New ‘Bachelor’ Theory Predicts Major Shakeup in Next Week’s Episode of ‘Listen to Your Heart’

*Warning: Spoilers ahead*

Last night’s episode of The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart presented the contestants with an unexpected twist that is causing panic in the mansion. In particular, we think both Julia and Brandon are on the verge of ditching their current partners (Sheridan and Savannah) ahead of next week’s performances, so cue the emotional breakup songs.

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Here’s what you need to know… During episode three of The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart, Chris Harrison shows up out of nowhere and drops a bombshell about the show’s new format: First, the singers must be in a serious relationship to move on to the next phase.

“The next time I see you, I only want to see couples that are serious about taking that next step and moving forward,” Harrison explains.

And we’re finally in the phase where the contestants must now participate in weekly singing competitions. (Think American Idol…but with a Bachelor twist.) The duet performances take place in front of a panel of celebrity judges, who secretly decide each pair’s fate.

Then, Harrison hosts the rose ceremony and hands out flowers, based on the judges’ ruling. (This week’s panel features Kesha and Jason Mraz, along with Bachelorette alums JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers.)

After way too much dramatic music, Bekah and Danny are sent home without roses, but that doesn’t mean the other couples are set in stone. Right after the elimination, Julia proves she’s never watched reality TV and begins to question whether she made the right choice, saying, “I’m just wondering if Brandon still thinks about me.”

And based on the promo for next week’s installment, we think that Julia is going to team up with Brandon, who isn’t 100 percent confident in his partner, Savannah.

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Why? It’s clear that both Julia and Brandon are fed up with their partners. In the preview for episode four, the drama only continues when Brandon tells Savannah that he might still have feelings for Julia.

Savannah’s response? “I don’t want to be a woman that’s somebody’s second choice.”

Meanwhile, Julia is having similar issues with Sheridan, who storms out of the room when she brings up her feelings for Brandon. “Julia, what am I supposed to do at this point?” Sheridan says.

To top it off, the trailer teases next week’s performances, and both couples are missing from the footage. So, what does it all mean? Well, the producers rarely give away spoilers, so there’s a good chance that Julia/Sheridan and Brandon/Julia are no longer considered “couples.”

This means that Julia will likely pair up with Brandon, leaving Sheridan and Savannah to fend for themselves. However, it’s important to note that even though Harrison said there would be no more contestants added to the show, we wouldn’t be surprised if ABC gave us another twist and added a few more personalities to the bunch.

Either way, we’ll be tuning in when The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart returns to ABC next Monday, May 4, at 8 p.m.

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...