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    I Give In, I'm Going To Watch "Listen To Your Heart"

    This is going to be a messy, wild ride.

    I've got to be honest, two months ago I wasn't sure I was going to watch Listen to Your Heart — aka The Bachelor spin-off — because watching 23 Jeds sounds miserable to me...

    Jed watching the listen to your heart promo and realizing he went on the show too soon #TheBachelor

    ...but now that we're in quarantine and I have nothing better to do, I am *genuinely* looking forward to the premiere of the show. Oh how quickly isolation has changed my resistant ~tune~.

    Conspiring that the Bachelor higher ups had their hand in the corona virus so we have nothing else to do while being quarantined but to watch Listen to Your Heart

    Here's a look at the cast...because if we can't beat 'em, we might as well join 'em and hop aboard what is sure to be a messy and wild ride:

    1. Bekah: 25 / Musical Theater / Washington, DC

    Maarten De Boer / ABC

    Bio: "Her career has been steadily on the up-and-up, but her love life has fallen flat. Bekah has been the understudy in love for long enough — she is ready to finally be the leading lady in someone's life."

    Fun fact: She has never been on an actual date.

    2. Brandon: 34 / American Folk Pop / Nashville, Tennessee

    Maarten De Boer / ABC

    Bio: "For years, Brandon was a Marine, protecting and serving his country ... But as he moved up in the ranks, his love life sank, as he returned from the war to find the love of his life had moved on without him. Now, Brandon is looking for an independent woman to make beautiful music with and start a new chapter of life."

    Fun Fact: He opened for Jason Derulo in Times Square.

    3. Bri: 28 / Pop / Provo, Utah

    Maarten De Boer / ABC

    Bio: "A stunning and sweet soul, Bri hasn't had the best of luck when it comes to romance. Previously engaged, she's tired of the immaturity and commitment fears of the men she has loved in the past. But after all the heartbreak she's been through, Bri refuses to give up and is ready to find something real and long-lasting."

    Fun Fact: Bri grew up in a traditional home of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and she still practices to this day.

    4. Cheyenne: 23 / R&B / Lawndale, California

    Maarten De Boer / ABC

    Bio: "Cheyenne is making her own music and has dreams of being a pop sensation. She has been single for five years because she is holding out for a true connection with a good man. She has struggled to find men that have her same strong Christian values and hopes to find someone with masculine energy, a good sense of humor, and strong morals."

    Fun Fact: She loves Disneyland.

    5. Chris: 30 / Soul / Los Angeles, California

    Maarten De Boer / ABC

    Bio: "As a wedding singer, Chris is surrounded by love all the time. ... After losing his father, Chris has been motivated to pursue his passion of having a music career, no matter the cost. Chris is looking for a woman he can sing to and grow old with, and it doesn't hurt if she can hold a tune as well."

    Fun Fact: Chris worked for UNICEF and participated in mission trips around the world.

    6. Danny: 26 / Singer-Songwriter / Sherman Oaks, California

    Maarten De Boer / ABC

    Bio: "Danny has over 1 million followers online, but he hasn't been able to find the one who will follow back his heart. ... Danny has been burned in past relationships, but he hasn't let that keep him down. Danny knows he falls hard and fast but feels a true connection will come with a woman he knows can handle his serious along with his silly."

    Fun Fact: Danny wants a woman who can see he is the good kind of weird.

    7. Gabe: 28 / Soul/Folk / Houston, Texas

    Maarten De Boer / ABC

    Bio: "Gabe takes pride in inspiring and motivating others but is still looking for someone who can be his own motivation. He's looking for his 'Proverbs: 31' woman, someone he can honor and trust with his heart. He's hoping he can find that here, and to that we say, 'Amen!'"

    Fun Fact: Gabe cherishes the act of leaving notes and has custom stationery.

    8. Jack: 38 / Country / Dallas, Texas

    Maarten De Boer / ABC

    Bio: "You can find this single dad playing live most nights to support his 3-year-old son. Ever since he and his ex split, Jack hasn't found the right partner to shape a future with. He is dedicated to his musical dreams but hopes he can finally find the woman who can be his duet partner on and off stage."

    Fun Fact: Always prepared, Jack has a necklace tattoo in case he ever forgets his real necklace.

    9. Jamie: 21 / Pop Country / Nashville, Tennessee

    Maarten De Boer / ABC

    Bio: "Jamie is ready for the real deal when it comes to music and love. Even after going on 100 dates this year, she still hasn't found someone who can make her heart sing. She has dated a lot of off-key men, but this time, she's hoping to hit the right note."

    Fun Fact: Her favorite food is margaritas.

    10. Josh: 31 / Country & Pop / Nashville, Tennessee

    Maarten De Boer / ABC

    Bio: "When Josh was 22, he was a deputy sheriff and married his high school sweetheart. He had everything he thought he wanted. After eight years of being on the force, Josh realized that he wasn't happy in his career or his marriage and left both to pursue his music dreams."

    Fun Fact: Josh has given more than 3,500 singing Uber rides in Nashville.

    11. Julia: 27 / Pop / Wayne, Pennsylvania

    Maarten De Boer / ABC

    Bio: "Julia struggled with cystic fibrosis throughout her life, but because of recent breakthroughs in medicine, Julia's health has stabilized and as a result, she has a second chance at life, music, and love."

    Fun Fact: For eight years, Julia was a featured singer in the local ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia.

    12. Mariana: 23 / R&B, Pop / Dallas, Texas

    Maarten De Boer / ABC

    Bio: "Mariana may look sweet, but this Texas girl also has some spice! With Mexican and Puerto Rican roots, she was raised by her single dad who is her ultimate superhero. Many of her relatives are musically inclined and she naturally gravitated toward R&B and pop. She considers herself a romantic with her head in the clouds."

    Fun Fact: Her favorite pastime is going to museums.

    13. Matt: 32 / Neo Soul / Encino, California

    Maarten De Boer / ABC

    Bio: "Matt has dedicated his life to his music and band, Brother Stone & The Get Down, which he co-leads alongside his cousin. Being laser-focused on his music has meant sacrificing a love life. He wants a down-to-earth girl to share his life and dreams with, on and off the tour bus."

    Fun Fact: Matt's longest relationship has been with his beard: seven years strong.

    14. Mel: 27 / Indie Rock / Brooklyn, New York

    Maarten De Boer / ABC

    Bio: "Realizing that music was her true passion, she enrolled at Berklee College of Music, where she studied songwriting and performance arts. When it comes to love, Mel truly dislikes the modern dating world and claims that she's not easy to fall in love with."

    Fun Fact: Mel does a great Seinfeld impression as an icebreaker.

    15. Michael Todd: 31 / Singer-Songwriter / Atwater, California

    Maarten De Boer / ABC

    Bio: "Michael Todd — the man with two first names — is the life of the party, quick-witted, with a personality that's almost as big as his rock anthems. But underneath the glossy surface is a prolific singer-songwriter looking for his soulmate."

    Fun Fact: Michael Todd wants his music to become the soundtrack to people's lives.

    16. Natascha: 33 / Pop / Los Angeles, California

    Maarten De Boer / ABC

    Bio: "You can find Natascha bouncing around the globe performing with some of the best musicians in the world. Unfortunately, her success in music has not translated to her love life. Natascha is looking for a mature man who shares her values and lust for life."

    Fun Fact: Natascha won Miss New York Teen USA and placed Top 15 at Miss Teen USA.

    17. Ruby: 25 / Indie Pop / Austin, Texas

    Maarten De Boer / ABC

    Bio: "She started playing violin at 2 years old and soon became the youngest fiddle player to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. She has gone on to play with the likes of Lady Gaga and Willie Nelson but has recently been focused on a solo career. Ruby admits she is a relationship-oriented girl though, so she comes to Listen to Your Heart looking once again to hit the right notes with someone as talented as herself."

    Fun Fact: Has performed for all five living US Presidents.

    18. Rudi: 24 / R&B & Pop / San Antonio, Texas

    Maarten De Boer / ABC

    Bio: "When Rudi sings her heart out, she is a force to be reckoned with and has even performed as an opening act in front of 20,000 people at Lollapalooza. Rudi is looking for that crazy love and forever partner in romance and music."

    Fun Fact: Rudi once waited for her ex-boyfriend to fall asleep, then used his finger to break into his phone (spoiler: receipts were found).

    19. Russell: 26 / American Folk / New York, New York

    Maarten De Boer / ABC

    Bio: "When Russell isn't playing his axe, he is throwing them, as a knife-throwing and archery instructor. Women may swoon from his teen idol looks, but true love for Russell will come with someone who can get him to put his guard down."

    Fun Fact: Russell once traded giving a guitar lesson for a magic lesson.

    20. Ryan: 28 / Jazz, Funk, Pop, R&B / Dearborn Heights, Michigan

    Maarten De Boer / ABC

    Bio: "Recently breaking up with his girlfriend of two years, Ryan has been unlucky in romance and has struggled to find someone who respects his musical aspirations. Ryan is looking for someone who understands the unique challenges of dating an artist."

    Fun Fact: He can eat an entire pizza in one sitting.

    21. Savannah: 25 / Acoustic Pop / Nashville, Tennessee

    Maarten De Boer / ABC

    Bio: "Savannah quit her job, packed her bags, and moved to Nashville in hopes of finding a life partner making it big in Music City! It's only been a few months, but she's bringing the heat to Nashville's music hot spots. When it comes to love, Savannah hasn't been hitting the right notes."

    Fun Fact: Savannah was the leader of her youth ministry.

    22. Sheridan: 27 / R&B Soul Pop / Austin, Texas

    Maarten De Boer / ABC

    Bio: "Sheridan puts the work in to make his dreams come true by living out of his car during self-funded tours across the country. He's dedicated to love just as much as he's dedicated to music: All he needs is someone to share the driver's seat with."

    Fun Fact: He only uses microfiber towels on his hair to keep his curls looking lush.

    23. Trevor: 29 / Country Pop / Encino, California

    Maarten De Boer / ABC

    Bio: "In 2018, Trevor made it to the Top 25 on American Idol and is now hoping to be No. 1 in someone's heart. He is hoping to date a woman who is secure enough to know that when Trevor is in, he's all in!"

    Fun Fact: His best friend is his golden retriever, Koda.

    So, Bach Nation...are we gonna do it? Are we going to watch Listen to Your Heart together? I need someone to experience this with me.

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