'The Bachelorette' bachelor Marquel Martin teases dramatic two-night event
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/01/2014
The Bachelorette bachelor Marquel Martin has teased what viewers can expect to see in the season's upcoming two episodes.
During a Thursday conference call with reporters, Marquel, a 26-year-old sponsorship salesman from Las Vegas, NV, first discussed Sunday night's episode at 8PM ET/PT on ABC during which he'll attend a group date with The Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman and Boyz II Men.
"Episode 3 with Boyz II Men, they're one of my childhood favorites and have all-time classics like 'I'll Make Love to You.' So you guys will definitely see some excitement from my end and me kind of taking my shower-singing career and trying to do a nice little Boyz II Men number," Marquel explained.
"There are a lot of guys who are, honestly, starting to show their feelings towards Andi and allow that to kind of bleed out for others to see, which starts to make things very interesting. And yeah, I think for sure there's going to be that fun-loving, kind of in-the-element Boyz II Men rendition. But at the same time, you're definitely going to see feelings start to get exposed and things of that nature, because feelings are starting to get real at this point."
In Episode 4 on Monday night at 8PM ET/PT on ABC, Marquel said emotions in the house will begin to tighten even more.
"We've spent some great time with Andi -- be it one-on-one or in a group. You'll actually see more of an unconventional way in which someone leaves the show, so that episode may be a little more heartfelt and/or shocking. [Eric Hill] leaves in an unconventional way for, I mean, maybe multiple reasons," the suitor told reporters.
"I can't really speak to the details being that I was in the other room, but yeah, it's not something that any of us had planned for or expected. So, you know, this will be the last episode that you see Eric, which is very, very sad."
Eric had passed away in a tragic paragliding accident in Utah following his stint on the show.
Marquel also discussed how the men on Monday night's group date will compete against a group of girls in the WNBA.
"That WNBA date was a lot of fun. I think that the girls were all-stars and none of us play professional sports at this time. (Laughs) But that was a lot of fun. The girls are great, very talented. Seeing how I have an athletic background, unfortunately it wasn't in basketball. But we do have a basketball coach here, and yeah, he kind of showed up for us and we weren't too bad," Marquel explained.
"And then, we have to -- you'll see that competition side translate throughout the rest of the episode being that we had a WNBA group date. And then you'll see the competition really start to heighten and emotions start to flare. You'll start to see, again, where guys stand, where they think they stand, where they think they should stand. And yeah, it's kind of a competition for Andi."