Saturday 17 March 2018

Bonnie Tyler to perform 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' on cruise ship during solar eclipse

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Bonnie Tyler will sing her iconic hit 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' onboard a Caribbean cruise ship during the total solar eclipse taking place tonight.

The Welsh singer, renowned for her husky voice, gave a sneak preview of her performance on CNN earlier today.

She sang a few lines from the hit song while the CNN presenter bizarrely waved a lighter in studio.

The special performance will be backed by US pop group DNCE, fronted by Joe Jonas.

"It’s going to be so exciting," the eighties pop icon told TIME. "It doesn’t happen very often, does it?"

The eclipse is due to take place just after 7.30pm tonight (Irish time) and will last approximately 48 minutes.

While Irish people will only get to see a partial eclipse, across the Atlantic, America is set to experience their first total eclipse since 1979.

Dubbed the Great American Eclipse, the moment will see the Sun, the Moon and the Earth become perfectly aligned in a once-in-a-lifetime celestial spectacle seen from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean.

David of Astronomy Ireland is in Nashville to see the spectacle.

"We’re not here for the country music, we’re here to watch the spectacle," David said.

David and a number of members of Astronomy Ireland have travelled to Nashville specifically, as it is the largest city to see the totality of the eclipse.

This is the third trip Astronomy Ireland have taken to experience eclipses, with the others being Bulgaria in 1999 and Turkey in 2006.

David is looking forward to witnessing another one.

"We’re hoping for clear skies," he added.

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