ABC has announced The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart, a new spinoff of the dating franchise that will feature 20 single men and women looking to find love through music, will premiere with a two-hour episode on Monday, April 13 at 8PM ET/PT.
The singles appearing onThe Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart will sing well-known songs, both individually and as couples, in attempt to form attractions and uncover feelings, with the ultimate goal being to fall in love.
The eligible bachelors and bachelorettes will meet and explore their relationships while living together under one roof and going on The Bachelor-style dates that focus on music.
Once the couples commit to each other, they must take their relationships 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," according to ABC's press release announcing the show's premiere date.
The performances will determine which couples get to advance and continue in the competition.
"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," ABC said in the press release.
Whether there is a prize at the end of the season or any cast members from previous The Bachelor or The Bachelorette editions will participate has yet to be disclosed.
"The format is an evolution of the Bachelor franchises," ABC entertainment president Karey Burke told reporters at the Television Critics' Association's winter press tour on Wednesday, according toUs Weekly.
"Contestants will be talented musicians and people whose lives and work revolve around music. It's an attempt to capture what we all know, that love and emotion and music are inexplicably intertwined."
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The topic of aspiring country singer Jed Wyatt from Nashville, TN -- who was dumped by Hannah Brown about five weeks after he propose marriage to her on The Bachelorette's fifteenth season -- appearing on The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart was reportedly broached at the TCA panel.
When asked if Jed will be a part of the spin ff, Burke said, "Anything can happen," Us reported.
ABC had first revealed it was developing new unspecifiedThe Bachelor spinoff in August 2019.
"There's an extension to the Bachelor franchise coming. We have to be careful not to dilute a brand, because you can get carried away, but not looking at that would be silly," Burke said in an interview with TheWrap at the time.
The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart will likely have a short run given The Bachelorette's sixteenth season is still expected to premiere in the spinoff's Monday night time period in May.