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United Kingdom: Sam Ryder reaches number 2 in the UK charts!

Sam Ryder, the 2022 Eurovision representative, has reached the top of the UK’s charts with his Eurovision entry ‘Space Man’ which is currently charting at #2.

Space Man‘ has thus become the highest charting British Eurovision entry since 1996 when Gina G topped the British charts with her Eurovision entry ‘Ooh Aah Just A Little Bit‘.

Sam Ryder‘s  ESC song has become the most dowloaded song of the week in the UK this week.

Sam Ryder says:

We wanted to take on this negative Eurovision stigma in the UK – this habitual loop of cynicism and telling ourselves Europe doesn’t like the UK.

That was absolutely not the case, we don’t subscribe to that narrative whatsoever. The result gives strength to that idea. We’ve stripped away at the negativity and shone a bit of light in its place. Eurovision is my favourite thing in the world – I’m so stoked that I got to be a part of this story with my friends and my team.

Who else charted?

Meanwhile there is chart success for Ukraine’s Eurovision winners Kalush Orchestra. Their entry debuts on the UK chart at number 38. Therefore marking the second appearance of Ukrainian in the chart since Verka Serduchka in 2007 with ‘Dancing Lasha Tumbai’, peaking at number 28.

Outside the Top 40 we also have several entries in the Top 100! These are as follows:

  • 47. 🇳🇴 Norway – Subwoolfer – ‘Give That Wolf A Banana’
  • 56. 🇪🇸 Spain – Chanel – ‘SloMo’
  • 59. 🇸🇪 Sweden – Cornelia Jakobs – ‘Hold Me Closer’

As well as this, last years’ winners Måneskin have charted at 43 with latest single, ‘SUPERMODEL’.

Sam Ryder represented the UK at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest with his entry ‘Space Man’ achieving an honourable 2nd place in the Grand Final.

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Source: officialcharts.com

 

Eurovision 2022: United Kingdom’s second rehearsal

Today is the final day of rehearsals in Turin, with the second rehearsals of the BIG 5 countries!

Next up on stage for their second rehearsal is the United Kingdom and Sam Ryder with the song “SPACE MAN”.

Who is Sam Ryder?

Sam is a singer and songwriter from Essex who has seen his popularity go stratospheric, largely thanks to social media. The Brit co-wrote his Eurovision entry with Grammy winning songwriter Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud) and Max Wolfgang, and with over 12 million followers and 100 million likes on TikTok, he is currently the most followed UK music artist on the platform.

As the world went into lockdown in March 2020, Sam uploaded the first of his now famous cover videos, quickly catching the attention of celebrity fans including Justin BieberSia and Alicia Keys, who even posted her own video reacting to his cover of her song If I Ain’t Got You.

Since then he’s been signed by Parlophone Records, released his debut EP (The Sun’s Gonna Rise), and received top-level support from the UK’s biggest radio stations.

The Rehearsal

The performance starts in the dark with Sam’s clothes glowing. Then the huge prop lights up and we see everything.

A very solid vocal performance by Sam who doesn’t hesitate to show his full range.

The prop opens during the final chorus and the lights turn gold. Sam also plays the guitar!

There were some errors with the cameras showing the crew moving the prop in the first run, but a huge applause in the end.

This is a strong contender.

During the second run the camera work improved. The third run was the best so far.

EBU / CORINNE CUMMING

EBU / CORINNE CUMMING

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XRnwlK5GgM

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Eurovision 2022: First Rehearsal of the United Kingdom!

Today is the sixth day of rehearsals in Turin and the first rehearsals of the BIG 5 countries are going to be held today!

Next up on stage for their first rehearsal is United Kingdom and Sam Ryder with the song “SPACE MAN“.

Who is Sam Ryder?

Sam is a singer and songwriter from Essex who has seen his popularity go stratospheric, largely thanks to social media. The Brit co-wrote his Eurovision entry with Grammy winning songwriter Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud) and Max Wolfgang, and with over 12 million followers and 100 million likes on TikTok, he is currently the most followed UK music artist on the platform.

As the world went into lockdown in March 2020, Sam uploaded the first of his now famous cover videos, quickly catching the attention of celebrity fans including Justin Bieber, Sia and Alicia Keys, who even posted her own video reacting to his cover of her song If I Ain’t Got You.

Since then he’s been signed by Parlophone Records, released his debut EP (The Sun’s Gonna Rise), and received top-level support from the UK’s biggest radio stations.

The Rehearsal

The United Kingdom wins the biggest prop award of the contest so far. They’ve put up on stage a metal structure made up of three enormous wings, like something off the set of a science fiction movie. Just to have a comparison measure, each section is bigger than Australia’s staircase, maybe four or five metres high?

EBU / ANDRES PUTTING

Sam’s on an illuminated circular plinth in the middle, is wearing a black outfit with black and white trainers, giving it amazing vocals as the structure lights up, then finally opens up. It’s visually really impressive, and Sam does a great job of connecting with the cameras too. The final twenty seconds of this takes a turn from the recorded version, leading to an epic finale.

EBU / ANDRES PUTTING

Below you can watch a small clip from the first rehearsal of the United Kingdom on TikTok:

@eurovision A HUUUUGE prop and HUUUGE vocals from United Kingdom’s @Sam Ryder 🔥 #EurovisionTikTok #Eurovision2022 #Eurovision ♬ original sound – Eurovision

The second rehearsal of the United Kingdom will be held on the 7th of May, when we will know how things will appear on screen for their entry.

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United Kingdom: Listen to the acoustic version of “Space Man” by Sam Ryder!

A few hours ago representative of the United Kingdom, Sam Ryder, posted on his personal YouTube channel an acoustic version of his song “Space Man” with which he will represent his country in Eurovision 2022 after his internal selection.

Listen to the acoustic version of “Space Man” by Sam Ryder:

The United Kingdom competes directly in the Grand Final on May 14 and is currently one of the favorites to win by the betting odds.

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United Kingdom: BBC promises a spectacular staging for Sam Ryder!

Through its official Twitter account for Eurovision, BBC teased us about an impressive staging for Sam Ryder in Pala Olimpico.

After many years, the United Kingdom comes to the 66th Eurovision Song Contest for a very pleasant result. “Space Man” by Sam Ryder is currently in fourth place of the betting odds, while media from all over Europe, face the British song with great interest.

As BBC informed us a while ago, all that Sam Ryder needs for his live performance are now on a truck en route for, of course, Turin!

United Kingdom’s staging will be directed by Marvin Dietman. BBC trusted Tap Music for this year’s representation in Eurovision Song Contest. This change seems to bear fruit, as a more competitive and professional approach has been chosen, in comparison to previous years.

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United Kingdom: Watch Sam Ryder’s live performance at The Nikolaos Tsitiridis Show!

For the needs of Live On Tape Video was Sam Ryder in Sofia the past days and took the opportunity to appear on the most popular talk show on Bulgarian television, perfoming his song ‘Space Man‘. At The Nikolaos Tsitiridis Show, a show that is presented by the Greek origin Nikolaos Tsitiridis and is the longest running late night TV show on Bulgaria, Sam Ryder was invited. The popular British artist, who has brought the United Kingdom after so many years high in the odds, sang his song ‘Space Man’ live, with which he will represent United Kingdom at this year’s Eurovision in Turin.

 

Sam Ryder will travel in several European countries before traveling to Turin in May for the 66th Eurovision Song Contest.

Did you like Sam Ryder’s perfomance? Will he eventually justify his high position at the betting odds?


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United Kingdom: Watch the first live perfomance of “Space Man”!

After the release of “Space Man” earlier today, Sam Ryder performed his song live for the first time. Sam Ryder has been a guest at “The One Show” to perform and promote his entry “Space Man”.

Watch the live perfomance here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx0vtlnSUtw&feature=emb_title

Who is Sam Ryder?

Sam Ryder is a singer-songwriter from Essex, England, who catapulted to fame thanks to TikTok, where he’s amassed over 12 million followers for his covers of Adele, Sia, Hozier, Marvin Gaye, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Kate Bush, Freddie Mercury and more. He’s known for his ethereal vocals and his impressive falsetto.

His entry for Eurovision 2022 is already at number 3 on the UK’s YouTube trends! Watch the official video of “Space Man” here:

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