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Eurovision icon Katrina Leskanich says UK's Sam Ryder is 'on track' for success

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Eurovision Song Contest entry Sam Ryder is "right on track" for success following her iconic win with Katrina And The Waves in Dublin in 1997.Katrina And The Waves, who are known for their hits including Walking On Sunshine, lifted the Eurovision trophy in Dublin in 1997, after delighting audiences with their anthem Love Shine A Light.Their rousing performance of the song in 1997 would also mark the last time that the UK won Eurovision, but Katrina thinks that 2022 UK entrant Sam Ryder has a high chance of success in the contest this year.Ahead of the final, which will be aired live from Turin, Italy on Saturday, May 14, Sam Ryder has become one of the bookmaker's favourites in the contest - and Katrina said she has "a million nice things to say" about the Spaceman singer, revealing exclusively to Daily Star: "It's looking very good for the UK this year and I believe in Sam, I think he is great."I think he is a brilliant singer.

I think he's spot on. I think he has exactly the right attitude. "I've been going around talking to radio stations for the 25th anniversary, and it's so nice to be able to show up and say, 'we're going to do really well this year'."With Sam, I think of a million great things to say. "I really do, genuinely hope he does incredibly well, because I think people have lost their hope and faith in the Eurovision song contest, and we want people to engage in this.

For it to be fun, and keep trying to get top five. To get up there and do it."She added: "We're right on track with Sam this year.

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