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Jon Bon Jovi: Wedding Singer?


FILE - Singer Jon Bon Jovi play the guitar during a concert of the American rock band Bon Jovi in Madrid, Spain, Thursday June 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Abraham Caro Marin)

FILE - Singer Jon Bon Jovi play the guitar during a concert of the American rock band Bon Jovi in Madrid, Spain, Thursday June 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Abraham Caro Marin)


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When American rock star Jon Bon Jovi attended a wedding in Florida recently, he had no plans to perform.

After all, there was already a band playing music for guests. However, the band’s singer, local jazz musician Lourdes Valentin, knew that Bon Jovi was among the wedding guests. So, she and her jazz band played his famous song, “Livin’ on a Prayer.”

Valentin told the Associated Press that she did not think Bon Jovi would want to sing the song with them.

But, that did not stop her from trying to persuade him to do so. As she sang, Valentin walked over to Bon Jovi’s table. He did not seem like he was interested in performing. At one point, he said to Valentin “you’ve got it.”

But, after a few moments, Bon Jovi took the microphone from Valentin’s hand, and got on stage. He and the band performed a jazz version of the 1986 rock and roll classic. A trumpet player added a part in place of an electric guitar.

Video of the performance appeared on social media. By Friday, it was a trending topic.

Many people wrote that Bon Jovi did not look exactly pleased or excited. They felt bad that the wedding singer had troubled him during the wedding.

One Twitter user said it looked like he had been “put on the spot.”

Another called the performance, “painful to watch.”

And that’s What’s Trending Today.

I'm Dan Friedell.

Ashley Thompson wrote this report with materials from the Associated Press. Caty Weaver was the editor.

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Words in This Story

persuade - v. to cause (someone) to do something by asking, arguing, or giving reasons

trumpet - n. a brass musical instrument that you blow into that has three buttons which you press to play different notes

put on the spot - idiom. to demand that someone produce as expected.

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