Sam Ryder is called the 'new Freddie Mercury' after Platinum Jubilee 

‘I’m up in Space MA’AM’: Sam Ryder is described as the ‘new Freddie Mercury’ by impressed fans after his ‘incredible’ Platinum Jubilee performance

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  • Sam Ryder has been hailed as the ‘new Freddie Mercury‘ after impressing fans with his ‘incredible’ performance at the Platinum Jubilee concert on Saturday night.

    The Eurovision star, 32, put on a dazzling display as he took to the stage in front of a 22,000-strong crowd at Buckingham Palace for the star-studded Party At The Palace show.

    He showed off his sensational sense of style in a denim jumpsuit embellished with colourful sequins, making up a Union Jack in tribute to the Queen‘s 70-year reign.

    Amazing: Sam Ryder has been hailed as the 'new Freddie Mercury' after impressing fans with his 'incredible' performance at the Platinum Jubilee concert on Saturday night

    Amazing: Sam Ryder has been hailed as the ‘new Freddie Mercury’ after impressing fans with his ‘incredible’ performance at the Platinum Jubilee concert on Saturday night

    And it wasn’t just his outfit that impressed as fans were left gobsmacked as he belted out his hit track Spaceman, which saw him bag second place on the Eurovision Song Contest.

    Viewers took to Twitter to express their amazement at his wide-ranging vocals, dubbing him as the new Freddie Mercury for his ‘incredible’ performance.

    Some fans even called for him to replace Adam Lambert as the new lead localist to perform alongside Queen, urging Brian May to contact the former TikTok star.

    One person wrote: ‘@SamRyderMusic was amazing tonight! You now need to be the lead locals to replace Freddie in Queen.’

    Impressive: Viewers took to Twitter to express their amazement at his wide-ranging vocals, dubbing him as the new Freddie Mercury for his 'incredible' performance

    Impressive: Viewers took to Twitter to express their amazement at his wide-ranging vocals, dubbing him as the new Freddie Mercury for his ‘incredible’ performance

    Another gushed: ‘As a big Freddie Mercury fan I was positive that no one could ever fill his shoes and so far I’ve been right. I stand corrected. If you [Sam] don’t get a call from Brian May there’s no justice in the world.’

    And a third tweeted: ‘@SamRyderMusic should have duetted with Queen! He is Freddie Mercury’s vocals reincarnated!’

    While a fourth commented: ‘Adam Lambert did a great job but did anyone notice that Sam Ryder actually sounded like Freddie Mercury?’

    A fifth said: ‘[Sam] could have passed for Freddie Mercury. Just my thoughts.’

    And a sixth penned: ‘I think Adam Lambert will be rather nervous now…. Sam obviously is Freddie’s love child and should 100% sing with Queen.’

    Talented: Some fans even called for him to replace Adam Lambert as the new lead localist to perform alongside Queen, urging Brian May to contact the former TikTok star

    Talented: Some fans even called for him to replace Adam Lambert as the new lead localist to perform alongside Queen, urging Brian May to contact the former TikTok star

    Glitzy: The Eurovision star, 32, put on a dazzling display as he took to the stage in front of a 22,000-strong crowd at Buckingham Palace for the star-studded Party At The Palace show

    Glitzy: The Eurovision star, 32, put on a dazzling display as he took to the stage in front of a 22,000-strong crowd at Buckingham Palace for the star-studded Party At The Palace show

    Another added: ‘Did anyone else watching think Queen should give Sam Ryder a go at vocals, as much as I love Adam Lambert, as soon as Sam came on it was like wow he could do Freddie proud.’

    Queen and Adam Lambert also took to the stage at the Jubilee concert, opening the show with an incredible medley of classic hits.

    Adam, who took the place of lead singer Freddie Mercury, appeared on stage in front of a row of Palace officials playing drums and began belting out We Will Rock You for their opening number.

    It came 20 years after guitarist Brian May performed God Save The Queen on Buckingham Palace’s roof during a show marking the Golden Jubilee in 2002. 








    What an entrance! Queen and Adam Lambert also took to the stage at the Jubilee concert, opening the show with an incredible medley of classic hits

    What an entrance! Queen and Adam Lambert also took to the stage at the Jubilee concert, opening the show with an incredible medley of classic hits

    During their first number, Brian May incredibly appeared up from behind a golden stage on a huge platform as he rocked the guitar solo while Roger Taylor put on an incredible show behind the drums.

    After beginning with a rocking start, they went on to sing Don’t Stop Me Now, getting the crowd clapping and cheering, before going on to belt out We Are The Champions.

    And Kate Middleton appeared to be impressed by their amazing performance of Don’t Stop Me Now, as she was seen singing along in the Royal box, where she sat alongside her family.

    The Platinum Jubilee concert also saw the likes of Diana Ross, Sir Rod Stewart, Sir Elton John and George Ezra, among other stars, take to the stage to perform.

    Stylish: The singer, 40, looked incredible in a sweeping black jacket embellished with gold stitching, which he paired with black trousers and a shirt as he took to the stage

    Stylish: The singer, 40, looked incredible in a sweeping black jacket embellished with gold stitching, which he paired with black trousers and a shirt as he took to the stage

    Legends: During their opening number, Brian May incredibly appeared up from behind a golden stage on a huge platform as he rocked the guitar solo while Roger Taylor put on an incredible show behind the drums

    Legends: During their opening number, Brian May incredibly appeared up from behind a golden stage on a huge platform as he rocked the guitar solo while Roger Taylor put on an incredible show behind the drums

    Legends: During their opening number, Brian May rocked the guitar solo while Roger Taylor put on an incredible show behind the drums

    The Jubilee entered its third day on Saturday with the Epsom Derby and Party At The Palace concert.

    They are part of a series of major events scheduled for the four-day extravaganza, which began on Thursday with Trooping the Colour and a jaw-dropping 71-aircraft Flypast.

    The celebration will end on Sunday with a special Pageant celebrating the life of the nation’s longest-reigning monarch. 

    Sam’s appearance at the Jubilee show comes after he gave the United Kingdom its best result at the Eurovision Song Contest in two decades when he finished in second place in Turin with a score of 466 points.

    TikTok star Sam – who shot to fame with his lockdown covers on the video-sharing platform – changed the UK’s run of bad luck after scoring nil points for the past two years.

    Hits: After beginning with a rocking start, they then went on to sing Don't Stop Me Now, getting the crowd clapping and cheering, before going on to belt out We Are The Champions

    Hits: After beginning with a rocking start, they then went on to sing Don’t Stop Me Now, getting the crowd clapping and cheering, before going on to belt out We Are The Champions








    Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated Sam after Eurovision, tweeting: ‘Incredibly proud of Sam Ryder and how he brilliantly represented the UK tonight.’ 

    Despite the UK’s success, it was Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra who took home the crown after moving viewers with their poignant performance of Stefania amid the war in the country.

    The group – made up of rapper Oleh Psiuk, Ihor Didenchuk, Vlad Kurochka, Tymofii Muzychuk and Oleksandr Slobodianyk – wowed with their performance, which merged rap with folk and featured breakdancing, flutes and bold ensembles.

    After taking to the stage, they thanked everyone for supporting their country amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    Well done: Sam's appearance at the Jubilee show comes after he gave the United Kingdom its best result at the Eurovision Song Contest in two decades when he finished in second place

    Well done: Sam’s appearance at the Jubilee show comes after he gave the United Kingdom its best result at the Eurovision Song Contest in two decades when he finished in second place