SuRie was performing her song Storm when a man wearing a rucksack ran onto the stage, grabbed her microphone, and appeared to say: “Nazis of the UK media, we demand freedom.”
He was swiftly dragged off stage and SuRie continued performing the song.
SuRie has been given the chance to sing again as the show’s final performance but has declined.
The BBC said: “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.”
The European Broadcasting Union, which runs the show, said the person responsible for the stage invasion is in police custody.
The Eurovision 2018 final in Lisbon, Portugal, is being watched by an estimated TV audience of 200 million.
After the incident Graham Norton, who is presenting the UK’s coverage, said: “There was a stage invasion, SuRie coped incredibly well.
“I can’t stress enough what a brilliant job she did – she must have been terrified.”
The 29-year-old was praised on Twitter for her composure and ability to continue after the stage invasion.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 12, 2018
Can we just discuss how Surie calmly turned to one side and clapped a bit while the stage invader was wrestled to the ground. She is SOLID BRITISH.
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) May 12, 2018
Author JK Rowling tweeted: “It must have been scary, but what a pro, what a recovery.”
Actress and author Emma Kennedy added: “Can we just discuss how Surie calmly turned to one side and clapped a bit while the stage invader was wrestled to the ground. She is solid British.”