As posted on MIKA’s official facebook:
BIG NEWS – we are thrilled to announce that Mika has been confirmed as a judge for the new season of The Voice France! That’s right, he’ll be in one of the famous red chairs and tasked with finding France’s next huge talent.
About the new role, Mika says, “I have the honor and pleasure to be a coach in the 3rd season of The Voice. I look forward to working on the show and with three talented judges: Jenifer, Garou and Florent Pagny. More than anything, I’m excited to meet the new talents The Voice will reveal to the public… I will try to stay spontaneous and instinctive in my choices. I am sure that the experience The Voice will fun and rewarding. So see you very soon! MIKA.”
After the success of the first two seasons, Season 3 pre-hearings are already underway but registration is still open on MYTF1.fr. Stay tuned on TF1 and here for more updates!
A couple of members from the MFC have come up with a great initiative. The Mika Peace Project.
We know that peace is one of the most important things to Mika. As a person who was never attached to a territory, we know that his fans from all over the world are also one of the closest things to his heart. Now, we want to show him how united we are, no matter where we’re coming from, or to which god do we pray for. We want to make him see the great influence he has on the world and the people in it. we want to make him proud of us, and to prove that no matter how different our countries may be, we listen to the same music and feel the same feelings. After some racist comments between the Israeli and the Arab fans, we realized it’s not the way Mika believes in, and we’ve decided to change that. In the past, Mika has made it very clear that he will not tolerate his fans treating each other that way.
So how do you do it?
1. Take a picture of yourself, posing your hands with the famous “heart” shape, just like in the picture below.
2. send it to us (email@example.com) with your name, age, country and also your user name in MFC.
We’ll do the rest. All photos will be put together in a collage, under the title “This is love, not war, so we’re making it worth fighting for”. By each picture, the flag of your country will appear. If you have any suggestions, questions, ideas, ect – comment on this thread. We hope you’ll join us in the project, because no matter where we’re coming from or where we’re going to… Mika is the only one who makes all of our skies blue (:
We will do anything to bring this unique project into Mika’s attention, and we hope the MFC admins will help us too.
For more information, check out the thread on MFC
Today is the birthday of our favourite popstar in the world! Happy 30th birthday Mika! May all your dreams come true and hopefully until next year!
The MF.net team
Thanks to Sabine for uploading this video!
In case you missed it, here you can listen to the livestream of yesterday’s gig at Les Ronquieres. Click here to listen to the livestream.
You are nothing. You are just a drop in the most enormous ocean you can imagine. No one remembers a drop we only remember waves. You are as worthless and forgettable as a grain of sand on the last beach you stood on or as a single droplet of rain on your windscreen during the last rain storm. That is what they want you to believe. They make you feel as worthless as a piece of shit and you act like one. They are companies, corporations, governments and individuals, who collect data and behavioural patterns, without your knowledge or consent. We are the droplets of water that make up an ocean.
When dealing with the issue of our individual privacy being infringed, we deal with it psychologically by telling ourselves that we are not significant enough to matter. If our slight indiscretions and secret habits are being logged and spied on, what does it matter? Our caprices and secret habits are not threats to national security nor do they threaten lives. I feel that we have been dangerously desensitised towards our own privacy.
The recent Datagate scandal has been fascinating for me. Not only because of the fact that the US and UK government have been intercepting our emails and phone calls but also for the overwhelmingly muted response of the general public compared to the extensive media exploitation of the story. This is not the first time, nor the last, that we will deal with scandals of this kind. The Google and Facebook privacy and data collection policies have been questioned by European authorities. The new X-Box, with its intelligent camera that learns our habits and watches us when on and off, is just another chapter in the war between the individual and his darker, more invisible, big brother.
On my official website, I have been forced to collect basic data as well as notify the user that its happening. This, unfortunately, is beyond my control, but a Universal policy (who own’s the site). On my fan sites, I collect data only from those who sign up to being part of the fan club. We are often told that by posting details of our daily life on Twitter and Facebook, we are eroding our boundaries when it comes to privacy. The essential thing that is forgotten is the importance of choice. We chose what to share, what to show off and what to bury in the closet.
We are not nothing. It is easier to make us forgive and forget and let the problem get worse when we feel like our private lives and communications are inconsequential. Alone, our data may not have power, but to the ones collecting, we are a collective gold mine, and we must absolutely realise our value.
I believe that each one of us is angered and infuriated that the details of our life and habits are no longer our own, and that the choice of what part of our private lives we want to share, is no longer ours. In this ocean of people and information, it easy to forget the real consequences that a single user of the internet out of billions can have on another individual. How many more teenagers must cry in private after being humiliated on Facebook in front of their whole high school. How many young men risk committing suicide after being outed by near strangers online. Our huge numbers make our actions colder even if we aim to warm ourselves up reading up on gossip and placing our eyes and ears where they are not supposed to be. This warmth is a false promise, a cheap drug that comes with a price and this cruel ratio will never be resolved until each of us accepts our mutual responsibility towards each other’s privacy. Only then can we stand united against governments and corporations, the two of which seem more and more like the same thing than ever. Only then can we stop this violent whirlpool towards an Orwelian shit hole of a world.