He’s the British TikTok star who has amassed a staggering 12 million followers with his viral covers of Adele, Lady Gaga and Sia. And now Sam Ryder is earning even more fans amid speculation that he’s the UK’s Eurovision 2022 singer with his recently-released song “SPACE MAN”.
Fans have been connecting a series of dots which they’re convinced pin Sam for the contest in Turin.
They’ve pointed out that the Essex-based star recently cancelled a gig in Glasgow on May 15 — that’s the day after the Eurovision grand final in Torino.
Separately, Scott Mills, who presents the BBC’s coverage of the Eurovision semi-finals, recently made “SPACE MAN” Tune of the Week on his Radio 1 show. Fans pointed out that Scott seemed particularly keen…
On radio 1 today @scott_mills was strangely really promoting @SamRyderMusic and then played his 3 min version of space man???#Eurovision #Eurovision2022 #eurovisionuk @bbceurovision pic.twitter.com/q1Nh7itEbJ— Lewis Howard (@LewisHoward134) March 2, 2022
As y’all already know, TaP Music — the company that previously managed Dua Lipa — has been tasked with finding this year’s song and entry.
Ben Mawson, the co-founder of Tap Music, follows Sam on Instagram. (And so does Spain’s Eurovision 2022 singer Chanel, who apparently wants to watch his official lyric video for “SPACE MAN” on slow mo, mo, mo…)
Ben previously told Music Week that Scott’s input has been vital to choosing this year’s artist for the BBC. He said:
“It’s been fantastic to work so closely with the BBC on this project so far, in particular Radio1 and Scott Mills – who’s offered incredible insight and has been a major part of the team. Radio 1 – the voice of youth culture – is vital to the Eurovision audience which as we know is skewing younger every year. It’s really important to us that this year’s Eurovision has the feel good factor, we want everyone to get behind the act, enjoy the show and hopefully celebrate a great U.K. performance on the night.”
Sam Ryder — “SPACE MAN” lyric video
That’s the rumour. But what if it’s true? Do you think that “SPACE MAN” would do the UK proud? And how would it fare compared to recent British entries? Where would you rank this in your current tops list? Let us know in the comments box down below!