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Czech Republic: Benny Cristo to Eurovision 2020 with "Kemama"

Benny Cristo will sing "Kemama" at Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, after winning the Czech selection ESCZ 2020

The Czech Broadcaster Česká Televize (ČT) has just revealed the winner of ESCZ (Eurovision Song CZ): Benny Cristo with the song Kemama.

The winner of ESCZ, Benny Cristo, received 12 points from the Czech online voters and 10 points from the international jury, and will represent Czech Republic at Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam.

Benny Cristo – "Kemama"

Ok mama you know
They can say what they want you should let it go
Cause tonight I will show love
I'll show them I can dance on my own

Lyrics of Kemama

Kemama is written by Osama Verse-Atile, Charles Sarpong, Rudy Ray and Benny Cristo himself.

ESCZ 2020 – Results

  1. Benny Cristo – "Kemama" (22 points)
  2. Elis Mraz feat. Čis T – "Wanna Be Like" (18 points)
  3. Barbora Mochowa – "White & Black Holes" (14 points)
  4. We All Poop – "All the Blood (Positive Song Actually)" (12 points)
  5. Karelll – "At Least We've Tried" (10 points)
  6. Olga Lounová – "Dark Water" (9 points)
  7. Pam Rabbit – "Get Up" (9 points)

The Czech entry at Eurovision Song Contest has once again been determined through an online competition. The Czech broadcast ČT released seven artists and songs competing in ESCZ two weeks ago.

Since the songs were released, an online voting has taken part in the official Eurovision app, where everyone could cast their votes on the favorite songs from 20 January to 2 February. International fans could also vote, but their result did not affect the result. The online voting has been combined with the result of a 10-member international jury.

Benny Cristo

Ben da Silva Cristóvão (32) has been working in the Czech music scene for 10 years.

Benny Cristo was a finalist of the Czech Slovak Superstar talent contest in 2009, where he finished 7th, and in the year later he released his debut album "Definitely Different", and in 2011 the album "Benny Cristo" was released. His third album "Made In Czechoslovakia" was released in 2017.

In 2016, he was awarded the Český slavík award for the Most Streamed Czech Song.

In 2019, he released his new EP "Kontakt". His biggest hits so far are the songs "Bomby" (24 million views on YouTube), "Asio" (14 million views) and "Padam" (24 million views).

In addition to his musical career, Ben is a professional athlete in jiu-jitsu.

Czech Republic in Eurovision Song Contest

Czech Republic 2018: Mikolas Josef - "Lie To Me"

Czech Republic has participated in Eurovision Song Contest 8 times. After three years of very bad results (2007, 2008, 2009), they decided to withdraw from the competition for five years, with only 10 points on their Eurovision-account. But their hope for Eurovision never died, so they returned to the contest again in 2015 and the following years.

In 2016 they qualified for the Grand Final for the first time. Best result was in 2018 when Mikolas Josef secured a 6th place with the song Lie To Me.




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