It’s just 6 days till the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy! Connor speaks to Australian representative Sheldon Riley after his first rehearsal in Turin. They talked about his Eurovision rehearsals, about reading the comments over his Australia Decides staging, and how long it took him to pack all his suitcases. Check out our interview in the video below!
About Sheldon Riley
Sheldon is critically acclaimed for both the strong visuals in his performances and his captivating music. The Sydneysider considers performing, singing, writing and playing piano as intrinsic to who he is; regarding music as the purest way of expressing his emotions and allowing himself to heal.
In February 2022, Sheldon won Eurovision – Australia Decides with his song Not The Same… but this wasn’t his first time at the rodeo, having previously competed on The X Factor Australia, The Voice Australia and even America’s Got Talent.
Speaking about his Eurovision entry, the Ozzie says: ‘It is the story I never thought I’d ever feel I’d be able to tell. Written from the memories of a child who at age 6 was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. Growing up in public housing, moving from home to home, unaware of my sexuality, among a deeply religious family. A path already laid that I would never be able to properly understand or interact with other people’. Eurovision.tv
Sheldon Riley will be performing 8th in the 2nd Semi-Final on the 12th of May in Turin, Italy.