Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating seventy years on the British throne. And on Saturday June 4 UK Eurovision star Sam Ryder will honour her with a special performance at the Platinum Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace.

The “SPACE MAN” hitmaker will be glad he’s very much on Earth as he joins a star-studded line-up that includes one of his favourite groups — Queen — and its legendary guitarist Brian May.

The list also includes Diana Ross, Adam Lambert, Duran Duran, Rod Stewart, Craig David, Andrea Bocelli and Nile Rogers.

Ella Eyre, who famously wrote Ann-Sophie’s Eurovision 2015 song “Black Smoke”, will also be there. 

Sam Ryder joins Platinum Jubilee concert — will honour Queen Elizabeth

Queen and Adam Lambert will open the BBC’s Platinum Party. The broadcaster says the evening will “pivot around global themes that have been born, or evolved, during the breadth of Her Majesty’s reign”.

These include fashion, sport, the environment, pop music and musicals from the last 70 years. Appropriately, composer and master of musicals Andrew Lloyd Webber will make an appearance. You’ll remember that on top of his many West End and Broadway achievements, he also wrote Jade Ewen’s Eurovision 2009 song “It’s My Time.”

The audience will include 22,000 people. Ten thousand of the tickets were given out in a public draw, while another 7,500 went to key workers, volunteers, charities and members of the armed forces.

Are you excited to see Sam honour the Queen? Besides “SPACE MAN” what do you hope he’ll sing? Let us know down below!

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Jcruz
Jcruz
1 month ago

Apart from Space Man, I would love to hear other songs from Sam Ryder. “Tiny Riot” is a masterpiece and the orchestral version could truly be a memorable moment on stage. .”July” and “More” are also impressive and are a perfect fit for the positive vibes of a jubilee celebration. Whatever the songs are…I’m so happy for Sam….he truly deserves all this success!

CasperDiCaprio
CasperDiCaprio
1 month ago

This exposure is gonna be great over the pond, plus I’m sure American’s will love him

Azan
Azan
1 month ago

OMG so excited! I’m so happy for him, Sam is such an amazing person!

Gaga
Gaga
1 month ago

What a great performer and a genuine guy. Simply loving him from Armenia. Voted for him and Ukraine.

Mary M.
Mary M.
1 month ago

So happy for him!

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago

Good on Sam and his entire team for showing what a great platform Eurovision can be for British artists, if taken advantage of and used properly!
This could be just the beginning for the UK!

Kim
Kim
1 month ago

All the Brit bashing for Uk not taking Eurovision seriously and now the new Brit bashing for championing a great performer and song.

Mabel
Mabel
1 month ago
Reply to  Kim

Usual hypocrisy of Eurovision fans. The same ones who say Eurovision isn’t political but Ukraine deserved to win it wasn’t political it was solidarity. So let’s vote for the song that we don’t like but want to show sympathy for. It’s so funny to read . They are such sheep.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
1 month ago

The most overrated song ever. I just can’t understand how they got 2nd place with this and I don’t feel this second place at all. I suppose Europe decided to award them this so that they stop talking sh it how Europe hates them. If you do not like their song British fans attack you how you hate their country. Very crybaby attitude. I’m just sad that UK thought this should be their maximum and they will continue sending safe songs with boring themes.

Zisk
Zisk
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

It’s really sad that there are people who think like this with enough delusion to believe there’s a conspiracy to make the British feel good while the British just attack everyone who gets in the way while calling them crybabies as you cry about this conspiracy to get the UK to second just because you don’t like a song.

Fatima
Fatima
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

I’m sorry you are so sad, Eurovision fan

Princess
Princess
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

The only boring thing here is you and your crappy vibe.

Boozyfloozy99
Boozyfloozy99
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Oh do shut up you troll

Chris
Chris
1 month ago

It’s great to see the British giving so much significance to his success the last couple of years we thought they didn’t care about the contest..

Gaga
Gaga
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris

Brits love the contest. I guess they are the most dedicated audience EVER. Almost half of the country kept tuning in for watching the contest for years despite the draught of points. Love from Armenia.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris

Up until this point, it was the BBC that didn’t care, not the British people…

Hyunwoo
Hyunwoo
1 month ago

Who is waiting for wednesday wishlist?

Cem Yildiz
Cem Yildiz
1 month ago

Spanish Queen congratulating Chanel and now this. Eurovision going royal 🙂

Princess
Princess
1 month ago

Yasss!!! ???? ? ?

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

Whilst it’s great he’s on the lineup – it is a bit random!

Hannah
Hannah
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

While likely a clear hangover reaction to a recent event that got high media exposure, he deserves all the success coming his way. For Eurovision it’s another step in the right direction to beat down the negative press narrative and encourage the BBC to step up and find more credible singer-songwriters to represent the UK.

Diversity and Craig David on the other hand…

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

How?

He’s just represented his country. It makes more sense to me than say… Diana Ross.

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Queens love Diana Ross.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy

With good reason. Have you heard her new album?

Lilibet should be on the UK jury next year.

Boozyfloozy99
Boozyfloozy99
1 month ago

It’s nice to see Sam being supported straight away after the contest, I’m hoping for big things for him! Fingers crossed for him today as it looks like he may make it to number 1 on our charts!

florinho
florinho
1 month ago

so happy for him… Channel and Sam are probably the only finalists from this year who have great chances for a big career

Lambert
Lambert
1 month ago
Reply to  florinho

First of all, the name is Chanel. Secondly, this conclusion is quite narrow minded. So many talents already having success and topping charts throughout Europe. Just take as example the quality of artists like Mahmood, Blanco and Maro. And what about the Kalush Orchestra; their song Stefania will stand the test of times and will be a symbol of today’s madness. If anything will stand the test of times, it will be their song.

ete sech
ete sech
1 month ago
Reply to  Lambert

idk about Stefania, ofc it’ll be a symbol but one of virtue signaling and savior syndrome

Safiya
Safiya
1 month ago

Good for him! Hope he’s going to have a great career!