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Where does the UK come from in Eurovision 2022? Space Man singer Sam Ryder missed the top spot

Sam won the jury vote but missed out on the top spot as public votes catapulted Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra into the top spot in Saturday’s electric competition.

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Sam Ryder made the UK proud in Saturday night’s Eurovision Song Contest winning the best result in decades – and just missed out on the top spot.

The 32-year-old singer-songwriter gave a stellar performance on her hit single Space Man and finished in second place with an impressive 466 points.

Bookmakers favorite Kalush Orchestra from Ukraine were the overall winners with 631 points for their song, Stefania.

Sam won the part of the evening – taking the stage at the start of the competition as all the finalists entered the show with the UK star having won a standing ovation from crowd.







Sam Ryder finished second in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022
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To the surprise of many, Sam won the contest by a jury vote – with the British singer topping the table after votes from experts were considered.

And while he continued to sit at the top of the list as votes from the public grew, things changed when the final numbers were announced.

The Kalush Orchestra of the Ukrainian folk hip-hop band scored their victory as the public awarded them more than 400 points, taking them to the top of the leaderboard.







Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra is the final winner of the 2022 competition
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And this helped Sam win a silver medal after the last votes were counted and he was awarded second place.

The long-haired musician and TikTok star has helped end decades of misery for the UK – with us receiving very low scores in recent years.

And he was cheered by weeks of encouragement everywhere he went ahead of the final in Turin, Italy.







Sam came in second – after winning the top score from a panel of experts
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Sam previously told The Independent of the support he’s received: “It’s been phenomenal.

“The whole team worked really hard to get around Europe, using as much time as possible doing TV, radio, singing on street corners.

“Everywhere we went, there was nothing but kindness and good vibes.”







Jessica Garlick finished third in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002
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In the 2021 contest, the UK came in absolute last after failing to win any votes from either the judges or the public.

And the UK was also at the bottom of the rankings in 2019, 2010, 2008 and 2003.

Indeed, fans will need to go all the way back to 2002 in search of a good result for Great Britain, when Jessica Garlick finished in third place in that year’s competition.







Imaani won second place on Eurovision in 1998 – the last UK entry to do so before Sam
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While singer Imaani was the last UK person to take second place – back in 1998 with the song Where Are You?

The last time the UK actually won the competition was in 1997 when Katrina and the Waves won with the single Love Shine A Light.

After his performance on Saturday night, Sam hinted that he had an incredible time and is grateful for his second place finish.







Katrina and the Waves was the UK’s last winner in 1997
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He wrote via Instagram Stories: “Congratulations to this team for the brilliant positivity throughout the entire bout of an experience.”

While many fans of the ‘Real Winner’ star brand of the night as they rushed to leave such comments on his Instagram page.

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