It has been nearly six months since Sam Ryder took to the Eurovision stage in Turin. Since Eurovision 2022, Sam’s career has gone from strength to strength, from performing at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to singing the national anthem at the British Grand Prix in the summer. It has now been announced that Sam will perform at the 2022 National Television Awards. The NTAs will take place on Thursday 13th October at 8pm BST.
Sam Ryder – NTA’s and beyond
After the NTAs Sam Ryder’s busy schedule will continue. Sam will embark on a European tour throughout October. Sam will be performing in Germany, Sweden, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Austria. In 2023, Sam will then embark on his UK and Ireland tour.
Sam will also go on to release his album “There’s Nothing But Space! Man” on November 18th this year. Sam’s album is likely to include his Eurovision hit “Space Man”, as well as his post-Eurovision hits “Somebody” and “Living Without You”.
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 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: ITV
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