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Benny Cristo

About

Quick Facts

Name
Ben Cristovao

Born
8 june 1987

Nationality
🇨🇿 Czech

National Selection
Eurovision Song CZ 2020

In Eurovision
Rotterdam 2021
Rotterdam 2020 (Cancelled)

Song
Omaga (2021)
Kemama (2020)

Biography

Benny Cristo, real name Ben Cristovao is a Czech singer, songwriter, actor and sportsman. He is the son of a Czech mother and an Angolese father. 
In 2009 he was in finalist of Czech Slovak Superstar, where he finished 7th.  In 2010, he released his debut album “Definitely Different” A year later he already released the  second album “Benny Cristo”. One of the songs, “Cheers”, became a hit. Benny Cristo opened for stars such as Far East Movement and Pitbull.
In 2013, Benny and his video “Bombs”  were nominated for video clip of the year. Ben also  participated in a political project, which called for the 2013 elections and warned against the return of communists and inclinations to Russia. In 2013 he released his third album “Made In Czechoslovakia”. In 2015, Ben Cristovao performed in the sold-out Forum Karlín in Prague. In 2016, he was awarded the Czech Nightingale award in the category Most Streamed Czech Song. He did not receive the award personally and said that he did not want to be in the same room with the band Ortel, which is known for its xenophobic lyrics.  In 2017 he released his latest album “Poslední”. This album wasn’t released on a classic CD, but fans could download it via a QR code on a T-shirt with special graphics. In September 2017 Benny Cristo performed in Prague’s Yellow Spa for 4000 people. The recording of several songs from this concert was released in video form via VR glasses.
In 2018 Ben Cristovao performed at the Angel Music Awards with the song “Nohy”.
In 2019 he gave his biggest concert so far at the O2 arena in Prague. In 2020 he was chosen to represent the Czech Republic in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Kemama”. Unfortunately, due to the corona crisis, that didn’t happen. However, Czech Television chose Benny again to represent the Czech Republic in 2021 with the song “Omaga”.
In addition to his musical career, Ben is an active athlete, has been a top-level Brazilian jiu-jitsu in recent years, and has toured around the world.

 

Entries

Country
🇨🇿 Country

Year
2021

Language
🇬🇧 English

Lyrics
Ben Cristovao

Composers
Ben Cristovao
Filip Viček

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Country
🇨🇿 Country

Year
2020

Language
🇬🇧 English

Lyrics
Ben Cristovao
Charles Sarpong

Composers
Osama Verse-Atile
Rudy Ray
Filip Zangi

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