After he was revealed as United Kingdom’s Eurovision representative earlier today, Sam Ryder has performed his entry “Space Man” on BBC’s The One Show.
Watch the live performance of “Space Man”
In 2020, Sam Ryder uploaded his first covers and quickly caught the attention of some international stars, including Alicia Keys and Elton John. Only a year later, he had reached over 10 million followers on TikTok and he released his first EP. The most streamed-song on the EP, “Tiny Riot”, currently has over 12 million streams on Spotify.
As of March 2022, Sam Ryder has over 12 million followers on TikTok, 3.5 million followers on Instagram and over 35 million streams on Spotify. Recently his song “Space Man” was chosen as the Tune of the Week by Scott Mills on BBC Radio 1. Today, the song was officially announced to represent United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
The song is written by Max Wolfgang, Amy Wadge and Sam Ryder. It’s produced by Grammy-winning Canadian producer Koz, who has produced plenty of hits for Dua Lipa and Dermot Kennedy. The Eurovision version of the song was released today with a music video.
In the United Kingdom, the semi-finals of the 2022 contest will be broadcasted on BBC Three for the first time since 2015. Scott Mills and Rylan will be the commentators of the two semi-finals on BBC Three. United Kingdom will be voting on the second semifinal of the contest on May 12th. As one of the members of the Big 5 of the Eurovision Song Contest, United Kingdom has automatically qualified to the final of the contest. Eurovision Song Contest 2022 is hosted in Turin, Italy with the final taking place on May 14th.
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