Apr 07

Focus Group 11 – MIKA

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MIKA – “Grace Kelly” – Score: 3.68 (17th) – Controversy: 2.59 (14th)

(Females: 10th. Males: 19th. Under 30s: 18th. Over 30s: 15th)

Most like: Take That. Most unlike: FHM High Street Honeyz.

  • “How did they let this happen?” (0) 
  • “Argh! Stage school!” (2) 
  • “Slinky, indie, British, girly” (4) 
  • “Going nowhere but good feel” (5)
  • “George Michael pre-cynicism?” (6) 
  • “Idiocy has never sounded better” (10)

If you dislike Mika…

  • …you are very unlikely to think that music meant more when you were 16.
  • …you are more likely to listen to music in foreign languages.

If you like Mika…

  • …you are much less likely to think of yourself as indie.
  • …you are more likely to think the 00s have been fantastic for pop.


  1. 1
    Tom on 11 Apr 2007 #

    Ladies love cool Mika!

  2. 2
    jel on 12 Apr 2007 #

    I baulk at the notion of Mika.

  3. 3
    Kat on 12 Apr 2007 #

    I watched the Mika video again last night on HitsTV and it really is daft amounts of joy. If you hate Mika you hate Fun! I can imagine how repeated plays might become irksome, but I don’t think I’ve had as much exposure to this as a lot of people.

  4. 4
    Pete on 12 Apr 2007 #

    Yes, I’m not quite sure where all the Mika hate comes from!

  5. 5
    Tom on 12 Apr 2007 #

    Extroverts in loving Mika shocker!

  6. 6
    Marcello Carlin on 12 Apr 2007 #

    The only “Fun” inherent in Mika is of the Benigni/Life Is Beautiful variety.

  7. 7
    jeff w on 12 Apr 2007 #

    This is the first time that the “if you likes/dislike”s have been even remotely accurate so far!

  8. 8
    Tom on 12 Apr 2007 #

    The science is impeccable – it is you who are innacurate, sir!

    (Actually, I think this is the point at which there’s some nuance in the marking which is why the “analysis” bits make more sense – the previous 3 had basically low marks across the board so were all correlated with one another more than anything else)

  9. 9
    alext on 13 Apr 2007 #

    I am sorry to see that if Britain underwent cultural apartheid I would be on the FHM high st honeyz side of the big chainlink fence, since I think I might be in dubious company. But I dislike Mika THAT MUCH. + any version of Touch Myself is good.

  10. 10
    Sarah on 13 Apr 2007 #

    Did you take my zero joker on Mika into account?

  11. 11
    Tom on 13 Apr 2007 #

    Yes don’t worry. It was balanced out by the TEN JOKER given him by an individual we may only refer to as “LT GRUBER”.

  12. 12
    Tom on 13 Apr 2007 #

    Oh incidentally STATS FANS the rankings by demographic are done on raw scores not scores with joker weighting added.

  13. 13
    Tim on 17 Apr 2007 #

    Good review and to anyone that thinks Mika is at any point good, you need to grow up a few years, get yourself a music education and then ask yourself the question “Is Mika a whining hom boy who’s target market is 12 year old girls, local drive time radio stations and Guantanamo Bay torture camps?? Because I’m no clairvoyant but I can foresee the answer ‘YES, Yes he is’!!!

  14. 14
    LeboviciAB84 on 18 Apr 2007 #

    Not that I’ve seen it, but the Mika video is bound to be inadequate. For why? Because the image Love Today thrusts into my head is one of mediæval peasants country-dancing, and a midget jester lolloping through a field. And Men Without Hats already did that.

  15. 15
    Marcello Carlin on 18 Apr 2007 #

    And why do we have Guantanamo Bay torture camps? PRECISELY as a consequence of that US Marines sticker on the bumper of your SUV!

  16. 16
    Dan on 20 Nov 2007 #

    Kat – if by “fun” you mean listening to singing which sounds pretty similar to a cat being castrated, then yes I hate fun.

  17. 17
    Marcello Carlin on 20 Nov 2007 #

    I’d forgotten all about novelty one hit wonder Mika. Now I’ll have to do it all over again.

    *nanosecond pause*

    There, done.

  18. 18
    jon on 28 Aug 2009 #

    fuck mika

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