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Omaga! Czech Republic’s Benny Cristo releases Eurovision 2021 song

Czech Republic will be represented by Benny Cristo at Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with the song "Omaga". Listen to the song here

A few weeks after the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 cancellation, the national broadcaster of Czech Republic had announced that the 2020 hopeful Benny Cristo, will be internally selected to represent the nation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 which is due to be held in Rotterdam.

Benny Cristo was due to sing "Kemama" last year but now together with his team, the song to be represented in the Eurovision song Contest 2021 for Czech Republic has been revealed.

Benny will sing "Omaga" in Semi-final 2 which is set to be held on 20 May 2021.

Czech Republic 2021: Benny Cristo - "Omaga"

"Omaga"

Benny describes “Omaga” (as in, Oh My God), as a song that everyone can relate to, based on what everyone has been going through recently, however in an uplifting and happy way. The song is in English, with a line in Czech as well.

Benny gives us a hint with regards to his Eurovision performance and revealed that will be joined on stage by four dancers – two guys and two girls.

“Omaga” was written by Benny himself, and Filip Vlček.

Benny Cristo

Ben da Silva Cristóvão was born in the Czech city of Plzeň. He is a singer, lyric writer, sportsman and actor. Ben's mother is from the Czech Republic and his father from the Southern Africa country of Angola.

Ben is one of the most significant mainstream artists on the Czech scene, singing in both Czech and English. His music career began in 2009 when he appeared on a Czech singing contest on television. Before that, Benny was a sportsman on a professional level; known for both tennis and snowboarding and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

In 2010, he released his debut album Definitely Different and, 2 years after, the album Benny Cristo. In 2019, he released his latest EP Kontakt and performed for 15,000 people in Prague's O2 Arena.

Benny has been a vegan for many years and also an animal rights advocate. He actively participates in various events and projects supporting this cause.

Czech Republic in Eurovision Song Contest

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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.

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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.

About the author: Steven Spiteri (Malta)

Steven has been a huge Eurovision fan since 1995. He comes from a small town called Birkirkara located in Malta and graduated in Business & Administration. Steven follows all the national finals and Eurovision Song Contests every year especially Melodifestivalen and Eesti Laul. He has an endless list of favorites but the all time favorite entry would be Italy's 2016 entry "Nessun grado di separazione" by Francesca Michielin whilst Lisbon 2018 is his favorite Eurovision edition.



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