Photo by Vincent Hasselgard, Aktiv I Oslo.no
After years of speculation, Israeli pop star and 2010 Eurovision contestant Harel Skaat has finally come out of the glass closet. (We’ve chosen the word “glass” because we could all see right through it).
The singer, who Wiwi dubbed the sexiest Eurovision contestant ever earlier this year, made the announcement in a documentary aired on Israel’s Channel 2. At one point, Skaat said:
“I am very keen on keeping my private life to myself. Nevertheless, I have nothing to hide. When I have a boyfriend, I will not keep him out of the public eye. God made me in a certain way, which I love and feel complete with.”
Skaat, who placed 14th in Oslo with his song “Milim” (Words), has faced criticism in the past for lacking authenticity and emotion when singing about female lovers. In the official video for “Milim,” Skaat displayed immense aggresion while destroying furniture in the desert. One can only assume he was trying his hardest to make up for some kind of perceived shortcoming…
Wiwi is proud of Harel for coming out and wishes him the best. I suspect this is only going to endear him to his fans even more, even if there are now hundreds of thousands of disappointed females out there.