Ruslana's passionate Christmas concert on 10th December 2016 in Hanover, Germany, was streamed live by German TV channel NDR on eurovision.de.
Prior to the concert Ruslana met with representatives of local Ukrainian NGO’s with her international fans who had come from Czech Republic, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany. Subsequently, she gave interviews to the highly interested German media.
As support, the Ukrainian guitarist Aljosha from Hamburg, and the Ukrainian band DaliBude from Braunschweig warmed up the audience.
Ruslana and her live band opened with the Ukrainian national anthem. With Wild Dances, The Same Star and Dance With The Wolves, Ruslana rocked the venue right from the beginning. The singer was for the first time in Hanover, and many Ukrainians from all over Germany including from Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, and Munich, had come. Blue and yellow flags were waved and the whole hall sang along songs like Vam i ne snilosya, Chervona Ruta, and the Folksong Medley. As the Christmas block, Ruslana sang a medley of Silent Night, Nova Radist Stala, Chudo, Dobriy Vechir Tobi and other Ukrainian classics.
At the end of hr energetic concert Ruslana performed her Wild Dances again as an encore. Finally Ruslana fulfilled everyone’s autograph wishes.
Ruslana: "Today in Germany I represented Ukraine with all its exotic.
Come to Ukraine for Eurovision!
I have sung, more than usual, danced, more than usual, so I cannot feel my legs anymore ...
I've even shown a piece of my new project ...
Thank you Hanover! Thank you Germany!"