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This 'Voice' Contestant's Latest Performance Will Make You Turn Around, Bright Eyes

Chloe Kohanski nails Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart."

Continuing to make quite the impression on us, Chloe Kohanski took on an '80s classic on last night's episode of The Voice. The season 13 standout — who has wowed with Fleetwood Mac tunes "The Chain" and "Landslide" — performed Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and, in the process, made Jennifer Hudson gasp.


As part of the top 11 episode, Kohanski — clad in a ruffly black outfit (the opposite of which Tyler wore in the still-iconic music video) and glittery silver teardrops — sang her heart out. She matched the passion that the song demands and seemingly blew away her own coach, Blake Shelton, as well as proved she deserved to move onto the next round.

"Total Eclipse of the Heart," which came out in 1983 — the same year as Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time," which Kohanski has also sung on the show — topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It has since become the biggest hit of the Welsh singer's career and an obvious song to perform during events such as this year's total solar eclipse with DNCE. Get it?

"I'm so proud of you week after week. I'm so happy to see you out here shining and just being so original," Miley Cyrus, Kohanski's former coach, said of the performance. Cyrus added that Kohanski represents the "free-spirited" and "freaky" folks — a club she herself belongs to — and that it was her dream for Kohanski to do this song when she was still on her team.

Shelton, for his part, said he thinks Kohanski has set the bar high for the competition.

Check out Chloe Kohanski singing Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” here:

Cover image via Tyler Golden / NBC

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