NORWAY – We as oikotimes saw them in our hotel, but until there is an official announcement by them, we won’t speak. But it seems that Sam Ryder is already confirming what we already knew!
Ben – who is best known as a member of 1990s British-Norwegian boy band A1 alongside Christian Ingebrigtsen, Paul Marazzi and Mark Read – was rumoured to be taking to the stage at the grand final of the annual competition as part of pop duo Subwoolfer, who wore masks, and it has now been confirmed it was him after Sam spotted him grabbing a croissant.
When asked about the speculation that Ben was part of Norway’s entry, Sam – who finished second in Saturday night’s (14.04.22) competition, earning the United Kingdom, its highest placing in 20 years with his song ‘Space Man’ – said: “Yeah absolutely was. He is a legend, Ben.
“I saw Ben getting a croissant at the buffet tower and I was like, ‘Hang on, what are you doing here?’ … I am so intrigued by the whole story. I did not get a chance to ask him because I did not want to let onto him that I knew who he was. As I am chatting to this guy in a wolf mask and in my head, ‘I know your Ben from A1 but I do not want to tell you I know.'”