Ukrainian prankster Vitalii Sediuk moons Eurovision wearing Australian flag

For three years Australia has graced the Eurovision Song Contest stage and earned praise for our professionalism and our musical artistry.

It was the moment Jamala, the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest victor, was expecting the whole year after her victory in Stockholm.

Fans and journalists inside Eurovision are confirming that the flasher was not an Aussie, but was actually known Ukrainian prankster Vitalii Sediuk, who has a history of invading red carpets and accosting celebrities.

Sediuk, 28, has pulled pranks on Brad Pitt, Adele and Will Smith - and a year ago tried to pinch Kim's bottom in Paris.

The prankster is facing anything from a fine to five years in prison on hooliganism charges, the nation's Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said in a Facebook post.

In other exploits, Sediuk has hugged actor Leonardo DiCaprio around the crotch at a Santa Barbara Film Festival event, stormed the stage during singer Adele's Grammy acceptance speech, and was slapped by Will Smith after kissing the actor at a Moscow premiere.

Firebrace placed ninth overall with his song Don't Come Easy and Nissen placed 20th.

Eurovision, in which Australia competes despite not being in Europe, was won by Portuguese Salvador Sobral, 27.

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