Har'el Ska'at, who represented Israel in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, will publicly admit being gay, in an upcoming documentary film about his life, career and the preparations to Oslo.
The film, which will be aired soon on Channel 2, depicts Har'el Ska'at's daily life, career and his participation at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, in Oslo last May. A figure in Ska'at's team revealed to newspaper Yediot Ahronot, that during the programme, Ska'at will say the following: "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 compelte with".
This puts an end to months of rumors and innuendos, which circulated in Israeli media and public, concerning the singer's sexual orientation. The matter has also become a public debate, after Ska'at appeared in a memorial service to the victims of an attack on a gays and lesbians community center in Tel Aviv, last year. Ska'at's words during the event sounded too patronizing and 'straight', to some of the gay community's leaders, to the extent that they almostexposed hissexual orientation to the media. Ska'at also suffered bad critics on his latest album and Eurovision entry 'Milim', for being unreliable and 'not coming from the heart', mainly since his love songs refer to women. It seems all of this will come to an end soon, on national television.
Despite being tipped as a leading candidate to win the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, Har'el Ska'at finished only at the 14th place in the final in Oslo.