American Idol Alum Featured on New Music Focused Bachelor Show

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New ABC Reality Show The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart Features American Idol 2018 Alum

ABC announced the 23 artists who will compete in the new Bachelor Nation franchise series, The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart.  The series premieres Monday April 13 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. 

Special appearances by some of Bachelor Nation’s favorite couples and celebrated names from the music world will be featured during the series and will be announced shortly.

A reality show featuring singers is ripe for former singing show contestants. And indeed, Trevor Holmes from American Idol 2018 will be looking for the perfect love match. He’s the singer who had a big crush on Katy Perry. His girlfriend swore she didn’t mind. But maybe she did, because Trevor is now single and ready to mingle. Heh. Check out Trevor’s Audition, an interview the following morning on GMA. He got cut at the Top 24 with a lackluster performance of Slow Hand by Niall Horan.

I wish ABC had posted first and last names. But this is the Bachelor so… If any of you recognize a singer from another competition, shout out to me on Twitter, email, or just post the info in comments.

The competition, hosted by Chris Harrison, will feature cast members embarking on an incredible journey to find love through music. Singing well-known songs, both individually and as couples, they will look to form attractions through the melodies, find and reveal their feelings and, ultimately, fall in love.

The eligible bachelors and bachelorettes will meet and explore their relationships while living together and going on dates that focus on music. Once the couples commit to each other, it will be time to take their relationship to the next level. The harmony of the couples will be tested through musical challenges, including live performances judged by some of the biggest names in the music business. Ultimately, the couples whose performances reveal their love and devotion to one another will continue to be given a chance to further their relationships until only one couple is left standing.

The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart Cast List


Bekah, 25, musical theater, Washington, D.C. – She may seem small, but Bekah has a voice that packs a punch! She’s proud to be a strong representative for musical theater nerds everywhere! Growing up in Arkansas with her three older sisters, Bekah was always pushed to follow her dreams. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theater, Bekah’s ready to let the world see what she can do. Her career has been steadily on the up and up, but her love life has fallen flat. 


Bri, 28, pop, Provo, Utah – 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. 

Cheyenne, 23, R&B, Lawndale, CA – Cheyenne was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. At 8 years old, Cheyenne started singing in the children’s church choir and fell in love with music. Now, 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. She wants to date a musician because she thinks they will understand her on a deeper level.

Jamie, 21, country, Nashville, TN – Jamie is the sweet and fun-loving girl next door who knows her way around a six-string guitar. From an early age, she knew she wanted a career in music. After leaving liberal arts college for the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Jamie was ready to pursue her musical aspirations. As a budding artist, it’s important for her to be taken seriously and to prove to her family that she can make it big! Even after going on 100 dates this year, she still hasn’t found someone who can make her heart sing. 

Julia, 27, pop, Wayne, PA – Julia sang before she could talk. Her music career began in the theater at age 6. She started recording original songs professionally by age 15. Julia struggled with cystic fibrosis throughout her life but because of recent breakthroughs in medicine, Julia has fully recovered and has a second chance at life, music and love. 

Mariana, 23, R&B and pop, Dallas, Texas – 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 towards R&B and pop. She considers herself a romantic with her head in the clouds. 

Mel, 27, indie rock, Brooklyn, NY – Brought up in the Midwest, Mel was adopted from Seoul, Korea, with her two younger siblings. This indie-rock chick grew up singing at her church and attended Bethel University. 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.

Natascha, 33, pop, Los Angeles, CA – With a Chilean and French background, Natascha is a pop singer with an international flair. You can find Natasha 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. Recently out of a long-distance relationship.

Ruby, 25, indie pop, Austin, Texas – Ruby is no stranger to trying to combine love with music, as she has dated fellow band members in the past. 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. 

Rudi, 24, R&B and pop, Los Angeles, CA – This 24-year-old is not shy when it comes to long-term relationships and admits that the last seven months is the longest amount of time that she’s been single. Looking for the right partner, Rudi knows that she has a crazy side to her and wants a man that can handle it and throw it right back at her. 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. 

Savannah, 25, acoustic pop, Nashville, TN – After years of working a normal corporate job, Savannah realized she could not play it safe anymore. 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. 


Brandon, 34, American folk pop, Nashville, TN – For years, Brandon was a Marine, protecting and serving his country. Writing and performing music was a way for him to entertain and motivate the soldiers he served alongside. But as he moved up in the ranks, his love life sank, when 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.

Chris, 30, soul, Los Angeles, CA – As a wedding singer, Chris is surrounded by love all the time. Growing up in Tampa, Florida, to Caribbean parents, Chris was always encouraged to find love and follow his dreams. After losing his father, Chris has been motivated to pursue his passion of having a music career, no matter the cost. After years of being the singer at a wedding, he is ready for his love story.

Danny, 26, singer-songwriter, Sherman Oaks, CA – A native of Los Angeles, Danny has over 1 million followers online, but he hasn’t been able to find the one who will follow back his heart. He gained internet fame thanks to original songs and musical impersonations. 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.

Gabe, 28, soul/folk, Houston, Texas – Gabe, the all-American, Texas-born performer, athlete and community organizer takes the definition of triple threat to the next level. From football to fiscal calendars, Gabe handles it all while still being an active member of the Christian Ministry. He’s looking for his Corinthians: 31 woman, someone he can honor and trust with his heart.

Jack, 38, country, Dallas, Texas – Born and raised in Brazil to a family of musical missionaries, Jack is now on the musical grind as a modern-day cowboy. 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. 

Josh, 31, country and pop, Nashville, TN – 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. He recently moved to Nashville and has earned the nickname “The Singing Uber Driver.” 

Matt, 32, neo soul, Encino, CA – Growing up watching his father tour the country as a musician, Matt caught the bug early on and moved to Los Angeles to chase his lifelong dream of being a successful musician. Matt has dedicated his life to his music and band “Brother Stone & The Get Down,” which he co-leads alongside his cousin. 

Michael Todd, 31, singer-songwriter, Atwater, CA – the man with two first names – is the life of the party, quick-witted, and has a personality that’s almost as big as his rock anthems. But underneath the glossy surface is a prolific singer-songwriter looking for his soul mate. After spending time in L.A., he is back in his hometown, where he finds that most people have already settled down. 

Russell, 26, American folk, New York, NY – Russell grew up in Indiana but now lives and performs in New York. He may seem quiet and shy at first, but his experience shows he has much more to share. 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.

Ryan, 28, jazz, funk, pop and R&B, Dearborn Heights, MI – Ryan aspired to become a pop star early on, so he started playing guitar at a very young age. He found his roots as an artist when he rented a house in Nova Scotia on a secluded lake to write and produce his original music. 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. He has never dated a musician and is excited to finally give it a shot.

Sheridan, 27, R&B soul pop, Austin, Texas – There is more to a rock star than just long hair and tattoos, especially for Sheridan. Aside from playing guitar and working on his vocals, Sheridan enjoys reading about social sciences and diving into holistic remedies. But when it comes to music, Sheridan doesn’t play around. Sheridan puts the work in to make his dreams come true by living out of his car during self-funded tours across the country. 

Trevor, 29, country pop, Encino, CA – Trevor started his music career early, picking up his first guitar at age 13. From 9 to 5, he is working a day job; but when the sun goes down, he’s playing gigs and writing music in LA. 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! Maybe another musician is exactly what he needs? OH THIS GUY. Trevor Holmes. He had a “crush” on Katy Perry. Guess the relationship with the girlfriend didn’t work out.  Check out his audition.

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