It did not take long for the Czech Republic to decide that Benny Cristo will also represent their nation at Eurovision 2021. Odds are, his music style will make him a unique act in the field again.
In today’s episode we look at the Czech Republic in 2021. For a full review of their potential entry for 2020, check out this article on our partner website Eurovision Union. Check out our thoughts for next year below.
Key takeaways: Charisma and an a-typical Eurovision song
Benny Cristo will not be the best vocalist at the Eurovision Song Contest, but makes up a lot of that with his charismatic performance. The man knows how to sell a song, check out his performance at the Ukrainian final.
The song ‘Kemama’ does not have the build-up of a sterotype song with verses and choruses. But that does not have to be a bad thing necessarily. I expect Benny will come up with another song, that is not specifically written for Eurovision. In recent years, we have seen this can be seen as a good thing.
How should the Czech Republic proceed with Benny Cristo in Eurovision 2021?
Maybe if he gets a song that is a bit more polished, and doesn’t need three revamps, it will do Benny a favor. A song in his unique style, but a bit more memorable chorus to also keep the mainstream audience on board, without being cliché. It’s not an easy task, but it can be done.
It would also show professionalism and true confidence in their own entry, if the Czech Republic does it right the first time around. There is plenty of time to do this, with May 2021 still far away.
This was supposed to be the Czech Eurovision 2020 entry
About “Next Up: Eurovision 2021”
In our series Next Up: 2021, we look ahead to the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. After the cancellation of Eurovision 2020, all participating countries now face the choice: Stick with their Eurovision singer, or come up with a new preselection or internal selection.
We make an analysis based on what we know so far. What will this country do, or most likely do? And is that the wise choice, looking at the fact that the Eurovision Song Contest remains a music competition?