Jon Bon Jovi Set to Replace Katy Perry on ‘American Idol’? New Details Emerge

Throughout their time on American Idol, Triston Harper and Emmy Russell showcased their talents when performing numerous songs for several different genres. But sadly, they ended up eliminated just before the season finale. With Abi Carter, Will Moseley, and Jack Blocker looking to become the next American Idol, it seems that the buzz around the show isn’t on the contestants but Katy Perry. With the singer leaving the show, many have wondered who will take her spot. While no official answer has been given, rumors suggest Jon Bon Jovi might be a frontrunner. And to give more substance to that rumor, Bon Jovi is already appearing on the hit show. 

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A few months ago, Perry shocked fans of American Idol when she announced her departure at the end of the season. Although fans loved her time on the series, the producers are rushing to find a replacement. And according to rumors, a frontrunner is none other than Bon Jovi. According to reports, “Jon is the undisputed top contender to succeed Katy.” But if the rumors are true, there seems to be one giant snag. “A living legend with undeniable charisma, he possesses all the qualities necessary to command the stage and captivate TV audiences”, but all that talent comes with a $25 million price tag. 

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The Connection Between ‘American Idol’ And Jon Bon Jovi

Again, just rumors for now, it’s interesting that Bon Jovi would be mentioned as a frontrunner given his connection with the show. Back in April, American Idol announced that the rockstar would be appearing on the season finale as a guest mentor for the remaining three contestants. With his years of experience, there seemed to be no better singer for the job. But is his time on the show just a guest spot or is it a tryout? 

Only time will tell who becomes the next American Idol judge, but fans are already weighing in on the idea of Bon Jovi taking the spot. “I think Jon would be worth the investment. You would get many more people to watch if this rock icon were part of the show.” Another person added, “I think Bon Jovi would be a GREAT addition to American Iold. If Bon Jovi comes aboard the Idol ratings would go sky High! Go Bon Jovi!” 

With Bon Jovi gracing the American Idol stage in a few days and fans backing him as the next judge, it seems the only obstacle is how much the show is willing to pay. 

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