Eurovision 2022: Will TikTok star Sam Ryder be able to save Britain’s honour?

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Sam Ryder pictured on Sunday, May 8, 2022 in Turin, Italy.

Eurovision 2022 – finally right for the UK? This Saturday, May 14, the final of the 66th edition of Eurovision is being held in Turin, Italy. If Ukraine is declared as the great favorites of the competition, the British can manage to pull out of the game for once.

They, who finished last in the last two editions (with 0 points last year), are presenting themselves this time with a candidate that might not be unknown to you, Sam Ryder. With his 12.4 million subscribers, the Englishman is a real star on TikTok, a platform he joined, like many artists, two years ago during his first imprisonment. The symbol of a lightning success and a trajectory for the 32-year-old singer, who will be performing the title space man this Saturday.

His first performance on the Pala Olimpico stage was unveiled during the second semi-final of the competition this Thursday, 12 May. Here it is below:

Passionate about music from an early age, Sam Ryder began his career in 2009 with the group he co-founded, the morning after, After working with various artists for several years, he decided to follow his own path, without succeeding in making his mark in 2016.

It was in 2020 that the singer, especially seen by Alicia Keys for her cover on TikTok, exploded in the eyes of the world.

“An extraordinary voice and a wonderful song”

The box is such that the Maldon native becomes the most followed British artist on stage in a matter of months. A feat that allowed her to sign with the Parlophone label, but also with TAP Music Agency (of Lana Del Rey and Ellie Goulding). In 2021, the singer released several hit singles: set you free, tornado, tiny riot, july, Moretherefore space manWhich currently has about 5 million plays on Spotify.

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A growing popularity that does not escape the BBC in charge of Eurovision across the channel. The British channel, which collaborated with TAP Music for this version, after “long months of research”, decided to make it representative of the United Kingdom. “We chose Sam for his exceptional voice and his wonderful lyrics, which reference so many British musical influences,” Ben Mawson, co-founder of the management agency, told the BBC.

“I look forward to making my country proud,” said the singer, delighted to be able to perform his song co-written with Grammy Award-winning songwriters Amy Wedge and Max Wolfgang.

calm mind

Not enough to shake the person concerned: “I don’t put any pressure on my shoulders. I just want to enjoy all the good times,” he recently gave Eurovision World,

Will Sam Ryder with his beautiful hatching save the honor of the British this Saturday? These, who haven’t won since 1997 (with Katrina and the Waves) and whose last Top 5 dates are 2009, can believe it in any case.

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