Australia: More details about the Staging of Sheldon Riley in Eurovision 2022!

Sheldon Riley has revealed some details about his staging for Australia’s 2022 Eurovision performance.

Speaking to Aussievision, Australian Eurovision 2022 entrant Sheldon Riley has revealed that his staging in May will be different from that seen at Eurovision: Australia Decides. He reveals that he will wear a new mask and outfit, and has planned “something huge with the staging”. He said:

“I’m excited for people to see the elevation of my performance, It’s going to be really huge.”

Sheldon was selected to represent Australia at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest having won Eurovision – Australia Decides. He will sing “Not the Same”.

 Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the updates regarding Australia in Eurovision 2022!


Australia: Listen to a snippet of Andrew Lambrou’s new Australia Decides 2022 song!

As you have already read in one of our previous articles, regarding this year’s contestants of the Australian national final Australia Decides, Andrew Lambrou, an artist with Cypriot roots, is one of them.

Last night in one of his Instagram Stories, Andrew uploaded a long snippet of his competing song and commented:

What’s happening guys, a couple of days ago I posted a sneak peek of my next song. A lot of you absolutely loved it and wanted to hear more. So I’m gonna show you another sneak peek, but because I love Marvel I put the song over one of my favourite Marvel clips, and I just think it works. So have a listen and let me know what you think.

Earlier this week, on his Instagram account, he had uploaded a shorter snippet of his song, once more and also revealed that the song will be released soon in full:

Who is Andrew Lambrou

Andrew Lambrou is 23 years old, lives and works in Sydney. He writes and performs his own songs, starting at the age of five.

At the age of just 17 years old, he impressed all four judges of  XFactor Australia, and he advanced to the next stage quite easily. He received amazing feedback by the XFactor judges and global megastars – Danii Minogue, James Blunt, Chris Isaak, Guy Sebastian – Andrew got through the first phase with four YESes, after he’d performed “Chains” by Nick Jonas.

At the second phase, the one of five seat challenge, the coach of the boys under 25, Chris Isaak, had to choose just five of the guys to move on to the next phase. Andrew sang “Ain’t nobody” by Chaka Khan secured his place at the Top 5.

It’s worth noting that Andrew Lambrou was already well known, long before he took part in the XFactor Australia, as he was used to uploading videos of him doing song covers of massive worldwide hits, on his YouTube Channel.

Sadly, when he reached the phase of Super Home Visits, he was not lucky enough to advance to the Top 3 and take part in the live shows. This was due to him being too young and not experienced enough, at the same time. However, music industry moguls such as Simon Cowell commented on him really positively.

Already known song titles

Mid of January, in a previous article we had reported that the first song titles for Australia Decides 2022 had been revealed, as some candidates had announced the title of their songs that will compete to represent Australia in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

The song titles already revealed are:

  • Seann Miley Moore – “My Body”
  • Charley – “I Suck At Being Lonely”
  • Sheldon Riley – “Not the Same”

The lineup of Australia Decides 2022

Eleven acts will compete to be the next Australian Eurovision representative.  The participants for the next Australia Decides are:

  1. Isaiah Firebrace
  2. Jaguar Jonze
  3. Paulini
  4. Andrew Lambrou
  5. Sheldon Riley
  6. G-Nat! Ion.
  7. Sean Miley Moore
  8. Voyager Australia – “Dreamer
  9. Charley
  10. Jude York – “I Won’t Need to Dream

The eleven acts will compete at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Center on February 26 to represent Australia at Eurovision 2022. Australian broadcaster SBS decided to use Australia Decides as their national final after the success of  their national final.

Radio producer and presenter Myf Warhurst and comedian Joel Creasey will present the Australian national final.  Moreover, Creasey will be the SBS Eurovision commentator in May 2022.

Montaigne won the most recent edition of Australia Decides with the song “Don’t break me”.  Unfortunately her entry could not participate in Eurovision due to the cancellation of the competition in 2020.  She represented Australia in 2021 with “Technicolour”. You can watch her 2020 performance in the video embedded below:

Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun, for all the latest developments regarding the Australia Decides and the Australian entry for Eurovision 2022!