Bonnie Tyler, TIME's Person of the Year 2020?

Bonnie Tyler among finalists for TIME’s 2020 Person of the Year?

According to a well-placed source, Bonnie Tyler is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2020. But while the singer's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.

UPDATE 29/01/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Why not Tyler for Person of the Year?

The list of nominees for Time magazine’s Person of the Year is always an eclectic mix of world leaders, pop culture icons, buzzworthy names, and human rights activists. The unexpected inclusion of the 68-year-old singer, as a 2020 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

“What makes Tyler so important is the potential and influence she now has, rather than anything she has already done,” said a panelist who preferred to remain anonymous, adding that earlier this month, the singer have already been named ‘Briton Of The Year’ by some major British newspapers and even ‘Swansea Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Swansea (Bonnie Tyler's hometown).

Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year

A representative for the singer was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:

“Bonnie Tyler Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 28 Jan 2020
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveBonnie”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 28 Jan 2020
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Bonnie Tyler?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 28 Jan 2020

Could 2020 officially be the Year of Bonnie Tyler?

Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2020 Person of the Year.

Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2020?

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