One thing you should know about Byron’s season is that from what I’ve been told (I started doing some research on this last week and have spoken to a few former contestants), you’re never gonna believe this shocker, but producers were telling some of the girls to give roses to Jay because apparently it was overwhelming that they wanted Byron. Gee, never thought they’d do such a thing. Now, if you ask me who I think 25 horny guys will choose Night 1, my guess would be Britt. But judging from the response last night at the ATFR (which was clearly pro Kaitlyn), there is no guarantee that Britt is getting the gig. They will absolutely sway the contestants towards who they want, I guarantee it. Can’t prove it, but we know how this show works. They wanted to shake things up for this their 30th season, but they can still control who they put in the lead role. Kaitlyn has just as good of shot as Britt does. Trust me, it’s not like the producers don’t have a clue who each of these 25 guys like already. C’mon.
2004 was a very different time. There was no social media back then. Stuff wasn’t spoiled the second it happened during that filming. I mean, I remember watching and recapping that whole season and didn’t have a clue who the “Bachelor” was going to be in the first episode. I didn’t even know where to look for spoilers back then. So I don’t think producers are doing the double “Bachelorette” in hopes to keep it a secret. Hell, we know that won’t happen. Obviously the second I find out who the guys chose, I will report it. But if I don’t, social media will. And if social media doesn’t, I’m guessing someone in America will see Britt or Kaitlyn in their hometown not being filmed for the show, meaning we’ll know who the guys didn’t pick. This isn’t about keeping it a secret for the producers. It’s about changing things up and having a different Night 1 than we’ve seen in the last 11 years.
Filming starts either tomorrow or Thursday. I’m thinking Thursday since I’ve heard some guys are arriving today. When will I know who which girl was chosen? I have no idea. I might know within 24 hrs. Or 48 hrs. Or within a week. Or maybe the show will send out a press release themselves saying who the guys chose the first night. We have no idea. It’s been 11 years since we’ve seen something like this, so we have no idea what to expect. I can tell you I think it will be solved pretty soon after the first night happens, I just don’t know when and by whom. But you will be the first to know if I find out. I said I think 25 horny guys Night 1 would choose Britt solely because I doubt all 25 guys will get to have a conversation with both women. Therefore, I think most will just vote with their penis and off looks. However, the show now knows what the public response was to Kaitlyn on national television when that crowd last night was about 90/10 in favor of Kaitlyn. So they might already have their girl in Kaitlyn and just brought Britt along for the ride on the first night. I’m curious to see how it plays out because honestly, I think the guys want Britt, but the show wants Kaitlyn now.
Last night if you watched Jimmy Kimmel, both Kaitlyn and Britt were on claiming ignorance as to how this whole thing is gonna work. Same with Jimmy. From everything I’ve been told, this is definitely going to be where the guys will decide on the first night which girl they want to keep as the “Bachelorette,” thus sending the other girl home. Can things change? Sure. But remember how a lot of you complain every season about how it’s one lead with 25 contestants, and we barely see any footage of their dates and these people barely get to know each other over the course of filming? Well for those saying they want both girls to be the “Bachelorette” ALL season, now you can multiply that by two. What? Four 1-on-1’s and 2 group dates every episode? Not happening. Today’s ABC press release today says the show premieres on Monday, May 18th with a 2 hr show, but then comes right back the NEXT night on the 19th for another hour. So it definitely makes sense that those two episodes covering 3 hrs over two nights will show us the first night and the guys making their decision. Filming is about to start like I said, so we’ll know soon enough. If there’s a change, I’ll let you know, but from what I’ve been told, even though all the show keeps doing is promoting “Two Bachelorettes” and isn’t giving details, I’m pretty sure that’s how it will go down.
I know a lot of you have all sorts of opinions on this format this season, and it seems nationally, it’s getting a thumbs down. Granted, it’s certainly not gonna be great for one of the girls’ self esteem since she’ll get booted on the first night, but this show isn’t being made to appease them. For 11 years we’ve seen the same thing on the first night, and this is a way to get people invested regardless of if they get spoiled immediately after it happens. It might be brutal on Britt and Kaitlyn, but you can’t convince me it won’t be good television. And since when has the show ever cared about its contestants feelings? The answer to that would be never. It’s a new wrinkle, breathes a little life into the “Bachelorette” after Andi’s ratings were there worst in four years, and both girls have a fan base, although Kaitlyn’s appears to be much higher now. So yeah, TeamKaitlyn people will bitch if Britt gets the vote, and vice versa, but people are still gonna watch. They do every season. Lets wait til the decision is made before we start in with our, “If she’s picked, I’m not watching!!!!” emails.