UNITED KINGDOM – The “hero” Sam Ryder was warmly welcomed at Heathrow Airport when he returned from Turin. See in the videos below how his compatriots welcomed him, how he sang with them and what were his first statements.
“Life is too short not to enjoy Eurovision!” said Sam Ryder the next morning on BBC Breakfast. He did not fail to emphasize how happy he was that the start was made to change the British negative attitude towards Eurovision and consequently how they think other Europeans see them.”
SAM RYDER’S STATEMENTS AFTER TAKING SECOND PLACE
“I’m still working on it; did it really happen? I will watch the whole show again to enjoy it again. When you live all this experience – not your performer but as a fan – being in this arena and feeling this pulsating positive energy is like being in a church. Ukraine needed to win. He had won it from the beginning. It’s important that we use the Eurovision platform to show solidarity, but also to shed light on the darkness. Everything that Eurovision is and everything it stands for has to do with getting the best out of us, and becoming better people. I am so grateful that I had this experience. “
The next stop of “Space Man” will most likely be No. 1 in the UK Top 40 next Friday. The unofficial ‘midweek’ charts showed a dynamic entry at No. 8 and a 24-hour rise to No. 5. Huge success for Sam but also for Eurovision!
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