UNITED KINGDOM – Sam Ryder, the runner-up at Eurovision 2022, has a number 2 hit with ‘Space Man’ and now performs for the Queen outside Buckingham Palace for the BBC’s Platinum Party at the Palace event to mark the Platinum Jubilee and Her Majesty’s 70-year reign.
Sam Ryder was asked to play for Queen Elizabeth II after placing second for ‘Space Man’ He performed at Platinum Party at the Palace earlier tonight. Part of the four-day Queen’s 70th birthday festivities. The BBC’s entertainment night included British and Commonwealth luminaries from music, sport, fashion, cinema, arts, and activism. Each aspect highlights global issues and the evolving globe throughout the Queen’s reign.
Geri Horner’s Union Flag outfit is legendary. Sam Ryder wore a Union Flag outfit to honour the royals. Sam released a ‘Platinum Jubilee Edition’ of ‘Space Man’ before playing for the Queen. Today’s version. “I’m up in space, man!” became “I’m up in space, ma’am!” Final sentence is a sly allusion to Her Majesty, and there’s a prolonged guitar solo.
Queen, Adam Lambert, Diana Ross, Sir Rod Stewart, Sir Elton John, Elbow, Duran Duran, Jax Jones, Stefflon Don, Mabel, Craig David, George Ezra, Alicia Keys, Nile Rodgers, Mica Paris, Andrea Bocelli, Hans Zimmer & Celeste, Mimi Webb, Sigala, and Ella Eyre joined Sam on stage. The performance had 22,000 people. 22,000 ballot winners received complimentary tickets, with 5,000 going to critical personnel.
Other Eurovision stars joined Sam Ryder.
Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote Jade Ewen’s fifth-place song ‘It’s My Time’ in 2009. During the Moscow event, he also performed piano with Jade. Andrew Lloyd Webber has written, directed, and produced West End and Broadway musicals since 1965. Lin-Manuel Miranda appeared. Phantom of the Opera, Hamilton, Six, The Lion King, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat performed.
Andrea Bocelli, who began his career in Sanremo in 1994, paid homage to the Queen today. Bocelli broke the record for highest newcomer score in 1994 with ‘Il mare calmo della sera’
Ella Eyre, who topped the charts with Rudimental’s ‘Waiting All Night’ in 2013, also performed. She co-wrote Ann-‘Black Sophie’s Smoke’ in 2015. The song ranked 27th and last, collecting ‘nul points’
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