What's so fun about The Choice, other than the bachelors not seeing the bachelorettes at first, is that there is a whole new set of four celebrities each week. This week, we have popular singing star Joe Jonas, snowboarder Seth Wescott, Love Lines radio show host Mike Catherwood and actor Parker Young (Ryan Shay on Suburgatory). Cat Deeley, who makes a great host because of her energy, smile and British accent, adds a lot of spark to the show too.
All the Single Ladies
When all of the bachelors have their chairs turned away from the stage, Cat gets the show started. She introduces Shannon, a Las Vegas cocktail waitress who could be a strawberry blonde if my TV color is working properly. The consensus from the guys spinning their chairs for her is that Shannon has got to be attractive if she works in Vegas. Shannon picks Parker.
Latika, a Puerto Rican dancer and choreographer, must decide between Joe and Seth, who turn around when she's talking about herself for the 30 seconds allowed. Since she's into music and not snow sports, Latika goes with Joe.
A pretty black girl named Melanie is on stage next, but of course the guys can't see her. She nervously babbles on and no one is turning around. Maybe it's out of pity, but it's sweet anyway when Parker turns around, so Melanie is Parker's second out of only three dating spots already. Parker gets teased for this and he admits that he wants to turn around for every girl, which gets a laugh out of the audience.
Keep 'Em Coming
Morgan, a wholesome looking girl with short blonde hair, is up next and she barely gets out the word "skiing" when sporty Seth spins around and gets his first dating spot filled. Likewise, Amanda gets Joe by saying she's a professional poker player. Mike gets reminded that he is now the only one not to have any date spots filled, but he fixes that with Melanie, who is very pretty with long, dark hair.Lindsey doesn't get anyone to spin around because she goes beyond saying she loves to party by telling the guys that sometimes she falls off the bar. Yeah, like they need that kind of publicity, Lindsey!
Kimberly has no problem getting the guys to turn around, especially Joe, who turns around as soon as Kim says she's Italian, which was like the first thing she said. Cat asks Joe why he spun around so quickly. As Joe says, "She had me at hello," which may be a cliche, but romantic nonetheless. Kerrya, a gymnast, gets Michael turning around quickly too for the obvious flexibility assumption. She doesn't mnd that it's because of that.
Sarah mentions getting along with everyone, plus loving to run 10 miles a day, and Seth spins for that fast. Seth also chooses Blair, a rocker/sports chick. Michael fills his last dating spot with Keyonna and Parker picks Becky over Tina, so Tina is out.
After the speed dating round, Seth eliminates Sarah, as they just seem out of sync. Seth's question for Morgan and Blair is what they deserve gold medals for since he's won two. Morgan replies for her kindness because people can rely on her during tough times. Blair says it should be for being " well-rounded" because she doesn't just like rock and sports, but feeds the homeless every Thursday. Seth goes for Blair and says their interests are pretty identical. Yeah, good match there!
Parker says that Shannon spoke with him well during the speed questions round and Melanie told him not to talk. Yeah, Melanie seems controlling, but she's hot looking. Since Becky freezes up and doesn't talk much, Parker says sorry, but she'll have to be the one to go. Then after Melanie and Shannon answer Parker's question about the biggest risk they ever took, Parker goes with Shannon since she took off to Vegas to be a waitress. That just seems tacky to me, but I'm not a guy, so what do I know.
Mike comments that all three girls seem charming, but that Kerrya liking the Red Sox is a deal breaker, so she's out. Oh, don't mess with guys and their sports teams -- this one is clear. Mike's question is what each girl's best dating advice was and who gave it to her. Megan's answer is her mom, but the rest is just about keeping her eyes open. Keyonna's answer is more profound, as she replies that her dad told her to always rely on herself, not anyone else, so she opened her own clothing line even after an ex-boyfriend told her not too. I love it that Mike chooses Keyonna.
I find it disappointing when Joe just says he's sending home Amanda without saying why or anything other than that! But Joe's question about what each girl is committed to in life is a good one. Kimberly says she's committed to helping care for her brother and sister. Latika says she's committed to her family and also to staying a virgin until she finds the right person. Joe says he respects both women, but picks Kimberly.
So we have sporty rockers Seth and Blair, risk takers Parker and Shannon, entrepreneurs Mike and Keyonna and Italians Joe and Kimberly. What did you think of The Choice tonight?