United Kingdom: Sam Ryder selected for Eurovision 2022
United Kingdom has internally selected Sam Ryder to represent the country at Eurovision 2022 in Italy.
The British national broadcaster, BBC, confirmed today that Sam Ryder with the song titled “space man” will represent the country in the Eurovision song contest in Turin.
The British national broadcaster, BBC, this year joined forces with TaP Music to represent the country at Eurovision 2022. It is worth noting that TaP Music is one of the world’s largest music publishing and management companies behind some of the most successful pop artists in such as Dua Lipa, Lana del Rey and Ellie Goulding.
In October, Ben Mawson of Tap Music said:
”We’re really excited to be teaming up with the BBC for this event and will use Eurovision to authentically reflect and celebrate the rich, diverse and world-class musical talent the UK is globally renowned for.”
You can listen to Sam’s participation for Eurovision 2022 in the following video:
The United Kingdom will vote in the second Semi-Final on 12th of May and will compete directly in the Grand Final on 14th of May.
A few words for Sam
Sam Ryder was born in 1989 in Maldon, Essex, United Kingdom.
Ryder attended St John Payne Catholic School in Chelmsford, Essex between 2000 and 2007.
In 2009,started working as a session player for the groups The Morning After, Blessed by a Broken Heart and Close Your Eyes. However, Ryder became famous thanks to TikTok, where he began publishing his music covers. By the end of 2020, Ryder became the most followed artist on the platform, leading him to sign a record deal with Parlophone and the management agency TaP Music.
In 2019, he released his first single “Set You Free” and in 2021 his debut studio album ”The Sun’s Gonna Rise”.
The United Kingdom in Eurovision
The United Kingdom has been taking part in the Eurovision Song contest since 1957.
The United Kingdom has won the contest five times in 1967 with Sandie Shaw and the song ”Puppet on a String”, in 1969 with Lulu and the song ”Boom Bang-a-Bang”, in 1976 with Brotherhood of Man and the song ”Save Your Kisses for Me”, in 1981 with Bucks Fizz and the song ”Making Your Mind Up” and in 1997 with Katrina and the Waves and the song ”Love Shine a Light”.
In 2021 the United Kingdom represented by James Newman who sang ‘Embers” which finished 26th place with zero points.
News source/Image: BBC/ eurovision.tv/wikipedia