Eighties star Bonnie Tyler – best known for singing karaoke favorites like “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and “It’s a Heartache” – is mounting a comeback, and unlike most artists from 30-plus years ago, she seems to be having some success. The pride of Skewen, Wales, is representing the UK in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Via The Guardian:
Bonnie Tyler, singer of 1980s hits Holding Out for a Hero and Total Eclipse of the Heart, will be representing the United Kingdom at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
The event takes place in Malmö, Sweden on Saturday 18 May, where the south Wales chanteuse will be performing her song Believe in Me. Does it sound like a winner to you?
On one hand, “Believe in Me” is terrible, sappy dreck. On the other hand, it’s being entered in the Eurovision Song Contest, where terrible sappy dreck has a strong track record of winning.
Regardless of whether or not we actually like the song, we’re rooting for Bonnie, if for no other reason than we love to sing “Total Eclipse” at Wednesday night karaoke.