The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart premieres on Monday, April 13 at 8/7c on ABC. The two-hour premiere of the reality dating franchise features night one of the contestants’ journey for love and music-making and concludes with the first eliminations of the season.
So, who stays and who gets sent home?
Read on to learn who gets eliminated during the premiere of The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart, and beware of spoilers. This article will be updated live as the episode airs.
4 Men Went Home at the End of the Premiere
At the end of the rose ceremony, Savannah chose Brandon, Mel chose Gabe, Bekah chose Danny, Bri chose Chris, Cheyenne chose Matt, Julia chose Sheridan, Jamie chose Trevor, and Rudi picked Ryan. Jack, Josh, Michael Todd, and Russell were not chosen by any of the women and were sent home.
The big twist in the night was the love triangle between Jamie, Ryan, and Trevor. Much of the episode featured Jamie and Ryan’s budding relationship (both romantic and professional). The two went on a date to Capitol Records and recorded a cover of John Mayer’s love song “Gravity.” They seemed to have great chemistry, but Jamie maintained a flirtation with Trevor back at the house – the two even shared a passionate kiss in the hot tub. Jamie struggled to make a decision between the two men but chose to follow her heart and give her rose to Trevor. It seemed that John would be going home until Rudi chose to take a chance and give him the final rose of the night.
ABC’s press release about the premiere teased what was to come: “At the end of the night, eight couples are united and four unlucky bachelors are sent home. These duos are excited to turn up the volume. But with new cast members arriving, will these couples take their relationships to the next level?”
Since the first episode features 12 men and 8 women, that means that only men will be eliminated on night one. Next week, new women will be introduced in the house, and it will be the men’s turn to choose who stays. This structure seems to have been borrowed from Bachelor in Paradise.
Ahead of the Premiere, ABC Teased That One of Julia’s Suitors Might Be Sent Home
While the statement doesn’t reveal who gets eliminated, it does tease that during the episode, “Julia, one highly sought-after beauty, is serenaded by two bachelors. Where will her heart lead her? Will she send the potential love of her life home?”
While Julia and Sheridan had an early connection on night one, that was complicated by the physical chemistry she shared with Josh. During the cocktail party, Sheridan interrupted a makeout session between Julia and Sheridan to perform an original song for Julia. She seemed to love the song, and they shared a kiss after it.
In the end, Sheridan’s gesture was enough to earn him Julia’s rose. Josh was sent home, without a rose from any of the female contestants.
The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart season 1 airs new episodes on Monday nights at 8/7c on ABC.