Jon Bon Jovi was just "Livin' on a Prayer" — one that included not being forced to stand up during a friend's wedding and perform that well-known song. But alas, that prayer went unanswered as the rock star was pretty much peer pressured into adding 'wedding singer' onto his already lengthy resume. A video just surfaced of Bon Jovi being practically dragged up on stage to sing at a recent Miami wedding reception, and boy, is it awkward. Poor guy... Looks like all he wanted was a slice of wedding cake.
We usually always love spotting celebrity wedding crashers and surprise star singers at nupitals. Taylor Swift recently stopped by a New Jersey wedding to surprise the bride and groom and claimed wedding singer status when she grabbed the mic and performed one of her hit songs. And last year, Ed Sheeran popped up at a stranger's nupitals to perform his wedding-worthy hit "Thinking Out Loud" for the couple's first dance. But in this case, this is one famous musician who would've rather just let the bride own the spotlight.
It looked like Bon Jovi wanted to croon "You Give Love a Bad Name" to the pushy Miami wedding singer who wouldn't take no for an answer when she attempted to cajole him into performing with her. According to the Associated Press, Lourdes Valentin — the lead of the Miami nuptial band performing that day — said that she knew that the famous rock star was on the guest list and had asked him ahead of time if he would sing with her. But when he declined, she thought that good old public peer pressure was the way to go, resulting in the uber-awkward video below.
As the band began performing Bon Jovi's hit "Livin' on a Prayer," the uncomfortable star wedding guest just plastered a smile on his face, apparently praying for the moment to end soon. But by the time the song was "halfway there," and the singer was practically circling around her prey, Bon Jovi saw no way out and reluctantly took the mic to finish up the tune to the delight of Valentin and the rest of the wedding guests.
So what have we learned from this? Despite flashing the camera the eyes of a stressed out bride whose caterer just canceled the night before, Bon Jovi is officially the greatest sport in the world. And also, you should probably request that your wedding singer refrain from harassing any guests.