There’s lots of hype around Sam Ryder this year, and UK Eurovision fans are with him every step of the way. And now, he’s looking to secure the Italian vote. In a special edition of Your Lyrics, Different Song, Sam performed his Eurovision track “SPACE MAN” to the instrumental of Måneskin’s “I Wanna Be Your Slave”.
Sam appeared on the Scott Mills BBC Radio One show to promote his UK Eurovision 2022 song “SPACE MAN”. During the Your Lyrics, Different Song segment — where artists are challenged to sing their lyrics to the tune of a track by a different artist and genre — Sam went punk-rock, singing his lyrics to the Italian rockers’ classic.
Måneskin’s “I Wanna Be Your Slave” went viral on streaming services in May last year, following their victory at Eurovision 2021 with “Zitti E Buoni”.
Sam Ryder sings “SPACE MAN” over Måneskin “I Wanna Be Your Slave”
Radio host and British commentator of the Eurovision semi-finals, Scott Mills, told Sam it’s time to secure the Italian vote.
He said: “Sam is our UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest this year. I think we need to get the Italy vote now. Italy are the current champions […] so we’re now gonna do Your Lyrics, Different Song. ‘SPACE MAN’ meets “I Wanna Be Your Slave’.”
Sam then launched into a hard rock version of “SPACE MAN”, with a new melody, gritty vocal runs and enough punk rock energy to blow the roof of Palaolimpico Torino.
What do you think of Sam’s mashup of “SPACE MAN” and “I Wanna Be Your Slave”? Let us know in the comments below.
What a voice !!!!
Its coming home, London 2023
Listen to Ken Bruce most days but yet to hear it played..Come on Ken. Great song and fantastic singer.
Lets have an interview.
He is pretty good !!
Question? When is the BBC going to support Space Man and add it to the playlists of either Radio 1 or 2. New ones updated tomorrow and Saturday. I will watch with interest.
Radio 1 has been giving Sam Ryder plenty of coverage, just not playing his song very often. Radio 2 have been playing Space Man fairly often though!
I am hoping to see them this week or next week, if we don’t then it’s never going to happen.
UPDATE! Checked this morning Radio 1 and 2 no Sam Ryder on any playlists. Once again the BBC not showing advance support for the UK song with just over a month to go. Suspect it will appear two weeks before then quickly disappear. Shame on them
Sam looks like he’s having so much fun singing that