- The man who disrupted the performance of the British singer SuRie on Saturday night during the Eurovision Song Contest final is bail-free. That is what the EBU, the organization behind the song festival, has announced.
According to the EBU, the man was questioned by the police immediately after the incident. Subsequently, he was held in pre-trial detention until Monday, when he appeared before the court in Lisbon. In anticipation of the current police investigation, the activist was released on bail.
Not only the police are investigating the incident, but also the EBU itself has started an investigation. 'We take safety very seriously and check what has happened. '
On Sunday it became clear that the activist could reach the stage via a camera production. As soon as he got to the bridge, security had him in sight. With security guards in his wake, the man stormed the stage and grabbed the microphone from SuRie's hands. According to the EBU, the activist was removed from the stage after seven seconds.
The organization of the Eurovision Song Contest gave the British singer the chance to perform her song Storm again in the final. SuRie did not want that, she was 'very proud' of the performance she had put down. The United Kingdom finished as 24th of the 26 finalists.
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