Sheldon Riley to represent Australia at Eurovision 2022

Sheldon Riley Eurovision

After a tough competition on Saturday night, Gold Coast singer Sheldon Riley has been selected to represent Australia at Eurovision 2022 in Italy.

Sheldon beat 10 other acts to snag the top spot of the evening with his power ballad Not The Same

He will head to Turin, Italy to compete for the Eurovision title, announced on May 14.

Will it be lucky number 7 for Sheldon Riley at Eurovision?

2022 will be the seventh year Australia has competed in the Eurovision song competition.

Guy Sebastian originally represented Australia in 2015 where he placed 5th.

Sheldon will also be following in the footsteps of Dami Im, Isaiah, Mauboy, Miller-Heidke and Montaigne.

So far none of them have been able to secure the win.

Will he be the first Australian to bring home the title?

A huge night at Eurovision: Australia Decides

After performing for the public vote on Friday night, all 11 performers returned to the stage on Saturday.

Performing in what looked like a much more stripped back set each of the 11 singers took to the stage to sing for the jury.

The jury, which included Australian music royalty Darren Hayes would help seal the fate of the winner.

Singers like Seann Miley Moore stood out with his powerful dance anthem My Body.

While other singers like Charley with her emotive track I suck at being lonely struck a chord.

However, at the end of the night, it all came down to Sheldon Riley, Jaguar Jonze and Voyager.

Voyager with their electro pop-rock song Dreamer took home the public vote scoring 60 points.

Jaguar Jonze with their emotive and powerful song Little Fires clinched the jury votes over Sheldon by 1 point landing themselves 51 points.

However Sheldon Riley with his song Not The Same picked up 50 points each from the public and jury votes.

His combined score of 100 edged him to the front, winning by 3 points, leaving Voyager and Jaguar Jonze in second and third place respectively.

Sheldon will head to Italy in May for his chance at the Eurovision title.

Check out our interview with Sheldon Riley ahead of Eurovision: Australia Decides earlier this year.

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1 Comment

  1. Peter Turner
    28 February 2022

    What a great result for Sheldon. He has a great voice, a great persona and has struggled publicly with his own identity. He will make a terrific representative and a great advocate for our community.

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