He came, saw and sang his way to 2nd place in 2022. Eurovision Song Contest! The 66th largest music competition in the world took place in Turin on Saturday night. The surprise of the evening was Sam Ryder.
Sam Rider on Saturday night (May 14) captivated most of the approximately 200 million viewers around the world with his performance in Space Man, confirming what not only the British Rolling Stone had predicted: “Sam Rider is Britain’s greatest.” Eurovision – Hope for many years.
This is Sam Ryder
Sam Rider’s charisma is really exciting. That was when, until a few months later, he was still uploading versions of the cover of Alicia Keys, Sia, and Elton John from his small shelter. So far, he has managed to convince more than 12 million followers.
Until 2014 he was a singer and guitarist for various bands. 2021 he signed a record deal and released his first EP, The Sun’s Gonna Rise, which was soon launched by major UK radio stations. Now another career highlight in Turin.
Sam had to admit defeat to the Ukrainians
“I have been a fan of Eurovision since childhood and it is a great honor for me to sing at the same event with some of Europe’s most talented creators, singers and songwriters,” Ryder said in advance, expressing great joy. Participation in ESC 2022. And almost landed on the podium of the winners …
Sam was sometimes ahead in the voting round – a kingdom he hadn’t seen in a long time. Finally, 466 points were collected, 283 from the commission and 183 from the television vote. It took 1st place Ukrainian Kalush Orchestra with 631 points: 192 by the jury and 439 by televoting. Clear commitment from viewers.
“I pay tribute to my heroes: Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, Elton John,” Ryder recently told the German press agency, “While it’s not absolutely a heavy rock song, there are elements that pay tribute to the genre.” The video of his performance in Turin has been viewed by nearly 1.7 million people so far.
This is the man of space
Sam Ryder Robinson, 33, has now sent a bold tribute to his song Space Man. In the song, Sam imagines himself to be an astronaut somewhere in space. Because there the earthly problems would be very far away. The lyrics of the song read: “If I were an astronaut, I would glide in the air / And my broken heart would belong only to someone else down there. I would be the center of my lonely universe.”
Sam’s voice is as high as the beat, making Space Man an exciting pop anthem in the best tradition of Elton John or Queen – euphoric and deeply personal.
The creators of Space Man
Sam Ryder wrote the song with Grammy winner Amy Wadge (including Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud) and Max Wolfgang. The Essex-born singer and songwriter is one of the brightest stars of new British music.
Senos Music has already aired 100 million times worldwide, you can look forward to a tour in Germany in October after the pandemic – related shows were canceled in April.
However, Ryderis Tourtermine
12.10. Cologne, Stollwerck Town Hall
19.10., Columbia Theater
9:10 p.m. Hamburg, Griunspanas
30.10 p.m. Munich, Freedom Hall