Bon Jovi to Perform Live on 'American Idol' Thursday, March 14 on FOX

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February 20th, 2013

via press release:






IDOL Sudden Death Round Begins  

Tonight and Tomorrow


World-renowned rock group Bon Jovi will perform their lead single “Because We Can” from the upcoming album, “What About Now” on AMERICAN IDOL Thursday, March 14 (8:00-9:00 PM live ET/ tape-delayed PT) on FOX. The highly anticipated performance coincides with AMERICAN IDOL’s LIVE results show in which America’s votes will determine which finalist stays in the competition and who must go home. “What About Now,” on Island Records, hits stores March 12.


For nearly three decades, Bon Jovi has ruled rock ‘n’ roll. Since forming in 1984, the Grammy Award-winning band has sold more than 130 million albums worldwide and performed more than 2700 concerts in 50 countries for more than 35 million fans. Their latest single, “Because We Can,” hit the Top 5 on iTunes in 24 countries and reached No. 1 in 12 countries. Earlier this month, Bon Jovi returned to the road, with tour dates in the USA, Canada, Europe, Japan, South Africa, Brazil and Australia.


Beginning this week, AMERICAN IDOL heads to Las Vegas for the Sudden Death Round. In the most dramatic episodes yet, the semifinalists will perform one last time for the judges and will be told if they are moving on or heading home. The first group of girls will perform tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and the first group of guys will perform tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).


AMERICAN IDOL is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of Core Media Group, and FremantleMedia North America. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, FremantleMedia, Trish Kinane, FremantleMedia North America; Ken Warwick, FremantleMedia North America; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions also serve as executive producers. “Like” AMERICAN IDOL on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion at #idol.  Follow host Ryan Seacrest at @RyanSeacrest, and follow the judges: @MariahCarey; @yo_randyjackson; @nickiminaj; and @keithurban. Download the AMERICAN IDOL app for iOS devices from the App Store; and for Android devices at Google Play.**

  • Kangarookeeper

    Yikes! Bon JOvi is my worst nightmare.

  • PJewell

    Curious, as I have tickets to see Bon Jovi on March 14th at 7:30 how they can be live on American Idol the same day and the same time?

  • Bonny C.

    Bon Jovi won’t be “live.” They are in concert tonight in Louisville, KY. It must be a tape of a live performance.

  • Thurat

    It wasn’t live. It must have been taped on Tuesday. I thought maybe they might cut to him at the Yum! Center, but no it was in studeo and they tried to make it look live. Just shows that Fox and American Idol are willing to lie to us.

  • Allyson Werner

    That’s what confused me too! My husband went to the concert tonight in Louisville!!

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