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Bonnie Tyler will sing hit ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ on a cruise ship during eclipse

In this May 17, 2013, file photo, Bonnie Tyler performs her song ‘Believe in Me’ during a rehearsal for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest at the Malmo Arena in Malmo, Sweden. Royal Caribbean announced on Aug. 16, 2017, that Tyler will perform her hit, ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart,’ at sea on the day of the total eclipse Monday during a ‘Total Eclipse Cruise.’
In this May 17, 2013, file photo, Bonnie Tyler performs her song ‘Believe in Me’ during a rehearsal for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest at the Malmo Arena in Malmo, Sweden. Royal Caribbean announced on Aug. 16, 2017, that Tyler will perform her hit, ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart,’ at sea on the day of the total eclipse Monday during a ‘Total Eclipse Cruise.’ AP

Forever is gonna start aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas Monday with a concert of lunar proportions.

The Miami-based cruise line announced Wednesday that singer Bonnie Tyler has been invited to belt her hit ‘80s ballad, “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” during a concert on the ship as, above, a solar eclipse plunges the sky into darkness.

The concert will be timed to start just as the ship enters the path of the total eclipse, off the coast of The Bahamas, at about 3 p.m.

Tyler will be joined by pop band DNCE in a duet of the 1983 song during the concert, held at the ship’s outdoor amphitheater, the AquaTheater.

The concert is part of Royal Caribbean’s total eclipse cruise, which leaves Sunday from Orlando’s Port Canaveral and will sail along the path of the eclipse to Phillipsburg, St. Maarten; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; and Nassau, Bahamas over seven days.

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The path of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas during its eclipse cruise. The ship will feature a concert by Bonnie Tyler and DNCE during the total eclipse on Monday. Royal Caribbean International

The eclipse is the first total solar eclipse — in which the moon completely blocks the sun and only the sun’s atmosphere is visible — to cross the continental United States in 99 years. The event is expected to draw thousands of tourists to spots from Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina, where the total eclipse can be viewed.

Those in the Miami area will see only 72 percent of the eclipse.

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