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Harry Styles performs George Michael as he hints at being bisexual

March 15, 2018

(Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)

Harry Styles fans have reacted with surprise after the ex-One Direction star performed George Michael.

Appearing on his world tour in Basel, Switzerland, he performed a chorus of his new song Anna, which some said sounded remarkably like Michael’s major hit Faith.

Fans took to the internet to share their surprise at the Styles/George Michael mash-up.

Jason Pringle, from Plymouth, said: “The track is good, but the chorus clearly has that amazing George riff from Faith. You can hear it as clear as day.

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 13:  In this handout photo provided by Helene Marie Pambrun, Harry Styles performs during his European tour at AccorHotels Arena on March 13, 2018 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Handout/Helene Marie Pambrun via Getty Images)
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“Harry is a talented songwriter so it is a surprise he has taken this classic.”

It later turned out Styles didn’t “take” the classic, but in fact used it to honour the late Wham! star by openly using Faith with Anna for the mash-up performance.

Michael passed away just over a year ago on Christmas Day 2016 when he was found dead at home in Oxfordshire.

The likeness to Michael, who was famously and proudly gay in the final two decades of his career, wasn’t the only talking point from the song.

Styles has provoked an outpouring of enthusiasm from fans after lyrics in his new song seemed to reveal his bisexuality.

He spoken out about his sexuality last year, when he said he had “never felt the need” to label himself.

“It’s weird for me – everyone should just be who they want to be,” he said at the time.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 28:  Harry Styles performs during the 31st Annual ARIA Awards 2017 at The Star on November 28, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images for ARIA)
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“It’s tough to justify somebody having to answer to someone else about stuff like that.”

But the star now seems to have described his sexuality in clearer terms.

Styles’ lyrics for another new song, Medicine, have led his fans to explode with excitement and hail him as a bi icon.

Musician/actor Harry Styles performs at the 2018 MusiCares Person Of The Year gala at Radio City Music Hall in New York on January 26, 2018. The 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year award was presented to Fleetwood Mac at the 28th annual MusiCares Gala Tribute dinner and concert ahead of Sunday's 60th GRAMMY Awards, marking the first time the benefit has honored a band. Proceeds from the event go towards MusiCares. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS        (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Performing in Paris, the 24-year-old sang: “The boys and the girls are here, I mess around with them, and I’m okay with it.”

He followed up those sensational lines by singing: “I’m coming down, I figured out I kinda like it, and when I sleep I’m gonna dream of how you tasted”

Styles even appeared to use bisexual lighting for parts of the song.

He has also long been a supporter of LGBT rights, having performed with a rainbow flag draped over his microphone last year during his ongoing solo tour.

He even made a subtle jab at Donald Trump and his anti-trans policies in October, during his Washington DC concert – by waving a transgender flag.

More: bisexual, faith, Gay, George Michael, Harry Styles, LGBT

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