SuRie speaks out after being interrupted by protestor during Eurovision 2018 performance


by Daisy Jordan |
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Last night's Eurovision was as extravagant, glamorous and entertaining as ever.

But it didn't take long for the drama to unfold - and not in the way we anticipated.

During UK ambassador SuRie's exciting performance, a protestor managed to beat security to get on-stage and steal the singer's mic, before screaming to the audience about "freedom".

The star was poised and professional during the incident, and continued to sing after the protestor was removed.

SuRie was also offered the chance to perform again, but she declined.

Now, the singer has taken to Twitter to comment on the incident personally.

Making light of what happened, she wrote, "Well, I've always said anything can happen at Eurovision ..."

She has been praised by how well she handled the stage invasion, with Graham Norton saying she did "incredibly well".

“I can’t stress how well she did," he said, as he fronted the BBC's coverage of the contest.

Israel won this year's contest with a performance from Netta Barzilai, while SuRie finished three places from the bottom at 24th.

Fans praised SuRie on Twitter following her impressive performance of track Storm, with one writing, "You made us all proud tonight, you were such a professional- please represent us next year too!"

Another added, "You amazing amazing woman. I am so proud of you, you have achieved so much tonight and shown your strength as an artist and as a person! X"


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Eurovision Song Contest: the worst outfits EVER!

Conchita Wurst - Austria1 of 54

Conchita Wurst - Austria

When you look that good as a woman (check out the pins!), why not make yourself a t-shirt dress with a picture of yourself on it eh?

Army Of Lovers - Sweden2 of 54

Army Of Lovers - Sweden

We're sorry, but how were these not the winners last year? Or every year? Bring back AOL!

Javine Hylton - West End Eurovision3 of 54

Javine Hylton - West End Eurovision

We're sorry, this is gross. But this reminds us of a used tampon

Javine Hylton - West End Eurovision4 of 54

Javine Hylton - West End Eurovision

We're sorry, this is gross. But this reminds us of a used tampon

Gaby Roslin - West End Eurovision5 of 54

Gaby Roslin - West End Eurovision

At least Gaby had those dressing room drapes as a last resort when her dress broke

Mika Newton - Ukraine6 of 54

Mika Newton - Ukraine

Mika's song for 2011 was called Angel. This outfit is anything but going to fashion heaven

Cheryl Baker from Bucks Fizz - West End Eurovision7 of 54

Cheryl Baker from Bucks Fizz - West End Eurovision

Leather hotpants aren't a good idea at the best of times. Let's just hope there were no side splits in this routine

Javine Hylton - United Kingdom8 of 54

Javine Hylton - United Kingdom

Remember Javine? We do. But until now, we did not remember this awful outfit, thank goodness

Soraya - Spain9 of 54

Soraya - Spain

We pity the poor person who had to stick all those diamantes on only to get an end result like this

Dita Von Teese and Alex Christensen10 of 54

Dita Von Teese and Alex Christensen

Dita was a guest in Moscow in 2009! Wearing a veil. And little else

Svetlana Loboda - Ukraine11 of 54

Svetlana Loboda - Ukraine

Just caught sight of yourself in the mirror? It's too late now!

Bonnie Langford - West End Eurovision12 of 54

Bonnie Langford - West End Eurovision

Apparently the West End's version of Eurovision is no better dressed (or tressed)

Yohanna - Iceland13 of 54

Yohanna - Iceland

NOhanna more like. We don't need to see a loo roll cosy on the stage thanks

AySel and Arash - Azerbaijan14 of 54

AySel and Arash - Azerbaijan

Gaga would be totes jealous of that one metallic Lycra leg

Diana Gurtskaya - Georgia15 of 54

Diana Gurtskaya - Georgia

The shredder strikes again. Someone should really have moved this off the Eurovision set before letting the acts get in the way

A bit of all white. Or a lot of all white16 of 54

A bit of all white. Or a lot of all white

Dima Bilan - Russia

Laka - Bosnia and Herzegovina17 of 54

Laka - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Clown college try-outs were last week, sorry love

Boaz - Israel18 of 54

Boaz - Israel

What a lovely sweaty satin waistcoat that is

Balthazar - Romania19 of 54

Balthazar - Romania

Slightly reminiscent of Geri Halliwell in her Spice Girl days, no?

Gisela - Andorra20 of 54

Gisela - Andorra

We can't help but guess Shakira might have something to do with this frocky horror...

Elnur and Samir - Azerbaijan21 of 54

Elnur and Samir - Azerbaijan

We're guessing flying without wings isn't an option then

Rebeka Dremelj - Slovenia22 of 54

Rebeka Dremelj - Slovenia

Auditioning for Wicked, were we?

Cascada's Nataile Horler - Germany23 of 54

Cascada's Nataile Horler - Germany

At first glance, we thought Natalie might have weed herself

Ishtar - Belgium24 of 54

Ishtar - Belgium

Was 2008's Eurovision circus themed?

Marija Sestic - Bosnia25 of 54

Marija Sestic - Bosnia

This outfit wouldn't have looked out of place on last night's MET Gala red carpet

KMGs - Belgium26 of 54

KMGs - Belgium

My, that silk shirt looks very inviting

Eliza Todorova - Bulgaria27 of 54

Eliza Todorova - Bulgaria

Giving Heath Ledger's leather trousers in 10 Things I Hate About You a run for their money

Eric Papilaya - Austria28 of 54

Eric Papilaya - Austria

In the '90s, we would have killed for those trousers

Helena Paparizou - Greece29 of 54

Helena Paparizou - Greece

Another one falls victim to the dreaded paper shredder

Jari Sillanpaa - Finland30 of 54

Jari Sillanpaa - Finland

Those newspaper trews were actually all over the Moschino S/S '14 catwalk, dontcha know

Cosmos - Latvia31 of 54

Cosmos - Latvia

'70s choirboys made a comeback in 2006 apparently

Carola Haggkvist - Sweden32 of 54

Carola Haggkvist - Sweden

2006 doesn't seem long ago enough to accept that spray-on jeans were 'a thing'

Petra Mede33 of 54

Petra Mede

Is it a coat? Is it a dress? Is it a tux? There's only one thing we know for sure. That it's gross

Lordi - Finland34 of 54

Lordi - Finland

J.R.R. Tolkien would be proud

Sibel Turzun - Turkey35 of 54

Sibel Turzun - Turkey

My, what a lovely embellished nude body stocking...

Nonstop - Portugal36 of 54

Nonstop - Portugal

Let's hope she doesn't need a wee anytime soon

Nonstop - Portugal37 of 54

Nonstop - Portugal

A green nappy with chains attached? Why not?

Tina Karol - Ukraine38 of 54

Tina Karol - Ukraine

Is it just us, or did Rita Ora wear those very boots recently?

Dana International - Israel39 of 54

Dana International - Israel

Dana had this lovely ensemble specially made for her by Jean Paul Gaultier, although he apparently forgot the top. At least Dana had those black beads eh?

Olivia Newton John - United Kingdom40 of 54

Olivia Newton John - United Kingdom

Er, Olivia? The Sound Of Music auditions are in the other room

Javine Hylton - United Kingdom41 of 54

Javine Hylton - United Kingdom

Believe it or not, this outfit beat Katie Price to represent the UK in 2005

Krista Siegfrids - Finland42 of 54

Krista Siegfrids - Finland

Krista just decided to hang out in Willy Wonka's factory for her performance. That poor slaughtered swan for that tail though...

Alexsandra - Russia43 of 54

Alexsandra - Russia

Who needs a surname when you look like this?

Sanda Ladosi - Romania44 of 54

Sanda Ladosi - Romania

Sanda wasn't only lucky enough to be the Romanian entrant for Eurovision 2004, she was also chosen to embark on a serious fake tan trial

Jedward - Ireland45 of 54

Jedward - Ireland

Who could forget the iconic Jedward in their Britney jackets?

Dream Express - Belgium46 of 54

Dream Express - Belgium

1977 was apparently the year of the camel toe

eurovision-song-contest-worst-weirdest-odd-outfits-ever-4747 of 54


Svetlana Loboda - Ukraine48 of 54

Svetlana Loboda - Ukraine

Svetlana Loboda - Ukraine

Sequinned suspenders? Eww49 of 54

Sequinned suspenders? Eww

Ich is actually very on-trend. Check out our green hair feature in heat this week

Ich Troje - Poland50 of 54

Ich Troje - Poland

Ich is actually very on-trend. Check out our green hair feature in heat this week

Emmelie de Forest - Denmark51 of 54

Emmelie de Forest - Denmark

Well there's a use for our old bedsheets

Margaret Berger - Norway52 of 54

Margaret Berger - Norway

Uh-oh. Herve Leger bodycon rip-offs have just reached Norway...

Petra Mede53 of 54

Petra Mede

Hostess with the mostess amount of dress, but leastess sense of style

Natalie Horler from Cascada - Germany54 of 54

Natalie Horler from Cascada - Germany

Yep, pull a wacky face and you can pretend you didn't throw your white dress in the coloured wash

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