Scottish duo HYYTS claim they were almost chosen to represent the UK at Eurovision 2022

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.

What do you think? Would you like to see HYYTS represent the UK at Eurovision? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Euroboitoy
Euroboitoy
8 months ago

in fairness to HYYTS, it is usually well known acts that come and say this, not an obscure Scottish act with a devoted fanbase!

lasse braun
lasse braun
8 months ago

so no very british sense of humour,because the very funny act “the porno song” is out. (check youtube for more)

Mr X
Mr X
8 months ago

Finally UK found the right way with an attractive act for ESC….

I hope so !

Last edited 8 months ago by Mr X
Héctor
Héctor
8 months ago

I would’ve loved them tbh. It would’ve been nice, though this type of songs needs a favourable crowd and a certain staging to elevate them in this kind of shows. Anyway, if HYYTS were considered until the last minute that means the chosen artist has to be good. Or at least at the same level.

My biggest fear is that they end up choosing an interesting “independent” artist but with some sort of soft poppy tune that would get lost in Eurovision.

Last edited 8 months ago by Héctor
Mr X
Mr X
8 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

Absolutely – I´m totally sick of it….

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
8 months ago

Ohhh… what a pity. They seem to be a very modern act and nice guys.

Jimmy
Jimmy
8 months ago

I’d not heard of HYYTS before, but nice to meet them. The music is sweet – it was giving me La Roux x Hurts pop baby. Their song Singing Your Name doesn’t do much for me but SOS is cute and has some nice lyrics, and there are some really nice vocals on Kinda Need You Here Tonight. I see that several of their songs are 3 minutes long, I guess they might be producing with Eurovision in mind? I listened to four songs and it’s all a bit sweet and light – but a song with deeper lyrics and… Read more »

Last edited 8 months ago by Jimmy
Euroboitoy
Euroboitoy
8 months ago

HYYTS were amazing in Glasgow. Such energy

Mr X
Mr X
8 months ago
Reply to  Euroboitoy

I´m really looking forward for this guys…

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
8 months ago

Someone spilled some tea on the UK’s selection? Shocking. 😀
On HYYTS – yeah… sweet electro. 🙂 However, they probably know that Australia’s Electric Fields will overshadow them if Australia are ever allowed to compete again post-COVID.

Jimmy
Jimmy
8 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

HYYTS should reach out to Electric Fields to collaborate on a single – I can imagine their sounds working quite nicely together!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
8 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy

I like this idea. Australia though, it’s so far awayyyyy…

Jimmy
Jimmy
8 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

I was under the impression that the duet between KEiiNO and Electric Fields was managed virtually—I figured something similar could be done again.

David
David
8 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

comparing HYYTS to Electric Field is like saying Beyonce and Jessica Mauboy are the same.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
8 months ago
Reply to  David

Ahaha, hmmm, maybeeee

Azaad
Azaad
8 months ago

Their background alone would’ve made them compelling representatives.

Nic
Nic
8 months ago

What they said on stage on Friday was that they’d got down to the last two, but the other act was chosen instead.

Boozyfloozy99
Boozyfloozy99
8 months ago

I thought the guy on the left was Sam smith at first haha! Having listened to their stuff, if this is the direction the UK are heading in at least it’s promising. Also agree if they song/artist has been picked an earlier reveal needs to happen maybe just after new year and actually promote it across Europe give it some exposure!

Kieran Edmunds
Kieran Edmunds
8 months ago

I’ve gave their music a listen, I like that it seems more youthful and fresh bit not my personal taste.

Fatima
Fatima
8 months ago

If they really have chosen someone, reveal them now. Let them build up momentum. Don’t leave it so late that we only see them performing live with Graham Norton and on a Saturday morning kid’s TV show the week before the contest.

Nils
Nils
8 months ago

Off-topic: according to the EBU’s Head of Communication, Dave Goodman, the winner of the American Song Contest could make an appearance at the ESC.

https://esc-kompakt.de/american-song-contest-2022-datum-der-ersten-show-und-weitere-details-bekannt/

Last edited 8 months ago by Nils
Ashton
Ashton
8 months ago
Reply to  Nils

we’ve known that for a while tbh

Whisker
Whisker
8 months ago

Nothing special. Not even this self-promotion. It’s been done before.

Gurl
Gurl
8 months ago

I didn’t know this band, but they sound really good! Such a shame they were not selected to represent the UK. I think theuy would have done really well.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
8 months ago

Gave their music a bit of a listen and really liked it! I don’t know how well their songs would’ve worked as ESC entries but yeah, I could definitely get onboard.

HarpyDarper
HarpyDarper
8 months ago

Intriguing stuff. Haven’t heard of these guys but hopefully they could provide something exciting and fresh, then perform it with enthusiasm and skill.

Their impliaction is that the artist has been chosen, not sure I believe them at this stage. Has it been said they are internally selecting both artist and song? I wanted a national final made of TAP artists, don’t think this has been mentioned, could that still be possible?

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
8 months ago

i’m a bit sad about this, would be fun to have scots in esc. They seem to be a bit more positive to europe than the english.

Roo
Roo
8 months ago
Reply to  Ukraine stan

I’m sure this aspect would of been amped up when promoting the UK entry to other countries. We are not English!

Bart
Bart
8 months ago

What a great sound they have.. shame, they sound like Australian Sheppard band bit, don’t ya think? They would have been a great choice… so let’s wait what the real entry will become of the UK

Last edited 8 months ago by Bart
Ashton
Ashton
8 months ago

they could have been great at eurovision so I hope the bbc chose someone just as good as them, if not better