Bonnie Tyler, the 61-year-old Welsh singer best known for her 1980s hits “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and “Holding Out for a Hero,” has been called into service for her country. The United Kingdom has submitted Tyler as its entry in the continent-wide Eurovision Song Contest.
Tyler says she is “honored and delighted” to represent her country. The song she will be singing for the contest is “Believe in Me,” the video for which is above.
The annual contest is held every May. It features pop singing acts from all over Europe vying for the top prize. Each country that is a member of the European Broadcasting Union submits an artist, who performs a song on live TV. The viewers then cast votes for the other countries’ songs to determine the winner.
It has been broadcast on TV every year since its inception in 1956. Britain has not won since 1997, when Katrina and the Waves won with “Love Shine a Light.”