They say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And on Wednesday Norway’s JOWST followed that mantra, delivering a tweaked, but not totally revamped performance that mirrored their stage show from Melodi Grand Prix 2017.
As in Oslo lead singer Alexander stands centre stage wearing a white button-up and a wide-brimmed hat. DJ Jowst — still masked — stands at back at his turntable. But this time he wears a mask that illuminates with white lights, rather than one that smacks of Silence of the Lambs (and likely scares small children).
The dominant colour — which comes through in the LED — remains purple. But it now alternates to black and grey, helping add mystery. On-screen effects include purple TV static and images of animals. They blot out the surroundings but never the singer, and add some dynamism to this rather linear track.
Vocally The Voice of Norway alum was as steady as ever. His voice remains smooth with just the right amount of grit, which adds a flash of sexiness and intrigue.
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Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)