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Sheldon Riley Exposes the Fake Side of Reality Shows Like ‘AGT: Fantasy League’

Sheldon Riley on 'America's Got Talent Fantasy League'Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

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America’s Got Talent: Fantasy League contestant Sheldon Riley recently revealed the fake side of reality competition shows. The singer shared that he had to pretend not to know judge Mel B, even though they knew each other from The X Factor Australia.


Sheldon Riley Exposes Fake Side of AGT: Fantasy League

Riley previously competed on Season 15 of America’s Got Talent. For Fantasy League, the singer joined judge Mel B’s team. During a recent appearance on Australian show The Project, Riley revealed that they had to pretend not to know each other.

“It’s very TV magic. It’s like you have to act like you don’t know each other,” Riley revealed about how his meeting with Mel was filmed. “I’m like, did X Factor with her, The Voice, and we just did The Masked Singer like a year ago as well. Like, I know your kids. It’s just crazy.”

One of the interviewers jokingly warned Riley, “Don’t tell people TV’s fake.” Another interviewer joked that it’s “all smoke and mirrors.” It makes us wonder what other parts of the show have been faked or exaggerated for the cameras.


SEE ALSO: MEET SHELDON RILEY, THE DARK POP SINGER RETURNING FOR ‘AGT: FANTASY LEAGUE’

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Riley Made It Through to the Fantasy League Semifinals

During this week’s episode of AGT: Fantasy League, Riley took the stage on Mel B’s team to perform “Tattoo” by Loreen, last year’s winning song at Eurovision. Part of the way through the performance, Riley removed his mask and showed his face.

The performance impressed the audience voters so much that they chose to send him through to the Fantasy League Semifinals. He’ll perform one more time before we find out if he makes it into the Finals, where he would have one last chance to become the winner.


What do you think about Riley’s revelation that he had to pretend not to know Mel B? Let us know in the comments below, and catch the next episode of AGT: Fantasy League Monday night on NBC.

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