By Robyn Collins
Rocker Jon Bon Jovi thrilled guests at a wedding reception in Miami recently when he agreed to get up from his table and step up to the mic to sing “Livin’ on a Prayer.” The performer for the wedding of a couple only known as Charlie and Jennifer, was jazz singer Lourdes Valentin, and since Valentin knew Bon Jovi was coming she added the song to her setlist in advance.
When Valentin invited him to the stage, he tried to pass, mouthing to the singer, “You got this.” Then, the gracious rocker stood up from his table and finished the song as a duet with Valentin.
“It was great filming this wedding for Jennifer and Charlie, and it was amazing that Jon made such a surprise by coming onto the stage and singing ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ together with the local Jazz singer Lourdes. Everyone is really happy we got this on video,” read a statement from Cool Coconut Studio, which filmed the wedding.
Bon Jovi confirmed earlier this year that they’d completed work on their 14th album This House Is Not For Sale, which is due for release this year via Island/Universal Music Group following the band’s split with Mercury after more than 30 years.
Watch Bon Jovi tear it up at the Miami wedding here: