The Eurovision Song Contest, known for its extravagant performances and fierce competition, concluded its 67th edition in Liverpool with Sweden's Loreen claiming victory. While Loreen's incredible vocals, captivating dance moves, and shimmering costumes stole the show, it was the disappointed reaction of the French representative, La Zarra, that became the talking point of the evening.
Despite being considered one of the top contenders, La Zarra's performance landed her in the 16th position on the final leaderboard, prompting an unexpected display of frustration.
La Zarra's Unexpected Gesture
La Zarra had entered the Eurovision Song Contest as one of the five favorites to take home the coveted title.
With her mesmerizing performance of the song "Evidemment," she managed to secure 104 points from the jury and the audience. However, even before the announcement of the final verdict, signs of disappointment were evident in her demeanor.
When the points awarded to France were unveiled, La Zarra directed her gaze towards the camera, rolling her eyes in a moment of exasperation. Then, in an act that swiftly captured the attention of internet users, she defiantly raised her middle finger, a gesture that was quickly disseminated across various social media platforms.
La Zarra Adds Intrigue to Eurovision Finale
In response to the backlash, the singer later attempted to downplay the significance of her gesture, stating, "It's not a negative gesture, on the contrary, it's just a gesture of disappointment that we use between friends." While La Zarra expressed her disappointment, she also emphasized the pride she felt in delivering a remarkable performance, saying, "Of course we are disappointed, we worked so hard.
At the same time, it is a great source of pride because we did a very good performance." In addition to her display of frustration, another incident caught the attention of observers. Rather than awaiting the announcement of the contest's winner, La Zarra made the decision to leave the Liverpool Arena early.
Video footage captured her departure while Sweden and Finland anxiously awaited the results, adding another layer of intrigue to an already eventful evening. As the Eurovision Song Contest came to a close, Loreen's victory stood out as a testament to her undeniable talent and captivating stage presence.
However, it was La Zarra's provocative reaction and premature exit that left an indelible mark on the competition, igniting discussions and generating a flurry of reactions online.