The Spectacular (Euro)Vision of Sheldon Riley

Sheldon Riley is living his dream, representing Australia in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest;

an honour that comes with a massive amount of pressure.

“I’m running on adrenaline,” Riley says, “but honestly, I am loving every second.”

Riley has just returned home after an appearance at a Eurovision pre-party in Israel, an event that surprised the singer by its sheer scale.

 “It was at the Menorah Stadium; 10,000 people. There were more people in that audience than there will be actually at Eurovision.

It was huge,” he says. “It’s kind of like the Olympics. It’s crazy. People go all out.

Outfits, PR, red carpets, everything. It’s mini-Eurovision, but not so mini.