Australian commentator calls the Eurovision stage invader an 'absolute cockhead' on live TV
During last night's Eurovision, the contestant for the United Kingdom, SuRie, was interrupted during her song by a stage invader who grabbed her microphone. She finished the song, but there's no denying that the invasion impacted her performance.
After being given the opportunity to perform again, she turned it down.
Following the incident, the European Broadcasting Union issued a statement which confirmed that the person who rushed the stage has since been arrested and detained.
"The EBU regrets a stage invasion took place during the UK performance. The person responsible is currently in police custody. 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," the statement reads.
Official EBU statement on an incident at tonight’s Eurovision Song Contest below pic.twitter.com/shPkX8gQuY
— EBU (@EBU_HQ) May 12, 2018
SuRie also laughed off the incident.
Well, I've always said anything can happen at Eurovision ... 🤷♀️
— SuRie (@surieofficial) May 12, 2018
Israel may be the overall winner but just like every single Eurovision, there's so much to decipher.
We were treated to Hungary's screaming tunes, the Swedish Justin Bieber, the Czech Republic entrant that went full 'geek chic,' and some lyrical genius.
— Millicent Cooke (@millierosecooke) May 12, 2018
This being said, in terms of performances, the stage invader was arguably the main talking point and the final word on this issue should go to the Australian commentator, Joel Creasey.
Superb and succinct.
— Ti Butler👩🎤 (@tibutler) May 12, 2018