High Notes with Michael Todd: Catching Up with the 'Listen to Your Heart' Star
It’s been just over a year since the inaugural season of “The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart” finished airing on ABC.
The spin-off followed single singers and songwriters hoping to find love with each other through a shared passion for music. As viewers will recall, contestants performed well-known songs together — while also exploring their relationships with the help of “Bachelor”-style dates that focused on music. A handful of notable artists came in to act as guest judges throughout the series, such as Kesha, Jason Mraz, Toni Braxton, Ashlee Simpson, and Jewel.
But it was the gifted cast members who continuously stole the show with powerful vocals and, of course, major drama. So, what have they been up to since the competition concluded and cameras went down?
BachelorNation.com is progressively checking in with the cast, who are sharing love life updates, favorite memories from filming, musical milestones, and more.
Below, we’re catching up with Michael Todd, whose vibrant personality and unique talent commanded attention.
While the talented musician didn’t find love on “Listen to Your Heart,” the friendships he formed while filming have continued to flourish along with his solo career and current dating endeavors. Read on for Michael’s high notes!
What did you learn from competing on “Listen to Your Heart”?
I learned to really enjoy the moment and to be fully present. It was nice not having my phone during this experience.
How did the show help you grow as an artist?
The experience truly inspired me to strive for excellence in musicianship and artistry.
What is your favorite memory from filming?
My favorite memory was when we were all sitting around the fire outside one night performing our original songs one by one for each other. It was magic.
If you have any regrets from your time on the show, what would you have done differently?
What was your proudest moment on the show?
My proudest moment on the show was performing [my song] “Hot Touch.”
What has been your biggest musical accomplishment since doing the show?
My biggest musical accomplishment has been 380,000 plays on “Hot Touch” on Spotify!
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How did the show impact your outlook on love?
It helped me understand the importance of a rose and why you should give them to the person you love.
If you could only sing with one other “LTYH” contestant for the rest of your life, who would you choose?
Ms. Julia Rae.
How would you describe your strongest friendship on the show and who was it with?
My strongest friendship on the show was with Matt [Ranaudo]. We became homies and then I left soon after.
Would you ever date a musician again?
F--k yeah. They’re rad. I love the understanding of other creatives.
How would you describe your love life today?
I am in a relationship! Lovin’ it up.
What are you most looking forward to in the rest of 2021?