Finland’s performance in the Eurovision Song Contest final was punctuated by controversy after singer Kristia Siegfrids once again kissed one of her dancers at the end of her song.
Speaking after her actions in the controversial rehearsal, which have already provoked negative headlines in some of the more conservative of the Eurovision nations, Miss Siegfrids said she is protesting against the fact gay marriage is not allowed in Finland.
‘Homophobic people are angry with me for doing this, but I’m planning a surprise at the end of my performance. It’s live on TV, so nobody can stop me,’ she said defiantly.
‘I don’t think Marry Me is political. It’s about love and tolerance. But gay marriage is not allowed in Finland and that’s wrong. I wanted to make a statement about that.’