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 may very well be on the playing cards.
As Twitter turned 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.
As the trio had their arms round one another, Sam grinned from ear to ear as he fortunately exclaimed about ‘destroying the stigma’.
‘Just destroyed the stigma! Thanks everyone for supporting. That was an incredible, incredible, rewarding journey. I hope you enjoyed it!’ he stated to the digital camera, as chants for the UK may very well be heard within the background.
At the tip 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 done’ after Eurovision got here to an finish.
During an interview with Metro.co.uk forward of the ultimate, Sam opened up concerning the stigma that seems to encompass Eurovision within the UK, describing the unfavourable perspective in direction of the competitors as ‘toxic’.
‘I would love it if we could even just have a conversation about that negative stigma and how it was perpetuated how we’ve obtained to the place the place we at the moment are the place it’s obtained so virtually poisonous, that we consider that Europe doesn’t just like the UK,’ he stated.
‘There’s different international locations like Norway, they’ve misplaced 11 instances – God bless Norway – however they don’t have that. Do you realize 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: ‘Well done @SamRyderMusic. We are so proud of you, thank you for carrying the flag.’
‘Well done #Ukraine 👏🏻 Brilliant stuff @SamRyderMusic … you took us to the left side of the leaderboard & showed us that maybe everyone doesn’t hate us as a lot as we thought 😂 #Eurovision,’ wrote information broadcaster Dan Walker.
Eurovision is accessible to look at on BBC iPlayer.
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