Sam Ryder hugs Marius Bear as Switzerland reaches 17th place in Eurovision… while UK comes second

Sam Ryder hugs Marius Bear as Switzerland reaches seventeenth place in Eurovision… whereas UK comes second

Sam Ryder emotionally hugs Marius Bear as Switzerland’s entry reaches seventeenth place in Eurovision… whereas UK is awarded shock second in Grand Final

Sam Ryder shared an emotional hug with Switzerland’s Marius Bear after the latter solely reached seventeenth place in Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final in Turin, Italy.

The TikTok star, 32, impressively got here second within the competitors – the nation’s highest place for greater than twenty years following years of ‘nul factors’ – after being overwhelmed by Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra amid the nation’s invasion by Russia.

When the Essex-native realised he had been acquired extra favourably by the jury and public vote, he approached the Swiss singer, 29, for an embrace.

Kind: Sam Ryder shared an emotional hug with Marius Bear after Switzerland's entry only reached 17th place in Saturday's Eurovision in Turin, Italy... with the UK coming second

Kind: Sam Ryder shared an emotional hug with Marius Bear after Switzerland’s entry solely reached seventeenth place in Saturday’s Eurovision in Turin, Italy… with the UK coming second

In a video posted to Instagram by Eurovision, Marius may be seen burying his head into Sam’s shoulder earlier than kissing him on the pinnacle as they take pleasure in a prolonged hug.

Kalush Orchestra moved viewers with their poignant efficiency of Stefania amid the warfare of their nation.

Led by rapper Oleh Psiuk, the group – accomplished by Ihor Didenchuk, Vlad Kurochka, Tymofii Muzychuk and Oleksandr Slobodianyk – had been victorious on the grand ultimate, scoring 631 factors.

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After wowing with their efficiency, which merged rap with folks and featured breakdancing, flutes and daring ensembles, they thanked everybody supporting their nation amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Wow! The UK incredibly came in second place - the nation's highest place for more than two decades - during the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday following years of 'nul points'

Wow! The UK extremely got here in second place – the nation’s highest place for greater than twenty years – in the course of the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday following years of ‘nul factors’ 

Emotional: When the Essex-native realised he had been received more favourably by the jury and public vote, he approached the Swiss singer, 29, for an embrace

Friends: It appeared that the pals had struck up a bond over the course of the competition

Emotional: When the Essex-native realised he had been acquired extra favourably by the jury and public vote, he approached the Swiss singer, 29, for an embrace

Friendly: In a video posted to Instagram by Eurovision, Marius can be seen burying his head into Sam's shoulder before kissing him on the head as they enjoy a lengthy hug

Friendly: In a video posted to Instagram by Eurovision, Marius may be seen burying his head into Sam’s shoulder earlier than kissing him on the pinnacle as they take pleasure in a prolonged hug

After they had been revealed because the champions and carried out the music for a second time, they stated: ‘Thank you, thanks a lot.’

They had been given particular permission to journey to Italy, as males their age are at the moment combating for his or her nation again house.

The band stated of the music, which is a tribute to moms: ‘We’re displaying off our roots, and we’re displaying the best way to take one thing from the previous and make it work for the current.

‘That’s why we’ve discovered success at house, and we hope that we are able to discover that kind of reception internationally, as effectively. We take one thing outdated, and we make it sound fashionable.’

The UK got here second – the very best place for the nation in additional than twenty years – with Sam Ryder’s ‘Space Man’ scoring a whopping 466 factors.

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The TikTok star – who shot to fame together with his lockdown covers on the video-sharing platform – has modified the UK’s run of dangerous luck after scoring nil factors for the previous two years.

Sam stated within the inexperienced room: ‘Honestly, that is wonderful. It’s depraved.

‘We signed up right here to come back and sing we take pleasure in music, and I do know that each single artist concerned this 12 months completely smashed it. Everyone was a credit score to themselves and a credit score to what Eurovision is all about; unity peace, love, togetherness, inclusivity and expression. Thank you for having us, respect [it].’

Impressive: Ukraine's group - made up of rapper Oleh Psiuk, Ihor Didenchuk, Vlad Kurochka, Tymofii Muzychuk and Oleksandr Slobodianyk - wowed with their performance

Impressive: Ukraine’s group – made up of rapper Oleh Psiuk, Ihor Didenchuk, Vlad Kurochka, Tymofii Muzychuk and Oleksandr Slobodianyk – wowed with their efficiency

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