Our Sam’s heading to Buckingham Palace! (Picture: PA)
After coming second in Eurovision 2022 with a massive 466 points (466 more than our 2021 entry), only beaten by Ukraine’s entry Kalush Orchestra, and subsequently injecting unthinkable excitement across the UK, Sam will be performing alongside the likes of Diana Ross, Queen and Alicia Keys.
Basically, he’s rubbing shoulders with musical giants and that’s exactly how it should be.
Adam Lambert, Duran Duran, Sir Rod Stewart, Sir Elton John and Andrea Bocelli will also be performing while Sir David Attenborough and Stephen Fry will also appear.
The entire spectacle will be shown on BBC with more than 22,000 people attending, including thousands of key workers who were invited especially.
Sam made history as the fist UK entry to break into the top three of Eurovision this century with his explosive tune, Space Man.
Will Lizzy be a Sam stan? (Picture: WireImage)
The musician, 32 – who picked up a huge following on TikTok – has already said he’d love to return to the contest for another shot at gold.
‘[I’d return] absolutely in a heartbeat,’ he grinned on BBC Breakfast.
‘I don’t know if I’d do it next year, I think I’d still be catching up on sleep. It is brutal, the schedule for Eurovision.
‘The main thing, I really wish and hope that the future of Eurovision and the attitude changes. That was our goal right from the beginning to try and lift negative stigma, because I really believe that it’s unfounded, it shouldn’t exist.’
Thankfully, he can – there are no limits to how many times an artist can enter Eurovision. Can we send Sam every year?
On top of all that excitement, he’s also looking set to dethrone Harry Styles from the top of the UK Singles Chart tomorrow, making him the first Eurovision entry to reach the summit since Gina G’s Ooh Aah… Just A Little Bit in 1996.
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Concert airs June 4 on BBC One.
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