Eurovision 2018: Stage Invader Interrupts UK Entrant SuRie's Performance

Daniel Welsh

There was a huge shock in store for UK Eurovision entrant SuRie during this year’s live final, when her performance was interrupted by a stage invader.

SuRie was in the middle of performing her track, ‘Storm’, on Friday night (12 May), when a man ran on stage, grabbing her microphone and shouting a message referring to the “Nazis of the UK media”.

The stage invader is removed

He appeared to shout: “For the Nazis of the UK media, we demand freedom.”

However, he was unable to complete his protest as he was then removed from the stage by security.

SuRie confusedly looked on as the scene played out, while the audience continued to sing the lyrics of her song along with the backing track. She then got her microphone back and made it to the end of her song.

SuRie at the end of her performance

Up until that point, SuRie’s performance had been among the strongest of the night, with the audience clapping and singing along with ‘Storm’.

Her perseverance and strength got a strong reaction from Eurovision viewers, who praised the singer for the way she handled the situation.

Commentator Graham Norton also heaped praise on the way SuRie handled herself, noting: “SuRie coped incredibly well, I can’t stress enough what a brilliant job she did. She must have been terrified in that moment.”

Because of time constraints at Eurovision, it’s not known whether SuRie will be given a second chance to perform her song before voting is opened to the public.

More to follow.