Ceska Televize has announced that Benny Cristo’s song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 has been chosen.
CT has announced this evening that the Czech entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in May. Three songs were in the running for Benny to perform with at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. In an Instagram Live it was revealed the song has yet to be titled and is currently being worked on.
Benny explained in an Instagram Live session it is a completely different song to “Kemama”, it is not in the afro-pop genre and is a new approach for him for Eurovision. The song is in English and has a line in Czech, with a snippet expected in the next few days. The songs release is likely to take place at the end of February.
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.
Source: Ceska Televize / Image Source: Benedikt Renc
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.