Ask a wizard about magic and they’ll tell you spells can be hit and miss.
Sometimes you get a charm, sometimes you get a curse.
And in Norway’s first rehearsal at Eurovision 2019 KEiiNO showed they have the potential to be spellbinding.
The shot opens on Tom at the far front of the stage, before cutting back to Alexandra.
Both are clad in black leather and Norway are among the only countries this year utilising the full real estate of the stage.
Fred mirrors Tom at the front and the duo stick it out at the front before joining Alexandra at the rear.
The lights move from green to blue, reflecting the technicolor reality of the Northern Lights.
And in moments this was magical. The middle 8 has come in for a lot of criticism but powered up by pyro this had huge impact.
Production troubles emerged again – Fred struggled with in ears – and there are places this needs tightening. In wide shots, despite KeiiNO being a threesome, the stage threatens to swallow them.
Double down on Tom and Alexandra’s witch and wizard double act, and stress Fred’s spiritualness even more, and Norway will have a killer package on their hands.