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It’s time to rejoice! (Image: Twitter/@scott_mills) Sam Ryder won’t have received Eurovision 2022 for the...
Scott Mills, Sam Ryder and Rylan Clark at Eurovision
It’s time to rejoice! (Image: Twitter/@scott_mills)

Sam Ryder won’t have received Eurovision 2022 for the UK, however he was removed from upset as he celebrated his incredible second place position after the ultimate.

The outcomes of this yr’s competitors was a nail-biting affair to say the least, with Sam topping the leaderboard after the jury vote and making it look as if a victory might be on the playing cards.

Nevertheless, the televote confirmed that Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra had reigned supreme, with fans lauding Sam as a ‘national hero’ and urging for him to obtain a knighthood.

As Twitter grew to become awash with messages congratulating the singer on his sensible run within the contest, radio presenter Scott Mills shared a video of himself behind the scenes with TV presenter Rylan Clark and the UK’s man of the second, Sam himself.

Because the trio had their arms round one another, Sam grinned from ear to ear as he fortunately exclaimed about ‘destroying the stigma’.

‘Simply destroyed the stigma! Thanks everybody for supporting. That was an unimaginable, unimaginable, rewarding journey. I hope you loved it!’ he stated to the digital camera, as chants for the UK might be heard within the background.

On the finish of the video, Rylan joined within the chanting whereas pulling Sam away, as Scott blew a kiss on the digital camera.

In one other video shared by Scott, Sam stated it was ‘job accomplished’ after Eurovision got here to an finish.

Throughout an interview with forward of the ultimate, Sam opened up in regards to the stigma that appears to surround Eurovision within the UK, describing the detrimental angle in direction of the competitors as ‘poisonous’.

‘I might find it irresistible if we might even simply have a dialog about that detrimental stigma and the way it was perpetuated how we’ve acquired to the place the place we are actually the place it’s acquired so nearly poisonous, that we imagine that Europe doesn’t just like the UK,’ he stated.

Sam Ryder at Eurovision
The UK couldn’t be prouder of Sam (Image: AFP through Getty Photographs)

‘There’s different international locations like Norway, they’ve misplaced 11 occasions – God bless Norway – however they don’t have that. Are you aware what I imply?’

After the ultimate ended, followers from the UK counseled Sam on how nicely he did, whereas additionally congratulating Ukraine on their win.

Blue – who competed in Eurovision in 2011, wrote on Twitter: ‘Properly accomplished @SamRyderMusic. We’re so pleased with you, thanks for carrying the flag.’

‘Properly accomplished #Ukraine 👏🏻 Sensible stuff @SamRyderMusic … you took us to the left aspect of the leaderboard & confirmed us that possibly everybody doesn’t hate us as a lot as we thought 😂 #Eurovision,’ wrote information broadcaster Dan Walker.

Eurovision is accessible to observe on BBC iPlayer.

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