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New episode of The Art of Song on Radio 2

Last night saw Mika’s latest episode of his series ‘The Art of Song’ air on BBC Radio 2. In the series, Mika talks about the art of songwriting and plays his favourite tracks of all time, talking about the impact they have had on him and his career. Last night he also performed an epic cover of ‘You’ve Got A Friend,’ at the Elton John piano, not to be missed! The episode is available to listen again here.

You can watch Mika’s brilliant cover here.

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New episodes of ‘The Art of Song’

Mika has 3 new forthcoming episodes of his series ‘The Art of Song’ for Radio 2, in which he’ll discuss the magical art of songwriting and the musicians and writers that have had the biggest impact on his life and career.

He has tracks from Stevie Wonder, Carly Simon, David Bowie and Diana Ross. Mika will look at what makes these songs so special, whether it’s the writer, producer or performer. He’ll also share why they’re his favourite songs and what they mean to him. Plus Mika also sits down at Radio 2’s Elton John piano to perform special live tracks from Dusty Springfield and Paul Simon.

The show will broadcast on BBC Radio 2 at 10pm Tuesday 28th March 2017 and will be playable after that on iPlayer.

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Mika collaborates with Peugeot on the new 108!

Today it has been announced that Mika is the face of the next Peugeot campaign with the launch of the new 108 car. The colourful series of car is a perfect match for Mika’s aesthetic. Speaking about the collaboration, Mika says, “It is an honor to be associated with such an iconic French brand  – Peugeot. I have grown up with it my entire life and have always loved their aesthetic and design. The new campaign is a fun collision of my world and that of the 108 ! We had a great time creating it and you can feel it watching the ad.”

Check out the ad below…

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The Voice: La Plus Belle Voix returns!

Mika will again feature on the coaches panel for the new Season 6 of The Voice: La Plus Belle Voix on French TV this weekend. Starting on Saturday 18th February, the hit show will once again air on TF1 every saturday night. Mika will star alongside previous coaches Zazie and Florent Pagny, as well as new face M. Pakora. The season promises some extraordinary talent, but who will Mika turn for? Tune in this Saturday night to find out….

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Mika wows at San Remo 2017

Last night Mika dazzled at the San Remo Festival 2017 with 2 performances; a medley of his own hits and a stunning tribute to music icon George Michael.

The huge event, watched by over half of all Italians on TV, is a major event in the music calendar each year and Mika’s performance was undoubtedly a highlight with just over 13 million people tuned in to watch!

You can watch Mika’s classic performace here and his incredible tribute to George Michael here.

Firenze, dicembre 2016. Un momento di "Sinfonia Pop", concerto di Mika insieme all'Orchestra ed al Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, diretto da Simon Leclerc.

Florence, December 2016. A moment of "Sinfonia Pop" concert by Mika together with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, directed by Simon Leclerc.

Mika makes history at Opera di Firenze

For the last 2 nights, Mika has performed his breathtaking ‘Sinfonia Pop’ with world renowned conductor and orchestrator Simon Lecler at Opera di Firenze in Florence, Italy – and made history. The two very special shows, one on New Year’s Eve with gala dinner, were the first time ever in the history of the Opera di Firenze that the lights were turned on before the end of the concert and the audience were on their feet dancing in the aisles!

Following hugely popular and critically acclaimed orchestral performances in Montreal and Como, Sinfonia Pop was brought to Florence, and again sold out in record time.

Photos from the night are in the Live and Backstage galleries and on Facebook.

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Mika at L’Opera di Firenze for New Year

Tomorrow and Saturday nights see Mika performing at L’Opera di Firenze in Florence. At these two much anticipated concerts, Mika will perform again his Sinfonia Pop concerts with full orchestra and world renowned conductor Simon Leclerc. As with the shows in Montreal and Como, these two very special performances will showcase Mika’s incredible songwriting talents with his music rearranged and adapted for an orchestra.

Tickets for the shows sold out very quickly and both nights will no doubt be memorable moments in Mika’s career, but especially for everyone attending.

Updates and photos from the shows will be posted over on Mika’s Facebook soon.

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‘Mika Love Paris’ released today!

 

Today sees the release of Mika’s latest DVD, ‘MIKA ♥ PARIS.’ The concert was filmed at his 20,000 capacity AccorHotels Arena show in Paris earlier this year and features the stunning stage design collaboration between Mika and Studio Job.

The set list includes classics such as ‘Grace Kelly’ and ‘Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)’ alongside incredible renditions of recent material from his ‘No Place In Heaven’ album, including ‘Good Guys’ and ‘Talk About You’.

The DVD was recorded with the support of Centre national du cinema et de l’image animée and with the participation of francetélévisions. The stage show was designed by Studio Job in collaboration with Mika and took in some of the iconic landmarks of Paris, including an illuminated Arc De Triophe and a giant cake in the shape of the Sacre Couer. Couple all this with giant MIKA lettering made up of LED screens which showed short films of Mika around Paris during track interludes, the show continues in the tradition of the great music showmen such as Bowie and Elton John. The show was part of a huge 30 date European tour from this summer, following the international success of 2015’s ‘No Place in Heaven’.

Tracklist

Le Cheval
Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)
Talk About You
Grace Kelly
Rain
Boum Boum Boum
Les Baisers Perdus
Good Guys
Origin Of Love
Relax, Take It Easy
Staring At The Sun
Underwater
Lollipop
Stardust
Happy Ending
Elle Me Dit
We Are Golden
Last Party
J’Ai Deux Amours
Love Today

Bonus tracks

Stardust
Good Wife

The DVD can be ordered here.

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Stasera Casa Mika – Episode 4

Last night the fourth and final episode of ‘Stasera Casa Mika,’ Mika’s Italian TV show, aired on Rai2 to millions of viewers across Italy. Guests included Jack Savoretti, Pierfrancesco Favino, Ornella Muti, Antonella Clerici, Pupo and Chiara, but the highlight of the show was undoubtedly Mika’s long time friend, recent collaborator and global sensation Kylie Minogue. The night was packed with laughs, colourful costumes and special moments. In case you missed it, you can watch it again here.

Photos from the show are up in the TV Shows section and backstage pictures can be found here.