Bonnie Tyler to sing Grammy-nominated hit during solar eclipse Special

21 August, 2017, 20:00 | Author: Benny Bass
  • Getty Images | Jeff J Mitchell

Bonnie Tyler will sing her iconic 1983 hit, "Total Eclipse of the Heart" on board the Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas weeklong Total Eclipse Cruise at the point of totality - just as the moon fully covers the sun.

Apparently some soulless CNN producer thought it a good idea to feature Tyler in the network's solar eclipse coverage. The ship will make its way toward the path of totality, sailing through the moment of darkness August 21 after the total eclipse has crossed the continental United States coast to coast for the first time since 1918.

But beware: NASA has advised to not stare directly into the sun during the eclipse, without the protection of special glasses.

"As Oasis of the Seas sails toward the path of totality, the worldwide first lady of rock will join multiplatinum selling band DNCE as part of an exclusive concert in the ship's signature outdoor AquaTheater, commemorating the cruise line's once-in-a-lifetime Total Eclipse Cruise", the company said in a news release.

Watch Tyler belt out the classic above, via CNN.

And unlike the eclipse of the sun, which lasts 2 minutes and 40 seconds, the 1983 hit ballad was originally nearly 8 minutes long, the Welsh singer told "Today" hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie. Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas set sail from Orlando on Sunday.

In the United Kingdom, a partial eclipse will also be visible for around an hour from 7.35pm on Monday 21st.

"I need you more than ever / And if you only hold me tight / We'll be holding on forever", she sang, working it out dramatically, albeit in a not-quite-awake morning voice.

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