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The 1st season of The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart premiered on April 13, 2020. It features 23 single, aspiring musicians.

None of the contestants have been a part of Bachelor Nation before.

Filming and development

Casting and contestants

The 23 contestants were revealed on February 27, 2020.

Trevor Holmes has previously appeared on American Idol where singer Katy Perry took a great liking to him. Natascha Bessez appeared on the 9th season of The Voice of Holland. Gabe Baker competed on the 2nd season of Netflix's Ultimate Beastmaster.

Production

The series is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television, with Fleiss, Martin Hilton, Nicole Woods, Bennett Graebner, Peter Gust, Tim Warner, Louis Caric, and Peter Geist serving as executive producers.

Contestants

The season began with 23 contestants.

Future appearances

Call-Out Order

Place Contestant Week
1 2 3 4 5 6
1-2 Bri In Date In In Last Winner
Chris In Date In Date Last Winner
3-4 Jamie Date Date In Last Date Out
Trevor In Date In Last Date Out
5-6 Matt Date In In In Date Split
Rudi In In In Date Date Split
7-8 Natascha Wait In Date In Out
Ryan Date In Date Date Out
9-10 Brandon In Date Last Out
Julia In Last In Out
11-12 Savannah In Date Last Quit
Sheridan In Date In Quit
13-14 Bekah In In Out
Danny In In Out
15-16 Gabe In In Quit
Ruby Wait In Out
17-19 Cheyenne In Out
Mariana Wait Out
Mel Date Out
20-23 Jack Out
Josh Out
Michael Out
Russell Out
The contestant is male.
The contestant is female.
The contestant went on a date and gave out a rose at the rose ceremony.
The contestant went on a date and got a rose at the rose ceremony.
The contestant gave or received a rose at the rose ceremony, thus remaining in the competition.
The contestant received the last rose.
The contestant went on a date and received the last rose.
The contestant went on a date and was eliminated.
The contestant was eliminated.
The contestant voluntarily left the show.
The couple won the competition.
The contestant had to wait before entering the competition.
The contestant went on a date and was given and also received a rose.
The couple broke up and decided to leave the show.

Episodes

No. in season Title Original air date
1 "Series premiere" April 13, 2020
The next chapter in Bachelor Franchise history begins with the arrival of 20 hot, single musicians – 12 men and eight women – from across the country looking for love and musical chemistry. Who will find their musical soul mate and a lasting partnership? And who will leave as a solo act?
2 "Week 2 April 20, 2020
Jamie, torn between two men, casts her romantic fate with Trevor. The two go on their first date, busking in Venice, California. Will they survive the arrival of Natascha, a beautiful blonde who is prepared to drop a bombshell on the happy couple and threaten their potential happiness? Bri and Chris spend a music lover’s dream date alone together in Hollywood’s famed Guitar Center but must hurdle some trust issues first. A make-or-break date with the lovesick Sheridan and his conflicted partner Julia finds them singing a duet in the studios of iHeartRadio. Back at the ranch, Mariana and Ruby, two new hot arrivals add their names to the growing list of Brandon’s admirers, but who gets the chance to take him on a date? The 11 unattached women pull out all the stops to make a connection and get a rose from the eight available men.
3 "Week 3” April 27, 2020
It’s showtime! As the couples prepare to perform in front of a live audience and a panel of superstar judges, they first must endure the toughest test of their relationships yet. It is time to face the music about who wants to pursue a real connection. If a couple cannot see their future together, they must say their goodbyes before the competition begins. Now, receiving a rose no longer just means having a romantic connection, it’s also about having talent and a strong connection onstage when performing as a couple. Bachelor Nation favorites JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers, along with pop icon Kesha and two-time GRAMMY® Award winner Jason Mraz will judge the duos’ musical talent and their chemistry in their performances. Who will be inspired by the moment and who will freeze? Moving performances and heartbreaking departures highlight this game-changing week.
4 "Week 4" May 4, 2020
The six remaining couples – Natascha and Ryan, Julia and Sheridan, Bri and Chris, Rudi and Matt, Jamie and Trevor, and Savannah and Brandon – survived the first round of musical performances, but another shocking surprise awaits them. They will be switching partners and going on dates with someone in another couple in order to really test their relationships and their all-important chemistry. Will the dates affirm the feelings they have with their current partners or will they decide to change their mate? The drama reaches epic proportions before the couples prepare to hit the stage again with celebrity judges – Bachelor married royalty, Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo, bestselling recording artist Andy Grammer and GRAMMY® Award winner Toni Braxton – ready to weigh in on their musical talent and the chemistry expressed in their performances.
5 "Week 5-SemiFinals" May 11, 2020
It’s time to hit the road! After a tough round of judging and tearful goodbyes, the final four couples – Bri and Chris, Jamie and Trevor, Rudi and Matt, and Natascha and Ryan – take their relationships and performing talents to Las Vegas, traveling by luxury tour buses. Chris and Bri serenade a happy couple at their wedding. Jamie and Trevor use an empty arena as a backdrop to share their feelings for one another. Rudi and Matt are invited onstage by Reggae and dancehall icon Shaggy to sing backup on one of his hits. Natascha and Ryan let off steam by using heavy construction equipment to crush cars. The couples perform for this week’s panel of judges, including Arie and Lauren Luyendyk Jr., music power couple Ashlee Simpson-Ross and Evan Ross, and Train front man, Pat Monahan, who decide who will move on to the finals and have their romantic and musical dreams come true.
6 "Finale" May 18, 2020
Music City – Nashville – is the backdrop for the stunning final competition to see which couple will capture the opportunity for musical fame and fortune and the love of a lifetime. Before Bri and Chris, Jamie and Trevor, and Rudi and Matt perform in front of their largest audience yet, they are surprised to discover they will go on fantasy suite dates to decide whether to take their relationship to the next level and if they can see a future together. How much will this change the dynamic between the partners? The couples prepare to wow the celebrity judges with their stage chemistry and musical talents and grab the brass ring. However, their growing anxieties compel this to be a true test of who can manage their feelings to deliver their best-ever performance and win the competition on the season finale.

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