Sam Ryder continues to cement his position as a national treasure. On Sunday the Eurovision 2022 singer performed the British national anthem at the Formula One British Grand Prix at Silverstone. 

Essex-based Sam made the 150,000 spectators feel both happy and glorious as he gave “God Save the Queen” a distinctly rock edge.

Sam wore an all-black number with silver embellishments that gathered near his collar. His black guitar strap seemed to nod to his Eurovision stage costume and came with a yellow sunflower, perhaps a nod to his friends in Ukraine.

To celebrate his performance, Sam’s team created a “Race Your Dreams” t-shirt, which is now available on his online shop for £35.

Writing in all-caps he tweeted: “AN HONOUR OF THE HIGHEST ORDER TO BE SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THE BRITISH GRAND PRIX ON SUNDAY!”

“WE’RE SO HAPPY THAT WE MADE THIS COMMEMORATIVE F1 SHIRT FOR THE OCCASION!”

The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team are feeling Sam and his music. 

After his performance they tweeted that he was “spectacular.”

 

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Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

A few things to note. This was the largest British Grand Prix weekend in terms of attendance numbers. Ironically, F1 is a polarising sport right now for various reasons, and some climate protesters did storm the track during the race. However, the race had been stopped already due to a nasty accident at the start. Sam Ryder got the anthem slot and gave it his all on TV, but he was more of a footnote to this huge event. This came at a time when the sport is becoming more and more popular thanks to a Netflix show, but at… Read more »

Lambert
Lambert
1 month ago

Performance looked kinda sad. Especially the ending fell flat. The F1 grid is not for musicians who want to promote their brand; has more of a b-artist feel.

Laura
Laura
1 month ago
Reply to  Lambert

Someone in the audience said they couldn’t hear it that well. I’m sure F1 approved it.

Euroboitoy
Euroboitoy
1 month ago

#Proud

HarpyDarper
HarpyDarper
1 month ago

His profile continues to soar!

Hopefully this will go a long way in improving the image of ESC, and set a positive prescient for future UK entries- and it could even encourage Ireland to up its game!

HarpyDarper
HarpyDarper
1 month ago
Reply to  HarpyDarper

Just watched that clip, had to chuckle at that panicked kid behind him.

Out of interest, are there many F1 fans who read this blog?

ete sech
ete sech
1 month ago
Reply to  HarpyDarper

Idk if I can call myself a fan per se, but I like FEW and my favorite driver is Checo Pérez

ete sech
ete sech
1 month ago
Reply to  ete sech

* F1

Hannah
Hannah
1 month ago
Reply to  HarpyDarper

Wild Youth keep tweeting RTE to represent Ireland I hope they respond

Dkdkdoj
Dkdkdoj
1 month ago
Reply to  HarpyDarper

Hopefully Ireland does I think Lyra or maybe Soulé would be perfect

Euan Crabb
Euan Crabb
1 month ago

Sex Pistols did a rock version of the national anthem and amazingly I never knew what the exact lyrics were of the 2nd line until he sung it it would have been a misheard lyrics case if I guessed so thanks for that Sam.

Ellie
Ellie
1 month ago
Reply to  Euan Crabb

If only Sam had snuck in the Sex Pistols instead. Much better song.