When The Bachelor franchise formally introduced Listen to Your Heart, many followers joked about Jed Wyatt’s affect on the franchise. The pet food jingle virtuoso bought his begin on Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette and even turned her ultimate decide. But after cameras stopped rolling, Brown found Wyatt had a girlfriend again at dwelling and wasn’t there “for the right reasons.” Nevertheless, viewers famous The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart was the right match for Wyatt. But just lately, host Chris Harrison revealed he thinks in any other case.
Chris Harrison explains why Jed Wyatt wouldn’t be a very good match for ‘The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart’
When ABC unveiled the premise of The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart, the fandom was immediately reminded of Wyatt. We now know the sequence solely options new faces in its solid, versus outdated contestants from The Bachelor franchise. However, a couple of acquainted faces will make cameos. And in January 2020, Harrison joked Wyatt ought to come again.
“Jed is the obvious [choice],” Harrison advised Entertainment Tonight when requested which Bachelor Nation alums ought to seem on Listen to Your Heart.
Meanwhile, in an interview with Us Weekly from January 2020, Harrison instructed the spinoff sequence may present Wyatt with a redemption arc after what occurred on The Bachelorette.
“I think he needs a chance to maybe redeem himself, musically and emotionally. I think he bombed on both,” Harrison mentioned. “It was a tragic ending to his story on so many levels.”
Now it seems Harrison doesn’t imagine Wyatt would have been a very good addition to the Listen to Your Heart solid. And even when Wyatt didn’t have a girlfriend, Harrison hinted the expertise on the spinoff surpasses the previous Bachelorette winner.
“This may have been the perfect show for him, although again, he still could not have come on with a girlfriend,” Harrison advised Refinery29. “That’s the whole point. You need to be single. I guess that would have been a big hurdle to get over.”
He continued: “No offense to Jed, however these are reliable musicians from all throughout the spectrum. We have those who got here from their church choirs, those who have a Broadway background, individuals who have been grinding in Nashville for years and have by no means made it. We have one of many guys who made it fairly far on American Idol.”
Chris Harrison reveals what impressed ‘The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart’
Clearly, Wyatt received’t be making his grand return to The Bachelor franchise anytime quickly. And though the timing of Listen to Your Heart has followers speculating the brand new sequence was impressed by Wyatt, Harrison insisted A Star Is Born is the explanation why the staff wished to dive right into a music spinoff.
“We all love A Star Is Born. You noticed that chemistry with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, particularly that second on the Oscars after they simply had this loopy chemistry and also you thought, ‘Wow, they may make a baby right there,’” Harrison advised KTLA on April 13. “We thought we may sprinkle what we do with The Bachelor so nicely and make that chemistry in actual life. A stupendous couple that loves one another, however an ideal duet. And that is what was born — Listen to Your Heart.”
But inspiration apart, The Bachelor staff is conscious they’re confronting one other component exterior of romance. When talking with E! News, Harrison touched on the “here for the right reasons” stigma inside the franchise and the way the music spinoff handled it.
“[The Listen to Your Heart contestants] all do have this shared ardour of music, and I believed OK, are all of them going to be right here for his or her musical careers?” Harrison mentioned. “But honestly, it kind of took the onus off of that ‘are you here for the right reasons’ thing, because they were all there for the reason of music and to expand that, but also to find love.”
The host additionally added there was one other layer of “vulnerability” and “intimacy” to the franchise we haven’t seen earlier than, because it got here by the music. But don’t fear. Listen to Your Heart continues to be about love. Harrison mentioned:
We have been very cautious once we began the present. A lesson that we discovered a very long time in the past is that what’s most necessary is the connection — love, discovering love. Diving into that’s all the time paramount, and all through all the present, you notice that in the end is crucial factor. And if you’ll find music on prime of that, that’s a bonus. It will actually really feel extra like a Bachelor present, much less of a music competitors present for positive.
The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart airs Monday nights at eight p.m. EST on ABC.
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