UK Eurovision singer SuRie speaks out after THAT stage invasion
UK’s 2018 Eurovision act SuRie has spoken out after last night’s stage invasion.
SuRie is an actress and singer who is no stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest, appearing as a backing singer for Loïc Nottet in 2015 and Blanche at Eurovision 2017.
She and her song Storm were selected back in February after six potential tracks were put to a viewer and panel vote.
SuRie took to the stage on Saturday evening in ninth place, opening the second round of performances.
But halfway through the song, her performance was interrupted by a stage invader.
A seemingly politically motivated protestor rushed at SuRie and tried to grab her microphone.
At one point, SuRie lost her microphone but eventually got it back and continued to finish the song.
She tweeted after the live show: “Well, I’ve always said anything can happen at Eurovision …”
SuRie went on to say: “I’m so proud of my performance tonight. I gave it my very best.
“It’s been an incredible experience for me. I am so grateful for everyone’s love and support. The fans make Eurovision what it is; the biggest and the most inclusive and open celebration of music in the world.
“Eurovision is a family, and I am proud to be part of it.”
SuRie also thanked her team and added: “Words can never express the gratitude and love I feel for them all.”
Eurovision bosses had offered SuRie the chance to perform again following the altercation.
But the BBC said: “SuRie and her team are extremely proud of her performance and have together decided that there is absolutely no reason to perform the song again.”
The UK entry finished 24th out of 26 while Israel were crowned the winners in the 2018 Eurovision results
Eurovision airs on BBC One in the UK.