Australia Decides 2022: Sheldon Riley releases his entry ‘Not The Same’
Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Sheldon Riley has released his song ‘Not The Same’ that he will perform at ‘Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2022 on the Gold Coast.
The self confessed Eurovision fan is well known to Australian audiences following visual impactful performances on two seasons of 'The Voice Australia' including a third place finish in 2018. Sheldon was revealed as one of the eleven artists for Australia Decides back in November 2021.
'Not The Same' has been released in Australia, it will be officially released in each country at midnight on February 15.
'Not the Same' was written by Sheldon back in 2015. He wrote the song six years ago and has continually been working on it. He went on to give it a major revamp turning it into a "dark Bond movie-inspired orchestral pop number".
About his Australia Decides entry Sheldon stated in an interview with Aussievision:
"This song that I've just written. Well, I've written it a while back now but the song that I wrote that I'm going to be performing in Australia Decides is the most proud I have ever been of a song in my life. It just it feels like everything I've ever wanted to release. It almost makes up for all of the negotiating I have had to do with you know, my team or my partner, my manager like the producers, like I'm always changing little things to make sure that it's appropriate for lots of different audiences and this song, because it's Eurovision, I'm like, I just I want it to be me and I don't want to have to change anything to fit someone else or fit the year even fit, you know, Eurovision I want to write and I’m really excited about it.”
He worked on the song with singer and songwriter Timi Temple and singer, songwriter and producer Cam Nacson.
Back in late December 2021 Sheldon premiered 'Not The Same' at the 'John Foreman's Aussie Pops Orchestra - New Year's Eve & The Night Before' show.
Sheldon joins ten other acts for the final of 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' on February 26 on the Gold Coast.
Also follow our Spotify playlist of all the 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2022 songs here: