Benny Cristo has revealed he will not be utilising pre-recorded backing vocals for his performance at Eurovision.
Speaking to ESC Arena Benny Cristo confirmed that he will not be using pre-recorded backing vocals for his performance at Eurovision 2021. Benny is likely to be one of the few artists in the contest not taking advantage of a change to the contest rules this year.
Due to COVID-19, the size of delegations has been limited for the contest. As a result pre-recorded backing vocals are allowed for the first time at Eurovision. Benny is currently the only artist to have stated he won’t have any pre-recorded backing vocals.
You can watch the full interview below:
Benny Cristo will perform “Omaga” in the 2nd semi-final on 20 May.
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.
Image Source: Česká Televize | Source: ESC Arena
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.