Sheldon Riley has revealed that “Not the Same” is the title of his song for Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022.
The title of Sheldon Riley’s entry for the Australian Eurovision selection has been revealed as “Not the Same”. Sheldon revealed more details about his song and plans for Eurovision – Australia Decides in a recent interview with the Sydney Morning Herald. His entry “Not the
“It was actually never supposed to be a Eurovision song; it was more a reflection on me and how far I’ve come and what I’ve learnt about myself… It’s reflective of not being the same as everybody else. Most Eurovision songs are very big, and they’re for everyone, but this one … you really get invited into a one-on-one conversation. It’s very personal.”
The date that Sheldon’s competing entry for Eurovision – Australia Decides will be revealed has not yet been announced.
The Australian public will have a say in who represents the nation at Eurovision 2022 with the return of Eurovision – Australia Decides. The selection which was first held in 2019 will feature ten artists with the winner determined by 50% televoting and 50% jury voting.
The final will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on February 26, hosted by Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst. Tickets are now on sale for both the jury and live shows.
In 2021, Montaigne sang for Australia with the song “Technicolour” in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. She was unable to travel to the host city and so a backup tape performance was used. Australia failed to make the final for the first time finishing 14th in Semi-Final One with 28 points.
Australia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 as part of celebrations marking 60 years of the Eurovision Song Contest. The broadcaster SBS has broadcast Eurovision in Australia since 1983. Australia’s best result to date came in 2016 Australia when Dami Im, with the song “Sound of Silence,” finished in 2nd place in the final scoring 511 points, just 23 points away from victory.