During the Eurovision song contest last night in Lisbon (May 12), UK singer SuRie’s set was interrupted by a stage invader who grabbed the microphone and criticised the UK media.
SuRie was performing her single ‘Storm’ before the invader, wearing a t-shirt that promoting a book, grabbed the mic and was swiftly removed from the stage. The intruder said: “All the Nazis of the UK media, we demand freedom”.
The UK singer was left without a microphone for about 10 seconds and clapped along with the music while the protestor was removed. The artist was given an opportunity to perform again following the invasion but didn’t see a reason too, a statement by the European Broadcast Union reads.
Despite SuRie’s professionalism, the singer finished 24th out of 26 performers. The annual contest was won by Israel.
Watch the moment below where the protestor grabbed the microphone from SuRie.
The stage invader is now in custody according to the European Broadcasting Union: “The person responsible is currently in police custody”. The BBC report rumours that the same man was responsible for a stage invasion at the National Television Awards as well as The Voice in 2017.
Following the performance, SuRie tweeted: “Well, I’ve always said anything can happen at Eurovision …”
Well, I've always said anything can happen at Eurovision … 🤷♀️
— SuRie (@surieofficial) May 12, 2018
SuRie – real name Susanna Cork – has performed at the Eurovision song contest in years previous. In 2015 she was a dancer and sang backing vocals for Belgian artist Loïc Nottet and was the musical director for Belgian’s Blanche in 2017.