Singer SuRie was the UK’s Eurovision 2018 entry, all week she’s been guarded by four elite professionals to ensure her safety.
Four elite guards have reportedly been by SuRie’s side for the past week in Lisbon to ensure her safety although her performance was invaded this evening.
In a shocking turn of events for the United Kingdom during tonight’s Eurovision grand finale, SuRie had her performance rudely interrupted.
As SuRie began to sing the second chorus of her song ‘Storm’, a stage invader burst on stage and interrupted.
The stage invader is thought to have said, according to BBC’s live blog: “For the Nazis of the UK media, we demand freedom.”
According to the Daily Star, there were fears terrorists could target the annual event.
SuRie told the paper: “They are all military guys from the SAS so they take everything very seriously. They are really looking after me.
“They don’t tell me much about what they’re doing… they’re behind the scenes surveying everything and keeping everything in check.”
She added: “They are great guys. They make you feel safe. I haven’t felt nervous at all.”
The stage invader was tackled by security and escorted off stage. SuRie was without a mic for 20 seconds before she was given a replacement to finish her song.
The EBU (European Broadcasting Union) has confirmed that SuRie was given the chance to perform again later tonight, but SuRie has denied the offer.
The official statement released read: “SuRie was offered the option to perform again by the EBU. SuRie and her team are extremely proud of her performance and have together decided that there is absolutely no reason to perform the song again.”
Eurovision bosses reportedly issued a lengthy list of banned items that included weapons and illegal substances.
More to follow.