Sheldon Riley Will Represent Australia at Eurovision 2022 With The Song “Not The Same”

Good night Australia, good noon Europe!
Australia has just chosen an artist and a song for Eurovision 2022 via the selection “Australia Decides 2022″.

Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey hosted the show

11 artists took the stage today in the following running order:

  1. G-Nat!on – Bite Me
  2. Erica Padilla – To The Bottom
  3. Seann Miley Moore – My Body
  4. Charley – I Suck At Being Lonely
  5. Andrew Lambrou – Electrify
  6. Sheldon Riley – Not the Same
  7. Paulini – We Are One
  8. Jaguar Jonze – Little Fires
  9. Isaiah Firebrace ft. Evie Irie – When I’m With You
  10. Voyager – Dreamer
  11. Jude York – I Won’t Need to Dream

You can find the playlists here:




The special guests were:

KEiiNO band who represented Norway at Eurovision 2019

and Montaigne who represented Australia at Eurovision 2020 – 2021

They performed together, as you can see in the following video:


The jury panel consisted of 5 members:

  • Alexandra Rotan – The lead singer of KEiiNO (who represented Norway at Eurovision 2019)
  • Darren Hayes – The frontman o the group Savage Garden 
  • Paul Clarke – Director and Producer
  • Emily Griggs – Head of Entertainment, SBS
  • Millie Petriella – APRA AMCOS Director Member

The jury voted as follows

Jaguar Jnoze leads with 51 point, behind her Sheldon Riley with 50 points

While the public voted as follows:

Therefore, Sheldon Riley will represent Australia at Eurovision 2022.

Sheldon will perform the song “Not The Same” :

Australia will participate in the First half of semi-final 2 of Eurovision 2022 which be held on the 12th of May 2022.
If the country qualifies, Australia will perform in the grand final on the 14th of May 2022

Read all about Eurovision 2022 on our homepage

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Doron Lahav is 30-year-old, who lives in Israel. Doron has been watching the Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and shows interest in singing and writing.

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