After weeks of drama on Bachelor in Paradise, new celebrity host Tituss Burgess arrived to be the “rainbow at the end of the storm.” In other words, he invited a select few to a VIP party where a few special guests joined, including singer/actor Olivia Holt, who gave a special performance for the Bachelor in Paradise stars and viewers at home. Naturally, fans on Twitter had a lot to say about the whole situation.
Usually on Bachelor in Paradise, the only new arrivals are contestants who are there looking for love. During Week 4, four new women did show up in the hopes of snagging a rose — and of course they inevitably added to the tension on the beach. But Holt also made an appearance to perform her new single, “Next.” Many fans on Twitter right away recognized her as the star of Freeform’s hit series Cruel Summer, which aired this past summer. Some even recognized her from her earlier projects like Disney’s Kickin' It and Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger. Other fans, though, were simply confused about why Holt was singing in Paradise at all, especially while all the drama between the contestants only started heating up even more.
Holt’s music wound up serving as the soundtrack to an epic love triangle showdown. Up until this point, Jessenia Cruz and Chris Conran had been a pretty solid couple... or so fans thought. During the VIP party, Alana Milne from Matt James’ season of The Bachelor joined Paradise, and Chris immediately focused all his attention on her. In fact, Chris and Alana had a dance floor make out right in front of Jessenia during Holt’s concert. Fans are pretty sure Holt’s music is now forever ruined for Jessenia after it was part of such a massive, heartbreaking breakup.
Other fans were simply happy to see Holt on their TV screens again. She’s collected plenty of fans over the years, and a lot of them took to Twitter to share their excitement.
Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.