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1 hour ago, dcdeb said:

When Trump was still president I started investigating, thinking I might need to abandon the US, but now that he's out of office I sort of let it go... But maybe I should follow up with it, just in case...

Noo, please, I hope we will never see him again :aah:

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4 hours ago, holdingyourdrink said:

Wow really? I thought he had dual citizenship with the UK. 
That must be a hassle to get his VISA approved every time. Since I would assume he’s self-employed and doesn’t have a permanent residence in Europe, I’m not sure if he would be issued a work VISA (which country anyway 😆). I can imagine he has a repeated Schengen one then. 

In this French interview he say that he has an US passport but he feels European, even if he doesn't have a passport from any European country. I really hope the Subtitling team will have time to translate it because it's very interesting :)

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42 minutes ago, krysady said:

In this French interview he say that he has an US passport but he feels European, even if he doesn't have a passport from any European country. I really hope the Subtitling team will have time to translate it because it's very interesting :)

 

In an article about Europe in Corriere della sera some years ago, he confirmed that he feels European even if he hasn't any document to prove it, owning only an American passport. 

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9 minutes ago, lormare73 said:

In an article about Europe in Corriere della sera some years ago, he confirmed that he feels European even if he hasn't any document to prove it, owning only an American passport. 

Thank you! :flowers2:  

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14 hours ago, Anna Ko Kolkowska said:

 

 

Wow!!!!!! Thank God they decided to post it!!!!!!!

I am in the middle of the video and all I can say is: WOW!

It should be translated to let people understand the way Mika is working and explaining his ideas.

 

 

I only managed to watch the first 30 minutes tonight and I don't understand everything he says, but I LOVE it how his eyes are sparkling all the time when he talks about what these songs and being on stage mean to him. :wub2:

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8 hours ago, mellody said:

 

I only managed to watch the first 30 minutes tonight and I don't understand everything he says, but I LOVE it how his eyes are sparkling all the time when he talks about what these songs and being on stage mean to him. :wub2:

I wish the whole video were translated!

But I don't know if it's possible - it's very long... But who knows, maybe one day?

 

 One thing of what he said about "Heroes".

It's very difficult to receive a permit to use any Bowie's song. Mika had personally to call an inheritor of Bowie's creations to get a right to use the song in the program. So it shows how much he wanted to have this song in the medley.

 

He said as well that he likes Jacob and he would like to have a son like him. He started to calculate on his fingers and he should have been 14 yo if Jacob were his son :lol3:  A little bit to early to be a father.

 

 

Ah, so many things to pull out of this video...

Maybe I will start just to put it all on a list instead of waiting for a full translation...

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38 minutes ago, Anna Ko Kolkowska said:

One thing of what he said about "Heroes".

It's very difficult to receive a permit to use any Bowie's song. Mika had personally to call an inheritor of Bowie's creations to get a right to use the song in the program. So it shows how much he wanted to have this song in the medley.

 

Thanks a million @Anna Ko Kolkowska

 

I really want to know the details !!!

 

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3 hours ago, Anna Ko Kolkowska said:

I wish the whole video were translated!

But I don't know if it's possible - it's very long... But who knows, maybe one day?

 

The @Subtitling Team also translated Casa Mika, so why not. :biggrin2: Tho I think there's still several interviews from the last few weeks that keep them busy... but maybe you want to help them? :wink2:

 

Thanks for the bits you translated! I love what he said about how being weird makes you feel bad in real life but on stage it's essential, there your weirdness becomes your strength. :wub2:

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8 hours ago, mellody said:

Thanks for the bits you translated! I love what he said about how being weird makes you feel bad in real life but on stage it's essential, there your weirdness becomes your strength. :wub2:

 

Yes, this video is really a gold mine  :cloud:

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On 4/9/2021 at 3:58 PM, Kumazzz said:

Thanks a lot for posting !!

 

Cours d'identité artistique avec Mika

1 h 30 min

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Cours d'identité artistique avec Mika

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On 4/9/2021 at 1:55 PM, krysady said:

It was an older interview where he said that he found himself literally crying into the hotel's lobby after he found out he has to give all the money he got from The Voice for paying the bill, I looked for the interview but couldn't find it. 

Anyway, while I was searching it, I found another one where he said that his main house it is in USA, and he only owns an American passport, but at the same time he is feeling deeply European. That is one of my favorites french interviews and I was looking if it got subtitles, but couldn't find it, I thought it was translated back then. It really deserves, it is such an interesting one!  It's the RFM interview with Pascal Negre, he talks about his houses around min. 5:10 

 

 

 

 

Thank you. I managed to watch it now, it really is a very interesting interview!

(And I noticed it's not just the Canadian French I don't understand, it apparently is anyone speaking French, apart from Mika, he just speaks so clearly that I think I understand French when in fact I just understand him, lol! :roftl:)

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On 4/10/2021 at 2:39 PM, Anna Ko Kolkowska said:

 

Yes, this video is really a gold mine  :cloud:

 

I love the part where they all have to do something on the catwalk, that's so funny! :lmao: And it finally explains Jacob's pose, he had to impersonate the Little Mermaid! :roftl:

There was one moment that I'm wondering about, after the one girl did the belly dancing and went really wild and they all were laughing and having fun, Mika got really serious and said something to them that I can't understand - what did he say there?

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11 hours ago, mellody said:

And I noticed it's not just the Canadian French I don't understand, it apparently is anyone speaking French, apart from Mika, he just speaks so clearly that I think I understand French when in fact I just understand him, lol! :roftl:)

It happens to me exactly the same, and for both French and Italian :aah:  His diction is almost perfect, probably because of his singing training.

 

11 hours ago, mellody said:

what did he say there?

He said that she would be completely insane if she won't do on stage what she just did on the catwalk. And to all of them, that they must know how and when to do tricks like that on stage and that's not something you can do all the time, of course.

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14 hours ago, mellody said:

There was one moment that I'm wondering about, after the one girl did the belly dancing and went really wild and they all were laughing and having fun, Mika got really serious and said something to them that I can't understand - what did he say there?

 

He sais: (to the girl Annabel) This what you have done - if you don't do the same on stage it  means you are a fool. 

(to all students) You don't understand. If you don't do on stage  what you you are doing now ... I promise you... of course not to do it all the time... but from time to time if you don't know what and how to do it... you will not have an access to a part of you career. OK? I am not joking. It is really great. 

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11 hours ago, mellody said:

 

(And I noticed it's not just the Canadian French I don't understand, it apparently is anyone speaking French, apart from Mika, he just speaks so clearly that I think I understand French when in fact I just understand him, lol! :roftl:)

Yep, I've noticed this too! :lol3: He should release a language course, it'd have a great pass rate success! 

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OK I'm a bit slow here, but I've just realised the Gaga song has a line that specifically references "Lebanese". Is that a shout out to Mika?

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14 hours ago, Hero said:

OK I'm a bit slow here, but I've just realised the Gaga song has a line that specifically references "Lebanese". Is that a shout out to Mika?

No, those are the original lyrics of the song :wink2:

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15 hours ago, Hero said:

OK I'm a bit slow here, but I've just realised the Gaga song has a line that specifically references "Lebanese". Is that a shout out to Mika?

 

57 minutes ago, krysady said:

No, those are the original lyrics of the song :wink2:

 

In fact, I think some fans were wondering about it at the time "Born this way" was released, because Mika and Lady Gaga were friends (or still are, dunno). So maybe both of you are right. :lol:

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48 minutes ago, mellody said:

 

 

In fact, I think some fans were wondering about it at the time "Born this way" was released, because Mika and Lady Gaga were friends (or still are, dunno). So maybe both of you are right. :lol:

Thanks, I didn't know about that discussion, never thought of that :blush:... I only remember that her Born This Way album was banned in Lebanon when it was released, dunno exactly why :dunno_grin:

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10 minutes ago, krysady said:

Thanks, I didn't know about that discussion, never thought of that :blush:... I only remember that her Born This Way album was banned in Lebanon when it was released, dunno exactly why :dunno_grin:

I just found this on Google:

Lebanon's office of general security impounded boxes of Born This Way as they arrived at Beirut international airport last week, according to the LA Times. Though officials first claimed to be "deciding what to do" with the albums, there are now reports of a ruling based on article 75 of Lebanon's law for distribution of print media: "Distributors are prohibited from circulating media that diverges from public decency and morality, or is at odds with nationalistic or religious beliefs.”

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Échos Vedettes - 24 Avril 2021

 

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Producteur de Star Académie

«JE SUIS TRÈS FIER DE TOUTE L’ÉQUIPE» − Jean-Philippe Dion

 

GRAND MANITOU DE STAR ACADÉMIE, JEAN-PHILIPPE DION A GARDÉ SA CASQUETTE DE PRODUCTEUR POUR FAIRE UN BILAN DE CETTE SAISON HAUTE EN COULEUR ET EN DÉFIS DE TOUTES SORTES.

 

Jean-Philippe, cette saison de Star Académie correspond-elle à celle que vous aviez imaginée?

 

Complètement. C’est notre fierté d’avoir pu amener Star Académie là où on voulait aller. La moyenne d’écoute est très stable d’un dimanche à l’autre; ça veut dire que les gens ont adhéré à l’émission. Je trouve la quotidienne extraordinaire. Les cours sont bons, le contenu est intéressant, les candidats sont attachants. L’émission est bien réalisée, bien montée, et les images sont magnifiques. D’un autre côté, le Variété du dimanche a eu un départ plus difficile, notamment parce que la pandémie y a eu un impact beaucoup plus grand que sur la quotidienne. On voulait, par exemple, rapprocher davantage les candidats et les invités lors des performances, mais c’était impossible de faire un plan serré de deux personnes qui chantent: il fallait toujours garder un deux mètres de distance. On a fait beaucoup de recherche et de développement durant les premières émissions, et je suis très fier de toute l’équipe de Star Académie. Elle est extraordinaire et elle a été capable de retomber sur ses pieds très rapidement.

 

Diriez-vous que la pandémie a aussi apporté de bons côtés à l’émission?

 

La quarantaine que les candidats ont dû faire avant le premier Variété a été bénéfique, car elle leur a permis de sceller des relations entre eux. C’est ce qui fait que chaque fois qu’un candidat part, c’est un déchirement très intense pour le groupe. Tant pour les candidats que pour l’équipe de production; ça fait quasiment cinq mois qu’on ne vit que dans la bulle Star Académie. On est une équipe extrêmement soudée. En plus, c’est une équipe très jeune: la majorité des gens aux postes clés sont dans la trentaine et ils n’avaient jamais fait de grosses émissions de variétés à la télévision. Moi, j’ai appris avec les précédentes saisons de Star Académie et j’avais envie de transmettre ce que je connais à une relève.

 

Avez-vous été surpris par l’implication totale des profs?

 

Je savais que Lara Fabian avait été extraordinaire à La Voix — c’était unanime qu’elle était parfaite —, mais elle était au milieu d’autres coachs. À Star Académie, en tant que directrice, tous les projecteurs sont sur elle. C’était aussi beaucoup de pression parce qu’elle arrive après René Angélil, qui avait été un autre type de directeur de l’Académie. Lara s’est impliquée de façon incroyable, même chose pour Ariane Moffatt et Gregory Charles. Ils sont extrêmement impliqués. Il n’y a pas une journée dans la semaine où je ne leur parle pas. On est continuellement en communication, en répétition ou en tournage.

 

Qu’est-ce qui se démarque dans cette saison selon vous?

 

On a fait une saison avec des valeurs incroyables. Dans cette édition, il y a des gens talentueux avec des croyances différentes, des styles différents et des origines diverses. C’est une diversité qui s’est faite de façon naturelle. On véhicule également des valeurs de travail, de dépassement de soi. On se retrouve avec des Académiciens qui sont complètement transformés et qui sont des exemples importants pour tout le monde, surtout pour les jeunes.

 

Comment avez-vous vécu le passage de Mika?

 

Il a été extrêmement exigeant, mais toute l’équipe est sortie énormément fière de ce qui a été accompli. Ses numéros vont rester des moments d’anthologie, on va s’en souvenir longtemps. Mika est arrivé avec une vision nouvelle, une façon différente de travailler. Il était aussi très impliqué, il regardait les lignes de budget, il faisait des choix, il coupait des choses... Il pouvait rester toute une soirée en réunion pour analyser chaque détail.

 

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Star Académie producer

"I AM VERY PROUD OF THE WHOLE TEAM" - Jean-Philippe Dion


GRAND MANITOU OF STAR ACADÉMIE, JEAN-PHILIPPE DION SAVED HIS PRODUCER CAP TO TAKE AN ASSESSMENT OF THIS SEASON HIGH IN COLOR AND CHALLENGES OF ALL KINDS.


Jean-Philippe, does this Star Académie season correspond to the one you imagined?


Completely. It is our pride to have been able to bring Star Académie where we wanted to go. The viewing average is very stable from Sunday to Sunday; it means that people bought into the show. I find the daily life extraordinary. The courses are good, the content is interesting, the candidates are engaging. The show is well done, well edited, and the footage is beautiful. On the other hand, the Sunday Variety had a more difficult start, not least because the pandemic had a much greater impact there than on the daily. We wanted, for example, to bring candidates and guests closer together during performances, but it was impossible to make a close shot of two people singing: you always had to keep a distance of two meters. We did a lot of research and development during the first shows, and I'm very proud of the entire Star Académie team. She is amazing and she was able to get back on her feet very quickly.


Would you say that the pandemic has brought good sides to the show as well?


The quarantine that the candidates had to do before the first Variety was beneficial, as it allowed them to seal relationships with each other. This is what makes every time a candidate leaves it is a very intense heartbreak for the group. Both for the candidates and for the production team; We've only been living in the Star Académie bubble for almost five months. We are an extremely tight-knit team. Plus, it's a very young team: the majority of people in key positions are in their thirties and they had never done big variety shows on television. I learned from the previous seasons of Star Académie and wanted to pass on what I know to a new generation.


Were you surprised by the full involvement of the professors ?


I knew Lara Fabian had been amazing at La Voix - it was unanimous that she was perfect - but she was in the midst of other coaches. At Star Académie, as director, all the spotlight is on her. It was also a lot of pressure because she came after René Angélil, who had been a different kind of director of the Academy. Lara has been incredibly involved, same with Ariane Moffatt and Gregory Charles. They are extremely involved. There isn't a day in the week that I don't talk to them. We are constantly in communication, rehearsing or filming.


What do you think stands out in this season?


We had a season with incredible values. In this edition there are talented people with different beliefs, different styles and different backgrounds. It’s a diversity that happened naturally. We also convey values of work, of surpassing oneself. We end up with Academicians who are completely transformed and who are important examples for everyone, especially for young people.


How did you experience Mika's passage?


He was extremely demanding, but the whole team came out very proud of what was accomplished. His numbers will remain moments of anthology, we will remember them for a long time. Mika arrived with a new vision, a different way of working. He was also very involved, he looked at the budget lines, he made choices, he cut things ... He could stay a whole evening in a meeting to analyze every details.

 

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