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United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM 2022 - Sam Ryder - Space Man

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escYOUnited

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If I was an astronaut, I'd be floating in mid-air
And a broken heart would just belong to someone else down there
I would be the centre of my lonely universe
But I'm only human, and I'm crashing down to earth

If I was an astronaut, I'd have a bird's eye view
I'd circle 'round the world and keep on coming back to you
In my floating castle, I'd rub shoulders with the stars
But I'm only human, and I'm drifting in the dark

I'm up in space, man
Up in space, man
I've searched around the universe
Been down some black holes
There's nothing but space, man
And I want to go home

If I was an astronaut, I'd speak to satellites
My navigation systems would search for other life
But I'd be up here thinking 'bout what I'd left behind
'Cause I'm only human with the real world on my mind

I'm up in space, man
Up in space, man
I've searched around the universe
Been down some black holes
There's nothing but space, man
And I want to go home

Gravity keeps pulling me down
As long as you're on the ground, I'll stick around
Stick around
I'll stick around

I'm up in space, man
Up in space, man
I've searched around the universe
Been down some black holes
There's nothing but space, man, no
Oh, I'm in the wrong place, man
Nothing but, nothing but, nothing but space, man
Nothing but, nothing but, nothing but space, man

I've searched around the universe
Been down some black holes
Nothing but space, man
And I want to go home​
 

jeriswani

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Interesting that all 0s came from Ex-Yugoslavia.

I found it funny that the ex-Yugoslavs didn’t like the UK much. It reminded me of when I watched a video of a guy called “thebalkanguy” reacting to the spaceman and he hated it. He was adamant it would flop as no one would vote for it and really disliked Sams voice. Seems like it was due to personal/cultural taste. Averagely it was around 14/25 in that’s region so it isn’t too bad.
 

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Their second place with 7 points over Spain doesn’t sit well with me, since EBU fabricated the votes for 3 countries.
 

theditz83

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Their second place with 7 points over Spain doesn’t sit well with me, since EBU fabricated the votes for 3 countries.
We're just happy to have been in the running for a change. I don't like the overall way that EBU has handled the situation, but don't doubt the popularity of Sam due to EBU decisions.

Sam also being confirmed for the Platinum Jubilee concert - while likely a clear hangover reaction to a recent event that got high media exposure, is once again another step in the right direction for us in the search for future acts that might be good for Eurovision without wanting to kill their chances of a future career.

Let's keep beating down these myths that have been fanned by our broadcaster and the media for decades! 🙌🏻
 

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theditz83

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Desperately trying to hang on to this charade for just a few days longer. I've pretty much known it's been Ben Adams from the sound of his vocals since the Norwegian NF. It's no major secret now.

But fair play to them for continuing to play the game :lol:
 

midnightsun

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I know it wasn’t a secret but the story how Sam found out is funny and even more that Ben denies. They really want to go on with project Subwoolfer! :LOL:
 

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In one of the closest-fought chart battles, Sam reaches #2 on the UK chart, pipped by Harry Styles' song "As It Was". "Space Man" is the highest-charting UK Eurovision entry of the 21st century
 

HarryUK

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All the two's!!!!

Fuck Harry Styles tho
 

ESC_Peggy

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There was a difference of about 4000 downloads & stream equivalent. The Harry Styles stans were on it when they found out.
 

esc87fan

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2 seems to be Sam's lucky number

* "Space Man" was released on February 22 (2/22/22)
* Sam was revealed as the UK representative on Radio 2
* UK voted in semifinal 2
* He drew second half of the final
* Performed in slot 22
* Finished #2 overall
* Got #2 on the UK chart
 

ESC_Peggy

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Some more 2022 entries in the United Kingdom's official singles chart this week:

#2 Space Man (61,268 units sold) 🇬🇧
#38 Stefania (11,478) 🇺🇦
#47 Give That Wolf a Banana (9,914) 🇳🇴
#56 SloMo (8,728) 🇪🇸
#59 Hold Me Closer (8,459) 🇸🇪
 
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