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United Kingdom: BBC and TaP reject Years & Years in favour of Sam Ryder!

It has been reported in the British media that the band  Years & Years  were rejected by the BBC and TaP Music for Eurovision 2022, in favor of Sam Ryder .

The Mail on Sunday reports that Olly Alexander , now the sole permanent member of the popular electro-pop project Years & Years, proposed himself to represent the United Kingdom in Turin, but was unable to do so due to his contract with Polydor and the requirement for the selected artist to be a member of TaP Music.

The Mail article says, the only reassuring thing is that Olly has been told that he has a good chance of being selected if he puts his name forward next year if the rules change.

Olly made some tweets for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, so he’s clearly a fan and would certainly be a popular and credible choice for the 2023 contest if he were to be selected successfully.

Sam Ryder was selected in February to represent the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2022 with “Space Man” .

The United Kingdom finished second in the grand final this year with 466 points. Making it the country’s highest score in the Eurovision Song Contest.

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