Following his musical success after Eurovision, Sam Ryder is to perform the National Anthem at Silverstone racecourse during the Formula One British Grand Prix.
In a post on the racecourse’s Twitter account, Silverstone announced that Sam – who finished second in Turin in May – would sing the national anthem. The performance will come ahead of the British Grand Prix, featuring well-known drivers including Sir Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.
Ryder will also be joined by other artists performing ahead of the race, including Mabel, Bastille and Sigala – all of whom have topped charts worldwide with their music.
It comes as Sam’s post-Eurovision success goes stratospheric. Following his participation, his song “SPACE MAN” reached #2 in the British charts, and Ryder was able to perform during celebrations for Queen Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee.
Speaking about the opportunity to sing at Silverstone, Sam said in the social media post:
To now be singing the National Anthem on the grid, which is an absolute honour in itself – it’s just extra special. I’m so stoked for my family to see it; this is a big moment so I appreciate you having me to do this. Hope you enjoy it!Sam Ryder, UK entrant for Eurovision 2022
Responding to a Tweet posted by another user, Silverstone were also happy to have Sam Ryder on board.
The F1 British Grand Prix will take place on July 3rd, with coverage in the UK set to begin at 3pm.
United Kingdom’s Eurovision history
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 16.
In 2022, the UK was represented by Sam Ryder with his song “SPACE MAN”. The performance managed to impress juries and televoters, and the UK finished in second place with 466 points, their best placing since 1998.
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News Source: Silverstone
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