“I’m calling on going for renewable energy, clean energy! We need clean energy to win!”
On May 12th, the wildest Eurovision winner hit the EuroVillage stage on Praça do Comércio in the heart of Lisbon, Portugal. Right before the Grand Final Ruslana presented her new live show with exotic instruments, a live rock set, exclusive premieres and surprise features.
Thousands of Eurovision fans, journalists from around the world, residents and guests of Lisbon, as well as thousands of Ukrainians from different parts of Portugal gathered and "dressed" the main Eurovision square in the colours of the flags of the world.
During her one hour live performance with three drum sets the multi-talented musician played drums, trembita, cymbals, a scythe, and showed the inexhaustible energy and exotics of Ukraine in form of a modern rock show.
With this show Ruslana addressed the international community with a message she regards as critical for a sustainable future of mankind:
“I decided to become the Eurovision winner and musician who is calling the world to switch to 100% renewable energy. For the first time from Ukraine, from the stage to which the attention of the whole of Europe and the world is drawn, this important topic was raised. Each of us can help the earth to become clean. The pure energy of the sun and the wind belongs to everyone, it is free and peaceful. It leads us to the future without war and ecological disasters! And my activities are not limited to appeals.
I support and take part in the initiative of our partner, the KNESS corporate group, to launch the educational project ABILITIES ARE HERE. If the leader of the implementation of solar technologies in Ukraine believes in the possibility of Ukraine's transition to 100 % renewable energy, I have no reason to doubt that it’s really real!”
Sergey Shakalov, General Director of the KNESS corporate group: "With Ruslana we have the common idea that energy should be safe, accessible and free, because the sun shines to all, its energy is sufficient to meet all human needs. In addition to remarkable energetic songs, an important message from Ukraine to Europe came from the Eurovision stage: we have an ambitious goal of moving to 100% renewable energy. The more people believe in 100% renewable the more they will think and act in this direction, and the sooner we will reach the goal. It is our signal that we are in the community of European countries and are heading towards a future together with Europe, a future without the struggle for energy sources, safe and environmental-friendly, united and respectful towards nature.”