Singer-songwriter Sam Ryder was chosen by the UK this year to be a candidate for the Eurovision Song Contest. The TikTok star is known by millions of people online thanks to his videos
Image: BBC / Parlophone Music)
This year’s Eurovision is less than two months away with hopeful British Sam Ryder looking for some surprising success.
The TikTok star is now set at 12/1 by bookies for a shock win in Turin, home to a contest hosted by last year’s winner Italy.
Last year, Maneskin wowed European audiences with ‘Zitta e buoni’, sending them to the top of the popular Eurovision charts while the UK scored a terrifying ‘zero’ score.
Ryder already has a lot of fans in the UK, but around the world thanks to his presence on social networks.
So he might go a little further than what has become the norm for British behavior in recent years.
So who is Sam Ryder?
Sam Ryder is a 32-year-old singer and TikTok star from Essex and this year’s Eurovision participant for the UK.
He’ll be performing Space Man, featuring songwriting partners Amy Wadge and Max Wolfgang. Wadge is said to have collaborated with Sheeran on his hit Thinking Out Loud.
His videos currently have a staggering 98.3 million likes, which amounts to around 12.1 million followers.
Sam started out as a session guitarist and eventually, the talented musician rose to fame thanks to his videos during the coronavirus lockdown. Now, he’s signed to Parlophone and released his debut EP in 2021.
Whirlwind and Tiny Riot songs have been streamed more than 100 million times worldwide.
When selected to represent the UK, Sam said: “I am honored to have been given the opportunity to sing at an event alongside some of Europe’s most talented creators, performers and musicians.
“I’m hoping to sing my heart out in a way the UK can be proud and recommend a song I wrote with friends last summer that makes the whole experience all the more special.”
When is Eurovision 2022?
Britons can cheer on UK hopeful Sam Ryder on 10 May 2022, when the final of the competition is televised live from Turin, Italy.
Of course, the British cannot vote for his man in the contest and Sam may find it difficult to beat the now-favorite Kalush Orchestra, Urkaine’s Kalush Orchestra.
Kalush will have to perform from a safe location in the country following the Russian invasion, but members of their band are currently supporting the war effort, including a member of the territorial defense unit. territory of the country.
Lead singer Oleh Psiuk, a member of a group that volunteers to provide medical supplies to refugees, said: “I can’t enjoy it while worrying about my loved ones. The war has divided me. cut me and my girlfriend. She’s 300 kilometers (186 miles) apart from me. We can’t see each other because it’s dangerous.”
The semi-finals will be broadcast on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer on Tuesday 10 and Thursday 12 May at 8pm.
The final will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC iPlayer plus via BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds on Saturday 14 May from 8pm.
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