‘The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart’: Chris Harrison Believes There is No Way to ‘Fake It’ On This Show

Fans were hesitant to watch The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart at first. However, with the coronavirus (COVID-19), forcing the world to quarantine in their homes, everyone is looking for new content

In a recent interview with The Bachelor franchise host, Chris Harrison explained why it is nearly impossible to “fake” the love connection on this show. Let’s take a look at why he feels fans will be happy that the producers finally found a way to weed out the people going on for followers only.

Jamie and Ryan
Jamie and Ryan on ‘The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart’ | John Fleenor via Getty Images

Will’ The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart’ have rose ceremonies?

Many fans want to know how this new Bachelor show will work. Chris Harrison explained to Lauren Zima of Entertainment Tonight that there would be rose ceremonies in the beginning. However, as the show goes on, the judges will choose who stays and who goes.

“Of course there are rose ceremonies,” Harrison told Zima. “At first it is Bachelor in Paradise. Women voting off men. Men voting off women. The strongest couples survive. Then we get into the performances, and then the judges will decide who makes it out.” 

The judges on Listen to Your Heart include an array of celebrities — Jason Mraz, Ke$ha, Pat Monahan — and also Bachelor franchise couples. 

“That’s why we brought in JoJo [Fletcher] and Jordan [Rodgers], Rachel [Lindsay] and Brian [Abasolo], Arie [Luyendyk Jr.] and Lauren [Burnham], Kaitlyn [Bristowe] and Jason [Tartick],” Harrison continued. 

He went on to explain that the judges are not only there for the performances, but they must judge the chemistry between the pairs as well. Harrison thought there was no one better to decide if there is a real connection than former Bachelor stars who found love.

Chris Harrison believes love connections on ‘Listen to Your Heart’ Cannot Be Faked

“One of the criticisms is that people are going on just to get that social media following,” Harrison admitted.

The producers know that a massive criticism of The Bachelor franchise is that many contestants go on the show so they can grow their social media following. However, Harrison said they couldn’t fake it on Listen to Your Heart

“It is about their music, but it’s about love,” Harrison told Zima. “You have to be there to find both. You’ll see that in the show. Those that are trying to fake it, those that are hoping people won’t see it, you do.” 

When the rose ceremonies end and the judges are looking for chemistry, Harrison believes that the fakers will be ousted. He is particularly confident that our Bachelor Nation couples will see through those pairs who do not have a real connection. 

“We were really adamant as producers that this has to be about relationships and about love,” Harrison added. 

Will there be proposals at the end of ‘The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart’?

“Of course, there is always the hope and the promise of love,” Harrison responded to the question about proposals. “If love is strong enough, it would be a proposal. Some, maybe more —maybe multiple — couples will ride off into the sunset.” 

Harrison is hoping that this new format will take the desire to find love to a whole new level. Fans watched multiple couples find love on Bachelor in Paradise, so; we might see the same thing here.

“The ultimate dream of the show is that at the end of the day, we have one superstar couple that is the Listen to your Heart champion couple, and they are deeply madly in love,” Harrison explained.

The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart premiers April 13, 2020, at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.