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.”
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