United Kingdom's Sam Ryder to headline London Eurovision Party 2022

In May, he’s embarking on a mission to fly the British flag in Turin. But first, the Essex-born singing sensation is making a brief stop at home base. We’re delighted to announce the United Kingdom’s Sam Ryder will headline the London Eurovision Party 2022.

On Sunday 3 April, Sam Ryder will take fans to the moon with his new-age electro Britpop sound at the UK’s biggest and best Eurovision warm-up party.

TikTok superstar Sam was chosen to represent the UK at Eurovision 2022 following a collaboration between the BBC and management company TaP Music, the brand behind artists such as Ellie Goulding and Leigh-Anne Pinnock.

London Eurovision Party 2022

The London Eurovision Party will take place on Sunday 3 April.

The long-running Eurovision promotional event returns after a two-year hiatus to celebrate the stars of Eurovision 2022. As ever, contestants from the current edition of the song contest, along with some surprises from yesteryear, will travel to the British capital from around the continent to showcase their songs in front of international media and some of the contest’s biggest fans.

This year’s event will take place inside the glamorous Hard Rock Hotel — just steps away from Hyde Park.

United Kingdom’s Sam Ryder is the latest act confirmed to appear at the long-running British warm-up show. Hosted by Eurovision alumnus SuRie and radio presenter Paddy O’Connell, the greats of Eurovision past and present will converge in what promises to be an unforgettable night of celebration.

The lineup so far includes: 

  • 🇮🇪 Brooke (Ireland 2022)
  • 🇧🇬 Intelligent Music Project (Bulgaria 2022)
  • 🇧🇬 VICTORIA (Bulgaria 2020, 2021)
  • 🇲🇰 Eye Cue (North Macedonia 2018)
  • 🇵🇱 Ochman (Poland 2022)
  • 🇲🇹 Aidan (MESC 2022)
  • 🇲🇪 Vladana (Montenegro 2022)
  • 🇱🇹 Monika Liu (Lithuania 2022)
  • 🇭🇷 Mia Dimsic (Croatia 2022)
  • 🇱🇻 Citi Zeni (Latvia 2022)
  • 🇬🇧 James Newman (United Kingdom 2020, 2021)
  • 🇩🇪 Malik Harris (Germany 2022)
  • 🇧🇪 Jérémie Makiese (Belgium 2022)
  • 🇷🇴 WRS (Romania 2022)
  • 🇲🇹 Emma Muscat (Malta 2022)
  • 🇬🇧 Sam Ryder (United Kingdom 2022)
 
 
 
 
 
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There are lots of surprises yet to be announced, so stay tuned to wiwibloggs to find who else will be joining the lineup!

Tickets are available to purchase now via TicketWeb.

Are you excited about the London Eurovision Party? Who else would you like to see join the lineup? Let us know in the comments below.

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tomato
tomato
8 months ago

My feedback to UK: Change the lyrics to “I am the spacemaaaan”
now its stupid when he isnt singing about a spaceman. is he telling a man “im up in space”? Thats cringe

Ted
Ted
8 months ago
Reply to  tomato

You do realise that space is just a metaphor, right?

Jimmy
Jimmy
8 months ago
Reply to  tomato

Are you an actual tomato?

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
8 months ago

I’ve been getting told off in other articles for even mentioning betting odds so I’ll keep it out of those realms but, if you know how they work, you’ll know that the UK are not genuinely the 4th most likely to win Eurovision and that’s not what the odds are actually showing. It is, however, probably their most competitive song for a while. I hope they get a result that rewards their ambition. Once again, the UK do seem to have a great personality representing them. Just like with SuRie and James, I think everyone is going to like him… Read more »

Jeriswani
Jeriswani
8 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Uk are high to the actual bookies thinking they are going to win. It’s not about how Unc people have betted on them. It it was Spain would be higher than the UK as more pope have placed bets on Spain.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
8 months ago
Reply to  Jeriswani

That’s just not true. The vast majority of the bookmakers covered by oddschecker (or any summarising website) are based in the UK with the *vast* majority of bets taken being placed in the UK. So unsurprisingly, the UK is always higher in odds than the actual realistic result of their song.
Like I said, this is the most competitive song they’ve sent in a while. It’s just not the 4th most likely to win. XD

Fatima
Fatima
8 months ago

Good, we’ll soon know for sure how it sounds when sung live

Lollipopmonster
Lollipopmonster
8 months ago

That is the first time since 2017 (Lucy Jones) that I’m in love with a song from the UK. Guys, that song is amazing. Greetings from Germany.

Una
Una
8 months ago

“He’s coming home”. Now let’s hope that the UK will rally around Sam and that they will support him hugely so that he (and the BBC) can make the UK whole again in all things Eurovision-related!!

Una
Una
8 months ago

UK <3 potential Eurovision 2022 winner.

Isn’t it time for an article for our rankings?

Una
Una
8 months ago
Reply to  Una

Their reasons are questionable to say the least. We need *unity in Eurovision* especially these days. They stick out even worse than Belgium 2020 when AC opted out the shine a light segment. They’re missing out the nice things, respect from the fans included.

Eurofan
Eurofan
8 months ago
Reply to  Una

Have you actually heard any other song this year. I can’t believe you have this as a potential winner. Why do people always hype up our songs no matter what they sound like. Even Electro Velvet had its supporters.

Lorena
Lorena
8 months ago
Reply to  Eurofan

So why your opinion is more important than Una’s? UK is also my winner this year.

Una
Una
8 months ago
Reply to  Lorena

🙂 My personal winner is Iceland by a certain margin – I do like the song the most for a few reasons and I *love* the Icelandic broadcaster’s approach.
But I would be the happiest if either Iceland or the UK or Finland won – they all have their own special place in my Eurovision experience.

Una
Una
8 months ago
Reply to  Eurofan

I’ve heard all the songs that are in the line up this year except for A and A, as well as most songs in national selections with few exceptions. My opinions are of course subjective as per my personal taste, however I try to be as objective as I can and give reasons as to why. I also have an extra criterion – the broadcaster’s approach to their selection and Eurovision. Kudos to the BBC but let’s wait for the live performance. I think that the hype for the UK is mostly genuine and organic. The UK *is* a potential… Read more »

Jimmy
Jimmy
8 months ago

Sam seems like a super lovely, down to earth, sincere and decent guy – great energy and vibe. Great to see how excited he is about his Eurovision journey ♡

I hope his team think hard about how to put on a fantastic stage moment for the GF that viewers will want to talk about, share, and see again on the night. As everyone else is saying, the UK really does have a strong shot this year with Sam.

Last edited 8 months ago by Jimmy
Una
Una
8 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy

It all depends on the BBC!!! Participating broadcasters make decisions. Let’s hope that the BBC will make the right ones so that the UK finally wins.

Jimmy
Jimmy
8 months ago
Reply to  Una

Definitely! I hope the entire team around him can come up with something really innovative and creative for the stage performance. Would be a special anniversary moment to celebrate another UK victory 25 years after Katrina and the Waves.

Una
Una
8 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy

Love shine a light! I shall forever dearly remember Katrina and her pooch in the 2020 segment <3 What a beautiful moment!
And what an opportunity to make the UK shine again <3 I meant it!! Maybe Katrina could be one of the hosts!!

Jimmy
Jimmy
8 months ago
Reply to  Una

and we’re all gonna shine a light together! 🙂

Una
Una
8 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy

Yes, we all!! 🙂

Trocatroc
Trocatroc
8 months ago

Wow. I’m jealous. I can already tell Sam is going to be a big, big star! Go Sam!!!

STOP THE WAR
STOP THE WAR
8 months ago

Yasssssssss!!! My winner! Well done, BBC. x

Anna Banana
Anna Banana
8 months ago

Are the rumors true, that Adele will sing backing vocals?

Dawid
Dawid
8 months ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

Is it a joke? Not sure how should I rate this comment

Whisker
Whisker
8 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

Not a joke!

Trocatroc
Trocatroc
8 months ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

True and Elton is accompanying on piano!

Jimmy
Jimmy
8 months ago
Reply to  Trocatroc

True and Chris Martin is joining on stage for the final chorus!

Jonas
Jonas
8 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy

I read Tim Peake will be doing the staging.

Whisker
Whisker
8 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy

Freddie Mercury’s ghost might make an appearance, I’m so excited about that!

Kaija
Kaija
8 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

I heard Queen Liz will do some choreo in the air

Whisker
Whisker
8 months ago
Reply to  Kaija

Isn’t she GLORIOUS!

Florence
Florence
8 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Elvis will be in the building on the night…

Lorena
Lorena
8 months ago
Reply to  Florence

Lennon also! I just can’t wait.

Una
Una
8 months ago
Reply to  Lorena

Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix!! *Guitar riffs*

Jonas
Jonas
8 months ago
Reply to  Una

Edina Monsoon will be doing PR.

Whisker
Whisker
8 months ago
Reply to  Florence

God save the king!

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
8 months ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

Will Glenn Hetrick do the make-up then?

Last edited 8 months ago by GojoSatoru
Fatima
Fatima
8 months ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

Kate Bush

Maybush
8 months ago

Will there be a way to see the performances online?

AnniJo
AnniJo
8 months ago
Reply to  Maybush

Maybe 🙂 , but being there is best!

Una
Una
8 months ago
Reply to  Maybush

I think that wiwi used to post videos with performances or maybe the organizers, I can’t remember.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
8 months ago

Those who dare hate on him are ‘In the wrong place, MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!

Last edited 8 months ago by The Voice of Reason
Florence
Florence
8 months ago

Interesting to see that Aidan is appearing – he seems to be popular with the fans, a shame that Malta did not agree, especially as his song showcased the beautiful Maltese language.

Jonas
Jonas
8 months ago
Reply to  Florence

Ritmu doesn’t even have much reason to be there anymore, as MESC wasn’t even used to pick Malta’s song. Sad.

Dawid
Dawid
8 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Malta is back at their shady route this year. One could imagine they would think twice after they ruined Destiny last year. I mean, it takes some talent to have someone like her and still screw it up.

Una
Una
8 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

I doubt their decision-making. No authenticity, no innovation. Same “female empowerment” thing with Swedish flavour. It’s getting old and boring.

Dawid
Dawid
8 months ago
Reply to  Una

I’m convinced with my heart it’s all their decision making. Year before Destiny seemed to be somewhat true to herself. One year passed and they turned her into Swedish Netta. It was all so fake it still hurts

Una
Una
8 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

Malta 2021 is one of the biggest flops in Eurovision history. 2022 will likely hurt as well. Let the discussions begin!!

Nearly all countries seem to have improved their “tactics” or maintained the same generally good level as compared to last year. Montenegro even came back! Not Malta.

steve
steve
8 months ago

UK will be coming for their best result since 2009. Top 3 at least.

Ffs
Ffs
8 months ago

One of the best songs this year if not The Beat that won’t win for obvious reasons

duxx
duxx
8 months ago

Whats happening with armenia and azerbaijan? when they gonna realise their entries?

potaxio
potaxio
8 months ago
Reply to  duxx

I hope at least Azerbaijan stays in the semi just out of spite

Last edited 8 months ago by potaxio
The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
8 months ago
Reply to  duxx

Strange how the two countries that were formerly at war are sending their songs around the same time…is this some kind of conspiracy?!

Ffs
Ffs
8 months ago

One of the best songs this year if not The Best that unfortunately will not win because of the woke brigade and the sympathy votes

Sindy
Sindy
8 months ago

the best uk entry since Katrina and I really think this will win.

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
8 months ago

The real winner of Eurovision 2022!!
Forget the overhyped Italy and Ukraine (even though I respect the hell out of Kalush Orchestra for what they are doing).

Sam Ryder is the winner of ESC 2022, the first to do it in 25 years and deservedly so.

Eurofan
Eurofan
8 months ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

Have certain people taken some kind of drug that makes them hear things that aren’t there. My son and several people at work can’t see anything special about this song. Talking of over hyping this is a prime example. Get out of the eurovision bubble and people have very different ideas about the terrible lyrics. Somewhere between 15 and 20 I would think.

potaxio
potaxio
8 months ago
Reply to  Eurofan

I don’t think it’s a “winner” song, but at least it’s worthy of the Top 10

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
8 months ago
Reply to  Eurofan

‘Terrible lyrics’? How are the lyrics terrible? They convey a former relationship or mental strain on the singer that he is going through. See William’s analysis for this!

Oy oy
Oy oy
8 months ago
Reply to  Eurofan

I think it all depends on the mood of the public on the big night. This is absolutely not my kind of music but I have to confess chorus is kind of catchy. If he has control over his vocals and comes after f.ex. Sweden, which I think has the best song but the poorest vocals (sorry, Cornelia) it could be the biggest surprise of the night, especially with the juries.

Una
Una
8 months ago
Reply to  Oy oy

Cornelia’s vocals convey the message and mood of the song. She looks gorgeous but also in pain and in disarray. Her performance of the song – theatrically and voice-wise – is remarkable.

Oy oy
Oy oy
8 months ago
Reply to  Una

I think you are missing a crucial point here, I have actually been listening to some of Cornelia’s music for quite some time. You might change your mind about her vocals if you listen to the rest of her songs, especially live ? It might just be her style to sing her heart out with shaky vocals in all songs? But I agree with you the theatrical performance is stunning! And as I said, I love the melody of «Hold Me Closer» and other melodies in Cornelia’s discogrphy. Madonna is no great singer either but still had great sucsess! As… Read more »

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
8 months ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

BASED!!!

Dawid
Dawid
8 months ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

I mean, it’s 4th in odds rn. Bellow Ukraine (obviously), Italy (Mahmood) and Sweden (Sweden). It’s as high as possible for UK entry, really. They could send Adele and they would be 2nd at best. In odds I mean. This Has legit chance to win