Tyler to sing 'Total Eclipse' hit for rare solar event

Danny Woods
August 21, 2017

The Welsh singer said her song had to be edited down from its original eight minutes to a two-minute-and-40-seconds version because that's how long the total eclipse will last.

United States pop band DNCE will also be part of the exclusive concert in the ship's signature outdoor AquaTheater.

Bonnie Tyler's 80s chart-topper Total Eclipse Of The Heart might be the ideal soundtrack to the forthcoming total eclipse - but wouldn't it be even better if the lady herself were singing it?

The weeklong cruise departed Orlando, Florida, for the Caribbean on Sunday.

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Alongside Tyler, the Joe Jonas-led band DNCE, renowned for their hit song, "Cake by the Ocean", will serve as the backing band for the performance of the famous 80's classic. A bewildered Tyler fields them with grace, saying that the song is "evergreen" and "everybody loves to see it".

Beyond the 70-mile-wide path of totality, observers in the continental US, including those in Pennsylvania, will be treated to a partial solar eclipse.

"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. "Can you stare into a total eclipse of the heart without glasses?" The Total Eclipse Cruise will have a live viewing party complete with a concert from an artist to be named down the line.

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