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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Ted
Ted
19 days ago

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.

Gaga
Gaga
23 days ago

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.

Alex
Alex
23 days ago

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.

Steven
Steven
23 days ago

I really love the very last part of the song. However, the rest of the song is a big meh…

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
24 days ago

His sense of fashion is out of this world!

Alvin
Alvin
24 days ago

Out of topic : Look at these people with Arabic and African sounding names here : https://www.facebook.com/566760030037879/posts/5813457195368110/

No sympathy from them at all for Ukraine! Not surprising to see uncivilized football hooligans supporting Russia.

Roo
Roo
24 days ago
Reply to  Alvin

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.

Jonas
Jonas
24 days ago

Why do British sportspeople immediately get a knighthood, but people in the arts have to wait until they’re seventy?

Jonas
Jonas
24 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

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.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
24 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Lord Ryder?! Hahahaha! I love that.

Chris
Chris
24 days ago

So well deserved he really is the eurovision winner!

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
25 days ago

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.

Tyler
Tyler
25 days ago

Now there’s winning Eurovision and then there’s performing Infront of the queen and royal family so who is the real winner

Roo
Roo
24 days ago
Reply to  Tyler

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

Richard
Richard
25 days ago

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.

Fatima
Fatima
25 days ago

The Telegraph said “they were all upstaged by Eurovision runner-up Sam Ryder in Union Jack pyjamas”

BimBamBoum
BimBamBoum
25 days ago

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.

Chris Malta
Chris Malta
25 days ago

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.

Azan
Azan
25 days ago

Just AMAZING!!!

Christopher
Christopher
25 days ago

Are you Brits all deaf? He sounded horrible!

James
James
25 days ago
Reply to  Christopher

You can have your ears checked.

Arby
Arby
25 days ago
Reply to  Christopher

I don’t even really like the song, but you’re objectively wrong about this.

CasperDiCaprio
CasperDiCaprio
25 days ago

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 !

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
25 days ago

He should of won in Turin. Period. He has everything. The pity support is what did him in over Ukraine.

Jonas
Jonas
25 days ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

We’ll never know. Follow Sam’s lead and just be at peace with that.

Vicky
25 days ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

He did win.

Fatima
Fatima
25 days ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

I’m not sure he would have won, Liam. Had he been second or third in the televote, perhaps. But he was fifth.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
25 days ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

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.

tt tx
tt tx
24 days ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

“Should of”? Please stop

Trocatroc
Trocatroc
25 days ago

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.

eurostar
eurostar
25 days ago
Reply to  Trocatroc

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.

eurostar
eurostar
25 days ago
Reply to  eurostar

*With him

eurostar
eurostar
25 days ago

What a performance, he put Brian May to shame. This guy is going to have a huge career.

Hannah
Hannah
25 days ago

Smashed it! ??? He’s been trending on Twitter for hours after his performance ?

Hannah
Hannah
25 days ago
Reply to  Hannah

The ??? are emojis. He was FANTASTIC

Alex
Alex
25 days ago

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 »

Jofty
Jofty
25 days ago
Reply to  Alex

Well as long as it’s not Rod Stewart (wtf)

Essie
Essie
25 days ago

“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