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Watch: Please enjoy the Australian commentator calling the Eurovision stage invader ''a cockhead''

Watch: Please enjoy the Australian commentator calling the Eurovision stage invader ''a cockhead''

SuRie was singing her song Storm when a man wearing a rucksack ran onto the stage, grabbed her microphone, and appeared to say: "Nazis of the United Kingdom media, we demand freedom".

The UK Eurovision entry, SuRie, was interrupted by a stage invader shouting "Nazis of the UK media" as he snatched the microphone during the UK's Eurovision performance.

He was swiftly dragged off stage and SuRie continued performing the song.

He appeared to shout something before being wrestled off the stage by security.

Graham Norton, who presented the UK's coverage, said: "There was a stage invasion, SuRie coped incredibly well". The country's delegation was given the offer to have her perform again, but declined.

Although SuRie was left without a microphone for about 10 seconds - during which she clapped along to the song - the music track continued with backing vocals.

Twenty-six nations are vying for the Eurovision 2018 title.

The Grand Final of the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest will crown one of 26 entries with dreams of following in the footsteps of past winners such as Swedish pop group ABBA and Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias.

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After the announcement and before a repeat performance of her winning song "Toy", Netta Barzilai cried out to a wildly applauding audience in Lisbon, "Thank you for accepting differences between us".

The 25-year-old accompanies the up-tempo song with trills, clucking sounds and chicken-like dance moves.

Highlights will include Denmark's red-bearded Rasmussen, whose song is based on a legend about a Viking who refused to fight, and a special dress worn by Estonian soprano Elina Nechayeva which flows down from her waist, beyond her feet and out across the stage.

The dress came to life with lighting displays and laser effects as she sung.

The kitsch is conspicuously absent this year and the usual extravagant stage effects are nowhere to be seen.

Ireland made it to Saturday's final.

Favourite Eleni Foureira representing Cyprus with "Fuego" performs during rehearsals.

Viewers and professional juries in all 43 participating countries will pick the victor.

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