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on 4 April 2007
But I love it. The song Grace Kelly is built the same way as Alexander Graham Bell, even sung in the same way. Has the falsetto from Ballroom Blitz, the great harmonies from songs like Co Co and and Little Willy and has a lot in common with Teenage Rampage as well. All worldwide hits by Sweet in the 70s. I am delighted that my favourite band of all time have influence on yet another generation of great musicians, just like they did with punk and 80s heavy metal. Back in the 70s this kind of music was considered lightweight bubblegum by the press. Having suffered 20 years of rap and hip hop, it now sounds like coming back to heaven.
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on 17 January 2007
MIKA is the most exciting new artist to hit the scene in a very, very long time. `Grace Kelly', his first cd single release, is an upbeat, flamboyant piece of musical genius that grabs you from the start as something a bit different, then before you know it you're grinning - on *every* play. The song shows off his quite incredible vocal range (think Freddie) and gives glimpses of a lot of personality behind that versatile voice. However in spite of various influences from as far back as the early 70s (Queen, Elton John, Harry Nilsson and apparently, erm, lollipops), MIKA is clearly determined not to be affected by those who wish to mould or pigeonhole him and is unafraid of writing and performing his own way.

What perfect timing - MIKA has a real flair for melody and has arrived on the scene just as, at last, musical tastes seem to be returning to an appreciation of great melody and musicianship; Harry Nilsson would have been proud. I have no doubt in my mind that in 2007 MIKA will be the biggest new artist to emerge from the British music scene in over a decade. After months of saying "Just wait and see..." I now have the pleasure of saying "Told you so!"

MIKA's debut album, Life in Cartoon Motion, is out 5 February 2007 and from what I've heard (some tracks were previously released on download only) it will be every bit as good as this storming single - "Just wait and see...!" Now, who wants a lollipop?
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on 9 January 2007
When I saw Mika perform this on 'Later' with Jools I was quite spellbound. I thought his voice sounded like Jeff Buckley. The problem I have with the single release is that, I feel, it is too overproduced. The song is beautiful and different in an acoustic piano setting but the production with footsteps and extracts from films makes it seem rather 'odd'.
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on 23 February 2007
The five stars are for "Grace Kelly" - the best pop song in ages. As for the remixes of "Grace" and other Mika songs I'd avoid them like the plague. To my ears, it sounds as though the remixers are playing along to completely different songs with the addition of bits from the original version as an after-thought. Don't let those techno-boys get their hands on any more Mika songs!
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on 4 January 2007
I really love this new artist have heard this song a couple of times on radio2 and it is brillant , have also bought the dodgy holiday ep from itunes and it is great and have pre ordered the album due out in early feb....can't wait.
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on 17 March 2014
For all MIKA's fans, this is a must have. Great edition, very good artwork as usual in all Mika works. Recommended!
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on 8 January 2016
Perfect and just in time thanks
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