Eurovision 2022 runner-up Sam Ryder will perform at HM Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee concert on 4th June, the BBC have confirmed.
The concert will mark the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s ascencion to the British throne, with the “Space Man” singer invited to perform in front of Buckingham Palace in London as part of a star-studded line-up.
Diana Ross, Queen and Adam Lambert, Duran Duran, Sir Rod Stewart and Alicia Keys are among the names set to perform in the special concert, with approximately 22,000 attendees expected and with the concert to be broadcast live on BBC One.
Andrea Bocelli, Hans Zimmer, Craig David, Ella Eyre, Sigala and Nile Rogers are also among the stars to perform in the special British showpiece on the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend.
There will also be appearances from film, TV and sports stars such as Sir David Attenborough, Emma Raducanu, David Beckham, Stephen Fry and Dame Julie Andrews, with the BBC stating that the evening would “pivot around global themes that have been born, or evolved, during the breadth of Her Majesty’s reign”.
Sam Ryder’s addition to the Platinum Jubilee line-up caps a stratospheric rise in his home country this week, with the United Kingdom’s best performance at the Eurovision Song Contest since 1998 secured with second place on Saturday night in Turin.
“Space Man” is also in contention to become the first British Eurovision entry to hit #1 in the official charts since 1996’s “Ooh… Ahh.. Just a Little Bit” by Gina G, while it is also being reported in various outlets that festivals are scrambling to add Sam to their line-ups or upgrade his performance to larger stages, given the heightened interest in the singer in the UK.
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