2007 SXSW Flashback: Mika

Lyndsey Parker

South By Southwest kicks off this week with a mind-boggling lineup of amazing music, carrying on the Austin festival's tradition established way back in 1987. So we're looking back ourselves, at some of the amazing performances Yahoo! Music shot during our many past rock 'n' roll pilgrimages to Texas.

One of the standout acts of SXSW 2007 was no doubt British dandy Mika, who was in Austin to promote his debut album, Life In Cartoon Motion. And he looked like a cartoon in motion himself, showing up at Yahoo! Music's pop-up Austin headquarters that year in an Easter-egg-bright, multi-colored ensemble with a pink-haired Perez Hilton in tow. Mika's performance of his signature song "Grace Kelly" was just as colorful, and we're happy to revisit that memorable moment here. Enjoy:

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