The distinguished “Time” Magazine has listed the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest amongst the top five events not to be missed this year. It lists Eurovision at number two saying, “Regardless of where they take place, the performances offer a chance to hear such esoterica as schlager (a saccharine Germanic pop), operatic pop, Gypsy punk and turbo folk.
With 39 competing countries this year and a large LGBT fan base, Eurovision creates a tolerant atmosphere that smacks of gay pride, Glastonbury and the Olympics rolled into one”. The magazine anticipates a huge event in Malmoe.
Among the top five the magazine lists the Pasola Festival in Bali, Indonesia, the Guča Trumpet Festival in Serbia, the ArtPrize awards in Michigan and the Burt Munro Challenge in New Zealand.