Czech Republic Benny Cristo First Rehearsal Eurovision 2021

Czech Republic Benny Cristo First Rehearsal Eurovision 2021

Czech Republic’s Benny Cristo “Omaga” — Eurovision 2021 first rehearsal

Oliver: The look is great. Benny’s rocking a bleach blonde buzzcut and a gold sequin bomber jacket. Coupled with the psychadelic colour splash graphics, there’s a happy-go-lucky vibe to it all. Unfortunately, the performance falls flat. He’s joined by four dancers and there’s lots of movement on stage, but there’s no standout moment commanding attention. Not the strongest vocal performance, either — Benny mumbled a lot. However, there are some pleasant vocal flourishes in the final chorus which add a dynamic element to the song’s otherwise repetitive melody. It all needs amping up if the Czech Republic want a shot at qualification.

Padraig: Benny seemed to be just going through the motions, especially during the earlier run. While there was lots of movement, Benny lacked energy. The LED is pleasant if unspectacular. It incorporated the kaleidoscope effect from his music video, but doesn’t have the same in your face impact as Ukraine’s psychedelic onslaught yesterday. Benny himself looks very charming in his glittering gold jacket, complete with a red rose on his chest. And indeed, by the end of the last run through we saw a glimpse of the charismatic performance we witnessed in the music video. More of that please!

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Photos: EBU / ANDRES PUTTING

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Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago

my boi slaying as per usual

Nils
Nils
1 month ago

I really love the song and the accompanying music video, but this leaves me underwhelmed. Random people dancing a random choreography in front of a random backdrop. People will forget about this in seconds.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

Disappointing staging/performance. Benny is better than this. I think it’s a NQ.

Pasadena
Pasadena
1 month ago

If there’s any justice in this world, this will qualify.

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

I like it! I like the choreo and the two pairs of dancers. There is room for one more person on stage tho.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago

It looks casual and unambitious as the song sounds. It will feel more natural than most performances and this may bring some viewers to their side. The early running order maybe required something else though.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago

Bringing us the summer vibe!

Sot
Sot
1 month ago

The joke here is that some people still think he’s gonna flop

Doris
Doris
1 month ago

This reminds Switzerland 2004

Matt
Matt
1 month ago

I don’t know why, don’t ask me but this song is my guilty pleasure, when am in my car this song sounds sooooo good on blast mode and to just cruise around..
Love him and love the song..

kas
kas
1 month ago

Unbalanced colors and vocals. The worst of all…luck of energy. Need huge dose of improvement. Possible (unfortunatelly cuz is my 3rd place) NQ.

Una
Una
1 month ago

It’s great!! Benny is playing a character and he does it brilliantly by the look of the sippet. I cannot wait to see the full performance. Dancers did ok too but again, too little of their show. I feel from the bottom of my heart that Czechia will qualify this year. I do!! Best of luck Benny and team, best of luck Czechia!!

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago

OMG… What has he done with this beautiful dredlocks…

I like the perfomance although the song is a litte bit monotonous.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 month ago

Visuals look good. I’m sure he’ll find his flow and with practice + audience he’ll find that charisma during the liveshows.

IPA
IPA
1 month ago

Would love this in the final! Diversity!

Darren
1 month ago

The blonde hair really suits him.
He’s so cute

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

Sorry the dreadlocks were so much better…