Eurovision 2022 runner up Sam Ryder has reached number 2 in the UK official chart, making him the highest charting Eurovision entry in over 20 years.
The Essex born singer was just beaten by Harry Styles and his song “As It Was” to the top spot.
With this achievement, Sam Ryder and his song “SPACE MAN” have become the first UK Eurovision entry to reach the top 2 of the UK official chart since 1996, when Gina G reached number 1 with “Ooh Aah…Just a Little Bit“.
The announcement was made on BBC Radio 1 by Eurovision fan and semi final commentator Scott Mills.
This historic achievement comes just a few days after it was revealed that Sam Ryder would be performing on BBC’s ‘Platinum Party At The Palace’; an event to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on 4 June.
Join this star-studded line-up for an unforgettable night, celebrating some of the most significant moments from The Queen’s seven decade reign.— BBC (@BBC) May 18, 2022
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As many of you know Sam is now very familiar with coming second, after being runner up in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. After topping the jury vote, Sam was beaten Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra with their song “Stefania“.
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