Benny Cristo Czech Republic Eurovision 2020 Kemama

Last week, Czech Republic’s singer Benny Cristo released the revamped version of his Eurovision 2020 song to a less than enthusiastic response. Now Cristo has released the re-revamped version of the song, combining the best of the two previous versions of his song “Kemama”.

The release of the final version of “Kemama” wasn’t without drama. There was a technical issue with the first upload, but eventually Benny was able to share the definitive version of “Kemama”.

The new version thoughtfully mixes the best features from the two previous versions of the song. From the national final version, we get the fresh electronic sound, while from the first revamp we get the African guitar sound. It creates a blend of the electronic and the organic, but keeps the celebratory feeling of “Kemama”.

“We need to make it the best it can be”

Writing on YouTube, Benny explained the story behind the final revamp, including feedback from fans who were unhappy with the first revamp. Benny explained:

“Thank you so much for your immediate feedback regarding the revamp of Kemama! It helped me and my team to realize that the master of the track was not completed and that we need to make it the best it can be. With the approval of the Eurovision Song Contest team at the EBU, we were allowed to finalize the mix exactly how we wanted it to be and now we are 100% happy with it. This final revamp is exactly how we wanted it to sound and we hope you’ll forgive us little delay and some bumps in the road in achieving this.”

Earlier, we asked wiwibloggs readers which version of “Kemama” Benny Cristo should take to Eurovision. 66.02% of readers said he should go with the national final version while only 7.93% supported the first revamp.

However, in the middle, 26.05% of wiwibloggs readers wanted to hear a “different version” — and indeed that is what Benny Cristo has delivered.

What do you think? Do you like the final version of “Kemama”? How should Benny stage it for Eurovision? Tell us your thoughts below!

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Franky
8 months ago

The final version is so much better now.

Click20
Click20
8 months ago

I like the revamp to the revamp. Benny appears to be a very grounded, genuine and likeable artist. I wish him well.

Milanolich
Milanolich
8 months ago

Even though I still prefer the original version, they definitely improved and fixed some of the mistakes of the revamp

Héctor
Héctor
8 months ago

I was one of the voters for “a different version” and this is what I was expecting. This will go for the top 15. It’s a different vibe, the staging should be on point too. It has been growing on me though I still thin there were better opton in the CZ NF, like “All the Blood” by All We Poop.

LawStudent
LawStudent
8 months ago

Three revamps while the entire competition is at risk of getting cancelled because of the coronavirus is like the orchestra on the titanic fighting over which composition to play while the ship is sinking.

Dawid
Dawid
8 months ago

Which revamps we’re still waiting for?

LinusESCfan
LinusESCfan
8 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

Slovenia

Dawid
Dawid
8 months ago
Reply to  LinusESCfan

How about France? Anything else?

Una
Una
8 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

Azerbaijan should get rid of the Buddhist chant. They have enough money to pay someone to invent a few syllables for their song. And not use a Buddhist chant. That is part of a current religious practice.

Artyill
Artyill
8 months ago

Imo he is a sure qualifier, even though I prefer the old version, like the one in Vidbir

Nina
Nina
8 months ago

He seems as such a nice and cute guy. Really pity they gave him this “Kemama song” that will 101% stop him from qualifying from semi.

James
James
8 months ago

This sounds a whole lot better. The last one, many elements all sounded overwhelming so this was a good compromise. And seems like Benny is liking this cut as well.

Heylin
Heylin
8 months ago

oh actually I like this

Polegend Godgarina
8 months ago

this is a good revamp, not too convinced by the vocals in the last chorus (this type of song doesn’t need any type of vocal acrobatics) but the instrumental is good

Eurofangr
Eurofangr
8 months ago

This is honestly getting tiring. Countries should only have one chance to revamp and if they f*uck it up, then they f*cked it up.

Nicolas
Nicolas
8 months ago
Reply to  Eurofangr

First how can they even get again a new revamp if the deadline has already been passed since 1 week ?

Franky
8 months ago
Reply to  Nicolas

They ask for permission and they were granted it. Why should there be restrictions on revamping a song for?

Eurofangr
Eurofangr
8 months ago
Reply to  Franky

There should be restrictions on how many times they have the right to revamp and until when based on when they released the song.

Fionn
Fionn
8 months ago

Oh ya this is quickly climbing my ranks

Hada
Hada
8 months ago

This song is fire. It’s easily in my top 5.

noone
noone
8 months ago

A good decision, it’s better than the original and keeps some of the elements from the first revamp. I think it will easily qualify, right now it’s in my Top 5.

Magpie
Magpie
8 months ago

And this is essentially what I wanted the revamp to be.

This is awesome!

Erik
Erik
8 months ago

I was among the 10% who liked the first revamp. The guitar that made the whole song is now barely there. It’s back to some dance track that gives me nothing in particular. He should not have listened to the fans. The soul of the revamp is gone. The brass instruments are at least heard. I wish for him to go more on African sound on upcoming songs. Good luck

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
8 months ago
Reply to  Erik

more like 1%

Erik
Erik
8 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

“only 7.93% supported the first revamp”
This is among wisibloggs eurovisionfans

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
8 months ago
Reply to  Erik

so neither of us were correct then

Rainer1
Rainer1
8 months ago

So that would be the vamped revamp of the vamped revamp?

Bart
Bart
8 months ago

Even better then the orginal version! Love it!
When can we see the new version on Spotify?

Andrei
Andrei
8 months ago

Just as awful as the two previous versions. What he doesn’t get it is…the song itself! It’s very, very, VERY, veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery WEAK!

Tom
Tom
8 months ago
Reply to  Andrei

Your taste is weak

Denis
Denis
8 months ago

I’m sure he will be the dark horse. He is now 31st on MES, but I think He’ll qualify, and end up in the top 20.
Much love from the Czech Republic! ?

Indiana07
Indiana07
8 months ago

Another revamp? Really? I’ve never seen such a desperate Eurovision artist

Bart
Bart
8 months ago
Reply to  Indiana07

He is a critic artist, he wants to make it perfect there is no shame in that

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
8 months ago

This revamp of the revamp was a good call. The song is good again, if not even better than the original version. Also I need to give him a lot of credit for listening to the fans. He’s clearly very dedicated to this and I really do hope he qualifies.

Lily
Lily
8 months ago

So he should qualify because he’s dedicated? All other artists are dedicated to this, not only him.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
8 months ago
Reply to  Lily

Never did I say that’s the reason why. Those are two separate statements. I admire that he’s shown dedication by going through extra lengths to make sure people liked the song. That’s not the reason I want him to qualify though. I want him to qualify because I think he has one of the better songs in his semi.

Lily
Lily
8 months ago

”People like the song” What does it mean? Who are people? Eurofans are small part of the audience. Taste is subjective, I don’t like the song. How many rewamps he will make just to please everyone? I think that’s pathetic and ridiculous. Or maybe they know Eurofans have soft spot for pathetic statements so in that case I congratulate to his PR.

GuyGuy
GuyGuy
8 months ago

I really like it.
Great job and best of luck!

Sabrina
Sabrina
8 months ago

I guess it’s now clear that it was a mixing problem. Czech Republic is back on track! Well done, Benny. 🙂

John
John
8 months ago

Love the last version. Keep up the good work!

Voxtaylor
Voxtaylor
8 months ago

Ayyy, good job Benny Cristo! Literally the nicest guy in the class of 2020. He’ll do very well

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
8 months ago

Well done, Benny! Kemama, yo!
You will surely be going to the Grand Final 🙂

...
...
8 months ago

This version is so much better, I’m totally into it! Btw, I’m waiting for Albanian re-revamp… jk

CardiB
CardiB
8 months ago
Reply to  ...

albanian revamp already happened

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
8 months ago
Reply to  CardiB

r/wooosh

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
8 months ago

I just want Benny to be happy, man.
This is supposed to be an amazing experience and it hasn’t start off too happily for him. Let’s hope he can start to enjoy it now.

Tom
Tom
8 months ago

He is so kind and I love the song now

Joe
Joe
8 months ago

He’s back, baby! From 5th to 16th to 5th again. Bless up.

Tom
Tom
8 months ago

Damnn Top 10 for sure ! 🙂

Lily
Lily
8 months ago
Reply to  Tom

In your dreams.

Tom
Tom
8 months ago
Reply to  Lily

Your negativity can stay beyond my borders bye

Robert
Robert
8 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Damn right Tom, great song

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
8 months ago

It’s perfect. The new revamp combines the best elements of both versions and the end product is fantastic. The guitar gives “Kemama” more energy and African vibe, but it doesn’t overpower Benny’s voice, which was the problem with the first revamp. I was a bit worried about Czech Republic’s chances this year, but right now I think they’re good to go. Best of luck, Benny!

Kosey
Kosey
8 months ago

Well done Benny, I think you got there in the end. This one nicely combines the two previous versions. Job done!

Milan S
Milan S
8 months ago

Never say never again.

Tom
Tom
8 months ago
Reply to  Milan S

Still better than Hurricaine 🙁

Secli
Secli
8 months ago

Much better now! Great Benny!

Jo.
Jo.
8 months ago

back to my #1

Hada
Hada
8 months ago

Unpopular opinion: This song is fire. I can’t wait to vote for this!