Eurovision 2022: Australia - Sheldon Riley
Music: Not the Same
“Then you run and hide, hide the break inside.
Till you realize that the light shines bright.
Through those, oh, who've broke inside.
I'm not the same, no.”
Sheldon Hernandez known by his stage name as Sheldon Riley is an Australian singer, song writer and piano player. He was born on 14th March 1999 in Sydney, and grew up on the Gold Coast. He has a strong and creative visual.
In 2016, Riley auditioned for the eighth season of The X Factor Australia with the songs "Circle of Life" by Elton John and "Ordinary People" by John Legend. He originally participated in the 14-21s category. Riley returned to The X Factor after the mentor of the groups category, Iggy Azalea, selected him to be a part of a new boy band of eliminated solo artists. The band was called "Time and Place".
In 2018, Riley appeared in the seventh season of The Voice Australia. He auditioned with the song "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" by Culture Club. All the four judges turned their chairs and Riley chose Boy George to be his coach. Riley made it to the grand finale of the show and finished in third place. In 2019, Riley returned to The Voice to compete in its eighth season as an all-star contestant. He auditioned with "Frozen" by Madonna and received chair turns from both eligible coaches. In 2020, Riley also competed in the fifteenth season of America's Got Talent.
He is scheduled to represent Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with his song "Not the Same".
Link of the Eurovision Song : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByUD4d89_is