Eurovision winner Netta offers support to UK entry after stage invasion

Eurovision winner Netta offers support to UK entry after stage invasion

Israeli singer takes to Twitter saying 'I adore you for your professionalism' after the UK hopeful's performance was disrupted

Israel’s Eurovision winner offered support to her British counterpart SuRie, after the latter’s performance was interrupted by a protestor.

Eurovision’s operator is investigating how a protester managed to rush the stage during the UK’s performance and snatch a microphone from singer SuRie.

The 29-year-old contestant was left clapping helplessly mid-song, after the intruder brought her rendition of ‘Storm’ to a halt and shouted about “Nazis of the UK media,” adding: “We demand freedom.”

She was offered an opportunity to perform again, but turned it down, eventually ending up 24th out of 26th in the competition. Following her performance, she tweeted: “Thank you everybody for your messages of love and support and huge congrats to Netta Barzilai, I’m so, so proud of you x

Israeli entry Netta won the contest with her song TOY, which featured an unusual chicken dance, and which was inspired by the #MeToo movement.

Netta took to Twitter to tell SuRie for her admiration for the artist in the face of a stage intruder. She wrote “I adore you for your professionalism, you did incredible”.

Meanwhile, Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who congratulated Israel as a “worthy winner”, added that the stage invasion would have been SuRie’s “worst nightmare and it must have been scary”.

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