The European Broadcasting Union has launched an investigation in to the stage invasion that occurred during the United Kingdom’s performance at the Eurovision 2018 Grand Final.
The EBU has launched an investigation in to the stage invasion that occurred during last nights Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final. The stage invasion which occurred during the entry from the United Kingdom performed by SuRie, saw the singer have her microphone taken from her hand mid way through her performance, before carrying on to end her song.
An EBU spokesperson stated to The Guardian that;
The man gained access to the stage by climbing into the camera run. He then reached the main stage via the bridge, pursued by security … He was removed off stage after seven seconds and is being questioned by police. We take security very seriously and an investigation into what happened is already under way.
SuRie who was visibly shaken, but determined to perform her song, has received support from both the public in the UK, but also artists and commentators from the other 43 competing nations. Netta who won last nights contest tweeted;
I adore you for your professionalism, you did incredible ♥️
— Netta Barzilai (@NettaBarzilai) May 13, 2018
Graham Norton, the United Kingdom’s commentator said during the broadcast that;
We don’t know why he stormed the stage but it doesn’t matter, you don’t hijack someone’s hard-earned moment in the spotlight, no matter what your cause.
The singer was offered the chance to perform again during the Grand Final, however opted not to take to the stage for a second time.
The incident is the third time since 2010 that a stage invasion has taken place during one of the biggest live television events of the year. Last year in Ukraine, the winner Jamala was performing during an interval act when a prankster invaded the stage.
Source: The Guardian