At the second semi-final of Ukraine’s Vidbir 2020 last Saturday, the final three qualifiers were selected for the upcoming grand final. But the episode also featured a performance from the Czech Republic‘s Eurovision act Benny Cristo. He gave the first full live performance of his Eurovision song “Kemama”.
From Prague to Kyiv, Benny brought the feel-good vibes of “Kemama”. He was joined on stage by DJ Fuuse and dancer Natália Felinity.
The staging was simple. The background LED wall displayed blue geometric shapes on black, with Benny Cristo’s name in handwritten text.
But Benny, his DJ and his dancer brought loads of energy to the stage. Benny proved himself an experienced performer who knows how to work a crowd and put across his charisma.
The Vidbir audience enjoyed the performance, with plenty of cheering, clapping and even some audience members dancing along. It established that there’s a lot more to “Kemama” than the studio version.
Next stop: Africa
This might be the only time fans will get to hear a live performance of this particular version of “Kemama”. As Benny shared on his Instagram, he is now heading to Africa to revamp “Kemama” for Eurovision.
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Ukraine, your hospitality was unforgetable, I had the best time, thank you ?? I will be back fo sho, now heading to Africa to revamp "KEMAMA" with @osama_verse ????? Thx @letenkystudentagency za support tripu a ja ted uz smer tam, kam me spousta ? rado posila .. ?? #letenkyprolidi #ajupiry #thevampirebookeffect #bennycristo #ukraine #kyiv x #nairobi
Benny previously confirmed that he will be travelling to Kenya to “take the song to the next level”. There he will be joined by his producer Osama Verse-atile.
Earlier this month, Benny Cristo won the Czech Republic’s online’s national final ESCZ 2020. A popular performer in the Czech Republic, Benny Cristo already has a number of hits to his name in his home country. His past songs (under the name Ben Cristovao) have racked up millions of views on YouTube. Now, he’ll be taking the party to Rotterdam and be hoping to win over international viewers at Eurovision 2020.
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