UK Eurovision’s hopeful Sam Ryder says ‘high scoreboard’ nearly knocked him out of competition

TikTok feels Sam Ryder is the UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest in May with his song Space Man – but has said he’s really considered the decision to enter

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Eurovision: Sam Ryder says he ‘really considered’ his entry

The UK’s hopes for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest have opened up about his decision to enter this year’s competition in Italy following our poor performance in the past.

Sam Ryder appeared on This Morning on Wednesday to talk about the singing competition that Italian rock group Måneskin won in Rotterdam last year.

The ITV daytime program played a clip of Sam’s song Space Man, which he will perform at the final in May.

James Newman met a grim fate when he was awarded nul points at Eurovision in 2021, while the last time the UK broke into the top 10 in the final at Eurovision was in 2009 with Jade Ewen.

ITV’s Phillip Schofield mentioned the score at Eurovision and said he was trying to watch it, as some viewers pointed to the post-Brexit relationship with Europe as the cause of the dire score at the show. exam.







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Phillip said: “I can watch the show, I love the show. I can’t see the scoring. It drives me crazy.

“When you look at all the individual blocks and all the groups, you think ‘they don’t like us’.”

Sam agrees that scoring can be “scary” to watch and “can be hurtful”, especially as a longtime fan of the competition.

He said: “I understand what you are saying and believe me, that is something that I considered a lot before saying yes to this opportunity.

“But for all of that, I love it so much. I’ve been watching it since I was a kid and my enthusiasm is much bigger than my fear, because I love singing and singing is about connecting with people and connecting with those who have supported me. for it. “







The ITV daytime program played a clip of Sam’s song Space Man, which he will perform at the final in May.
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Sam is one of the UK’s most followed singers on TikTok, with 12 million fans on the app, and said he hopes followers will support him in the final.

He said: “A lot of people have been watching my videos on social media and supporting me, so to be able to go over there to Turin and see some of them, I can’t think of boxes. which I did not mark. as a singer, artist and performer.

“If I let the fear of my place on the scoreboard define what I want to do in any aspect of my life – right now Eurovision – I don’t want the fear to define me. I want to go there and sing my best.”

Due to the invasion of Ukraine, Russia was banned by the European Broadcasting Union from this year’s competition.







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In a statement on their decision, the EBU wrote: “The European Broadcasting Union has announced that no Russian action will take place in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

“The EBU Executive Board made the decision following a recommendation earlier today by the Eurovision Song Contest Reference Group, based on the rules of the event and the values ​​of the EBU.”

It continued: “The Reference Group proposal was also supported by the EBU’s Television Committee. This decision reflects the concern that, amid the unprecedented crisis in Ukraine, the inclusion of a Russian entry in this year’s Competition would cause disarray.

£ Prior to making this decision, the EBU took the time to consult widely among EBU members which is a non-political membership organization of broadcasters committed to upholding the values ​​of public service. “

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https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/uk-eurovision-hopeful-sam-ryder-26481839 UK Eurovision's hopeful Sam Ryder says 'high scoreboard' nearly knocked him out of competition

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