Sam Ryder has called on musicians of all musical genres to apply in 2023 to celebrate the diverse talent Britain has to offer.
The 33-year-old Spaceman singer represented the UK in last year’s contest, coming in second after being narrowly beaten by the Ukrainian Karush Orchestra.
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Due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, the UK is now hosting next year’s event instead.
Regarding upcoming events, Ryder hopes this will be an opportunity to celebrate the incredible talent this country has to offer.
“The UK has a hugely diverse talent pool and I hope that what happened this year will lead more people from these diverse genres and musical backgrounds to think ‘Eurovision is not a career killer’. I hope,” he said. He said.
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“I want you to become a history-loving Eurovision fan.”
Ryder’s Eurovision success has given his music career a major international boost, as has Italy’s Maneskin, who won in 2021.
It also broke Britain’s losing streak with 2021 contestant James Newman’s song Embers scoring 0 in 2021 and Michael Rice finishing last in Bigger Than Us in 2019.
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Ryder’s has since released the album There’s Nothing But Space, Man!, which shot to the top of the charts.
Eurovision 2023 will change the pace due to entry fees such as energy fees.
They’ve also adjusted the calculation of participants’ scores for the Grand Finals, with Eurovision judges no longer giving scores.
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