Bachelor/Bachelorette creator Mike Fleiss is making a decision that will affect us all: choosing the song for Emily Maynard’s season. Earlier today, Fleiss tweeted that they are “closing in” on a song and asked fans what they think of Cher’s “Believe.” (It’s nice of him to ask, since we will be hearing it as often as “This Year’s Love” played during Bachelor Ben Flajnik’s “journey.”) I love that song, too, and see how the chorus — “Do you believe in life after love” — could fit Maynard, who had to pick up the pieces after losing the love of her life in a plane crash days before she learned she was pregnant. But when I think of Maynard, I don’t think of an Auto-Tuned club dance mix. The audience needs to know that she has a new energy, but you want to keep us thinking of her as sweet and genuine.
Let’s offer some other suggestions. Mine: Celine Dion’s “A New Day Has Come.” Watch the video below. Read the lyrics here. Two key passages: “Let the rain come down and wash away my tears/Let it fill my soul and drown my fears/Let it shatter the walls for a new, new sun/A new day has come” and “Where it was dark now there’s light/Where there was pain now there’s joy/Where there was weakness, I found my strength/All in the eyes of a boy.” (Also, “I can’t believe I’ve been touched by an angel with love” — I’m just saying.)