The revamped version of the Czech Republic’s Eurovision 2020 entry has been released.
Following the original reveal of the revamped “Kemama” two weeks ago, Benny Cristo has released a second revamped version of his song. Upon the release which took place today, the singer has stated that:
“I have not much more to say, trust me this whole thing is the worst that can happen to an artist, but regarding current situation all over the world, I apply extra patience and understanding to all the people I work with and I ask you for the same. Please give it one last listen.
Thank you so much for your immediate feedback regarding the revamp of Kemama! It helped me and my team to realize that the master of the track was not completed and that we need to make it the best it can be. With the approval of the Eurovision Song Contest team at the EBU, we were allowed to finalize the mix exactly how we wanted it to be and now we are 100% happy with it. This final revamp is exactly how we wanted it to sound and we hope you’ll forgive us little delay and some bumps in the road in achieving this. Thanks for your understanding and patience, Benny.”
This version will be performed at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest.
Who is Benny Cristo?
Benny Cristo (born Ben Cristóvão) was born on June 8 1987 in Plzeň in the west of Czech Republic to Czech and Angolan parents. The singer rose to fame in 2009 after participating in the talent show Superstar, where he was a finalist. Since then, he has released 3 albums, 3 EPs, and numerous singles. His most recent single (before his Eurovision song) “Aleiaio” reached #3 in the Radio Top 100 in the Czech Republic.
The Czech Republic have achieved their two highest places in the last 2 years, with Mikolas Josef coming 6th in Lisbon 2018 with the song “Lie to Me”. One year later in Tel Aviv, Lake Malawi achieved their second best placing with their entry “Friend of a Friend” coming 11th. Before this, their best placing was Gabriela Gunčíková who came 25th in 2016, this was their first appearance in the grand final despite competing 4 times previously.