Queen. Diana Ross. Rod Stewart. Sam Ryder. Yup, you heard that right. The U.K.’s Eurovision 2022 singer has joined the good and the great to help celebrate Queen Elizabeth II and her 70th year on the throne at the Platinum Jubilee Concert outside of Buckingham Palace.
Sam, who took the U.K. to second place at Eurovision just last month, turned up in his red, white and blue finery to pay tribute to the country’s longest reigning monarch. Building on the edgy jumpsuits he wore at Eurovision, Sam slipped into a onesie yet again — this one forming a sequinned Union Jack across the front.
Speaking to the BBC ahead of the concert, the “SPACE MAN” singer said getting the chance to perform in front of tens of thousands at the palace was the “regal icing on the cake” after his Eurovision experience.
Sam Ryder sings SPACE MAN at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Party
The “SPACE MAN” hitmaker joined a star-studded line-up that included one of his favourite groups — Queen — and its legendary guitarist Brian May. Other acts included 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”, also performed.
Composer and master of musicals Andrew Lloyd Webber also made 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.”
Were you excited to see Sam honour the Queen? Let us know down below!
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Epic performance once again, but just imagine if this had been performed later on in the bill when the skies were turning to night instead of being performed in the daylight.
Was mesmerised to watch it. ESC fandom will always support Sam throughout his career, including myself. But seeing the crowed going nuts and singling along was an iconic moment. Obviously everyone of the spectators watched Eurovision.
Eurovision sensation, legend, icon and MOMENT.
It will be difficult to top this classy and talented act next year but good luck with that BBC. I hope they won’t pull a France 2022 disappointment.
I really love the very last part of the song. However, the rest of the song is a big meh…
His sense of fashion is out of this world!
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No sympathy from them at all for Ukraine! Not surprising to see uncivilized football hooligans supporting Russia.
I saw some African people say positive comments about Ukraine. And some Anglo people talking crap about sympathy for Ukraine. Good thing here on Wiwibloggs people like Alvin can racially profile us.
Why do British sportspeople immediately get a knighthood, but people in the arts have to wait until they’re seventy?
How did Monaco resident Lewis Hamilton get a knighthood at 36? I want Sam Ryder in the House of Lords. Make it happen, British people, make it happen.
Lord Ryder?! Hahahaha! I love that.
So well deserved he really is the eurovision winner!
Amazing performance and it was so nice to see him getting (arguably) the biggest reaction from the live audience, even with bigger names performing. You always get the feeling with Sam that he’s putting 100% into every performance and is never just going through the motions.
Exactly the sort of act that the occasion deserved and Sam looks unstoppable atm.
Now there’s winning Eurovision and then there’s performing Infront of the queen and royal family so who is the real winner
Coming second has been beneficial for many acts over the years. Even in talent programs the runner up has often done better. Every time Sam Ryder has been discussed with Eurovision he has mentioned exposure not winning. Obviously his attitude will contribute to further success while we all sit here and commentate
Sam was simply amazing, he has such a positive energy and vibe, even the Royals looks to be impressed. I was a fantastic night all round.
The Telegraph said “they were all upstaged by Eurovision runner-up Sam Ryder in Union Jack pyjamas”
Great performance again with an epic remastered bridge. Well done Sam.
Also, I need to tell here that I heard “Spaceman” on the French radio on Friday afternoon in a supermaket from the South West (New Aquitaine). So I guess this is the ultimate proof of UK’s ESC success this year. Like how often does it happen for any country ? This is the kind of moment I am beyond happy to be a Eurofan, and feel very proud deep inside.
Everytime I see him perform, I am always more disappointed that he did not win this year s Eurovision. Sam is a class of his own. For me he will always be the real winner of Eurovision 2022.
Are you Brits all deaf? He sounded horrible!
You can have your ears checked.
I don’t even really like the song, but you’re objectively wrong about this.
He leaves you wanting more
He’s amazing live, put way bigger stars to shame
You really feel he’s gonna me massive
Genius idea changing the Space Man to « Space Ma’am » That move could still get him to num 1 !
He should of won in Turin. Period. He has everything. The pity support is what did him in over Ukraine.
We’ll never know. Follow Sam’s lead and just be at peace with that.
He did win.
I’m not sure he would have won, Liam. Had he been second or third in the televote, perhaps. But he was fifth.
Sam was amazing and his result well-deserved but I really don’t think we want to go down the road of a song coming outside the top three in the televote and winning the whole contest. It’s not a good look.
“Should of”? Please stop
It was truly a moment. A highlight of the evening if we are being honest. Sam Ryder is going to be huge, I can tell. The country adores him at this point. Phenomenal.
The audience were all singing along at him, it was fantastic even better than the Eurovision performance. Couldn’t believe when the BBC said ‘Eurovision sensation’. I totally agree this guy is going to be global.
What a performance, he put Brian May to shame. This guy is going to have a huge career.
Smashed it! ??? He’s been trending on Twitter for hours after his performance ?
The ??? are emojis. He was FANTASTIC
He’s a legend, an icon, he’s the moment. Who would have thought after last year’s bottom (last place, zeros, UK media trashing Eurovision, negativity everywhere) that things will massively change this year and filled with positivity. The UK act performs for the Queen, the Eurovision entry peaks at n2 writing chart history, the song becomes a radio hit, the Eurovision act (Sam) sells out London shows and EU shows and everyone, literally everyone on social media praise him and call him a superstar in the making. I have never experienced so much positivity for Eurovision and a Eurovision entry in… Read more »
Well as long as it’s not Rod Stewart (wtf)
“Video unavailable” from the U.S., here is a tweet with video of the last 2 minutes https://twitter.com/TimGatt/status/1533181208552787968?s=20&t=_wlsWPs52keMnrMN6VWbKg