Sheldon Riley Biography – Sheldon Riley Wiki
Sheldon Riley (full name Sheldon Hernandez) is an Australian singer. He is set to represent Australia in the upcoming 66th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy with his song “Not the Same”. He is known for his songs such as: “More Than I” released in 2020, “Left Broken” in 2021, “Again” in 2021, and “Not the Same” in 2022. Riley was a singer act from the 15th season of America’s Got Talent. He was eliminated in the Quarterfinals. In 2018, Riley was a contestant on the seventh season of The Voice Australia. During the auditions, Riley performed the song “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” by Culture Club. He finished in third place. In 2019, he returned for The All-Stars season where he was eliminated in the semifinals.
As Sheldon Hernandez, he took part in the 8th series of The X Factor in the Young Under 22 category in 2016. He later returned to the show when the “bands” mentor in the competition formed a boys’ band with his participation. The band was called “Time and Place”, other band members included Sammy Pony, Matthew McConnott, and Leon Kruber. The band reached the live performances stage but they were eliminated after receiving the lowest number of votes.
Sheldon Riley Eurovision 2022
Sheldon Riley is representing Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy with his song “Not the Same”.
In November 2021, it was announced that Riley would take part in the Australian national final for Eurovision 2022. At the end of February 2022, Riley won Eurovision: Australia Decides 2022 with 100 points and will represent his country, Australia at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy with the song “Not The Same”.
Speaking about his Eurovision song “Not the Same”, Riley told DNA: “I wrote the song myself. It’s a storytelling song. I haven’t looked into what sort of success people have had writing their own song, but I didn’t want anyone else writing it for me. It’s dark, it’s orchestral, it has this big moment. I’ve been telling people to just… be prepared. It builds… and then visually there’s this massive thing that happens, that gives an answer… and helps people understand me.”
Sheldon Riley Age
He was born on March 14, 1999, in Sydney, Australia as Sheldon Hernandez.
Sheldon Riley Partner
Sheldon is openly gay. He came out during his time on X-Factor. He is currently in a relationship with his boyfriend, Zachery Tomlinson. The couple met in 2018. Speaking about his partner, Riley told DNA, “He’s beautiful. I love him to death. He actually manages me. I’ve had a few relationships, where I told myself, I don’t know if relationships were as easy in the gay world. And then I met [Zachery] at the end of The Voice in 2018 and we’ve been together ever since. I’m so deeply in love with him. I’m not someone who goes out and looks for love, this kinda happened and I’m very grateful. He’s a very beautiful looking human… and a very beautiful soul too.”
Sheldon Riley Parents
Australian singer Sheldon Riley was born to an Australian mother and a Filipino father.
Sheldon Riley Ethnicity
He is of mixed ethnicity. Although Sheldon attributed some aspects of his effeminacy to his Asian background, he shares that he has always been proud of his Filipino heritage.
“My biggest connection to my Filipino background is definitely the food. We had lots of Filipino parties, celebrations and food. I love Filipino food so much…pancit and adobo and sinigang and all the food is amazing,” he told SBS Filipino. “But what is so special about being Filipino is the family aspect of it. Everyone is so together. It’s all about love and celebration.”
He is of Australian nationality.
Sheldon Riley Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be $1 Million.
Sheldon Riley Instagram
His Instagram handle is @sheldonriley.