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!

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John
John
27 days ago

He needs to work on his vocals in the 2nd half of the song.

HarpyDarper
HarpyDarper
27 days ago

Listening to this reminds me how much I want live music at the contest (probably not realistic sadly…..)

Sot
Sot
27 days ago

Well, I love Benny Cristo and I’ve seen some videos of him performing live but… wow, that session was rather disappointing vocally, if you want me to be extremely strict. He definitely knows how to sing, maybe it just wasn’t his day after all… Who knows, maybe he’ll turn back to the old Benny Cristo in Ahoy (and ultimately qualify for the final, at least I hope so)!

Una
Una
27 days ago

I was gasping in awe when I listened to the song! What a change of style – pleasant suprise after another and another and another! I loved it!! Job *very well done* – everyone was great!!

Tom
Tom
27 days ago

Simply brilliant . One of the best true artists this year.

Nils
Nils
27 days ago

As much as I adore his music video … now I can see why the bookies rate him this low. He’s got a million dollar voice, but doesn’t properly know how to handle it, so even his charming song falls flat.

Man, I really loved that entry … still hope he’ll qualify though.

Last edited 27 days ago by Nils
Esc addict
Esc addict
27 days ago

I like this guy, such a good performer, he is so cool and funny at the same time, I like his personnality, I watched his wiwi interview, he is a person with good values and good principles. I hope he will qualify he deserves it so much.

Kristian
Kristian
27 days ago

This definitely deserves more “I found myself looking for ATTENTION” cause the song is good and has vastly improved from last year and is performed well. I’ve no idea why it’s not getting views or bets .

I love Ulrikke….<3

Last edited 27 days ago by Kristian
Sam
Sam
27 days ago

I really like this song, think it could get top 10, so catchy and Benny is a great guy and that’ll come across well

zach
zach
27 days ago

i actually really like this song, hope it qualifies

Darren
27 days ago

Yeah he’s qualifying.
Along with Destiny, Benny is one of the class of 2021 that I can actually imagine with a major international career post Eurovision. He has that something…that x-factor, that star quality.

Boreal
Boreal
27 days ago

This song doesn’t suit him at all in any version, he deserved a better song.

Kas
Kas
27 days ago

This will qualify and be a surprise top 10

ESC8
ESC8
27 days ago
Reply to  Kas

Not sure about the top 10 result but I’m 100% sure that this is gonna qualify and I really cannot understand why everyone thinks this is a NQ while they were confident that Kemama would have sailed to the final (which I never expected to happen, but we’ll never know for sure)

Kas
Kas
27 days ago
Reply to  ESC8

Due to the fact that 15 years now bookies and wanna be opinion leaders manipulate hype and results.

Last edited 27 days ago by Kas
Josef
27 days ago

Lmao, then you probably have Alzheimer’s.