Sam Ryder’s ‘outstanding’ Jubilee Concert performance has seen him compared to Freddie Mercury (Picture: BBC)

Eurovision star Sam Ryder has received lavish praise for his stunning performance at the Jubilee concert, with many comparing him to the legendary Freddie Mercury.

The musician became a legend overnight as he clinched the UK’s best Eurovision performance in years with his track Space Man, topping the leaderboard with the jury votes.

While he fell at the final hurdle to the Kalush Orchestra, with the public throwing their support behind Ukraine, Sam was treated to a hero’s welcome upon his return to the UK with many considering him to be their winner.

Now Sam has proven yet again that he is a monster on the stage, as he gave an incredible performance of his Eurovision track at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Concert.

Airing on BBC One, Sam’s performance blew audiences away, with fans taking to social media to share their thoughts – and many stating he put on a show the late Queen frontman would have been proud of.

‘Sam Ryder is putting some of these big acts to shame,’ one person wrote. ‘He’s got some voice on him and a natural performer to boot. Getting Freddie Mercury vibes there.’

Sam rocked out with his Eurovision track Space Man (Picture: BBC)

Sam has been dubbed ‘the new Freddie Mercury’ for his showmanship and incredible vocal talent (Picture: BBC)

Another described Sam as ‘outstanding’ and asked: ‘Anyone else getting Freddie Mercury?’

One said they would ‘love to hear Sam Ryder sing some Queen songs’, adding Sam sounds ‘just like Freddie Mercury himself. What a talent.’

‘I’ve got goosebumps, he sounds like Freddie Mercury,’ one said, while another described him as ‘the new Freddie Mercury.’

One particularly delighted fan even called for Sam to be knighted, writing: ‘Knight him and knight him now!!’

I’m not the dramatic type but @SamRyderMusic 😯 wowwww I’m speechless…… what a voice. I’ve got goosebumps, he sounds like Freddie Mercury #PlatinumPartyatthePalace #samryder

— Amandeep (Emma) Stevens (@dilemma1979) June 4, 2022

Sam Ryder has the closest vocal to Freddie Mercury I’ve ever heard 💥

— Ryan 🌸 (@offgriddesigner) June 4, 2022

Sam Ryder is putting some of these big acts to shame. He’s got some voice on him and a natural performer to boot. Getting Freddie Mercury vibes there. #PlatinumPartyatthePalace

— Kate Wilton (@KateWilton1) June 4, 2022

Getting huge Freddie Mercury vibes from Sam Ryder wow

— sweep la ru (@bored_dot_com) June 4, 2022

Anyone else getting Freddie Mercury vibes from Sam Ryder’s performance? #partyatthepalace

— JW (@revjw2015) June 4, 2022

Sam Ryder Is the closet thing I’ve ever seen to Freddie Mercury. Knight him and knight him now!! #PlatinumPartyatthePalace

— BustedSpyke (@BustedSpyke) June 4, 2022

Would love to hear Sam Ryder sing some Queen songs.
Sounds amazing and just like Freddie Mercury himself.
What a talent.

— Kris Johnson (@kjohno10) June 4, 2022

Anyone else getting Freddie Mercury from Sam Ryder at Jubilee Concert??? Outstanding 👏 #JubileeCelebration #jubileeconcert

— Living The Dream (@LivTheDreamUK) June 4, 2022

Wow! @SamRyderMusic absolutely smashed that out of the park. The new Freddie Mercury. #queensplatinumjubilee #PlatinumPartyatthePalace #QueensJubilee

— Steve Waldron (@Stevewal63) June 4, 2022

Wow! @SamRyderMusic absolutely smashed that out of the park. The new Freddie Mercury. #queensplatinumjubilee #PlatinumPartyatthePalace #QueensJubilee

— Steve Waldron (@Stevewal63) June 4, 2022

The three-hour extravaganza has seen performances from Sam along with other major names including Rod Stewart and George Ezra.

Some of the West End’s most iconic musicals also put on a show, with performances from the cast of Hamilton, Six, and The Lion King.

There have been opera renditions, raps, commentary and comedy, as 22,000 people cram into the grounds of Buckingham Palace and the Mall to celebrate 70 years since Queen Elizabeth II took the throne.

One particular highlight saw the Queen team up with no other than Paddington Bear – and there’s plenty more yet to come.

There will be a pre-recorded performance from Sir Elton John, while stars including Sir David Attenborough, Emma Raducanu, David Beckham, Stephen Fry, Dame Julie Andrews, The Royal Ballet, and Ellie Simmonds will also be appearing.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee concert is airing on BBC One and will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

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Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

Dust off your Union Jack bunting, Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee is well and truly upon us.

Taking place from Thursday, June 2, to Sunday, June 5, the celebrations mark Her Majesty’s record-breaking 70th year on the throne.

Across the UK, there will be street parties, concerts, and other special events attended by the Queen and senior members of the Royal Family.

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