Meet the Cast of The Bachelor's Newest Dating Show, 'Listen to Your Heart'

While the current coronavirus outbreak has suspended production on fan-favorite ABC shows like The Bachelorette and The Bachelor Summer Games, Bachelor Nation still has a brand new show to look forward to—The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart. The new series will follow 23 single musicians as they try to find love through music, and they’ll go on the Bachelor dates that we’ve all grown to know and love, but with a musical twist.

We decided to compile a cast list for the new season, and we pulled some fun facts from each of the contestants’ ABC bios so you could get to know them before the show’s April 13 premiere. Here we go!

The Women

Bekah Purifoy, 25

While Bekah says that she’s actually never been on a date, she also told ABC that she’s “ready to finally be the leading lady in someone’s life.” Listen to her music here.

Bri Stauss, 28

Family orientated Bri was previously engaged, but she’s tired of the immature and commitment-phobic men she’s come across in the past. Listen to her music here.

Cheyenne Arnell, 23

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Cheyenne first started singing in her church’s choir, and she wants to date a fellow musician so they can understand each other better. Listen to her music here.

Jamie Gabrielle, 21

Jamie has gone on 100 (!) dates this year, but all she wants is for a guy to serenade her. She attended the Berklee College of Music, and she told a fan on Instagram that she got into country music three years ago. Listen to her music here.

Julia Rae, 27

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Julia previously won Miss Pennsylvania Teen and Miss Philadelphia, and while she’s struggled with cystic fibrosis throughout her life, recent medical breakthroughs have stabilized Julia’s health, and she’s ready to find love. Listen to her music here.

Mariana Jasel, 23

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The Texan native started singing when she was 4, and her musical family helped her grow her talent. Listen to her music here.

Mel Taevin, 27

Mel was brought up in the Midwest after being adopted from Seoul, Korea, and she later studied songwriting and performance arts at Berklee College of Music. She also says that she hates dating apps, so this show is a new way for her to find love. Listen to her music here.

Natascha Bessez, 33

The Chilean and French singer is a previous winner of Miss New York Teen USA, and she placed Top 15 at Miss Teen USA. Natascha told ABC that she recently got out of a long-term relationship, but she’s ready for something new. Listen to her music here.

Ruby Jane Smith, 25

Ruby was the youngest fiddle player to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. She’s also played with superstars Lady Gaga and Willie Nelson, and performed for all five living U.S. Presidents. Listen to her music here.

Rudi, 24

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Rudi is a demo music recorder for producers and studios, and she once performed as an opening act at Lollapalooza. She says she’s looking for a “forever partner in romance and music.”

Savannah McKinley, 25

Savannah quit her corporate job in order to pursue a career in music, and she also wants to find someone to share her new life with. Listen to her music here.

The Men

Brandon Mills, 34

Brandon once opened for Jason Derulo in Times Square, and the former Marine says that performing music and songwriting helped him entertain his fellow soldiers. Listen to his music here.

Chris Watson

The Florida-born wedding singer is looking for a love story of his own. His favorite wedding party songs? “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King and “Latch” by Disclosure. Listen to Chris’ music here.

Danny Padilla, 26

Danny is pretty popular online, and his musical celebrity impersonations are hilarious. He’s known to fall hard and fast, but he wants to find a real connection with someone who “can see he is the good kind of weird.” Listen to his music here.

Gabe Baker, 28

Gabe is super well rounded: he used to play safety for Division 1 football at Rice University, he has a degree in environmental engineering, he writes his own songs, and he plays the cello. Listen to his music here.

Jack Mason, 38

Jack was born and raised in Brazil to a family of musical missionaries, and he has a 3-year-old son. The single dad says he’s looking for “the woman who can be his duet partner on and off stage.” Listen to his music here.

Josh Hester, 31

Josh was a married deputy sheriff when he was just 22, but he got divorced and left the force eight years later. He recently moved to Nashville where he’s known as “The Singing Uber Driver,” but even though he hasn’t dated anyone since his divorce three years ago, but he says he’s ready to meet someone new. Listen to his music here.

Matt Ranaudo, 32

Matt’s love for music started when he saw his musician father tour the country when he was growing up, but he’s been a little unlucky on the love side of things—he told ABC that his longest relationship has been with his beard. Listen to his music here.

Michael Todd, 31

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Michael is the life of the party, but he’s looking for the love of his life. However, his standards are high, as he said that a skydiving trip was his best date ever.

Russell Johnson, 26

The Indiana native is also a knife-throwing and archery instructor, and he’s looking for “someone who can get him to put his guard down.” Listen to his music here.

Ryan Neal, 28

Ryan is very serious about his career (he once rented a secluded house in Nova Scotia to write and produce his music), so he’s hoping to find someone who understands what it’s like to date a musician. Listen to his music here.

Sheridan Reed, 27

Sheridan sings and plays the guitar, and he lives out of his car during his self-funded tours across the country. Listen to his music here.

Trevor Holmes, 29

In 2018, Trevor made it to the Top 25 on American Idol, and he balances his musical pursuits with his love for hockey and surfing. Now, he wants to find a partner to share it all with. Listen to his music here.

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