Jon Bon Jovi joins wedding band for 'Livin' on a Prayer' (YouTube video)

Posted at 1:22 PM, Jul 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 13:22:20-04

MIAMI (AP) -- Jon Bon Jovi was a reluctant singer at a recent Miami wedding. Videos show the rocker sheepishly taking the microphone after a wedding band led by singer Lourdes Valentin launched into Bon Jovi's 1986 classic, "Livin' on a Prayer.   

Bon Jovi opted for a smoother delivery of the song to match the jazz quintet. A trumpet player added a solo to fill in for the song's missing electric guitar riff.   

Bon Jovi appears to have been a guest at the reception.   

Valentin writes in a note accompanying a video of the performance on YouTube that she prepared the song ahead of the wedding specifically for Bon Jovi. She says, "It was a thrill to sing with such an amazing artist."

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