ITALY – British-Lebanese singer Mika denied publications claiming he is in the run for hosting the 2022 event. His management fully denied the information.
It is no secret that Mika was approached in 2015 by BBC for representing the UK in Eurovision and it was the same year he said in an RTL interview that we wouldn’t enter the contest, ever because
“most of the entries sent to the contest are shameful, they are pure sh*t!”
After recording his first extended play, Dodgy Holiday, Mika was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2007 in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2007.
Mika released his first full-length studio album, Life in Cartoon Motion, on Island Records in 2007, which sold more than 5.6 million copies worldwide and helped Mika win a Brit Award-winning Best British Breakthrough act—and receive a Grammy Award nomination.
He topped the UK Singles Chart in January 2007 with “Grace Kelly”. He has since gone on to record four more studio albums (most recently My Name is Michael Holbrook released in October 2019), as well as serve as judge/mentor on both the French version of The Voice and the Italian version of X-Factor.
Mika has also starred in his own television variety show in Italy, Stasera Casa Mika [it], which won the 2017 Rose d’Or Award for Entertainment.