It’s tough to find a season of the “Bachelor” or “Bachelorette” that doesn’t involve a date featuring an intimate concert by an up and coming country artist. Past performers include Chris Lane, Brett Young, Tenille Arts, LANCO, Granger Smith and Matt Stell, and as of last night’s episode that aired on ABC, Chase Rice.
But Bachelor Peter Weber’s journey to find love took a turn when he and one-on-one date recipient Victoria Fuller arrived on the scene for a serenade of Rice’s “Eyes On You”…it turns out Victoria and the country star knew each other. In fact, they dated. For a terribly awkward few minutes, we watched Pilot Pete dance with his date to Rice’s hit song, totally oblivious to what the singer, Victoria, and by that point, all the viewers knew about their past relationship.
Rice is no stranger to reality TV (he previously appeared on “Survivor: Nicaragua” in 2010) but from the look on his face when Peter and Victoria walked into view it seemed like he had absolutely no idea he would be performing for his ex and her new boyfriend. But you know what they say, God works hard but the Bachelor producers work harder.
Despite the drama (Victoria eventually told the truth in the evening portion of the date, and Peter took it like a champ), Rice’s performance was a true highlight of an emotionally charged episode. The small crowd that joined Peter and Victoria at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Cleveland for the private concert was enthusiastic and singing along as he performed, which isn’t always the case when artists appear on the show.
Rice just dropped The Album Part 1, as a surprise to his fans. You can take a listen below.
You can catch Chase Rice on the road this spring with Brantley Gilbert on the Fire’t Up 2020 Tour.
For more drama and country stars appearing on TV, tune into The Bachelor on ABC on Monday nights.
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