Mika will release the theme song for his Italian TV show ‘Stasera Casa Mika’ on 20th October! The new track, ‘It’s My House,’ was performed for the first time last night during Mika’s guest appearance on ‘Che Tempo Che Fa’ – check out the video here. Stay tuned for news on where to get the track!
A few weeks ago, Mika did a very special live performance to celebrate his partnership with Peugeot. A select group were invited to attend the event but the performance itself was streamed live to fans around the world. In case you missed it, you can see a snippet of the action here.
Last night at the prestigious Rose d’Or Awards in Berlin, Mika took home the award after his incredible nomination! His show ‘Stasera Casa Mika’ won in the Entertainment category, fighting off competition from 3 other international shows and even beating mega-show ‘Britain’s Got Talent!’
Mika gave a statement in Italian (his show being Italian language and working on it with a primarily Italian team) as follows:
“Sono felicissimo e stupefatto di ricevere un premio internazionale così prestigioso! Solo un anno fa Stasera CasaMika era un mio stravagante sogno, pochi mesi dopo è diventato una splendida realtà e ora questo premio mi riporta più su, oltre ogni sogno. Un risultato che condivido con i miei coautori con cui ho inventato questo format nato intorno al tavolo della mia cucina a Londra e con tutte le persone che hanno lottato per realizzare il nostro progetto , dalla Rai alla squadra operativa di Ballandi , a tutti i designer e tecnici coinvolti e tutti gli artisti che hanno partecipato.
Non ci chiedevamo mai “perché? ” ma solo ” cosa possiamo fare di bello?” e con questo spirito abbiamo lavorato ogni giorno .
È un grande onore vincere la Rose d’Or e sento una grande responsabilità per la nuova stagione di Stasera CasaMika che inizierà tra appena un mese. Spero di non deludervi e che ci divertiremo tanto ancora, insieme a casa mia.”
It’s a wonderful achievement, here’s to this year’s second series being even bigger and better!
You can see Mika accepting his award here.
Mika will be back on Italian TV screens this autumn with a brand new season of ‘Stasera Casa Mika’ on Rai Due. Following on from last year’s smash hit show, this series we can expect even more laughs, magic and fun, with some very special guests… More news to follow.
This afternoon, Mika joined a host of talent from all over the world to give a masterclass in creativity and exchange ideas at Giffoni Film Festival, Italy. About the event, Mika said, “There are not that many festivals in the world as special and inspiring as #Giffoni Had a fantastic day thank you XX”
Mika is set to take part in the Giffoni Film Festival 2017, happening tomorrow! After such an amazing experience last year, Mika will once again join young participants from all over the world in their journey of creativity, plus this year there also will be a special masterclass and an ideas exchange forum! All the news and footage from the event will be broadcast here. Tune in from around 1700 Italian time to see what Mika gets up to!
Last night saw the final of The Voice in Paris on TF1. The final contestants battled it out and after a close fight, Lisandro, the talent of M Pakora, was finally crowned winner. Mika performed an incredible duet on the show with Vinent Vinel and in case you missed it, you can watch it again here.
On Wednesday 7th June, Mika will return to Italian TV screens as a special guest on Facciamo Che Io Ero, the one-woman show of his friend and chameleon comedian Virginia Raffaele. Having invited her as a guest on his own show, Stasera Casa Mika, it was natural for Mika to travel to Rome and share the stage with Virginia one more time…
Tune in to Rai2 on Wednesday 7th June at 21.20 to catch what promises to be an amazing finale to Virginia’s 4 week run.
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.
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.