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Singing roots to Total Eclipse
Bonnie Tyler and Only Men Aloud!
Bonnie Tyler with Men Aloud!

Things are looking good for Bonnie Tyler - an appearance in a television soap, a new version of one of her classic hits and singing the title track for a new stage show.

Her cameo role in Channel 4's Hollyoaks, sees her playing the part of a guardian angel and singing another of her classics - Holding Out for a Hero.

Recently she teamed up with the choir Only Men Aloud to re-make her 1983 hit song Total Eclipse of The Heart and she is singing the title track in Mal Pope's stage show Cappuccino Girls.

But she still remembers her very first public performance and the piece she sang at around 12-years-old.

"I used to sing in chapel," she said. "The first time I sang publicly 'All Things Bright and Beautiful' and it went down very well."

"I have lots of good memories of Skewen and Swansea.

"I remember we used to go on Sunday trips to Caswell Bay.

"We'd sing all the way there - 'Coming Round the Mountain' that sort of thing and when we got there we'd eat tomato sandwiches with sand in the middle."

She first joined Men Aloud to perform Total Eclipse during their UK tour in April.

But she was so impressed at the song's arrangement that she decided to re-record it.

The new version will be released on 12 October and the Hollyoaks episode is due to be screened on October 2.

Tyler joins choir for hit remake
16 Sep 09 |  Wales
Tyler releases new Total Eclipse
02 Sep 09 |  Entertainment



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