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13th May 2018

‘My very best…’ SuRie comments after her Eurovision dreams were crushed

She kept going in fairness.

James Dawson

She was representing the UK in the contest when a protester stormed the stage and grabbed the mic.

And now the UK’s entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, SuRie, has spoken out after a stage invader ruined her performance last night.

After storming the stage and grabbing the mic, a man – whose identity has since been revealed as ‘Dr ACactivism’ – appeared to shout: “For the Nazis of the UK media we demand freedom”. He was quickly ushered offstage by security and SuRie managed to complete her performance.

She carried on despite the interruption, but it was all a bit of a shit show – which is saying something considering the bar for Eurovision was already set so low. Relive it here:

But it seems that SuRie wasn’t too disheartened by it all, at least. Following her performance, the 29-year-old tweeted: “Well, I’ve always said anything can happen at Eurovision …”

She added, via The Mirror: “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.”

The man was taken into police custody following the disruption. The European Broadcasting Union issued a statement following the incident.

“The EBU regrets a stage invasion took place during the UK performance. The person responsible is currently in police custody,” it read.

“The UK singer SuRie and her team were offered the option to sing again but decided not to because they were extremely proud of her performance and have decided that there is absolutely no reason to perform the song again.”