Fresh from performing for the Queen at the Platinum Party at the Palace, the United Kingdom’s new Eurovision Prince has been invited to the ball. This Sunday, Sam Ryder will perform his runner-up entry, ‘Space Man’ at Capital FM’s Summertime Ball 2022.
Capital FM adds Sam Ryder to Summertime Ball 2022
Earlier this week, Capital Breakfast hosts, Roman Kemp, Siân Welby and Sonny Jay announced that Sam Ryder has joined the line-up for Capital’s Summertime Ball with Barclaycard on Sunday, June 12. After three years away due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK’s biggest Summer party returns to Wembley Stadium. A sold-out crowd of 80,000 Capital FM listeners will see the TikTok and Eurovision 2022 sensation perform ‘Space Man’ live.
Last month, Sam’s runner-up entry topped Capital’s Big Top 40 chart – which is based on radio airplay and streams and downloads through Apple and iTunes. Now he gets to perform alongside his chart competition. Amongst the line-up are, Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles, David Guetta, George Ezra, Nathan Dawe, KSI, Aitch, Anne-Marie, Jax Jones, Becky Hill, Mabel, Joel Corry, Mimi Webb, Tate McRae, Sigala, GAYLE, ArrDee, and Maisie Peters.
The ball begins this Sunday on June 12 and can be watched through the Global Player from 2pm (BST).
Sam Ryder in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Last October the BBC announced a new collaboration with TaP Music management to find an artist and song to represent the United Kingdom in Eurovision 2022. Following this the BBC confirmed Sam Ryder and his song, ‘Space Man’ for Turin. Over several months Sam Ryder deployed a heavy promotional campaign. This changed a narrative that set the path to Eurovision redemption.
Back in May, Sam Ryder achieved the UK’s best result in the contest since Imaani in 1998 with ‘Where Are You?‘. Rocketing to second place, behind the winner’s Ukraine, Sam scored a total of 486 points. Thus ‘Space Man’ earned the highest ever points total for the UK, as well as the highest ever jury and televote scores.
After the contest he continues to break records. Recently the Official Charts Company revealed his Eurovision song ‘Space Man‘ reached number 2 in the UK’s Top 40 chart. An important milestone, as is it is the highest charting Eurovision entry from the United Kingdom this century. Meanwhile his career continues to go from strength to strength. With sold out concerts across the UK and Europe, as well as news he will be launched in America!
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