Speaking to People, Ryder said: “She just said that we all appreciate the way the team has handled the Eurovision journey and that it means a lot to all of us. What I gathered was a lot of members of the royal family watched Eurovision and supported my song from home, it means a lot. ”
“It’s incredible, and it’s inspiring, to receive encouragement from the royal family as they support the same themes that Eurovision also celebrates, like solidarity, togetherness and solidarity.”
The Queen’s Platinum Party at the Palace takes place on June 4 and features a star-studded cast that includes Adam Lambert, Rod Stewart, Craig David, Mabel, Elbow, Alicia Keys and George Ezra. Ryder sang his Eurovision song contest single, SPACE MAN.
Around 12 million people tuned in to see the performances, which took place on BBC One. The party became the BBC’s biggest audience of the year, peaking at 13.4 million.
Sam Ryder came in second place in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest Finals on May 14. Although Ryder is well-liked – the artist has already racked up around 100 million likes on TikTok and has several numbers. rather large on other social networks – it is still a surprise, given the UK’s dismal recent history in the competition. His final score was the best the UK has done since 1998.
Ryder co-wrote SPACE MAN with Grammy-winning musicians Amy Wadge and Max Wolfgang. Following the win, the song rose to number one on the UK iTunes chart, remaining at number one for nearly two weeks.
Now, as the 2022 Eurovision winner Ukraine likely won’t be able to host the festival in their country next year, discussions are underway as to whether the 2023 contest can be held. in the UK or not.
Eurovision released a statement on the matter today, saying: “The European Broadcasting Union will now begin discussions with the BBC, as runners-up this year, to potentially host Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in the UK.
“We fully intend that Ukraine’s victory will be reflected in next year’s programmes. This will be our priority in discussions with the final hosts. ”