Australian broadcaster SBS announced the next three acts to compete in the Eurovision national selection. Sheldon Riley, G-Nat!on and Andrew Lambrou join the line-up.
Last month, the first three artists for the national selection were unveiled. Former Eurovision representative Isaiah, Australia Decides returnee Jaguar Jonze and PAULINI will be joined by three new stars.
Sheldon rose to fame after participating in The Voice Australia, where he placed third. He also participated in America’s Got Talent, where he reached the quarter-finals.
Speaking of the upcoming opportunity, Sheldon said,
‘It has always been the highlight, waking up at 5am every year to watch from Australia. Growing up on the Gold Coast, watching Conchita for the first time was proof to me that the world will choose different if given the chance to see it.
I am different but I have found my place on mainstream television where I never fit the mould, on radio that has never played music like mine, festivals you’d never think I’d fit the bill for because I always dare to dream… in my fashion and my music always bringing that little bit of Eurovision magic with me every time.
I’m so proud of the artist I am today, wearing my crystal mask in so many parts of the world. It would be an honour to represent Australia and bring my sparkle to Europe! After all these years of dreaming and creating the artist I am today. It’s all coming to life in epic fashion, LIVE on stage!’
G-Nat!on participated in The Voice Australia in 2021, impressing judges and audiences alike. The group features six members, with their style in the R&B and pop realms. Harmonies and stage performances are always in the forefront with the group.
Emma from the group commented,
‘We are beyond honoured to be the first ever girl-group to perform at Eurovision – Australia Decides! It is so exciting to be a part of the creativity, inspiration, and diversity that Eurovision brings every year, and we cannot wait to bring our song to life on the national stage.
Full of strong harmonies and edgy choreography, our song is a dance-pop explosion set to provide the ultimate live show experience. We hope our performance inspires other young people to be strong, powerful, and confident in themselves – see you on the Gold Coast!’
Andrew is a singer-songwriter based in Sydney. He is a social media sensation known for his soulful vocals.
‘I’m so thrilled to be a part of Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022! I’ve grown up watching Eurovision with my family, admiring all that goes into it and seeing artists show their craft to the world, and to be a part of this show is like a dream come true. I’m so excited to show Australia my artistry, and to potentially represent my country in this amazing song contest is the most encouraging thought for me.’
Four more artists will complete the line-up. The show will take place on Saturday 26th February, hosted by Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst.