The countries that have internally selected their entry for Turin continue to reveal their songs. The BBC and TaP Music have confirmed that Sam Ryder will be the British representative for 2022 with his song “Space Man”. As a member of the Big Five, the United Kingdom will automatically participate in the Grand Final of the competition on May 14.
Have a listen to the UK’s entry here!
About Sam Ryder
Sam Ryder isn’t a newcomer to the music scene. However, he experienced his greatest rise to fame during the first Covid lockdown. In 2020, Sam was the most viewed UK artist on social media platform TikTok. To date, he has amassed over 16 million followers on the platform. His latest release before his UK Eurovision entry was “More”, which you can listen to here:
Listen to “Space Man” on streaming platforms
Listen to all the released 2022 Eurovision entries
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The United Kingdom’s Eurovision Journey
Despite a recent slump in results, the UK is one of the most successful countries at the Eurovision Song Contest. Debuting at the second edition ever of the Contest in 1957, the United Kingdom has won the competition on five separate occasions. The most recent win for the UK was in 1997 with Katrina and the Waves, singing “Love Shine A Light”. The UK also holds the record for the number of second-place finishes – currently at 15.
In 2021, the UK was represented by James Newman with his song “Embers”. However, the performance failed to impress juries or televoters, finishing in last place with zero points.
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News Source: BBC
Photo Source: Sam Ryder