Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

UK Eurovision performer has bruises after stage interruption

UK Eurovision performer has bruises after stage interruption

The man grabbed the microphone while the singer, representing the United Kingdom in the contest, was performing Storm.

SuRie revealed that she was left with her bruises on her hands after a stage invader interrupted her performance at the Eurovision song contest and snatched the microphone out of her hands.

The singer came 24th out of 26 entries during the annual contest, which was won by Israel.

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But she said she didn't have time to feel scared and it made her determined to carry on - despite the embarrassment of miming accusations after her vocals could still be heard even though the mic had been ripped from her hands.

"He was suddenly there, security were on him as quick as he was on me. He got the microphone for a few seconds". But I'm OK, ' she said, adding that her shoulder was also hurt from where the man barreled into her.

But there was a bit of a lasting effect, as she said: "There's a couple of bruises and scuffs, but I'm okay".

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"You can see that in my eyes, for the last part of the song, you can see that determination to finish the song", she said.

In fact the indomitable SuRie, 29, said that the incident spurred her on to finish the performance with her head held high.

She did the United Kingdom proud, and even though we were never going to win (let's be real.) she gave it a pretty good fighting shot.

"You don't get to do the 100m sprint at the Olympics again because your shoelace was untied". You had that one shot and that was my moment, and we didn't need to repeat that.

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While many thought the incident would help her score better results for the United Kingdom, she ultimately finished third from bottom on the leaderboard - but insisted she is pleased she didn't receive "sympathy votes".

She went on: "It's such an wonderful thing to be a part of. My leaderboard for the night for me is the Twitter feed and the Instagram feed with the love and support of so many people, especially the United Kingdom crowd who have rallied behind me".

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