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Czech Republic CZECH REPUBLIC 2021 - Benny Cristo - Omaga

How do you rate the entry

  • 12

    16 9.4%
  • 10

    22 12.9%
  • 8

    29 17.0%
  • 7

    23 13.5%
  • 6

    24 14.0%
  • 5

    18 10.5%
  • 4

    8 4.7%
  • 3

    10 5.8%
  • 2

    4 2.3%
  • 1

    6 3.5%
  • 0

    11 6.4%

  • Total voters
    171

escYOUnited

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Honestly don't care
I'm happy you're here
Tryna make you smile for a while now
I'm like, "Omaga, you're so beautiful"
Why don't you come over and have it?
Why don't you let me have it? Oh

I did a lot of dumb shh
Lot of things I wish I didn't do, aye
Baby, come back, won't you?
Back, come back, he-ey
Oh, I'm crazy
Is it crazy to love you?
Baby, come back, won't you?
Back, come back

You said you're still too mad 'bout them things I did
But I don't know what I did, my baby, yeah
You said you again feel down, to blame apocalypse
There ain't no apocalypse
Long as you're here on my lips

Honestly don't care
I'm happy you're here
I'm tryna make you smilе for a while now
I'm like, "Omaga, you're so bеautiful"
Why don't you come over and have it?
Why don't you let me have it? Oh

You've been home too long
I've been home too long, yeah
We both need to feel love, nothing wrong with that
Můžeš bejt u mě klidně mužem dělat jakoby

There ain't no apocalypse
Long as you're here on my lips

Honestly don't care
I'm happy you're here
I'm tryna make you smile for a while now
I'm like, "Omaga, you're so beautiful"
Why don't you come over and have it?
Why don't you let me have it?

Like omaga, omaga
You're so beautiful
Omaga, omaga
Why don't you let me have it?

You said you're still too mad 'bout them things I did
But I don't know what I did (what I did, what I did)
You said you again feel down, to blame apocalypse
There ain't no apocalypse
Long as you're here on my lips

Honestly don't care
I'm happy you're here
I'm tryna make you smile for a while now
I'm like, "Omaga, you're so beautiful"
Why don't you come over and have it?
Why don't you let me have it?

Like omaga, omaga
You're so beautiful
Omaga, omaga
Why don't you let me have it?

Omaga, omaga
You're so beautiful
Omaga, omaga (yeah)
Why don't you let me?​
 
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Chorizo

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Czechia must have thought the best way for them to be successful in Eurovision is to be as American as they can.
I think it's okay but it has nothing that makes it really stand out. 7 points from me.
 

nofuxCZ

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It was a really messy performance and the moment it finished it was clear we wouldn't make it. I think bottom 3 is likely.
Too bad, Benny is a great guy and could do so much more. The staging was non existent, Benny struggled with vocals and I think he even forgot the lyrics once. Oh well, hopefully next year :)
 

Fluke

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His voice was terrible. Dunno if he overstrained it or had problems with his monitors (like many others seemed to have tonight) but that was just unacceptably bad. The song itself had no substance or concept at all, just a silly mishmash. Too bad, i thought his previous "Kemama" was a bit underrated, but this was a deserved NQ if any.
 

JamieBrown

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The three minutes sadly were not memorable and didn't make it stand out in the weak mass of the beginning. I just started to appreciate the song from the recaps and now am bitter it didn't qualify, even if I instantly called out the NQ after it was done :(
 

HayashiM

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I am gutted, because I really love the song now, but at least it's not like this wasn't to be expected.

I think the biggest problem comes down to the staging. It's been simply the worst since our return, as if we were back to our 2007-2009 self. Of course Ben's vocals (as someone pointed out, he was quite strong in the heights, but not so much for the lower notes) and the running order didn't help either.
I think Ben might have underestimated things and chilled a little too much pre-contest, possibly thinking he can freestyle himself through - as Jan Bors wrote on his fb, MJ and Lake Malawi both came very well prepared and only a few things had to be actually worked on during the rehearsals, but Ben was a different story. I hope he doesn't hurt too much, he's a really lovely guy...

As for the future, Kryštof Šámal made it quite clear in his interview with Jan Bors that there are currently no plans for a televised NF next year, because the tv ratings for Eurovision aren't where they'd need to be. In addition there's big political games around our national broadcaster and a parliament election coming in autumn. These could change things for the better, but also for the worse. If we're back next year, I am already very happy and it's all I am asking for. Hopefully with some slightly more professional staging.
 
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nofuxCZ

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In addition there's big political games around our national broadcaster and a parliament election coming in autumn. These could change things for the better, but also for the worse. If we're back next year, I am already very happy and it's all I am asking for. Hopefully with some slightly more professional staging.

Oh yeah, that's my biggest fear as well - if the shady groups take over Czech TV. I pray that doesn't happen and we will be back next year.
 

kamc

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This was the biggest disappointment of the night for me.
Benny oozes charm and charisma but he seemed oddly subdued and flat in this performance....like he had already resigned himself to the fact that he wasn’t going to qualify. Just such a shame.
 

Milos-BC

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Overall, a very bland performance :( The song had the potential for something better, but it just didn't work out. His vocal performance was also bad.

Hope for a better song from :cz: next year.
 

ESC94

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I kinda liked the song before, but the performance was sadly pretty flat and the vocals weren´t great either. The early starting position didn´t help either. :confused:
 

soulm8

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What happened to this guy? 😌 What was this attitude of a “middle age teenager who is not liked by everyone “? He was somehow trying to say you predicted my failure so here it is! Such a shame!!! I loved his energy last year…
 

GianlucaTomoe

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Hopefully this flop puts an end to this cheap formula of entries that CZ is giving us since 2018, and hopefully they'll send quality songs again like they did in 2015/2017.
 

Etanna

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In his insta-story after the semi, Benny said his experience had been a blast, that he had enjoyed every minute, regrets nothing and maybe he'll be back in 3 years :)
I'm very glad he enjoyed it! (Partly because of selfish reasons as I still remember vividly when Kabát's remarks about the contest really damaged Eurovision's reputation in Czechia.)
 

A-lister

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Hopefully this flop puts an end to this cheap formula of entries that CZ is giving us since 2018, and hopefully they'll send quality songs again like they did in 2015/2017.

Unfortunately, I think :cz: only sent one good entry and it was their first one (although I completely get it wasn't everyone's cup of tea).

Benny seems like a cool dude with a nice attitude, but yeah the entry wasn't particularly good (unpopular opinion: his 2020 entry was better!).

I'm also not a big fan of what :cz: is doing, but I wouldn't say the songs you point out there were quality.

Maybe a win for something more authentic this year could encourage :cz: to send something more local? xshrug
 
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