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Monday, February 26, 2007

Mika Ditches Take That, But Can He Be As Badass Awesome As Chris Daughtry?

A month ago there was buzz that Mika might support Take That on their upcoming tour of England, but now he's apparently scotched that idea.

Granted, Mika recently spent five weeks at the top of the British charts with single "Grace Kelly," so he may be feeling a little big in the britches. But here in the States, the single has been hovering in the lower reaches of both the Billboard Hot 100 Singles and the iTunes download chart.

Clearly the way for a pop star to make it in America these days is to get your song played on a popular television show, ala Snow Patrol and The Fray's recent success when their sleep-inducing anthems were included on Grey's Anatomy, or Daniel Powter becoming huge one hit wonder after "Bad Day" got weekly play on American Idol.

Speaking of "Bad Day," you may be wondering why you don't hear the charming ditty warbling away this year on Idol. Maybe the producers wised up to the fact that they had to pay Powter's label to include the song on the show. Now they've simply replaced it with one by an artist of their own -- "Home," by the always charming Chris Daughtry.



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11 Comments:

  • At 5:04 PM, Anonymous numb from drugs said…

    Daughtry is totally hot.

     
  • At 9:22 PM, Blogger Poster Girl said…

    I am shocked at how well SWV is doing--it's not even a contest! The one group on there I'd never heard of...Wikipedia time, I guess.

    I showed Mika's video to my dad, and he thought it was pervy (how he got that, I have no idea...I think, if I recall, it had something to do with him singing to the young girl...???). If middle America can't handle that, I really can't see it taking off on radio. Then again, my uncle in San Francisco really liked it...who knows. I'd be very surprised if "Grace Kelly" did well, though; it just doesn't seem like it would fit in on the radio here.

     
  • At 4:57 AM, Blogger Robpop said…

    The Mika kickback has begun in the UK.

     
  • At 5:56 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    silly mika :(

     
  • At 5:58 AM, Blogger Robpop said…

    I personally wouldnt have turned the band down. I mean theres a chance I coulda got Gary drunk and played with his bum.

     
  • At 9:38 AM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    numb from drugs.... really? but he's under 45!

    Poster Girl, re: SWV... I KNOW! Who'd have thought? Ironically, I read that they are getting back together for an album this year.

    RobPop, or you could have gotten drunk and the band could have put you on a picnic table, lined up and...

     
  • At 11:50 AM, Blogger Robpop said…

    Gush, that got me hard D'Luv..do you double as a porn writer?

     
  • At 6:05 PM, Blogger Poster Girl said…

    This is getting spooky...now Scooch are rumored to be getting back together to compete to represent the UK in Eurovision!

     
  • At 6:14 PM, Anonymous numb from drugs said…

    from the Daughtry web site's comments section:

    >>hey...Dear Chis Daughtry, born on the year 1980, and 26 years old. Will you marry me, Nichole Riley? I am so serious, I heart you. I know you have a wife, but I love you more then anyone. Please dont hate me.

     
  • At 5:19 AM, Blogger xolondon said…

    Mika looks cadaverous there. What's with that?

     
  • At 12:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This won't have effect in reality, that's exactly what I think.
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