The inaugural season of “The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart” on Monday named Chris Watson and Brie Strauss as the first winners of the series. Their success came with their commitment to composing, recording and traveling as a couple, but where are they now? And which couples are still together and making music? We’ve searched for musicians for relationship updates and – hopefully – some new tunes to listen to!
Chris Watson and Brie Strauss
The winners of the series were last seen “surpassing” their track record during the finals, which went down on their self-titled debut album on Tuesday. The tracks include five original songs in addition to five covers from their previous “Listen to Your Heart” performance.
Although the pair are still together, they are separated in their respective states. Their Chris and Brie albums are available on all streaming platforms.
Trevor Holmes and Jamie Gabriel
The runners-up of the season have named it after the filming. Although they originally planned to continue the relationship between Nashville, Trevor returned to Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, Jamie has posted a snippet of his new single “Go Your Head”, which will be available May 22nd.
Matt Ranaudo and Rudy
Matt and Rudy have been in touch since filming, when the two left the show separately. “I’m so thrilled to see that light in my life and what it holds in the future,” he told his Instagram followers on Monday. The two admitted that their favorite memory was far from filming their “shallow” presentation and promised that they hadn’t collaborated yet. “There’s a lot more moody music to come,” Matt wrote.
While the pair are yet to release any new music together, Rudy (whose voice has garnered hundreds of followers) has released a new single titled, “Hate LA”.
Even after leaving a week ago, one of the strongest Instagram followers of the long-haired guitarist is just a few “Listen to Your Heart” cam members like Trevor (like “American Idol” who raised his head for the presence) were at the top). Viewers of the series’ co-protagonist (with Queen Rudy) last saw Sheridan leave the mansion after parting ways with Julia. Despite Julia’s exit interview confession, she probably should have chosen Sheridan (a-duh) that she is still unmarried – however – she no longer lives in her subaru. Sheridan has taken up separate residence in a South Austin apartment, making music like his latest single “Combing Back”. According to the “Austin Chronicle”, Sheridan promised more music in late May.
Ryan Neal and Natasha Basesage
Ryan and Natasha left the show in Voges but at least one musical relationship has apparently continued. The pair soon teased a joint-release track on Instagram. Of these, they are being separated.
After opening her first singing partner Sheridan for Brandon, Julia had to face music online. The singer expressed her “deep, deep regret” in the podcast “Here’s the Reasons” saying that “I should never have left Sheridan” once she was out of the competition. On the night of the final, Julia posted a picture of her performance with Sheridan in gratitude for her time on the show and labeled it a “magic” moment.
He has released several singles and has been publishing reflections of his time since filming. “I’m taking notes and as the show progresses, I hope to share more of what I’m learning through it in the coming weeks,” he told his followers.
After partnering with Julia, thus sending her ex-song partner Savannah home, Brandon finally left to “listen to your heart”. But not without a fair share of Internet blockbacks for the way he handled the whole situation. After posting a statement from former President Theodore Roosevelt on his IG page, Brandon thanked the guards for their criticism, “Thank you for your honest opinion. They are accepted and recognized for being human.” Drops, and drops his new single “Glasting” on May 29th
Although Savana did not find love on the show, she did find new music. Since then he has released his debut single “Inside Out”.
Bekah hasn’t found love in her season but has found off-screen partners ever since. After finishing, he took to Instagram to announce his new relationship with his girlfriend Victoria Icke. “It may come out of nowhere to any of you, but I’m about to fall in love and often I’ve shared it with the world,” he told his followers. The two met shortly after filming ended and their love was revealed a month later. “I’m the happiest person in my life and I’ve shown everyone how great it is.”