Social Media sensation Sam Ryder will represent the United Kingdom at Eurovision this year with the song ‘Space Man’.
This year, the BBC collaborated with TaP Music to select the nation’s next Eurovision act. The result of that search was social media star, Sam Ryder. The talented vocalist currently has 12 million followers and 100 million likes on TikTok, making him the most followed UK music artist on the platform. Sam uploaded his first cover video online during the first COVID lockdowns in 2020. His vocals caught the attention of several celebrities, such as Justin Bieber, Sia and Alicia Keys.
His entry ‘Space Man’ was co-written with Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud) and Max Wolfgang. Watch the official video below:
Speaking of his upcoming opportunity, Sam said,
Having been a fan of Eurovision since I was a kid l I am so honoured to have been presented with the opportunity to sing at an event alongside some of Europe’s most talented creatives, performers and songwriters. I hope to sing my head off in a way the United Kingdom can be proud of, and to showcase a song I wrote with my friends last summer makes the whole experience even more special. See you in Turin legends!