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TikTok feels like Sam Ryder will be announced as the UK’s entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest in May. The social media star has attracted attention from the likes of Justin Bieber and Alicia Keys for her tracks. his hot cover on video sharing app
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BBC bosses are preparing to reveal Tik Tok star Sam Ryder as a contestant in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest for the UK.
The 31-year-old from Essex has built up 12 million followers during the pandemic after posting covers of hit songs by Adele, Michael Jackson, Blondie and Queen. He now counts Alicia Keys and Justin Bieber among his many fans.
He’s about to perform Space Man – ESC fans have noticed that the original song is too long at 3 minutes and 40 seconds, but a shorter version is currently playing on the BBC. DJ Scott Mills, host of Eurovision, set the tone for his song of the week.
The song features soaring vocals and lots of falsetto from Sam, which features the lyrics: “There’s nothing but space, man. I want to go home.”
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Rumors began swirling that Sam would represent Great Britain after he canceled a string of gigs during the Eurovision final in Turin, Italy on May 14.
He also had a gig in Glasgow scheduled for the next day.
Some fans worry that another male soloist is a risky strategy that comes just a year after James Newman finished last after scoring a fearsome score.
One said: “Sam is a better bet. His live vocals proved to be powerful, especially with falsetto and a lot of emotion. With some clever staging incorporating the spaceman theme – and if the UK is lucky and secures a spot in the second half of the final – this could easily make it into the top 10.”
But not everyone is impressed.
One fan sighed: “I was hoping we could get something more experimental, as TaP wanted to present ‘best British music’ or whatever. This still sounds like what the BBC thought would work well at Eurovision. “
In 2020, Ryder is the most viewed UK artist on TikTok. His cover of What’s going on, by 4NonBlondes, has been viewed 55 million times and he has garnered millions more views to songs by Adele, Gnarls Barkley, Queen and Michael Jackson.
Sam’s popularity grew during the lockdown, and his breakout moment came when he posted a version of Britney Spears’ Hit Me Baby One More Time, which caught his attention because he liked Bieber and Keys.
“It’s really when Sia posts something that it takes it to the next level for me,” he explains.
Since then, he has released his own songs, including his debut single Whirlwind.
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This year’s entry is being put together by TaP, management outfit Dua Lipa, Lana Del Ray and Ellie Goulding, co-founders Ben Mawson and Ed Millett have started following Ryder on Instagram.
Launching their search last year, Ed said: “We really want the entire country to be behind the action of UK Eurovision more than ever. As a team we are extremely focused on finding a truly exceptional action that generates excitement for the UK – both in the build-up to the final and beyond. ”
Ryder is also being watched by Dan Shipton, who is said to be working on this year’s UK production alongside Marvin Dietmann.
The wet-footed singer warms up his powerful vocal range using ginger tea for support.
He told the BBC two years ago: “I’m just a guy singing and blushing while he’s doing it.”
The BBC – which is expected to announce Ryder as a participant in this year’s ESC later this week – declined to comment.
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