The nine remaining bachelorettes are falling hard for Jason, but learn they must “sing for their supper” to earn the coveted one-on-one date, composing and performing a song for the handsome single dad. The Bachelor will pick the winner for a truly intimate date. A lucky group of six ladies go behind-the-scenes of ABC’s hit daytime drama, “General Hospital,” to act out their secret fantasies with Jason. And the stakes are especially high on a special two-on-one date when the Bachelor takes two women for a romantic evening of ballroom dance lessons and waltzing under the stars. He must give a rose to one woman, sending the other home immediately. Finally, Jason makes a shocking last minute decision at the rose ceremony, on “The Bachelor,” MONDAY, JANUARY 26 (8:00-9:30 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
The women warm up their voices as they compete for the only individual date this week. Most of the ladies spend their 30-minute time allotment working hard to write an appealing tune for their guy, but one woman is so overwhelmed by the task at hand, she breaks down in tears. The women sing opera, country and even a lullaby for Jason’s son, Ty, to try and convince the Bachelor that he should choose them. The winner rates an intimate dinner date at the Bachelor pad, where she attempts to persuade Jason that she is ready for marriage and being a stepmom. To everyone’s shock, she does not return from her date that night!
Six ladies join Jason on the set of ABC’s Emmy Award-winning daytime drama, “General Hospital,” and two of its stars, Bradford Anderson and Kirsten Storms. With some coaching from the actors, the women act out their fondest dreams with Jason. Jillian receives an onstage proposal, Lauren plays his wife. But when Megan is supposed to deliver a stage kiss, she plants a real one, much to the dismay of the other women. Emotions run high at the “after party,” with Shannon in tears begging Jason to let her stay. At the end of the night, one woman earns a hard-fought rose.
On the two-on-one date, Jason picks up the two women in a vintage Bentley and whisks them away for a romantic evening of dining and dancing under the stars, as they learn to waltz. By the end of the evening, Jason offers a rose to one woman, while the other leaves brokenhearted in tears.
In one last surprise, Jason makes a stunning last-minute decision at the rose ceremony.
The nine women are:
Jillian, 29, an interior designer from Peace River, Alberta, Canada
Lauren, 27, a teacher from Marlboro, NJ
Megan, 25, a single mom (son, Deacon, age one) and lacrosse coach from Sewickley, PA
Melissa, 25, a sales representative from Dallas, TX
Molly, 24, a department store buyer from Grand Rapids, MI
Naomi, 24, a flight attendant from Carlsbad, CA
Nikki, 29, an administrative assistant from Blue Island, IL
Shannon, 29, a dental hygienist from Marshall, MO
Stephanie, 34, a single mom (daughter, Sophia, age four) and a medical marketing representative from Huntsville, AL
Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelor” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are the executive producers.
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