Eurovision: the great hopes of the singer-songwriter for Space Man

A Welsh singer-songwriter who helped compose the UK’s Eurovision 2022 entry hopes it will “reconfigure” views on how seriously the country takes the competition.

Amy Wadge co-wrote Space Man from her home in Rhondda Cynon Taf during an hour and a half video call with musicians Max Wolfgang and Sam Ryder, who were in a recording studio in London.

He said the UK did well “at the time” with artists like Michael Ball and Katrina and the Waves.

“But we did well when we realized we had to do our best for these things,” he explained.

Ms Wadge said that after Brexit the UK may have given the impression that it does not take Eurovision seriously, which she wants to change this year.