He’s the Czech star who will bring the upbeat song “Omaga” to Eurovision 2021. And now, Benny Cristo has delivered his first live performance of the song alongside a band.
Since revealing his entry for the contest in Rotterdam this year, Benny has been busy preparing behind the scenes, at the same time as releasing other new songs for his fanbase in the Czech Republic and beyond. But now the star has returned to his Eurovision entry and taken time to perform “Omaga” for the first time.
However, Benny did not sing “Omaga” alongside the backing track that we’ll hear at Eurovision in May. Instead, he performed during a full band live session.
Benny Cristo – “Omaga” (Full band live session)
The performance starts off with Benny Cristo stood on the roof of a building. Things begin slowly, as he sings the first few lines of the song accompanied only by a keyboard.
However, things soon pick up with the addition of an electric guitar, drums and a bass guitar, courtesy of instrumentalists who play from their own individual rooms. Two-thirds of the way through the performance, they all come together and finish the song off with a flurry.
Many fans praised Benny Cristo for his stage presence following the first live performance of his Eurovision 2020 entry “Kemama” at Vidbir 2020. While this rendition of “Omaga” might be more confined, the same stage presence is still on full-show. The Czech star gets fully involved with the live band session, and his passion for music and the song shines through.
This full band live session performance of “Omaga” by Benny Cristo comes as part of a new series on the official Eurovision YouTube channel. It sees this year’s acts perform their entries for the 2021 contest in different styles.
Serbia’s Hurricane and Bulgaria’s VICTORIA have previously performed acoustic versions of their songs. Meanwhile, Malta’s Destiny gave a symphonic rendition of her entry “Je Me Casse” alongside the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.
What do you make of Benny Cristo’s first live performance of “Omaga”? Did you enjoy the full band live session version of the song? Let us know in the comments below!