Who run the world? Girls

And the same energy of that song pervaded S!sters performance in Germany’s first rehearsal at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019.

“Sister” is about women realising they stand stronger together and shouldn’t tear each other down and the staging is built around that idea.

The girls start at opposite sides of the stage, but walk together during the second verse and perform the rest of the song together.

Germany has a great shot where the camera pans around them, before zooming out to reveal the girls stood against a backdrop of different images of women.

They have widened the appeal of the message, crafted something compelling and elevated their offering.

Germany has some camera work to fix, but otherwise the S!sters are in a good spot.

S!sters – Sister”: Reaction and Reviews

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In the wiwibloggs reaction video they were so positive about it and praised it. I believed them that the staging was an improvement, because usually they know what works. I have never liked stagings with photos in the background and thanks to Sleimok we know where they come from… And this is indeed weird that they changed the message from sisters to female lovers. I was no real fan of their voices and of the song, but I support the message that women often instead of promoting each other are “stutenbissig” (catty,bitchy). Imho we as women too often look for… Read more »

Dawid
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Dawid

Because if it’s something about LGBT, it’s always “amazing”. Always :/

Whisker
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Whisker

What if those pics are dummy pics and save the “real” pics for the show? I wonder. I am not a fan of the staging so far. Man (sisters), keep the platform. But I don’t know how much input those girls have into the staging. It’s them who perform, so they should have some input. I don’t like acts put together for Eurovision.

Una
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Una

Wow. Whisker 🙂 Maybe you *are* right about the pictures. Let’s see the second rehearsal tomorrow. Or they will just change them. Having been called out for the stock pictures like someone’s already said.

Jo.
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Jo.

I KNEW IT!!! it’s a lesbian anthem,
don’t you try to hide it…

Una
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Una

S!stah!

Whisker
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Whisker

It’s S!staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah8

linaadybala
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linaadybala

hahah I love this comment :DD

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Phew! This was the staging I was worried N.Macedonia were going to go for. Thankfully, S!sters used up all the bad taste before Tamara could get a look in. In this rehearsal, they didn’t even sound that good either. Starting to look a lot like a last place in the final.

Colin
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Colin

As Purple Mask, Sabrina and several others noted, North Macedonia does the feminist message better. Obviously, because they have a feminist message to begin with. I said many times now, Germany has a song about siblings / friends (who just happen to be female) and decided to keep promoting it as a feminist (and apparently, lesbian) anthem. So, good riddance. It’s on you, Germany!

Whisker
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Whisker

Feminism is about equal rights for women and men, which is a legislation issue. Feminism strives for women having equal rights as men. The way I see it, “Proud” is an empowerment song for women and touches on cultural issues as opposed to “rights”. “Sisterhood” also touches on cultural issues, not on “rights”. Legislation is usually more progressive than culture. It’s just #myopinion.

Eurovisionfan
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Eurovisionfan

This is why for the millionth time. Aly Ryan or Lilly Among Clouds should have won! Germany just why. why you made the worst choice ever?

Skiwalko
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That’s a major letdown for me. The rotating platform was taken away, but we didn’t get anything in return. The staging screams “no effort”, the atmosphere was ruined by the Shutterstock photos, and the message made unclear by the lesbian theme (don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the lesbian topic presence in medias and television, I’m a big LGBT ally, i’m just upset that the truly unique message of women’s sisterhood gets lost as a result).

Denis
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Denis

Well someone used Google Images:)
North Macedonia does the same message better. I wanted Germany to do well after last year but I’m not sure..

ESC
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ESC

Hi everyone from Germany
Sorry, but this is THE WORST EVER!!!!
LAST!
and our 4thplace last year was only, because MICHAEL is a real professional singer/songwriter, THE BEST!!!
NDR has nothing to do with this succsess
AND THEY HAVE NOOOOOO IDEA WHO TO SUCCSEED

poe-tay-toe-chips
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poe-tay-toe-chips

This song keeps saying “sisters” but….the background photos make me think “girlfriends” more than anything…

Sleimok
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Sleimok

Once again a generic song paried with non-existent staging. Welcome back to the bottom 5, Germany… And I can’t believe that they really used random stock images for this:comment imagecomment image

Bigger
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Bigger

That’s actually really cheap and kind of shocking if that’s true. There are so many other ways to get pictures. I also don’t understand why they used these instead of sister pictures. And photos of random people on the backdrop are never a good idea.

Also, imagine being one of the people on the pictures and finding yourself during the German performance lol

Sabrina
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Sabrina

They could had asked for fans to send pics, they could had used the budget to take nice pictures, but no… Not even mentioning that adding lesbian couples can generate a distortion to the sorority message, as Tessa pointed here in the comments.

Whisker
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Whisker

They did it last year, asked fans to send pics and it worked. The song was much, much, much, much better too.

jotka
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jotka

I didn’t know I could be even more ashamed of our entry…

Sleimok
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Sleimok

Why do they think it’s a good idea to use images of lesbian couples for a song that is supposed to be about sisters? That makes it so weird and… well… basically a song about incest lol.

EFL
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EFL

alabama song contest 😉

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I wasn’t even a fan of the rotating platform, but they decided to stage it in the most basic possible way. On the other hand, now we’ll know them as individuals before they join each other on the stage, which adds to the narrative (though, it’s also very basic staging). They look gorgeous, sound good, but in terms of message I agree with Purple Mask, North Macedonia has the edge here.

jotka
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jotka

NDR: *Think that this Sister stuff is a brilliant idea*
German ESC Fans: I’m tired, tired of always losing…

(Can we at least get some sort of award because we’re literally foreshawdoing our result in the lyrics?)

Colin
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Colin

Sure, but note that Montenegro said “falling” a couple of times and Roko’s Croatian part “svijetu nisi dužan ti ništa donijeti”, translates into “you owe nothing to the world”. Also, doesn’t Like It have a line about empty words? 🙂

Whisker
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Whisker

About the photos, last year’s Germany were about fathers, this year about sisters. Really? So much “inspiration” was “provided” last year. Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Cyprus. Obvious and ridiculous.

jotka
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jotka

Next year we’ll send Angela Merkel as the uniting mother of Europe aka Mutti – The victory is ours!

Whisker
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Whisker

That’s right. Father, sisters, Mutti – the short for Mutter (mother in German). Russia did it with the grandmothers in 2012. We will need to bring on brothers and grandfathers too.

Polegend Godgarina
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we want the rotating platform back

Whisker
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Whisker

I agree.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

It might help, a little.

Talentina Monetta
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Talentina Monetta

They should have kept the rotating platform as it was the only interesting thing their performance had

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

North Macedonia does this message better.
Time for a re-think, IMO. Sorry, sisters 🙁

Tessa
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Tessa

The pictures showing in the background seem confusing to me. If two females are in a relationship together (assuming that’s what the pictures were trying to show) it’s kind of logical they’re supporting each other, right? How does that correlate with a message of women supporting women and not tearing each other down?

Whisker
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Whisker

Same here.

esc1234
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esc1234

So they sat in a table and thought ok we got the song and the singers, just throw them on stage and have some pictures in the background…… Bottom 5 (especially in televoting) is more than obvious…

linaadybala
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linaadybala

the televoting is gonna be so embarrassing… :/ we had such great entries in the NF *crying in aLy RyAn and LiLy AmOnG cLoUdS*