Sheldon Riley joins lineup of Eurovision stars for Het Grote Songfestivalfeest 2022
Australia's Eurovision 2022 star Sheldon Riley has been announced as part of a long lineup of Eurovision royalty for Het Grote Songfestivalfeest 2022.
Het Grote Songfestivalfeest, which translates to The Big Songfestival Party, is a Dutch televised concert which features past Eurovision artists. It first took place in 2019, with a follow up that was meant to happen in 2021 but was cancelled due to the Covid pandemic.
The second edition of Het Grote Songfestivalfeest will occur on November 17, 2022 at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Sheldon Riley is the first official Australian Eurovision representative to take part. Back in May Sheldon delivered an emotive performance of his entry 'Not The Same' in Turin finishing in 15th place at the Eurovision Grand Final.
The Eurovision artists that have been confirmed so far include (listed in alphabetical order):
Alexander Rybak - Norway 2009 WINNER & 2018
Antique - Greece, Eurovision 2001
Carola - Sweden, Eurovision 1983, 1991 WINNER & 2006
Efendi - Azerbaijan, Eurovision 2021
Frizzle Sizzle - Netherlands, Eurovision 1986
Gion's Tears - Switzerland, Eurovision 2021
GO_A - Ukraine, Eurovision 2021
Helena Paparizou - Greece, Eurovision 2005 WINNER
Herreys - Sweden, Eurovision 1984 WINNER
Jamala - Ukraine, Eurovision 2016 WINNER
Johnny Logan - Ireland, Eurovision 1980 WINNER & 1987 WINNER
Kalush Orchestra - Ukraine, Eurovision 2022 WINNER
KEiiNO - Norway, Eurovision 2019
Lenny Kuhr - Netherlands, Eurovision 1969 WINNER
Lordi - Finland, Eurovision 2006 WINNER
Loreen - Sweden, Eurovision 2012 WINNER
Michael Schulte - Germany, Eurovision 2018
Netta - Israel, Eurovision 2018 WINNER
OG3NE - Netherlands, Eurovision 2017
S10 - Netherlands, Eurovision 2022
Sam Ryder - UK, Eurovision 2022
Sandra Kim - Belgium, Eurovision 1986 WINNER
Senhit - San Marino, Eurovision 2011 & 2021
Sheldon Riley - Australia, Eurovision 2022
Stefania - Greece, Eurovision 2021
Subwoolfer - Norway, Eurovision 2022
The Roop - Lithuania, Eurovision 2021
TIX - Norway, Eurovision 2021
Tickets for the huge concert are currently on sale. It is an absolute must for Eurovision fans.
The event is expected to be televised at a later date.
There is no word yet when and if the show will be broadcast in Australia. Het Grote Songfestivalfeest 2019 was broadcast on SBS Viceland in May 2020 renamed as 'The Road To Eurovision 2020: The Winners'. Fingers crossed it will be on screens Down Under not long after the live show.
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