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Music: Mika
He can be anything you like.

Mika is a British singer-songwriter of American and Lebanese parentage who burst out in the music scene in 2007 with the song "Grace Kelly".

He is very sparkly.

Discography

  • Life in Cartoon Motion (2007)
  • The Boy Who Knew Too Much (2009)
  • The Origin of Love (2012)

Mika displays examples of:

  • Always Camp: Since reviewers always describe him as camp! However, his vibrant songs, flamboyant trappings, and eccentric tendencies more than justify it.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Mika's mother is Lebanese, his father American.
  • Bi the Way/Ambiguously Bi: To quote. "I've never ever labelled myself. But having said that; I've never limited my life, I've never limited who I sleep with... Call me whatever you want. Call me bisexual, if you need a term for me..." Also "I consider myself label-less because I could fall in love with anybody - literally - any type, any body. I'm not picky.
    • Though he later claimed he was gay in 2012.
  • Break the Cutie: Due to a Sadist Teacher and the unfortunate nature of Kids Are Cruel, a nine-year-old Mika was teased relentlessly once his family moved to London - so much so that he had a mental breakdown which rendered him mute and unable to read for a while. Six months of homeschooling got him back on track, as well as a different school to return to. He's probably laughing at them now, too.
    • It is not without mention that the reason his family moved to the United Kingdom in the first place was due to his father being held hostage in Beirut during the Gulf War. Though the rest of the family was technically safe in Paris, their dwindling income threatened to put them on the streets. Mika really had quite a difficult childhood, once you think about it.
  • British Accents: If reporters and fans are anything to go by, though, it's really more of an Americanized British with a tinge of French.
  • Collector of the Strange: He archives smells. No, really.
  • Dream Team: His mother designs his costumes. His older sister, Yasmine (or DaWack), hand-paints Mika's sketches. Some of his younger siblings have helped with set design and background vocals. They really are a quite self-sufficient family.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Being a mix between Bishōnen and Tall, Dark and Handsome does have its benefits.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Seems to have a penchant for these, considering his friendships with Christian Louboutin and Ian Mckellen.
  • Messy Hair: His signature look.
  • No Pronunciation Guide: While his actual name is Mica, the reason he uses Mika as his stage name stems from the large amount of people mispronouncing it as "Meescha" or "Maika".
  • One-Hit Wonder: In the United States, Mika is a very strange example. The only song of his that most recognise over here is "Love Today" and THAT'S only because it's been used in countless ads and TV shows! Never mind the fact that he did a song for the movie Kick-Ass that was arguably better than "Love Today." American fans have to explain who he is when mentioning him.
    • "Grace Kelly" is fairly well known as well.
  • Quirky Household: Mika often fondly calls his family home such, open to artistic expression and friendly visitors at all times.
  • Secret Identity: Mika has admitted to having several alternate identities under which he writes songs for other artists, just to do something different once in a while. Just how many he has, and who they may be, is unknown.
    • Currently, we only know that he has one named Alice, for which he wrote a song used by Eros Ramazzotti.
  • Self-Backing Vocalist: From time to time. With a voice that can (allegedly) reach about four or more octaves, who wouldn't?
  • Shirtless Scene: The video for "We are Golden" has him prancing about in only his boxers. Cue squees all over the internet.
    • Also, sometimes in concert. Admittedly, it must get hot in that clunky spacesuit.
  • Stern Teacher: Mika has described his childhood Russian vocal teacher as "terrifyingly tough".
  • Transparent Closet: His coming out didn't shocked a lot of people...
  • Vocal Dissonance: Considering how, erm, squeaky his voice gets in some of his songs, you'd be expecting a whole lot more moe when it comes to his appearance. He's actually somewhat sterner looking in reality (see page photo).

Mika's songs displays examples of:


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