Only 19% of Britons know that Sam Ryder is replacing the UK
Only 19% of Britons know who is representing the UK at Eurovision this year.
New poll from Betfair Casino reveals 81% of respondents don’t know who is representing the UK at Eurovision 2022
And the same poll suggests that 1 in 4 Britons have revealed Ed Sheeran as the star they would most like to see represent the UK.
A majority believe 2021 entrant James Newman came in last due to political voting
A new study has revealed that 81% of Britons don’t know who is representing the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest this year.
British entrant Sam Ryder will perform his song SPACE MAN at the grand final in Turin on Saturday, but only 19% of those polled in a new poll knew he was the one competing for the nation.
The Censuswide poll on behalf of Betfair Casino polled 2002 adults from across the UK and also asked who they would like to see representing the country.
Ed Sheehan came out on top with 26% of the vote, followed by Adele (21%) and Sir Elton John (14%) who came second and third respectively.
Other names included in the mix were George Ezra (13%), Sam Smith (12%) and Lewis Capaldi (12%).
James Newman, the British Eurovision 2021 entrant, failed to earn any points in the previous contest as his track Embers landed in last place.
When asked why they thought this might be the case, the majority of respondents (38%) believed it was down to political voting, while a further 19% attributed it to poor song choice. and 13% thought the other entries were better.