The legendary drummer joined his fellow Brit for a post-show performance of new song ‘Mountain’
Queen drummer Roger Taylor made a special appearance at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, joining forces with Sam Ryder for a post-show performance of the latter’s new song Mountain.
The performance took place after the 26 grand finalists made their cases for the top prize; Australia’s Voyager performed 15th with their song Promise, while fellow local Andrew Lambrou also performed seventh (albeit representing Cyprus).
Have a look at the full performance below.
Ryder finished second at Eurovision 2022, leading to England being chosen to host this year’s contest. It eschews the usual formula – whereby each Eurovision is hosted in the home city of the previous winner – because the winning country, Ukraine, was not able to meet the event’s strict demands for punter safety amid the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war.
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Mountain was released earlier this week to coincide with this year’s Eurovision. In part as a tribute to Ukraine, Ryder said in a statement that it’s “about perseverance, conquering and overcoming what life throws your way”. So he sings in the chorus: “I am a mountain / And down in the valley below / Is all that I've overcome.”