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Mika - Hunk du Jour

Hunk du Jour HQ is all a-twitter (and we aren't talking about our @HunkDuJour twitter account here) over the Mika concert coming up tomorrow night at The Moore theater in Seattle. Mika's had a spell of bad luck lately, though -- he has an injured foot at the moment. According to his twitter stream it has afforded him the opportunity to make up a few new right-foot-centric dance moves.

There's one more tour stop after Seattle for our Canadian neighbors to the north in Vancouver, BC. After that Mika heads to Australia and south east Asia for a few stops in late November. European fans will have to wait a little longer to see him perform again, when he returns for a UK and Europe set of tours in early 2010.

Fellow Seattlites, enjoy the show -- perhaps we'll see you there!

Bonus: Check out our pictures from when Mika was last in town at the Showbox SODO. He may or may not have taken his shirt off. (Hint: He did.)

[ Mika - Official Site ]
[ @mikasounds - Official Twitter Stream ]

Mika brings on his latest video, Blame it on the Girls with an exclusive launch over at PopEater. Check out the video, and all of their Mika coverage (including some new interviews.)

Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful that you read and comment on the site, vote for the Hunk of the Day, and visit us on Facebook and MySpace... That's not all we're thankful for, though! We'll bring back a tradition of giving thanks for the hottest men of the year! Who would be on YOUR list??

When thinking of my top guys of 2008, I didn't have a hard time picking number one. I have fallen in love with the cast of skins. While I am sad that season 3 will be a completely new cast, I'm sure we will see more from season's 1 & 2 batch of actors. While Mitch Hewer defines hot for me, you can't help but fall in love with each and every one of them.

Number One : Cast of SKINS

Joe Dempsie, Mike Bailey, Mitch Hewer & Nicholas Hoult - Hunk du Jour

The Cast of Skins - Hunk du Jour

Mitch Hewer of Skins - Hunk du Jour

MIKA performs live at the Showbox SODO in Seattle, WA - Hunk du Jour

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I shot this collection of photos last night at the Mika concert in Seattle at the Showbox SODO. What an awesome show, and a great way to spend Valentine's Day with my sweetheart Doug. We managed to stake out a prime spot in the center, just 3 or 4 rows back from the front of the stage. The space is pretty intimate, with low ceilings and exposed wooden beams, and it leant itself to a fantastic (and sold-out) show.

At one or two points Mika (who we had a Q&A with in 2007) mentioned he was under the weather and not feeling 100%, but if he hadn't said a word no one would have been the wiser. The band was fantastic, and as the show went from subdued spectacle to all-out party the crowd screamed and sang along at the top of their lungs.

[ Mika - Hunk du Jour Q&A ]
[ My Flickr: 02/14 Mika Concert ]
[ Mika - Official Website ]
[ Mika - Official MySpace Artist's Profile ]

MIKA performs live at the Showbox SODO in Seattle, WA - Hunk du Jour

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As this year comes to a close, it is time to list those we are most thankful for. Besides our friends and family there are those couple of hunks that make you get excited everytime you see them. My top three... Milo Ventimiglia, Jason Mraz & Mika.

Milo - Hunk du Jour

Jason - Hunk du Jour

Mika - Hunk du Jour

[ UPDATE: SquareHippies just posted some nice shirtless photos of Mika. The first we've seen! ]

Mika: Album On Sale Tomorrow - Hunk du Jour

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It's time to spread the love around again... and what better reason for some retail madness than tomorrow's US release of Mika's CD, Life in Cartoon Motion? We were so happy to get to interview him a few months ago, and have been chomping at the bit for this CD to finally get released -- that day has finally arrived!

We're giving away a free copy of Mika's CD to FIVE lucky Hunk du Jour readers!

Winning is very simple... Leave a comment on this post with the name of YOUR favorite celebrity hunk, and why you're so crazy for him. When the contest period ends, we'll randomly pick FIVE WINNERS from the entries.

Read the official rules and submit your comment after the jump!

Yeah, so if you hadn't figured it out by new we're kinda into MIKA. Well, if you are too then you'll be glad to hear that his single Grace Kelly has appeared on the US iTunes Store.


Mika - Grace Kelly - Single
MIKA - Grace Kelly - Single

UK Pop Artist MIKA - Hunk du Jour

MIKA (pronounced "MEE-ka") was recently voted #1 in the BBC News site's Sound of 2007 poll, and is quickly looking like a force to reckoned with in 2007. His debut album, Life in a Cartoon Motion, hits the states on March 27th.

He lept into internet popularity when his MySpace page generated 250,000 plays for his fantastic first single, Grace Kelly in less than four months. As of today Grace Kelly has been played 343,000 times. [ Ed: The track is also becoming a big hit at our house. ]

It just so happens that the stars aligned and we were able to get in touch with MIKA for a brief interview, where we were able to ask our Random Hunk Questions! He graciously played along with some fantastic responses.

You seem to be a fan of the Proclaimers, so if you really did walk 5000 miles where would you want your journey to end?
In a warm fully occupied bed.

It appears that you have literally been all over the globe - where have you not been that you are looking forward to visit?
South America, Mayan ruins Mexico City really seems like a head fuck in the best possible way, I'm keen to get to see it myself.

Do you have any plans to tour the states? (And screw Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco... What could we do to get you to Seattle!?)
Not very much as that's one of the places I really want to visit.

You can have a dinner date and see a movie with any of the following. Who would you pick as your date? Madonna, Cher, Liza, Barbara or Paul Rubens.
I heard Barbara is very scary, Madonna far to savvy and I would be to busy extracting music biz info to actually enjoy my souffle. It would be Liza because I really want to take her home give her lots of water, healthy attention and keep her away from her scary mutant looking ex husband. [ Ed: You'd be doing a public service! ]

Is MIKA really your name? Does MIKA mean anything?
It's actually my real name. All of my siblings have exotic names, my sister Paloma (a dove) my brother Fortuna for which means lucky in French for example. I got saddled with a name that means plastic bag in Morocco, curse of the middle child!

We personally hate cheesy duets, but if you were ever going to do one who would you want to "do it" with?
Dolly Parton, not in a Kenny Rogers [way] - more in a White Stripes/ Jack White fashion.

For more information on MIKA, you can also visit his website. He has one song currently available on itunes "Love Today" and you can listen to an interview podcast to hear his sexy voice!

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