STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Oscar Zia, who will perform the song “Human” in Sweden’s Melodifestivalen on February 20th, announced today that the is gay. In an interview with the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet he told, that he couldn’t participate in this years Melodifestivalen without being totally honest.
“This song is so personal and is about these thoughts. I couldn’t stand on that stage without feeling that what I do is a hundred percent true,” he said.
Oscar Zia has made both girls and boys like him and he has been thinking if he could both be a “girl magnet” and gay at the same time. He says that he hopes that people will look at his the same way they used to. “I haven’t changed anything with myself or my personality. I am the same, maybe even better now,” he finish.
Oscar Zia participated in Melodifestivalen once before in 2014 with “Yes we can” and came in eight place.