CZECH REPUBLIC – National broadcaster re-affirmed its collaboration with Benny Cristo for the 2021 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. There will be a new song selected by the public on a date yet to be announced. Benny expressed his excitement over the development.
Ben is one of the most significant mainstream artists on the Czech scene, singing in both Czech and English. His music career began in 2009 when he appeared on a Czech singing contest on television. Before that, Benny was a sportsman on a professional level; known for both tennis and snowboarding. The experience gained from his participation in the singing contest show motivated him to focus more on his music career.
In 2010, he released his debut album Definitely Different and, 2 years after, the album Benny Cristo. In 2014, he released an album called Made In Czechoslovakia, which he celebrated with a concert in a Prague hall Forum Karlin with 4,500 visitors. In 2017, he released an EP called Poslední which he performed live during an open-air gig in Prague for 7,000 visitors. In 2019, Ben released his EP Kontakt and performed for 15,000 people in Prague’s O2 Arena. This year he wants to repeat the event in the O2 Arena again.
Benny often collaborates with various other artists, from mainstream bands and solo artists to alternative hip hop artists from the Czech and Slovak Republic. Benny has released 5 solo albums thus far, and most tracks were in collaboration with Canadian music producers The Glowsticks, led by Osama Verse-Atile.