Bonnie Tyler to sing 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' aboard cruise ship during eclipse

By Karen Butler  |  Aug. 17, 2017 at 6:41 AM
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Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler has been booked to perform her 1983 song "Total Eclipse of the Heart" aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship during Monday's solar eclipse.

"It's going to be so exciting," Tyler told TIME magazine. "It doesn't happen very often, does it?"

"Bonnie Tyler was a natural choice for this once-in-a-lifetime moment," added Michael Bayley, president and chief executive officer of Royal Caribbean International.

The pop-rock group DNCE will back Tyler up during the performance on the Oasis of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean promised in a June press release that its "Total Eclipse Cruise" would feature "a bucket-list-worthy viewing party with a live concert performed by a major headliner -- to be revealed at a later date -- to celebrate the celestial phenomenon that is poised to become the most photographed, most shared and most tweeted event in human history."

"We're set to take vacationers on an unprecedented experience that is nearly a century in the making," said Bayley at the time. "A total solar eclipse hasn't crossed the entire U.S. since 1918, and with many of our ships sailing to the Caribbean along the projected path, the stars aligned. Oasis of the Seas will have the vantage point of the century and an unforgettable celebration out at sea that adventurers won't want to miss."

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