Sheldon Riley to compete at Eurovision – Australia Decides

Sheldon Riley Eurovision

The Voice star Sheldon Riley will compete for a spot in Eurovision – Australia Decides in 2022.

Performing at Eurovision has always been a dream for the singer. 

Sheldon has amassed a huge following after appearing in The Voice Australia twice and America’s Got Talent.

“I am different but I have found my place on mainstream television”

Sheldon Riley made an impact when he first appeared on The Voice and has continued to shine ever since.

With extravagant over the top costumes, including his signature masks and theatrical vocals Eurovision is the perfect fit for Sheldon.

It’s also something the singer has dreamed of for years.

“It has always been the highlight, waking up at 5am every year to watch from Australia.”

“Watching Conchita for the first time was proof to me that the world will choose different if given the chance to see it.”

Sheldon’s appearance on The Voice saw a change in the way queer artists were represented on mainstream competition shows.

By continuing to break the mould he has found acceptance in the mainstream.

“I am different but I have found my place on mainstream television where I never fit the mould. On radio that has never played music like mine. Festivals you’d never think I’d fit the bill for because I always dare to dream. In my fashion and my music I always bringing that little bit of Eurovision magic with me every time.”

For Sheldon, this chance at Eurovision will be a dream come true.

“I’m so proud of the artist I am today, wearing my crystal mask in so many parts of the world. It would be an honour to represent Australia and bring my sparkle to Europe! After all these years of dreaming and creating the artist I am today. It’s all coming to life in epic fashion, LIVE on stage!”

Eurovision – Australia Decides returns to the Gold Coast

It was announced in August this year that the contest would return to the Gold Coast.

After the 2020 competition in Rotterdam was cancelled it was announced that Montaigne would perform in 2021, from Australia.

Despite a stellar performance in 2021 Aussie singer Montaigne failed to make it to the grand final.

Joel Creasey and Myff Warhurst have been announced as hosts again with six contestants vying for the title announced.

The 5 other contestants so far include Jaguar Jonze, Paulini, Isaiah Firebrace, G-Nat!on and Andrew Lambrou.

Eurovision – Australia Decides will be presented at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 February.

Watch Sheldon’s incredible audition on The Voice below.

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  1. Michael Mac
    1 December 2021

    How FABULOUS! He’s got it all!

  2. Rebecca
    11 December 2021

    I’ve been waiting for Sheldon to go to Eurovision since his first performance on the voice. He’s perfect for Eurovision.

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