Scottish duo HYYTS have claimed they were in the running to represent the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2022.
The Glaswegian electro-pop duo consisting of Adam Hunter and Sam Hunter were apparently “close” to flying the British flag at Eurovision, but “someone else” was chosen.
HYYTS recently gained a wave of new fans after supporting Daði Freyr on his UK tour.
HYYTS were almost chosen as UK Eurovision 2022 act
Sam revealed the news during a question and answer session on Instagram. He asked fans for questions to distract him from the pain of a seven-hour tattoo session.
One user asked, simply: “Eurovision 2022?”
Sam responded: “They picked someone else but we were close to representing the UK!! Maybe 2023 who knows :)”.
He went on to say he would like to see club legend Darren Styles represent the UK at Eurovision.
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Sam’s comment also suggests the BBC has chosen its entry for Turin.
In October, the British broadcaster announced a new collaboration with TaP Music — the management group behind Ellie Goulding, Dua Lipa and more — to select its Eurovision 2022 act. An official artist announcement is yet to be made.
Of course, a “no” from the BBC could simply mean that HYYTS was rejected and not that a new act has actually been confirmed. Only the people behind the curtain really know what’s going down.
For now, HYYTS seem off the table. Though perhaps not forever.
The pair recently made a name for themselves amongst Eurovision fans after a stint supporting Icelandic superstar and “10 Years” hitmaker Daði Freyr on his tour of the UK.
Who are HYYTS?
HYYTS are an electro-pop duo from Glasgow, Scotland. They released their debut EP Helluvatime in 2021 and have since racked up more than 40,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.
Adam and Sam — who are not brothers, despite sharing a surname — have a unique sound, blurring the lines between underground electronica and mainstream pop.
Singer and lyricist Adam has a background in musical theatre and has worked as a music therapist in prisons. Meanwhile, Sam got his start as a club night promoter in Edinburgh and spent some time working as a professional gamer.
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