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During the recording of his next album, the coach of “The Voice” agrees to play to the little game of the auto-analysis in 26 questions and makes a drawing of himself.
1. Who would you like to look like?
I’d love to say James Dean, but apparently beauty just brings sorrows and troubles. But still, I
wouldn’t mind to look like Alain Delon in “Plein Soleil”.
2 Who do you look like now?
Right now I just woke up, so I look like a boy popped out of a cabbage. A head like a cauliflower, but a way bigger.
3 Who would you like to look like to in ten years?
I used an iPhone app in order to make me look older: apparently I’ll look like a character of the “Planet of the Apes” movie. I’d like to look like Pierce Brosnan, but I’m afraid that it would be a bit far- fetched.
4 Where would you like to be right now?
In Lebanon or in Greece. On the high grounds, watching the sea, with a town not that far away.
5 What makes you beautiful?
Laughing: it makes you beautiful even when you are ugly and filthy
6 What’s your motto?
Music at full blast. Never mind turning deaf, but it’s a drug. By the way, I have to turn it up more and more in order to be able to hear. It’s a vicious circle.
7 In what do you rock?
In campfires building and making words rhyme with the skill of a dyslexic
8 What do you hate the most?
Intolerance, misconceptions. And mayonnaise.
9 What’s your favorite swear word?
Pauciloquent: it’s someone who expresses himself with a few words. I find it funny.
10 What do you do to relax?
Run away from the town as much as possible. Cook tomato sauce.
11. What’s on your night table?
Water (at least 4 bottles), mint chewing gums, some bad books which make me sleepy, pencils, pens and a sketchbook, my old iPhone which contains all my music that I don’t want to abandon to that filthy “cloud”
12 What do you believe in?
In time passing by. It’s something reliable and always useful. We need it to makes things right and to soothe our pain.
13 Which song, movie or book did change your life?
Mississippi Goddam by Nina Simone. She taught me that the saddest songs can nonetheless be wonderful and full of hope. The definition of a good song.
14 Which flaw can you forgive to yourself?
Impatience, stubbornness, anger. Quite a lot of things actually.
15 Which ones don’t you forgive?
Passive-aggressive behaviour. It makes me sick. It’s wuss.
16 What food can’t you resist?
17 Which is, according to you, the worst passion killer?
My iPod playlist. It’s something deeply subjective. I learnt it at my cost.
18 What’s your recurring dream or nightmare?
I don’t have one. At least after I turned 13 y.o. , when I used to dream about the world’s end again and again. Today, I’m better.
19 What passion are you ashamed of?
“Cougar Town”, probably the worst TV series ever. But I’m crazy about it.
20 What’s your fetish item?
I haven’t ever had one, cause I lost everything. Can I say my dog? At least, I haven’t lost her.
21 How do you cope with stage fright?
I brush my teeth.
22 Which sport are you a fan of?
Kite and canyoning.
23 What’s your best joke?
Like fetish items, I forget them all. The advantage is that, as I can’t remember the end, I think they are funny even if I’ve already heard them a thousand times.
24 What’s your favourite day?
May the first. It reminds me of my childhood. Spring has always been a joyful moment to me.
Optimism gets over pression or disappointments.
“We are focusing on the single, but the whole album is ready. I wrote it my way, in one, conditioning free, go.”
Mika is recording his new album in Paris right now. And he’s about to face “the most difficult part, when I have to share my project with other people, accept or deny advices and compromises, deal with showbusiness.”
He’s going back to Italy in a few days, though, for his sole summer gig, which is going to occur on 18th of May, in Naples.
“I’m coming to Naples, city of art and culture, with respect, emotion and pride; I’m aware of the responsability to perform in the most elegant town’s place, which was in the past permitted to popes, rockstars and politicians and recently denied. But I come to Naples also with the awareness that famous monuments, like Tour Eiffel, change to my childlike eyes when I experience them as a frame for a show I cherish. I don’t want take anything away from Naples’s story and art, but add joy, fun, my voice, my songs”.
In this 75 minutes gig, Mika will be “faithful to myself. The energy, the vibrations from Piazza del Plebiscito will come back to me and will make the difference”.
Mika already got to know the South of Italy. During a summer, he planned to enjoy a holiday by car, leaving from London with 4 other people, and driving around for a few days. He ended up travelling for 4 weeks with 24 relatives and friends, hitting Switzerland, North Italy (Santo Stefano Belbo), Central Italy (Tuscany) and eventually South Italy (Positano). He enjoyed “the sea, the food and the welcome: in Switzerland when they saw our cars parade, they shut the windows, in Italy they didn’t mind. My Lebanese origins made me feel like I was at home. During a party a band played neapolitan songs for us, they were beautiful”.
(source “Il Mattino” newspaper, interview released on May 9th)
We’re so silly! We forgot our own birthday! Happy birthday to Mikafans.net. We’ve turned 7 yesterday. Can you believe how time flies? We started out in 2007 when only 3 professional pictures of Mika were available. How times have changed! Mika is a big star now and MF.net is one of the leading fan sources for everything about our favourite tall popstar.
As Mika said in our birthday message last year (you can watch it in the sidebar) on to the next ten years!
Mika is very happy to announce his first Italian concert in quite some time, in Napoli! It’s going to be a big FREE party and everyone is welcome! It will be at Piazza del Plebiscito, Napoli on 18th May, more details coming soon!
According to the newspaper Il Mattino, Ferrero is planning to organize a big gig in Naples to celebrate 50th Nutella’s anniversary. A similar project was meant to be arranged in Verona Arena as well, but it eventually failed .
The event would have a national relevance, and there would be both national and international guests who are important to the italian music context.
Mika is the only one who is mentioned there as the most relevant: “if Ferrero will get off in Naples, the event will end with a maxi concert performed by both national and international artists. First of all, Mika”.
The gig may be for free and it would take place on May 18th, if Ferrero manages to get the last authorization they need, which it’s still uncertain.
April 24th: More news by Mika’s official Facebook page:
Tickets for Mika’s performances with the OSM in Montreal in Feb 2015 will go on sale tomorrow at 12.00 Montreal time, that’s just under 24 hours from now! There will be 2 allocations of tickets – 1 for MikaFanClub and 1 for Facebook, so stay tuned at 1200 (GMT-5) sharp tomorrow and good luck!
April 17th: Up-to-date news by Mika’s Facebook:
“As we told you last month, we have managed to secure a special Fanclub allocation of 50 tickets per night in the FRONT ROWS of the audience! The 2 shows are in February 2015, so a little way off yet… Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday 28th April, details to follow. Our FAN PRESALE will go on sale on Friday 25th! There will be tickets available through Mika Fanclub and more tickets through Facebook… We’ll post up full info next week with times, links etc, so watch this space! More info on the concerts here: http://www.osm.ca/en/concert/mika-and-osm“.
At the beginning of march, Mika already shared with the website La Presse some informations about these two concerts:
“Right now, this is one of the most important things that I’m going to do. I’ve been secretely organizing this stuff since a year. It’s been a while that I wanted to tell everybody that I’m doing this gig and finally I can say it”.
OSM (Montreal Symphonic Orchestra) strikes hard by inviting Mika. Even if he’s been dreaming of it since a lot of time, this is the first time that the singer, who sold more than 10 million albums worlwide, accepts to collaborate with an orchestra. “I always said no because they used to invite me to sing only one or two songs. I wanted to have a coherence in the repertoire. A kind of gig where you can see the evolution, a coherence among the songs”
On 10th and 11th of february 2015, Montreal people will have the pleasure to listen to about ten songs from the 30 years old artist’s repertoire. “Mixing the electronics with the symphonic, the classic. Mixing tribal rhythms with the classical ones. This is a dream!!”