Eurovision star SuRie left with bruises after encounter with stage invader

Irene MckinneyMay 15, 2018

SuRie has discussed her decision not to perform again following the stage invasion at Saturday's (12 May) Eurovision.

Saturday was the night of the Grand Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, the night fans and viewers had been eagerly anticipating.

She claimed that her shoulder was hurt from the way that the protester had "barged into her" and that she also sustained injuries on her hands after he snatched the microphone out of her hands. She said: "There are a couple of bruises from where I was holding the mic but I'm ok".

"He was suddenly there, security were on him as quick as he was on me". I saw the mic on the floor and I went, "Well, that's mine, I'll finish, I'll finish this song".

Because of what I just said.

She also explained how she didn't see the protestor until he first approached her, and how she was determined to finish the performance.

SuRie was given the chance to perform again, but declined. We had the conversations backstage. You had that one shot and that was my moment.

"We had that conversation, but I was really proud of that performance", she explained. Or maybe the British Eurovision team thought SuRie being rudely interrupted in that way might score some sympathy votes.

She added: "The point of the Eurovision, it began a few years after World War II when everyone is reeling from sadness and fear and they bring nations together to sing their way out of it".

The Eurovision Song Contest graced our screens for it's 63rd year over the weekend.

"It's such an incredible thing to be a part of". The Instagram feed and Twitter feed [were my scoreboard].

It's thought the stage invader was Dr ACactivism, a self-declared "philosopher, activist and DJ/MC" who was previously seen stage invading "The Voice" and the "National Television Awards" in the United Kingdom, seemingly in protest against the big bad media corporations.

SuRie finished 24th out of 26 contestants. The person responsible is now in police custody.

The EBU has revealed that an internal investigation is now underway with regards to the security errors which arose on the night of the Eurovision 2018 Grand Final.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu even imitated Netta's now-famous chicken dance in his own tribute to the victor, and confirmed that next year's contest would be held in Jerusalem.

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