Benny Cristo has released his song that will be used as the Czech entry in Rotterdam. The song for the Czech Republic is called ‘Omaga’.
Last year he was bound to represent Czechia as well, with the song ‘Kemama’. The musical style of his 2021-entry is different from that song. This entry seems to have more mainstream appeal.
Where ‘Kemama’ was the degeneration of ‘OK mama’, in this song ‘O my God’ is brought back to ‘Omaga’. The official presentation of the was held on Tuesday evening. Check it out below.
Benny’s roots span from the Czech Republic all the way to Angola (his mother and father’s respective birthplaces), and it’s his ability to fuse a range of global genres that Česká televize (ČT) believe could give Cristo the edge at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Last year Benny won the Czech Republic’s national selection show ESCZ. After the cancellation of the 2020 Contest, Benny Cristo was one of the first artists to receive a no-strings invitation from their home broadcaster to return with a new entry the following year.
A man of many talents, Ben da Silva Cristóvão is incredibly popular in his home country, packing out Prague’s O2 arena with 15,000 fans to celebrate his first ten years on the music scene. He hopes to repeat this massive party in 2022 when circumstances allow.