Jon Bon Jovi’s concern for reality shows’ contestants

December 12th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec 12 (ANI): Jon Bon Jovi thinks that contestants on reality shows like ‘American Idol’ will struggle to become enduring stars because they aren’t given sufficient time to gain perfection.

He has appeared on the show twice as a mentor to contestants, and appreciated the entertainment value of such competitions.

However, he worries that many aspiring artists would fall down after experiencing instant fame.

“Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, I can go (through) the list of guys that would have all been thrown off… What artists have established, like the aforementioned, (is that they) were telling their story their way. They were stylists. And those kids (on the TV shows), they’re all very technically - you know, good singers - but that does not an artist make,” the Daily Star quoted him as telling Larry King in an interview.

“And being thrust into that spotlight where 30 million people are watching you every week, you win the contest and, by the way, you’d better have a hit record tomorrow. Wow!

“I had 21 years to write that first record. You know, you have a year or two after that to develop who you are on the stage. So it’s very hard on those kids,” he said.

Meanwhile, Jovi admitted that he finds a lot of other reality TV shows, such as ‘Dancing With The Stars,’ annoying because TV producers could use their time working on charity projects instead. (ANI)

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