|Bon Jovi to perform on Canadian Idol finale, coach Top 2
As if there wasn't enough already, there is now even more incentive for Canadian Idol's competitors to make the final two -- the chance to travel to New York to learn from Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi himself.
Known internationally as one of the greatest rock bands of all time, Bon Jovi has also confirmed their attendance in the line-up for Idol's Sept. 11 finale, which also features pop-punker Avril Lavigne and last year's Canadian Idol, Eva Avila. It will the band's first-ever appearance on Canadian television.
"There are few acts today that embody success and longevity in the music business like Bon Jovi," said Susanne Boyce, CTV President of Programming, when making the announcement.
"Sharing their immeasurable experience with the Top 2 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the finalists, and gracing our stage for the finale will be an incredible thrill for our viewers."
Since the smash success of the 1988 album "Slippery When Wet" (which featured hits "You Give Love a Bad Name," "Livin' on a Prayer" and "Wanted Dead or Alive"), Bon Jovi has been known for producing hit after hit throughout the 1980s, 1990s and into the 2000s.
The band has recorded 10 studio albums, sold 120 million albums and played 2,500 concerts in over 50 countries.
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