Sam Ryder: 10 things you didn’t know about Eurovision 2022’s British runner-up

Sam Ryder came to the Eurovision Song Contest as a well-known person on social networks. The artist has over 12 million followers and 100 million likes on TikTok, making him currently the most followed UK music artist on this platform.

This success started at the beginning of the pandemic. In the first months of 2020, Sam started uploading his covers and quickly caught the attention of many, including world-famous artists like Justin Bieber, SIA, and Alicia Keys, who even released their own videos reacting to covers of his songs.

Her music career didn’t start with her going viral on Tik Tok. Sam Ryder was part of three bands before signing with Parlophone and releasing his first single ‘The Sun’s will rise’ in 2021. He debuted in 2009 as a guitarist and vocalist. Morning After, group with several released record projects

Three years later, in 2012, Ryder led the heavyweight group. Blessed by a Broken Heart, even though it took a year for them to release their musical project ‘Feel the power’. The singer closed his experience with groups with the following names: Close your eyesHe was a member until 2014.

After the transition of several bands, Sam Ryder tried to start his music career long before the pandemic, but was successful. Specifically, the singer moved to live in Nashville (United States), a city where she recorded an album with Canadian producer Bryan Wilson, although no record company bought the project.

When no music company wanted to buy his album, he opened a vegan cafe in Hawaii for a while, but later decided to close it to return to his music career and even perform at weddings and clubs.


Sam Ryder has a special bond with late 20th century pop music icon George Michael. Britain’s representative at Eurovision 2022 was born on the same day and month as the performer of hits such as ‘Careless Whisper’ or ‘Wake me before you go’, but 26 years later, on 25 June 1989.

The 2022 Eurovision runner-up opts for a dish called Shepherd’s Pie (pastel del pastor in Spanish), a very typical dish in the UK consisting of lamb, mashed potatoes and cheese cooked in the oven. bakery.

Sam Ryder is also described as: a big Eurovision fan following for years. In an interview he gave to Euromovidas, he even recalled how the festival nights were at home: “My parents and neighbors from my neighborhood would come together and see it all together. We’d have a snack with Shepherd’s Pie.”

Also, one of the best eurovision memories he had was this:The performance where Lordi won the European competition with ‘Hard Rock Hallelujah’ in 2006As he told us at YOTELE.

In addition to revealing that she dreamed of being an astronaut as a child, the artist assured that he believed in extraterrestrial life In an interview with British media Daily Star: “My mind is confused about how they would turn out, but the kid in me likes to imagine they are like ET.”

The artist also assures that he believes it. Saw a UFO during his stay in Hawaii: “I desperately wanted to see one, and then I saw a strange moving object in the sky that made it even cooler. There seems to be a lot of sights out there. ”

The British representative at Eurovision 2022 also declared a surfing and snowboarding enthusiast., sports that you practice with a certain frequency. In fact, Ryder regularly posts on his social media profiles while doing these.

Sam Ryder continues to triumph in the music world at a time when he is very much in love with himself. British artist maintains romantic relationship with Lois Gaskin-Barker, his lifelong girlfriend for over 10 years. She left everything to surf with him and find seashells for Lois’ current jewelry line ‘Lone Wolves Creative’.

Source: Informacion


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