Rehearsals are underway in Prague for Benny Cristo’s performance for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Benny revealed on social media earlier this week two of the dancers who will be joining him for his Eurovision 2021 performance. Benny will be joined by Alberto Humman Gola and Robin “Fuuse” Šeba for his performance of “Omaga”, rehearsals kicked off on Monday in Prague at the Czech television studios.
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Robin “Fuuse” Šeba is not only a dancer but also a DJ, Producer and Performer. He has previously worked with Benny on the song “Zakusky” which was released in April last year.
Alberto has been performing since 2016 and has worked with a number of Czech artists including Mikolas Josef on the music video for “Abu Dhabi”, Mikolas represented the Czech Republic at Eurovision 2018.
Benny Cristo will be performing “Omaga” for the Czech Republic this May, The title is short for “Oh my god”, is mostly in English but also features a line in Czech.
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.
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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.