the fourth nominee is England – Eurostory

For the sixth time, we present the Eurostory Best Lyrics Award – the prize for the best lyrics from the Eurovision Song Contest. In previous years, the prize was won by Ukraine (2016), France (2017, 2018) and Italy (2019, 2021). This year six countries have been nominated, we will announce them one by one, each time with a specially created illustration by Saskia Halfmouw.

The fourth nominee for the 2022 Eurostory Best Lyrics Award is: Great Britain.

[Update: inmiddels is de stemtermijn voorbij, we maken volgende week de winnaar bekend.]

Country: great Britain
Artist: Sam Ryder
Copywriters: Sam Ryder, Amy Wadge & Max Wolfgang

jury report
Do we think this song is about an astronaut? Wrong thinking. But it makes sense, because copywriters do something really clever: they put a comma in between (and you don’t hear it of course). So it’s ‘I’m in space, man!’ And ‘Nothing but space, man!’ The comma makes SPACE HUMAN one of the funniest songs of the year. But sadness isn’t shunned either, because man-I pictured him in outer space because he thought he was no longer suffering there from the heartbreak he suffered on earth. Not that it helps: ‘gravity keeps pulling me down as long as you’re on the ground.’ In the last line, the main character chooses his true goal (‘I want to go home’) – a great conclusion to a good tragicomic text.

Quote from SPACE HUMANright

If I was an astronaut
I will float in the air
And a broken heart will only belong
For the others down there
I will be the center
Or my lonely universe
But I’m only human
And I fell to earth

If I was an astronaut
I will have a bird’s eye view
I will circle the world
And keep coming back to you
In my floating castle
I will rub shoulders with the stars
But I’m only human
And I’m drifting in the dark

I’m in space, man!
In space, man!
I have searched the whole universe
Several black holes have descended
Nothing but space, man!
And I want to go home

All lyrics you read hereright

How is the winner determined?
As in previous years, the winner of the Eurostory Best Lyrics Award is determined in part by online voting, and primarily by an international jury of writers, poets, journalists, editors, songwriters, translators and former song contest participants. As soon as all the nominations are known, polls for the public vote will open. During the week of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, the winners of the Eurostory Best Lyrics Award will be announced. Keep an eye on our website for the latest news!

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