UK Eurovision performance interrupted by stage invader
13 May, 2018, 02:40 | Author: Donna Miller
The 25-year-old accompanied the up-tempo song with trills, clucking sounds and chicken-like dance moves.
But the song contest was not without its drama as protesters stormed the stage during the UK's entry, wrangling the microphone from singer SuRie and garbling something controversial into the microphone about "demanding freedom".
The show is taking place at Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday night, starting at 8 p.m. (1900 GMT.) Some 200 million people around the world are expected to be watching.
She later resumed her song and finished to rapturous applause.
Eurovision was first held in 1956 with the aim of uniting Europe after World War II.
This year's final won't be seen in China though.
Ireland made it to Saturday's final. The annual celebration of country and song known as the Eurovision Song Contest got underway in Portugal's capital Saturday night with a paean to the country's traditional fado music.
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Portugal is hosting the event for the first time after its entry, jazzy solo ballad "Amar pelos dois" ("Love for two") by Salvador Sobral, won the contest a year ago in Ukraine.
"Music isn't fireworks, it's feeling", Sobral said to explain his 2017 triumph. Could the Eurovision Song Contest finally be focusing on the music?
This year's contest will cost around 20 million euros ($24 million) to stage, the lowest amount since 2008 when it started to have two semi-finals.
The Essex born singer dealt with the incident remarkably well considering the circumstances, and Graham Norton, narrating the finals in Lisbon, was unsure whether or not she would be given the opportunity to repeat her performance later in the show without interruption.
It will be the first time that he hits the stage since he underwent a heart transplant in December.
That means the contest is heading to what many predict will be an exceptional year.
Six countries automatically qualify for the Grand Final: the "Big Five" of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.
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