TikTok star Sam Ryder has been announced as the UK’s contestant for the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest.
His singer will perform the track Space Man during the grand final in Turin, Italy, in May.
Ryder is famous for covering songs on TikTok during the lockdown and has so far amassed 12 million followers on the video-sharing platform.
Sharing the news on his Twitter account, he said: “Who heard that! ??? ABSOLUTELY BONUS AAAHHHHH!!! ”
Last year’s competition, held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, was won by Italian rock group Maneskin.
The contest’s producers recently announced that Russia would no longer participate this year following the invasion of Ukraine.
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) said in a statement that bringing the Russian entry into Turin would cause the competition to become “disturbed”.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/tiktok-star-sam-ryder-to-represent-uk-at-eurovision-41431223.html TikTok star Sam Ryder to represent UK at Eurovision