The total solar eclipse that will take place on this coming Monday has taken the United States by storm. Various events are being organized to mark the rare celestial phenomenon but the one event that has grabbed everyone’s attention is Bonnie Tyler performing her 1983 classic “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” The singer will be performing her classic song on the Oasis of the Seas cruise with the DNCE rock-dance band. The Total Eclipse Cruise that has a weeklong schedule is set to sail this Sunday from Port Canaveral and will stop at various locations after the eclipse.

Bonnie Tyler’s performance with Joe Jonas-led band

Bonnie Tyler will be belting out her hit song in the AquaTheater of the ship with the DNCE band of Joe Jonas. What is more, the cruise has been planned in such a way that it will be in the path of total eclipse when Tyler gives her performance. The eclipse is scheduled to last for two minutes and forty seconds and the cruise will go through the few minutes of darkness from midday to early afternoon on Monday. Not only this, the cruise has planned elaborate eclipse-themed activities for the passengers that include dance parties, lectures, games for children, cocktails, dishes and much more.

Excited about onboard performance

Bonnie Tyler is pretty excited about her live performance on the total eclipse day and is looking forward to the event.

She told the media that the eclipse is quite short in duration which is not the case with her song and therefore, it had to be clipped. She also said that when she had sung the song for the first time she had never thought that it would play on the radio someday. The 66-year-old singer also expressed excitement at the prospect of performing on a special day saying that such eclipses do not take place every day.

'Total Eclipse' relevant because of timeless appeal

Well, fans would do well to note that this classic of the Welsh crooner is known to climb up on popularity charts during eclipses. Last year’s eclipse in March created a steep rise in the views and listenership of the song and Tyler feels that it is the evergreen essence of the ballad that has kept it alive until this day.

For those who do not know, the song was written by Jim Steinman and it was released in 1983 to huge applause from the critics as well as the audiences across the world. It is a moving number that has been given an ideal rendition by Tyler with her powerful and sincere voice.