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article imageBonnie Tyler to sing Grammy-nominated hit during solar eclipse Special

By Markos Papadatos     Aug 19, 2017 in Music
Fans of classic pop-rock music are in for a treat. Bonnie Tyler will be singing her power-ballad during the solar eclipse.
Tyler will be performing "Total Eclipse of the Heart" aboard the ship Oasis of the Seas during the solar eclipse, that will take place on Monday, August 21. She will be backed by Joe Jonas, the lead singer of the funk-pop group DNCE, and they will rehearse on the day before. The collaboration will occur at the same time of the solar eclipse, which is expected to last 2 minutes and 40 seconds.
The song was penned and produced by Grammy-winning record producer and lyricist Jim Steinman (who has worked with Meatloaf). Tyler's live version of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" at the 1984 Grammy awards at the Shrine Auditorium in California was a perennial fan-favorite, where she showcased her husky voice, and tremendous lung power. She sang it as a duet with Canadian music star Rory Dodd´╗┐, who was flawless on the "turn around, bright eyes" vocals.
"Total Eclipse of the Heart" was nominated for the 1984 Grammy award for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance," and while she lost to Irena Cara ("Flashdance... What a Feeling"), Tyler's empowering, well-received live rendition stole the show.
When Tyler first heard the song, she felt an instant connection with it, and it moved the Welsh songstress to tears. At the time, it was one of the best-selling records of the 80's, with over six million units sold,
Although Tyler acknowledged that "Total Eclipse of the Heart" is not an easy song to sing, she praised it for its beauty. It is a song that is still relevant today, and one that always makes its way on reality singing competitions (and a favorite among aspiring musicians and contestants).
To learn more about Bonnie Tyler, her music and touring schedule, check out her official website.
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