As the Eurovision Song Festival (ESF) is set to take place this year in London, in 2023, it's a good time to reflect on the event and its relevance in the modern world. ESF has become one of the most popular music events in the world, drawing millions of viewers from all over the globe. The ESF is unique in that it is a celebration of music, a platform for countries to express their anguish and creativity through song.
But with the changing of times, it can be hard to know if we should be embracing the festival as a way to come together and celebrate music, or if it is becoming too much, and we should be wary of its potential overreach.
One of the biggest argument for the ESF is that it is a great way to unite people and bring them together, no matter what their differences. Last year, the ESF drew over 200 million viewers from all around the world. This year, it is expected to draw even more, with over 300 million viewers tuning in from all over the globe. This is a huge increase from just a decade ago, when the event was only drawing around 100 million viewers. It's clear that the ESF has grown exponentially in popularity and is now an event that many people look forward to every year.
It is also important to compare the ESF to other big events this year. While the ESF is unique in that it is a celebration of music, there are many other events that also bring people together similarly. For example, the Olympic Games and the World Cup are both events that unite people from different countries and bring them together to celebrate and compete.
While these events may not be as focused on music specifically, they still bring people together in a way that is just as meaningful. Ultimately, it is critical to remember that music has the power to unite us all, no matter if we like the ESF or not. At first, I wasn't a huge fan of the ESF, but after watching it with some friends, I realized that it was a great way to come together and celebrate music.
We laughed, we argued, and we shared our opinions on the different contestants. We may not have all agreed on every performance, but in the end, we all shared the same love of music.
So, this year, I encourage everyone to take a moment to appreciate the ESF and all the different countries and cultures that come together to celebrate music. No matter if you are a fan or a foe, let us all take a moment to appreciate the power of music and how it can unite us all.