Backstage, Sam was the winner of the Press Award at the Marcel Bezencon Awards ceremony, but frenzied fans had their fingers crossed that this accolade would just be the beginning.
Meanwhile, as Brits await a potential comment from the Queen about the performance, others joked that his face should replace hers on British currency.
“If Sam Ryder gets us to the left side of the leaderboard surely that’s enough to warrant an extra bank holiday? Top 5 and he replaces Queen Liz on all the bank notes #Eurovision,” @laoise_g quipped.
Meanwhile @mattpennington exclaimed: “It is legit day light robbery if we don’t win this!”