jsp?videoId=7077§ionId=16&t=mika-giudice-nella-prossima-edizione-di-x-factor-italia
XFactor promo:


Arriva il quinto giudice, il pubblico:
http://video.corriere.it/xfactor-arriva-quinto-giudice-pubblico/964acea6-d7de-11e2-98e6-97ca5b2e4e27
or

 



http://multimedia.quotidiano.net/video/spettacoli/genova-al-via-le-audizioni-di-x-factor-debutto-di-mika-in-giuria-qn-41173
http://www.ilsecoloxix.it/p/genova/2013/06/01/APWeYneF-factor_tutti_selezioni.shtml
http://video.sky.it/xfactor/casting/x_factor_2013_giuria_a_genova/v160149.vid

Video interviews:
Sky tg24 interview: X Factor, Mika: un modo di fare tv fuori dagli schemi: June 2013
http://video.sky.it/news/spettacolo/x_factor_mika_un_modo_fare_tv_fuori_dagli_schemi/v163938.vid
or
http://tg24.sky.it/tg24/spettacolo/2013/06/29/x_factor_2013_intervista_a_mika.html
or

 



Milano, fino a mercoledì audizioni per X Factor:
http://video.sky.it/news/spettacolo/milano_fino_a_mercoledi_audizioni_per_x_factor/v162726.vid
or

 



Le prime impressioni di Morgan e Mika: http://video.sky.it/news/spettacolo/casting_x_factor_7_le_prime_impressioni_dei_morgan_e_mika/v162695.vid
or

 



Elio e Mika: XFactor è libero: http://video.corriere.it/elio-mika-x-factor-libero-/18d3ecd8-cbad-11e2-8266-15b8d315b976
Chiamatemi Giudice: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x10rs54_mika-chiamatemi-giudice_shortfilms#.UdUAwOA69h6
Mika asked about Italian culture:


Mika talking Italian:


Mika about XFactor Italy: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3906624&postcount=51

Mika's interview by Simona Ventura:
Part 1: Simona Ventura interviewing Michael Holbrook Penniman Junior: he talks about his past, his career and his expectations about the new Italian adventure:
https://it.screen.yahoo.com/simona-ventura-intervista-mika-150213434.html?query=mika
or

 



Part 2: Mika talking about Italian food and wine:
http://it.screen.yahoo.com/cosa-ne-pensa-mika-della-143726145.html

SKY interviews Cattelan: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3926117&postcount=426
his words about Mika translated: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3927313&postcount=431

SKY interviews Mika during the auditions:
http://xfactor.sky.it/2013/08/02/x-factor-2013-anticipazioni-intervista-a-mika/

 


http://www.mediafire.com/?dva9mrmgi0cmeuh
Translation: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3929974&postcount=455

SKY interview to Simona and Morgan: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3935994&postcount=483

TG24 Al via la nuova edizione Sept 2013: X Factor, al via la nuova edizione: http://video.sky.it/news/spettacolo/x_factor_al_via_la_nuova_edizione_giovedi_alle_2110/v172160.vid


Press Conference June 2013:

 


http://multimedia.quotidiano.net/video/spettacoli/riparte-x-factor-con-nuova-giuria-mika-sono-terrorizzato-qn-41221
http://www.ilsecoloxix.it/p/multimedia/genova/2013/06/02/APfZWDfF-factor_testa_sono.shtml
http://video.sky.it/news/spettacolo/x_factor_al_via_i_nuovi_casting/v161162.vid

Mika explains why he chose XFactor Italy: http://video.gazzetta.it/05mika/9362790c-c93b-11e2-afe5-95914cfed26f
Translation: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3912284&postcount=99

Simon Cowell: http://xfactor.sky.it/2013/09/12/aspettando-le-audizioni-un-messaggio-speciale/

Press Conference 24.9.2013:
live blog/transcript: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3946980&postcount=681
http://www.tvblog.it/post/397485/x-factor-7-conferenza-stampa-live-tutte-le-novita
translation: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3947081&postcount=710
blog with pics + vids: http://lafamatifabella.blogspot.it/2013/09/mika-il-fattore-x.html
Press Conference:


Just Mika's part:


translation: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3947464&postcount=756

Simona: http://it.screen.yahoo.com/video/playlist/simona-ventura-interviste/conferenza-stampa-x-factor-7-150619222.html
Elio: http://it.screen.yahoo.com/video/playlist/simona-ventura-interviste/elio-conferenza-stampa-x-factor-151451378.html
Mika: http://it.screen.yahoo.com/mika-conferenza-stampa-x-factor-151935637.html
translation: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3946846&postcount=643

 



Funny vid about the judges:
http://video.tvzap.kataweb.it/show/conosciamo-i-giudici-di-xf7-animali-da-palcoscenico/2504/2508
same:

 


Interview Rockol.it:

 


translation: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3947072&postcount=706

Interview Corriere: http://video.corriere.it/parte-x-factor/d69ec2d4-2539-11e3-bae9-00d7f9d1dc68
http://www.sendspace.com/file/fuafwt
http://www.veoh.com/watch/v61788863SagE2HzW

Recording of the "Speciale Giudici di xFactor" from the webstream:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/awfckd
http://www.veoh.com/watch/v61788242DDTBTBbw

Interview sky: Intervista confidenziale a Mika: http://xfactor.sky.it/showvideo/172495/sky-cine-news-intervista-confidenziale-a-mika/26-09-2013/


Audio interview: http://www.ansa.it/web/notizie/videogallery/spettacolo/2013/04/23/Tv-Mika-Factor-mia-nuova-sfida_8603479.html
transcript: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3902034&postcount=192

PICTURES:
http://www.liberoquotidiano.it/gallery/1254738/Provini-XFactor-Morgan-Ventura-Elio-e-Mika-a-Genova.html#.Uay5guE9w2E.twitter
http://www.flickr.com/photos/marmazzo/sets/72157633890806065/with/8931151455/
http://www.tgcom24.mediaset.it/televisione/fotogallery/1021459/x-factor-le-prime-audizioni.shtml
http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3913173&postcount=199
http://www.ilsecoloxix.it/p/multimedia/cultura_spettacoli/2013/06/02/AP6klDfF-factor_genova_giuria.shtml
http://xfactor.sky.it/2013/06/02/scatti-rubati-dalle-audizioni-di-genova/#25
http://www.ilsecoloxix.it/p/multimedia/liguria/2013/06/01/APkyUteF-factor_genova_selezioni.shtml?pag=1&code=2

2 pics of Mika in Irland for XFactor:
http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3927611&postcount=435
http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3927612&postcount=436

Photosession: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3931002&postcount=464

Bootcamp: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151552140588040&set=np.85583559.1207013035&type=1&theater¬if_t=notify_me

Sept 2013:
http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?contractUrl=2&language=en-US&family=editorial&assetType=image&mt=photography&p=mika+x+factor
http://tv.fanpage.it/foto/x-factor-7/
http://www.imagebam.com/gallery/ju0y9bf6xrwz1v8qbrnstr3ef6rz4yso/
yahoo:
http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3947321&postcount=735
http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3947327&postcount=738
http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3947340&postcount=741
http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3947342&postcount=743
http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3947344&postcount=744
http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3947345&postcount=745
http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3947347&postcount=747
http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3947350&postcount=748

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Hmm.

 

This will be interesting to say the least, I don't really watch Xfactor, but no one from these shows (in the US at least) really makes it big.

 

Does Xfactor also have a mentoring component?

Hopefully this is a one season sort of thing, obviously this will hinder him from going on tour, although perhaps he will split his time between this and studio sessions or something.

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I wish Mika all the best of luck with his new venture.

Yes, I would have preferred him on something in the UK or USA, or Canada. But this is what he's doing and I'm very happy for him.:mikalove:

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Mika's participation in the last two episodes of last year's Italian XFactor has been truly amazing to watch! It will be really fascinating to watch him every week as a judge on this show! Very much looking forward to it :original:

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Press conference in London at Sky headquarters?

 

Andrea Laffranchi ‏@alaffranchi 1h

Quattro chiacchiere a Londra con Mika, il prossimo giudice di X-Factor pic.twitter.com/kzztOHIO6x

https://twitter.com/alaffranchi/status/329208239185080323/photo/1

 

Luca Dondoni ‏@lucadondoni 2h

@mikasounds 2steps from Oxford Street, London. Now. Next XFACTOR judge pic.twitter.com/fE8fiDb7TO

https://twitter.com/lucadondoni/status/329197005047992321/photo/1

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glad to have a thread where we can talk about the actual facts.:thumb_yello: any info yet about when the auditions for this episode will start?

 

Press conference in London at Sky headquarters?

 

Andrea Laffranchi ‏@alaffranchi 1h

Quattro chiacchiere a Londra con Mika, il prossimo giudice di X-Factor pic.twitter.com/kzztOHIO6x

https://twitter.com/alaffranchi/status/329208239185080323/photo/1

 

Luca Dondoni ‏@lucadondoni 2h

@mikasounds 2steps from Oxford Street, London. Now. Next XFACTOR judge pic.twitter.com/fE8fiDb7TO

https://twitter.com/lucadondoni/status/329197005047992321/photo/1

 

t4p! maybe it's just me, but i think he looks very italian on those pix. :teehee:

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glad to have a thread where we can talk about the actual facts.:thumb_yello: any info yet about when the auditions for this episode will start?

 

 

 

t4p! maybe it's just me, but i think he looks very italian on those pix. :teehee:

 

He surely does:thumb_yello:

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Press conference in London at Sky headquarters?

 

Andrea Laffranchi ‏@alaffranchi 1h

Quattro chiacchiere a Londra con Mika, il prossimo giudice di X-Factor pic.twitter.com/kzztOHIO6x

https://twitter.com/alaffranchi/status/329208239185080323/photo/1

 

Luca Dondoni ‏@lucadondoni 2h

@mikasounds 2steps from Oxford Street, London. Now. Next XFACTOR judge pic.twitter.com/fE8fiDb7TO

https://twitter.com/lucadondoni/status/329197005047992321/photo/1

 

Another one:

 

Altri Mondi Gazzetta ‏@AltriMondiGazza 1h

 

@Mika a Londra. @AltriMondiGazza lo ha intervistato. Avrà parlato di @XFactor_Italia? Scopritelo domani https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BJGVJjpCMAArjDB.jpg

 

Tomorrow there will be a column on "Altri Mondi Gazzetta"

 

 

 

 

t4p! maybe it's just me, but i think he looks very italian on those pix. :teehee:

 

Really?! :teehee:

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MIKA: la prima intervista per X Factor Italia

 

 

 

Come vi avevamo annunciato, oggi pomeriggio abbiamo fatto una chiacchierata con il nostro primo giudice Mika, per conoscerlo meglio e farci raccontare i suoi sentimenti e aspettative sull’importante ruolo che andrà a ricoprire a partire dalle prossime settimane all’interno del nostro talent show. Vi abbiamo esortato a inviarci le vostre domande per Mika, che abbiamo molto volentieri unito alle nostre per rendere l’intervista che andrete a leggere ancora più interessante. Ecco com’è andata…

 

Ciao Mika, andiamo subito al sodo: cosa ti ha spinto ad accettare la proposta di diventare giudice di X Factor Italia? E perché proprio l’Italia?

Ho vissuto la scelta di partecipare a X Factor come una prova, prima di tutto quella di imparare una nuova lingua, ma soprattutto per provare a fare qualcosa di diverso, qualcosa che avrei voluto sempre fare. E poi quando mi hanno chiesto se avrei parlato italiano, ho risposto che l’avrei volentieri imparato. E credo che questo sia un elemento di sorpresa che ha reso Sky entusiasta di avermi scelto. Sarà un’avventura! E poi perché credo che l’idea del talent show sia molto italiana. Per esempio il Festival di Sanremo esiste dagli anni Cinquanta e in Italia è una manifestazione molto importante. Insomma, la mia decisione è stata presa per tutta questa serie di motivazioni.

 

A proposito di Italia, come sta andando l’apprendimento della nostra lingua?

Va molto bene. Ogni giorno ho due ore di lezione e ho preso un insegnante di italiano che in questi mesi verrà con me in giro per il mondo durante tutte le date del mio tour. So parlare francese e spagnolo. So che questo mi aiuterà nell’apprendimento dell’italiano, ma non voglio fare confusione con le lingue quando mi troverò davanti alle telecamere!

 

Proiettiamoci già nel tuo ruolo di giudice di X Factor: quali caratteristiche dovrà avere un cantante per convincerti ed essere scelto da te?

Prima di tutto deve avere qualcosa che mi riveli la sua personalità e la sua vita, ma soprattutto deve avere delle doti che nessuno abbia mai visto prima, e deve essere puro. Che è un po’ quello che è successo quando ho sentito per la prima volta cantare Chiara. Ero così sorpreso che fosse riuscita ad arrivare in finale, perché la sua voce non era affatto artificiosa, non era una di quelle voci di chi ama mettersi in mostra e avevo molto apprezzato queste sue doti. Insomma, credo siano queste le qualità più importanti: non deve essere per forza perfetto o che faccia troppe acrobazie vocali, ma deve suscitare sensazioni che non avevi mai sentito prima.

 

Come sai, i nostri cantanti si dovranno confrontare con hit sia del panorama italiano sia internazionale. Conosci la nostra musica? Quali sono i tuoi artisti italiani preferiti?

Sto ascoltando molta musica italiana in questi giorni. Sono cresciuto con la musica di musicisti italiani come Paolo Conte e Mina, mia madre li ascoltava spesso negli anni 70. Ultimamente sto ascoltando tantissimo la canzone di Antonio Maggio, la chiamo la Canzone poroporop-pò-po’, perché non mi ricordo il titolo, poi mi piace Tiziano Ferro, amo molto le sue canzoni.

 

Pensi che questa esperienza come giudice, possa cambiare il tuo modo di fare musica?

Sin dall’inizio la mia musica è sempre stata pura e per lei ho sempre corso molti rischi. Ma ciò che mi ha sempre guidato, la cosa che è sempre stata un punto fermo della mia carriera, è fare musica pura, cioè musica di cui vado fiero e per la quale sarò fiero anche negli anni a venire. Quando scrivo dei pezzi, come è successo per esempio con alcune canzoni del mio ultimo album, tipo Make you happy o Origin of love, non ho voluto pensare alle vendite, bensì a fare qualcosa di puro, di bello, qualcosa che mi rendesse artisticamente orgoglioso. Ed è questo stesso spirito a guidarmi adesso in questo inedito ruolo di giudice di X Factor.

 

Quale squadra ti piacerebbe capitanare a X Factor?

(Ride) Vorrei saperlo già, continuo a chiedere che squadra mi assegneranno, ma nessuno vuole dirmi niente! Comunque mi piacerebbe molto lavorare con le ragazze, ma qualunque squadra mi daranno, darò il meglio. Non è importante l’eta, credo che mi troverei meglio con le ragazze, ma la cosa che realmente mi interessa è lavorare con dei bravi cantanti, maschi o femmine che siano. Questa sarà la mia priorità.

 

Molti nostri lettori ci chiedono se tu e Chiara farete mai un altro duetto insieme.

A me piacerebbe tantissimo, ma in realtà dovrebbero mettersi d’accordo le nostre due etichette discografiche. Quando ci riusciranno, io e Chiara potremmo fare cose davvero incredibili insieme!

 

Grazie mille, Mika. È stato un piacere parlare con te e ci vediamo alle audizioni!

A presto! Ciao!!!

 

http://xfactor.sky.it/2013/04/30/mika-la-prima-intervista-per-x-factor-italia/

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I guess Google translator will be hugely used in this thread :naughty:

 

Nononono, if Mika takes up permanent residence in a country, the fans there have to transcribe and translate every word he says there. Like the French fans :thumb_yello:

 

So get to work! :naughty:

 

I promise to return the favour when Mika decides to learn Dutch :mf_rosetinted:

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Today we are full of Mika's interviews on italian magazines:

 

From "Il Giornale"

 

http://www.ilgiornale.it/news/spettacoli/scartato-talent-ora-x-factor-mi-godo-rivincita-913303.html

 

From "La Gazzetta" (I scanned the article)

 

gazzetta01052013.jpg

 

EDIT:

 

Another one from "SoundBlog": http://t.co/FwNsgG7z63 (thanks Eriko!! :huglove: )

Edited by Lucrezia

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glad to have a thread where we can talk about the actual facts.:thumb_yello: any info yet about when the auditions for this episode will start?

 

 

 

t4p! maybe it's just me, but i think he looks very italian on those pix. :teehee:

 

He said in June in one of the interviews Lucrezia just posted, but generally the auditions held in the summer period are followed by the staff, I think that the judges air the first three four editions episodes at the beginning of september, not before, anyway let's see...

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An INTERVIEW

 

X Factor 7, Mika: "Sto imparando volentieri l'italiano, sarà un'avventura!"

 

http://www.soundsblog.it/post/132669/x-factor-7-mika-sto-imparando-volentieri-litaliano-sara-unavventura

 

L'artista libanese sta anche ascoltando molta musica italiana.

 

L’artista di origine libanese, Mika, è il primo giudice ufficiale della settima edizione di X Factor e ha concesso la prima intervista sul sito ufficiale della trasmissione. Il cantante ha confermato che sta prendendo lezioni di italiano per poter parlare la nostra lingua in trasmissione senza l’ausilio di traduttori.

 

Mika ha svelato come sta procedendo l’apprendimento della nostra lingua:

 

Ho vissuto la scelta di partecipare a X Factor come una prova, prima di tutto quella di imparare una nuova lingua, ma soprattutto per provare a fare qualcosa di diverso, qualcosa che avrei voluto sempre fare. E poi quando mi hanno chiesto se avrei parlato italiano, ho risposto che l’avrei volentieri imparato. E credo che questo sia un elemento di sorpresa che ha reso Sky entusiasta di avermi scelto. Sarà un’avventura! Ogni giorno ho due ore di lezione e ho preso un insegnante di italiano che in questi mesi verrà con me in giro per il mondo durante tutte le date del mio tour. So parlare francese e spagnolo. So che questo mi aiuterà nell’apprendimento dell’italiano, ma non voglio fare confusione con le lingue quando mi troverò davanti alle telecamere!

 

Mika, non si sa se per compiacimento nei nostri confronti o per reale convinzione, ha affermato che noi italiani siamo i padri del talent show, avendo inventato il Festival di Sanremo:

 

Credo che l’idea del talent show sia molto italiana. Per esempio il Festival di Sanremo esiste dagli anni Cinquanta e in Italia è una manifestazione molto importante.

 

Per farsi un’idea ancora più completa dello spettacolo di casa nostra, Mika sta anche ascoltando molta musica italiana:

 

Sono cresciuto con la musica di musicisti italiani come Paolo Conte e Mina, mia madre li ascoltava spesso negli anni 70. Ultimamente sto ascoltando tantissimo la canzone di Antonio Maggio, la chiamo la Canzone poroporop-pò-po’, perché non mi ricordo il titolo, poi mi piace Tiziano Ferro, amo molto le sue canzoni.

 

L’artista, che ha pubblicato lo scorso settembre il suo terzo album The Origin of Love, ha svelato quali caratteristiche debba avere il suo artista ideale:

 

Prima di tutto deve avere qualcosa che mi riveli la sua personalità e la sua vita, ma soprattutto deve avere delle doti che nessuno abbia mai visto prima, e deve essere puro. Che è un po’ quello che è successo quando ho sentito per la prima volta cantare Chiara. Ero così sorpreso che fosse riuscita ad arrivare in finale, perché la sua voce non era affatto artificiosa, non era una di quelle voci di chi ama mettersi in mostra e avevo molto apprezzato queste sue doti. Insomma, credo siano queste le qualità più importanti: non deve essere per forza perfetto o che faccia troppe acrobazie vocali, ma deve suscitare sensazioni che non avevi mai sentito prima.

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I scanned another column from "Il Corriere della Sera" :wink2:

 

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Tks Lu!!

 

I tried to translate this article, beg u pardon all if it's not perfect: as you'll easily see, it's not my mothertongue, nor nephew one :mf_rosetinted:

The problem Mika fear about this italian challenge :naughty:

 

 

Mika, X Factor judge: my return match, I was fired at my first talent show

 

“For me it’s a return match. When I was a child I was fired at a talent selection.”

Mika’s speaking, 29 yrs old, international pop star who in september will be a XF judge.

The italian edition, number 7, the third on Sky.

Within the next few days the committee will be completed, before the beginning of the casting tour, on 12 13 and 14th may in Neaples.

Mika again: “It’s a challenge and I think it might be a launching pad for my career. I’ve been studying italian since when I signed the contract, in january: two hours per day with a sicilian guy who is touring with me all along Europe. I don’t want people to joke on me.

I’m looking for a flat in Milan because I don’t want to live in an airport. And I’ve just rent a recording studio: I need to stay creative.”

He enjoys himself imagining a dream jury.

Springsteen? “No, because he doesn’t speak too much”.

Mina? “I’ve grown up listening to music from all over world. Concerning italian music, I’ve always loved Paolo Conte and Mina. But who would dare to contradict her live?”

He thinks over a little, then, all of a sudden: “Dita Von Teese. She should be invited, even for a single show, to show the talents how to move on stage.”

The contacts between Mika and Sky began when the popstar was a guest during the last edition.

“We saw the enthusiasm he got involved with. And he was the only one of the guest judges to release also negative comments on the live exhibitions” commented Nils Hartmann, Sky Italia’s Original Production Director.

So don’t expect Mika to be a “bleeding heart” judge.

“I will be not easy with my team. I’m not an easy-going person. And I also know that the dynamics between the judges are 50% of the programme. One thing’s for sure: I don’t want to see too much ego and proud. On stage a performer falls to pieces and has to reconstruct himself, and has to do this in the humblest way.

There is nothing more revealing than staying in front of people and singing. You can’t lie.”

He explained the reason that pushed him to accept: “I was offered a programme in France, too. I said no because it didn’t seem it was linked to the culture of that country. In Italy, with Sanremo, the singing competition has been a part of your popular tradition for sixty years.

Maybe it’s for this reason that the talent work well in your country, and succeed in promoting careers.”

He will find at the very end which category will be committed to him. No privilege for the internation popstar.

“Age and gender are not a problem, even though I feel that women react better to my recommandations.”

He doesn’t look for perfect talents. Indeed.

“At my debut they didn’t want to sign a contract with me because I sang like a woman. It was clear to me that I had to use my limits to turn them into my brand. But in order to achieve this you have to be followed by a super strong figure. For me that figure was my mother, she made me study singing for two years without making me go to school.

Actually I was driven out of my own school when I was 11-12 yrs old: I was dyslexic but they didn’t undestand, they thought I was a slacker.”

 

 

Lu, if u don't have time, I can help today for the other ones, I imagine that they will be similar, it's the same press conference, even though in other ones they reported more about what he said about the quality of the Italian XFactor, in comparison with the same format in other countries (what could he say anyway to an italian audience :fisch:?)

 

Myriam

Edited by Valmont69

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Tks Lu!!

 

I tried to translate this article, beg u pardon all if it's not perfect: as you'll easily see, it's not my mothertongue, nor nephew one :mf_rosetinted:

The problem Mika fear about this italian challenge :naughty:

 

 

Mika, X Factor judge: my return match, I was fired at my first talent show

 

“For me it’s a return match. When I was a child I was fired at a talent selection.”

Mika’s speaking, 29 yrs old, international pop star who in september will be a XF judge.

The italian edition, number 7, the third on Sky.

Within the next few days the committee will be completed, before the beginning of the casting tour, on 12 13 and 14th may in Neaples.

Mika again: “It’s a challenge and I think it might be a launching pad for my career. I’ve been studying italian since when I signed the contract, in january: two hours per day with a sicilian guy who is touring with me all along Europe. I don’t want people to joke on me.

I’m looking for a flat in Milan because I don’t want to live in an airport. And I’ve just rent a recording studio: I need to stay creative.”

He enjoys himself imagining a dream jury.

Springsteen? “No, because he doesn’t speak too much”.

Mina? “I’ve grown up listening to music from all over world. Concerning italian music, I’ve always loved Paolo Conte and Mina. But who would dare to contradict her live?”

He thinks over a little, then, all of a sudden: “Dita Von Teese. She should be invited, even for a single show, to show the talents how to move on stage.”

The contacts between Mika and Sky began when the popstar was a guest during the last edition.

“We saw the enthusiasm he got involved with. And he was the only one of the guest judges to release also negative comments on the live exhibitions” commented Nils Hartmann, Sky Italia’s Original Production Director.

So don’t expect Mika to be a “bleeding heart” judge.

“I will be not easy with my team. I’m not an easy-going person. And I also know that the dynamics between the judges are 50% of the programme. One thing’s for sure: I don’t want to see too much ego and proud. On stage a performer falls to pieces and has to reconstruct himself, and has to do this in the humblest way.

There is nothing more revealing than staying in front of people and singing. You can’t lie.”

He explained the reason that pushed him to accept: “I was offered a programme in France, too. I said no because it didn’t seem it was linked to the culture of that country. In Italy, with Sanremo, the singing competition has been a part of your popular tradition for sixty years.

Maybe it’s for this reason that the talent work well in your country, and succeed in promoting careers.”

He will find at the very end which category will be committed to him. No privilege for the internation popstar.

“Age and gender are not a problem, even though I feel that women react better to my recommandations.”

He doesn’t look for perfect talents. Indeed.

“At my debut they didn’t want to sign a contract with me because I sang like a woman. It was clear to me that I had to use my limits to turn them into my brand. But in order to achieve this you have to be followed by a super strong figure. For me that figure was my mother, she made me study singing for two years without making me go to school.

Actually I was driven out of my own school when I was 11-12 yrs old: I was dyslexic but they didn’t undestand, they thought I was a slacker.”

 

 

Lu, if u don't have time, I can help today for the other ones, I imagine that they will be similar, it's the same press conference, even though in other ones they reported more about what he said about the quality of the Italian XFactor, in comparison with the same format in other countries (what could he say anyway to an italian audience :fisch:?)

 

Myriam

 

Thank you so much Myriam for the help with translations! I've a project for college to be finished by tomorrow and I would be very happy if you help me! :huglove:

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Nononono, if Mika takes up permanent residence in a country, the fans there have to transcribe and translate every word he says there. Like the French fans :thumb_yello:

 

So get to work! :naughty:

 

I promise to return the favour when Mika decides to learn Dutch :mf_rosetinted:

 

Ok boss!!! :adminpower:

:mfr_lol:

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An INTERVIEW

 

X Factor 7, Mika: "Sto imparando volentieri l'italiano, sarà un'avventura!"

 

http://www.soundsblog.it/post/132669/x-factor-7-mika-sto-imparando-volentieri-litaliano-sara-unavventura

 

L'artista libanese sta anche ascoltando molta musica italiana.

 

L’artista di origine libanese, Mika, è il primo giudice ufficiale della settima edizione di X Factor e ha concesso la prima intervista sul sito ufficiale della trasmissione. Il cantante ha confermato che sta prendendo lezioni di italiano per poter parlare la nostra lingua in trasmissione senza l’ausilio di traduttori.

 

Mika ha svelato come sta procedendo l’apprendimento della nostra lingua:

 

Ho vissuto la scelta di partecipare a X Factor come una prova, prima di tutto quella di imparare una nuova lingua, ma soprattutto per provare a fare qualcosa di diverso, qualcosa che avrei voluto sempre fare. E poi quando mi hanno chiesto se avrei parlato italiano, ho risposto che l’avrei volentieri imparato. E credo che questo sia un elemento di sorpresa che ha reso Sky entusiasta di avermi scelto. Sarà un’avventura! Ogni giorno ho due ore di lezione e ho preso un insegnante di italiano che in questi mesi verrà con me in giro per il mondo durante tutte le date del mio tour. So parlare francese e spagnolo. So che questo mi aiuterà nell’apprendimento dell’italiano, ma non voglio fare confusione con le lingue quando mi troverò davanti alle telecamere!

 

Mika, non si sa se per compiacimento nei nostri confronti o per reale convinzione, ha affermato che noi italiani siamo i padri del talent show, avendo inventato il Festival di Sanremo:

 

Credo che l’idea del talent show sia molto italiana. Per esempio il Festival di Sanremo esiste dagli anni Cinquanta e in Italia è una manifestazione molto importante.

 

Per farsi un’idea ancora più completa dello spettacolo di casa nostra, Mika sta anche ascoltando molta musica italiana:

 

Sono cresciuto con la musica di musicisti italiani come Paolo Conte e Mina, mia madre li ascoltava spesso negli anni 70. Ultimamente sto ascoltando tantissimo la canzone di Antonio Maggio, la chiamo la Canzone poroporop-pò-po’, perché non mi ricordo il titolo, poi mi piace Tiziano Ferro, amo molto le sue canzoni.

 

L’artista, che ha pubblicato lo scorso settembre il suo terzo album The Origin of Love, ha svelato quali caratteristiche debba avere il suo artista ideale:

 

Prima di tutto deve avere qualcosa che mi riveli la sua personalità e la sua vita, ma soprattutto deve avere delle doti che nessuno abbia mai visto prima, e deve essere puro. Che è un po’ quello che è successo quando ho sentito per la prima volta cantare Chiara. Ero così sorpreso che fosse riuscita ad arrivare in finale, perché la sua voce non era affatto artificiosa, non era una di quelle voci di chi ama mettersi in mostra e avevo molto apprezzato queste sue doti. Insomma, credo siano queste le qualità più importanti: non deve essere per forza perfetto o che faccia troppe acrobazie vocali, ma deve suscitare sensazioni che non avevi mai sentito prima.

 

Quite the same article, just for smokesignal :naughty:

 

Soundsblog

X Factor 7, Mika: ""I’m learning italian, it will be an adventure!"

The lebanese artist Mika is the first official judge of the seventh XF italian edition and released the first interview on the official site of the show.

The singer confirmed that he’s learning italian in order to speak our language live without the help of interpreters.

Mika revelaed how his italian learning is proceeding:

"I lived the decision of participating to XF as a trial, first of all the challenge of learning a new language, but above all I wanted to try something different, something I’ve always wanted to do.

Then when they asked to me if I would have spoken in italian, I said that I’d gladly learn it.

I think that this is an element of surprise that made Sky enthusiastic about choosing me. It will be an adventure!

I speak italian two hours per day and I have an italian teacher that he will tour worldwide with me.

I can speak French and Spanish. I know that this will help me with the italian learning, but I don’t want to be confused with languages when I will be in front of videocameras!

Mika, we don’t know if you said that for pleasing all of us or if you’re really convinced: you said that Italian are the founding fathers of talent shows, having invented Sanremo Festival.

I think that the idea of a talent show is a very italian one. For instance Sanremo Festival exist since the fifties, and in Italy is a very important event.

Mika is also listening a lot of italian music, so that he can have an exhaustive view of the italian music panorama:

I was grown up with italian musicians like Paolo Conte and Mina, my mother listened to them in the seventies.

Lately I’ve been listening to a song by Antonio Maggio, I call it the "Poroppopò song", because I don’t remember the title, then I like Tiziano Ferro, I like his songs very much.

The artist who published in september his third album, TOOL, revealed which characteristics an ideal artist must have:

First of all he must have something revealing his personality and his life, but above all must have qualities no one had before, and he has to be pure. This is what it happened to me when I heard Chiara singing for the first time.

I was so surprised that she had succeeded in arriving at the finale, because her voice wasnt’t fake at all, she was not at all one of those voices showing off, and I had very much appreciated those skills of her.

Really, I think that these are the most important qualities: one doesn’t have to be necessarily perfect or has to be a vocal stunt, but he has to arouse sensations you never felt before.

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Today we are full of Mika's interviews on italian magazines:

 

From "Il Giornale"

 

http://www.ilgiornale.it/news/spettacoli/scartato-talent-ora-x-factor-mi-godo-rivincita-913303.html

 

From "La Gazzetta" (I scanned the article)

 

gazzetta01052013.jpg

 

EDIT:

 

Another one from "SoundBlog": http://t.co/FwNsgG7z63 (thanks Eriko!! :huglove: )

 

Elio, "much more than a singer", Miquette where are youuuuuuu??

:thumb_yello:

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Quite the same article, just for smokesignal :naughty:

 

:naughty::thumb_yello:

 

Google translate is not too bad, actually, although I have to out in one paragraph at the time. For some reason, it crashes on me otherwise :sneaky2:

And of course it gives gibberish on occasion :doh:

 

Thank you Valmont :flowers2:

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