Griffen Palmer To Make National TV Debut Performing “Second Guessing” On ‘The Bachelor’

FUN FACT: Griffen Palmer is cousins with Jesse Palmer, who serves as the host of ABC’s The Bachelor.


Andrew Wendowski


Posted on February 6, 2023

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Griffen Palmer will make his national TV debut with a performance of “Second Guessing” on The Bachelor, which airs on Monday (Feb. 6).

The episode will include a Palmer-style serenade of his latest single during a special one-on-one date for Season 27 Bachelor, Zach Shallcross, and his love interest. 

Monday evening’s show will feature “two lucky women on jaw-dropping one-on-one dates featuring prehistoric creatures and a romantic musical performance,” according to ABC’s official synopsis. 

Palmer Says Performing On The Bachelor Will Be An Unforgettable Moment

The 27-year-old singer/songwriter is excited to debut his song for the world on national television.

“It’s surreal to get to perform on national TV for the first time,” Palmer shared in a press release. “Especially on a show as massive and influential as ‘The Bachelor.’ This year has already been full of a lot of firsts for me, but this is one I will never forget.”

Griffen took to his Instagram on January 31 to reveal the exciting news with fans via a video message.

“I have a surprise for you… So I’ll be performing ‘Second Guessing’ next Monday, February 6 on The Bachelor at 8/7c on ABC.” he said in the clip. “It was super exciting bringing the song back to TV, where it all started and it was really fun surprising my cousin Jesse [Palmer], who hosts the show. So yeah, tune in next Monday for the performance and for a little Palmer family takeover.”


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Griffen’s Cousin Is Jesse Palmer, Who Serves As The Host Of The Bachelor

Griffen Palmer’s cousin, Jesse Palmer, is the host of The Bachelor and also took to his social media to brag as a “proud cousin” at the time of the announcement on January 31.

“My cousin @griffenpalmer will be performing his hit song ‘Second Guessing‘ next week on #TheBachelor 🌹,” Jesse wrote. “Griffen is incredibly humble and has worked SO HARD throughout his career. I’m thrilled that people are getting to see how talented he is!!! #ProudCousin #BachelorNation.”


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Griffen and his cousin Jesse further teased the performance on Monday (Feb. 6), when they shared a video on social media, soundtracked by “Second Guessing.” The clip featured the cousins in two separate frames raising their drinks in celebration of the “Palmer takeover tonight on The Bachelor.”


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“Second Guessing” was co-written by Palmer alongside Corey Crowder, Ester Dean, Andrew DeRoberts, Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Shane McAnally, Ben Simonetti, Ryan Tedder, and Geoff Warburton during his time on the NBC songwriting competition show, Songland. The song was first recorded by Florida Georgia Line.

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Griffen Will Soon Join Lily Rose On Tour

Griffin Palmer, who was named a “Highway Find” by SiriusXM The Highway and is signed to Big Loud Publishing, will soon hit the road with his labelmate Lily Rose on her headlining tour. The tour — originally announced in December — instantly sold-out major markets with the initial six cities, including Boston, Philadelphia and NYC and recently tacked on 10 extra dates.

The trek will kick off on Feb. 9 in Allston, Mass. at Brighton Music Hall and will come to a close on April 23 at Houston, Texas’ House of Blues.

The Bachelor will air on Monday, February 6 at 8/7c on ABC. His performance will also be available to stream next-day on Hulu.

Lily Rose 2023 Headlining Tour

9 – Allston, Mass. – Brighton Music Hall (SOLD OUT) +*
10 – Philadelphia, Penn. – Milkboy (SOLD OUT)  +*
11 – in New York, N.Y. – Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT) +*
16 – Athens, Ga. – Georgia Theatre +*
17 – Starkville, Miss. – Rick’s Café +*
18 – Birmingham, Ala. – Zydeco +*

2 – Milledgeville, Ga. at Ned Kelly’s Down Under +*
3 – Anderson, S.C. at Wendells Dippin Branch +*
4 – Rome, Ga. at Peaches +*

13 – Milwaukee, Wis. at The Rave II +*
14 – Columbus, Ohio at The Bluestone +*
15 – Flint, Mich. at The Machine Shop +*
20 – Tulsa, Okla. at Osage Casino
21 – Dallas, Texas at Granada Theater +
22 – Cedar Park, Texas at The Haute Spot +
23 – Houston, Texas at House of Blues +

+ Griffen Palmer
* Lauren Watkins

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