Sam Lavery will sing Bonnie Tyler classic on X Factor Fright Night

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 October 2016
Sam Lavery's Fright Night Twitter post

Sam Lavery's Fright Night Twitter post

Sam Lavery is to sing Bonnie Tyler's 1983 smash hit single 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' on 'The X Factor' for the Fright Night theme on Saturday (29.10.16), while Honey G is taking on Will Smith's 'Men In Black'

Sam Lavery will sing Bonnie Tyler's 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' for Fright Night week on 'The X Factor' on Saturday evening (29.10.16).

The 17-year-old wannabe pop star has the challenge of covering Bonnie's 1983 global smash hit, which has gone on to become her staple song and a karaoke favourite of the British public.

To calm her nerves Sam has had a good luck message from 65-year-old Bonnie's best friend, North East entertainer Lorraine Crosby.

Lorraine - who duetted with Meat Loaf on his 1993 hit 'I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)' - said: "Hope she nails the song, good luck! Jim Steinman's epic track 'Total Eclipse...' is one of the biggest power ballads of all time."

Lorraine, 55, also posted on Twitter: "Good luck Sam."

Sam is thrilled to get message of support from Lorraine and retweeted a news item about her her performance along with the caption: "Wow thank you so much xxx (sic)"

The pretty brunette can't wait to step onto 'The X Factor' and sing for the public and the judges, Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh, and gave her 26,7000 followers a sneak peak of her outfit.

Along with a selfie photo of her in a flesh-coloured bodice, she wrote: "Not longggggg (sic)"

Elsewhere on Fright Night, Honey G will rap Will Smith's 'Men In Black' - the theme song to his 1997 sci-fi film - while Matt Terry is going to take on Nina Simone's spellbinder 'I Put a Spell on You'.

Gifty Louise will once again cover a Fifth Harmony track when she delivers 'I'm In Love With a Monster', Emily Middlemas will be putting her unique spin on Radiohead's 'Creep' and 5 After Midnight will attempt to turn Michael Jackson's iconic 'Thriller' into a boy band track.

'The X Factor' will air on ITV at 8:00 pm on Saturday.

Full list of 'X Factor' Fright Night performances:


Matt Terry: Nina Simone - 'I Put a Spell on You'

Ryan Lawrie: Backstreet Boys - 'Everybody'


Emily Middlemas: Radiohead - 'Creep'

Sam Lavery: Bonnie Tyler - 'Total Eclipse of the Heart'

Gifty Louise: Fifth Harmony - 'I'm In Love With a Monster'


Honey G: Will Smith - 'Men in Black'

Saara Aalto: Lady Gaga - 'Bad Romance'


5 After Midnight: Michael Jackson - 'Thriller'

Four of Diamonds: Ella Henderson - 'Ghost'

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