Eurovision Song Contest: Stage-invading protester steals microphone from United Kingdom’s SuRie
A stage invader has grabbed the microphone from the United Kingdom’s Eurovision performer SuRie.
The protester climbed the stage and got hold of the microphone but was quickly tackled by security and taken away while SuRie stood by.
The British singer, clapping along to the music while unable to sing, kept her composure and carried on with her song Storm at the event in Lisbon, Portugal.
The stage invader appeared to say: “Nazis of the UK media, we demand freedom.”
SuRie appeared unhurt, and received a standing ovation after her song, showing amazing professionalism and composure to see it out despite what could have been a crippling interruption.
She was offered the chance to sing again as the show’s final performance, but declined.
The UK Eurovision Broadcaster 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.”
Graham Norton, who is presenting the UK’s coverage, said SuRie coped “incredibly well” after the stage invasion.
“I can’t stress enough what a brilliant job she did — she must have been terrified.”
Previous editions of the annual event have also witnessed protesters getting onto the stage.