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Sam Ryder ‘honoured’ with massive new gig as he’s confirmed to open 2022 Formula One Grand Prix
Sam Ryder’s career is hitting new heights as the star has been confirmed to open the 2022 Formula 1 Grand Prix.The Space Man singer has enjoyed phenomenal popularity since earning the UK’s best result in decades at the 2022 Eurovision.Having returned home to a hero’s welcome, and belted out a stunning performance for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, the singer is now preparing to take on a new audience.The Essex singer-songwriter, who first rose to prominence on TikTok, is set to open the Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone this July.With over 400,000 spectators set to visit on the first weekend and 142,000 present on race day, Sam will perform to millions watching in-person and from home, as fans tune in from across the globe.Speaking about the opportunity, Sam said it was an ‘honour’ to get to play at the iconic event.He said: ‘From Eurovision to being invited to play the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Concert, the past few months have been a whirlwind and taught me that you can never dream too big! ‘Since I was a kid I’ve always been a huge fan of Formula 1, and to combine that with music and performing at such a legendary event on the British sporting calendar is an honour.’The star will open the ceremony with a rendition of the national anthem before heading to the Main Stage in the Formula 1 Fanzone as part of the postrace concert.As well as the Eurovision legend, the concert will also feature performances by headline act Mabel, supported by rising star Alfie Templemann.Interviews with Formula 1 drivers will also feature on-stage during the event.The news comes shortly after it was revealed the UK could host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, with winners Ukraine unable due to the continued invasion by Russian armed
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in London, the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and she was educated privately at home. Her father ascended the throne on the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was the heir presumptive. She began to undertake public duties during the Second World War, serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. In 1947, she married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a former prince of Greece and Denmark, with whom she has four children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.