‘The fact that she’s a fan of me will always be surreal’: British Eurovision hopeful Sam Ryder admits he struck up unlikely friendship with Jamie Lee Curtis
Sam Ryder has revealed he struck up an unlikely friendship with Freaky Friday’s Jamie Lee Curtis.
The 32-year-old Eurovision hopeful has explained that Jamie, 63, is a “fan” of his, an idea he finds “surreal”.
The support comes as Sam is set to represent the UK in Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest final.
New friend: British Eurovision hopeful Sam Ryder, 32, has admitted he struck up an unlikely friendship with Jamie Lee Curtis
Speaking to The Daily Star, the singer shared details of his friendship with Jamie, noting: ‘Jamie has been so supportive from day one, she’s so lovely. She is an absolute legend.
“I hope to meet her one day and talk about music. She loves music and she’s such an interesting woman.
Sam went on to say that the idea of having such a famous fan was ‘surreal’, adding: ‘At first it was surreal, the fact that she’s a fan of me will always be surreal.
Fan: The Eurovision hopeful has explained that Jamie, 63, is one of his ‘fans’, an idea he finds ‘surreal’
Human Nature: I remind myself that everyone is just one person. We’re all going to be interested in different artists, just because someone is very well known,” he explained.
“But I remind myself that everyone is just one person. We’re all going to be interested in different artists, just because someone is very famous.
With a slew of crowd support and celebrity faces behind him for Saturday’s performance, Sam recently said he’d be open to collaborating with Sia on upcoming music.
‘Sia would be amazing. Not only is she amazing as a singer, musician, writer and person. But she was the first person to root for me on social media during lockdown,” he explained.
Continuing, Sam said, “Justin Bieber sent her my video, which is a crazy phrase and she posted it on her Instagram page with a really nice and encouraging message under it and it would be really nice to close the circle and to meet her. , work with it. It would be a dream come true!
Gushing: Sam described Jamie as an ‘incredible woman’
Song contest: He wowed last week in a daring set for the Eurovision opening ceremony – as he is due to compete on Saturday night
The spaceman singer shot to fame via video app TikTok during the Covid-19 lockdown – gaining worldwide recognition.
His hit videos have earned him more than 12 million followers on TikTok, making him the most followed British music artist on the platform.
The Eurovision final kicks off at 8 p.m. Saturday night on BBC One.
Social media: Space Man singer shot to fame via video app TikTok during Covid-19 lockdown – gaining global recognition