It has been confirmed that that this year's Czech representative, Benny Cristo, will be returning to represent the Czech Republic in 2021! This now makes the number of acts returning from this year to 14.
In a statement made by a representative from the Czech national broadcaster, Lucie Kapounová, she stated "Benny won this year’s national round, but unfortunately he didn’t get the opportunity to show up on the big Eurovision stage, so we decided to address him as a representative for next year. However, we would like to let fans and viewers speak into what song he would represent in the upcoming year, because ‘Kemama’ must not be according to the rules. We will keep the audience informed in time and continuously."
Benny Cristo himself also made a statement about his return, saying "I am very happy that the Czech Television has given me the chance to showcase myself, even next year. I can promise all the fans and viewers that I will use the time I have due to the world events. We have something to look forward to."
The 14 acts returning from this year are:
Australia - Montaigne
Austria - Vincent Bueno
Azerbaijan - Efendi
Belgium - Hooverphonic
Czech Republic - Benny Cristo
Georgia - Tornike Kipiani
Greece - Stefania
Israel - Eden Alene
The Netherlands - Jeangu Macrooy
Romania - Roxen
Spain - Blas Cantó
Switzerland - Gjon's Tears
Ukraine - Go_A
Benny Cristo was set to perform 'Kemama' in Rotterdam tomorrow in the 2nd semi final and was drawn to perform in the 1st half prior to the cancellation of the contest. You can check out his music video below:
We also did a video on who we thought would have qualified from the 2nd semi final. You can check it out below:
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