Michael Stagliano’s Bachelor Blog: Episode 1

Hello everyone!

I am so glad to be back in the “kitchen” dishing out a little “blog-sauce”. This is first of ten blogs to come your way. Some things you should know before we start on our own little ten-week “blog journey”…

First, I read EVERY comment, so, if you like/dislike something I wrote: let me know! Second, Ashley’s Spivey’s blog is also really good, so if you haven’t already… start reading it… And lastly, I always leave a little paragraph at the end about my music, feel free to skip that part if you are just hear for Bachelor Gossip, no hard feelings. But if you haven’t checked out my music, though I have an INCREDIBLY biased opinion, hahaha, I think it’s really good, and I think you will like it too. Whaow!

Fade to black…

BLOG TIME!

Night one is always my favorite episode, ALWAYS! Our hypersensitive, 2013, fast-paced, internet-loving minds get an onslaught of information, dresses, roses, back-stories, tears… It’s awesome.

Let’s break it down!

Sean is at the head of the ship this season, and I feel good about it. He looks like Thor with shorter hair, killer smile, strong faith, family man, wears a suit well… Props ABC you picked well :)

Our lead man gets a visit from Arie, they discuss, at length, how to kiss, how to pass out roses, how to dump girls… And honesty, I loved it. It was hilarious and fun and, no offense Chris, I enjoyed it a lot more than the fire-side chat down (sad) memory lane…

Will YOU accept this rose?!?!? / I’m Ron Burgundy???

LOVED.

The Ladies.

Where to begin…

Lots of potential in the group, fo sho!

Lots of crazies to sift through… FA SHOW!

My thoughts:

It always amazes me that the guys and girls on the show don’t realize that when coming out of the limo less is more.

Any “bit”…i.e… Wedding dress, songs, yoga, back-bend (oh god)… To quote a not-so-good movie, Night at the Smithsonian (ka-moon-ra) (insert “lisp”)… “There’s just too much going on here”…

The girls I am always impressed with and want to see more of are the girls, that just say hello, smile, give a good hug, and smile… Yes, I know I listed smile twice…

I know they all want to stand out, but standing out for the wrong reasons can be a bad thing.

I thought Kacie B, Tierra, Taryn, Desiree, Jackie, Kristy, and Sarah did this very well.

Katie, Robyn, Lauren (Italian Dad = break legs), Ashley P, and Lindsay (wedding dress) just crapped the bed right away for me. Their “bits” just make the first impression awkward and forced.

OK, the cocktail party.

First, I have to say that I LOVED the “rose-as-you-go” format. It made every interaction way more intense, and I think it’s awesome that Sean is confident enough in his first impressions to give out roses right away, and doesn’t need to wait for a ceremony. Super Dope! I liked it.

Highlights:

Sarah: Being patient, confident, and the smile after she got the rose. Heart melt.

Kacie B: she was so natural and unassuming, humble and comfortable talking to Sean and confident in her reason for being there. And to set the record straight, she has every right in the world to be there, it is in no-way unfair.

No other real stand-outs to me…though I am sure there are more to come.

Low-lights:

50 shades of Ashley: Mother Theresa. That got awkward.

Lindsay: Wedding dress, dance/kiss fail combo… Yikes.

Ashley H: I think I have Men’s Fashion down pretty well, and I don’t pretend to know Women’s fashion, especially formal wear all that well… But what…the hell…was she wearing. The bright turquoise, strapless mermaid situation with the blown-out 80′s hair… Another not-so-good movie quite…Pitch Perfect…Cheeks shaking, “nope…hard pass…hard pass…”

Weird-lights:

During Desiree and Sean’s one on one time, did anyone else notice the strange ghost/black-man walk behind them mid-sentence? Go watch it back, it’s awesome.

And is it just me or is Leslie an EXACT African American clone of Emily O’Brien from Emily’s season?

…wow.

I’m gonna wrap things up here rose-lovers. It looks like we have a wild 9 weeks ahead of us, and I am more than confident in this season’s ability to entertain! Hope you check back with me every week for more recaps and one-liners, and until then: My love to you all.

Music time:

To skip the update and just hear the tunes, check out www.michaelstaglianomusic.com : ) Thanks for listening!

The last 6 months have been freakin wonderful. Played more shows all over the US and Canada, and have been prepping for some big FULL BAND shows coming up early this year.

The EP and the new singles, “Our Love Story” and “My Type of Girl” have both done very well thanks to you guys. Huge thank you!

I’m still trying to get to Texas, Boston and Michigan for some shows this year and will hopefully have details on those shows in the next few weeks.

Lastly… If you see me at the airport or on the street PLEASE say “hi”. I’d love to give you a hug, take a picture and learn your name. One of my least favorite things is getting tweets from people who say they saw me but didn’t feel comfortable saying hello. HATE IT. I’m just a normal guy, and will always have time for a “hello”!!! Got it!!!???!!!

Ok!

Leave me some love below, and I’ll see you guys next week.

Always,

Michael

51 Comments »

  1. I love you michael! when will you be in SoCal?

    Comment by phoebegrace — January 8, 2013 @ 6:40 pm

  2. Hilarious observations. Sean & Arie were cracking me up! ill be looking to see if Arie’s kissing advice pays off lol. And I agree completely… What is up with the gimmicks? It’s so awkward, it’s hard to watch! Is it that hard to just think of something memorable to say? Without a back flip.. In a DRESS. I was ok with him giving out roses during because it was different but I think it definitely added pressure to his conversations with the girls.. As if they weren’t already nervous?! Not exactly putting them at ease but oh well. Kacie is so sweet & genuine!!!! But seriously lacking in the upcoming season montage :( she needs to be the next bachelorette!!!!!!!

    Comment by Leslie Combs — January 8, 2013 @ 7:12 pm

  3. Love you and your blogs Michael! Agree with everything you said, especially the “less is more” approach to getting out of the limo. Do you have a prediction on the top 3 yet?

    Comment by Christina — January 8, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

  4. This is the first time I am reading your blogs :)

    I love Arie’s visit. I was laughing, and maybe Arie will be making more stops this season. I think it would be awesome for him to pick out 4 ladies to go on 2 double dates only one comes back type dates, or 2 one on one’s. Since he knows Sean, and they both fell in love with Emily, it would just be cool to see twists thrown in.

    Kacie is sweet, and I admire her for going back for Sean after meeting him and hanging out with him, realizing she had a crush and pursuing it. She isn’t the first to return to the show, and I admire Sean for the way he handled it. She didn’t receive one of the first 12 impression roses, I think that told the other ladies that he is there to meet all of them.

    The wedding dress took balls, but at least she came right out and said it was her prankster side. Going after a kiss though… really, take a step back and let it happen naturally. The 50 Shades deal was a bit creepy, the back flips, well it makes for interesting TV. I agree less is more but reality is we would be bored if every person walked up shook hands, gave a hug and walked in. I do like how Sean asked most of them their names. You could kind of tell if he wasn’t too impressed with them.

    I really dug him giving out roses as he went along that was cool, and handing the first rose before even walking inside was cool too. On the first night all you really have to go on is first impressions, so go for it. There may be rules that Sean has to follow, but he is pretty much the driver.

    I only caught the ending of Emily’s season, Arie and Jeff, so I know nothing about Sean, but from what was aired it seems like he is a good candidate for the show.

    I am looking forward to your blogs, and thank you for writing them!

    PS~ have you ever been asked to be the Bachelor? I watched the Bachelor Pad (the one with Holly) and the way you carried yourself and handled everything I think you would make a good candidate Just Saying!

    Comment by Melissa — January 8, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

  5. I’m so pumped you’re back blogging! Your blog is fantastic and I always look forward to it. :)

    Your Anchorman reference made me laugh out loud!

    I just wanted to say thanks for blogging and allowing us Bachelor fanatics a different perspective from someone who’s been there. You’re super cool and I LOVE your music!

    Comment by Kyla — January 8, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

  6. Ditto to the ‘less is more’ approach. And I am sooooo happy Kacie B is back. I don’t think it is unfair, although I do think she is much more mature this time around because she understands the game. Always have loved her!

    Excited to follow your posts, you always crack me up. Thank you thank you!

    Comment by Tiffany — January 8, 2013 @ 8:44 pm

  7. I’m not seeing the Leslie and Emily O’Brien clone reference. And I think you meant to say Ben’s season. Lol. ;)

    Comment by Taylor — January 8, 2013 @ 10:39 pm

  8. Michael! Welcome back! I always love reading your blog! Actually all of them. They make me laugh hysterically. Random question for you… Do you get msgs sent on your facebook fan page? I had a question about an order off your site I put in… Cause I love the stag swag I wanted more for friends :)

    Comment by Mandy — January 8, 2013 @ 10:55 pm

  9. SO GLAD YOU ARE BACK HERE. I always love your blog, love what you have to say. It is going to be QUITE the season.
    I think Kacie B is a class act. She made the biggest impression on me and kudo’s to her to go for it.
    Looking forward to the next show and your next blog.
    :)

    Comment by Claudia — January 9, 2013 @ 5:36 am

  10. Enjoyed your blog as always…its pretty hillare & I share the same opinions abt the ladies! Too bad we didnt get a recap from you and Ashley Spivey from Ashley and JPs wedding..i was happy to catch a glimpse of u sayin “sooo hott!” LOL. Cant wait to read your blog nxt week! :) ps your music is awesome sauce. The lyrics are really good..hits the spot.

    Comment by Susan — January 9, 2013 @ 6:32 am

  11. My main man Michael!
    Miss you here in Toronto..you should write a tell all bachelor book someday. You’re hilarious. You put a smile on my face .

    Your Instagrams with Emily are too adorable. So happy for you,you deserve ALLLLL of this .

    New single for 2013 please.

    Xox- @lexlew

    Comment by Alexa — January 9, 2013 @ 9:34 am

  12. LOL! Michael, your blogs are what I look forward to after each episode!! Can’t wait to continue reading them!!

    Comment by Katrina — January 9, 2013 @ 10:05 am

  13. please post when you get information on your Michigan show!!! (I have my love like this tshirt) now just need my ticket! SO EXCITED!

    Comment by Andrea — January 9, 2013 @ 10:08 am

  14. LOVE LOVE LOVE :)

    Comment by Nikki — January 9, 2013 @ 10:15 am

  15. I agree the arie/Sean sit down was much better than the Chris/Sean fire side chat. I’m glad that didn’t happen because I was planning on fast forwarding through it. Their conversation was cute and funny, but did seem a bit staged to me. I didn’t really like that Sean gave roses before the ceremony because I think it caused a lot of unnecessary stress and confusion for the ladies. It just seemed like a cheap way for the show to start drama early on. Anyway, like your blog! Will continue reading.

    Comment by Sarah O — January 9, 2013 @ 10:29 am

  16. Michael! I was so excited when I came across your “bachelor blog” on twitter! I agree tht Kacie B has every right to be there. She is the best “bachelorette” on the show! Rock on Kacie B! America loves you!

    Comment by Molly — January 9, 2013 @ 10:36 am

  17. Please come to Madison, Wisconsin!

    Comment by molly — January 9, 2013 @ 10:40 am

  18. Will you be coming to Arkansas anytime? Love your music and would love to hear you! Your thoughts on this episode were my thoughts exactly! Have a great day and God Bless!

    Comment by Karlee — January 9, 2013 @ 10:49 am

  19. First, I LOVE your music. ‘Our Love Story’ is my ringtone and it’s on my “cardio playlist” along with some others. Second, this blog was pretty hilarious. You’ve always been one of my favorites on the show, and BP, so I had to come check it out.
    And last, will you PLEASE do a show in South Carolina? That would make me really happy!

    Comment by Taylor — January 9, 2013 @ 11:27 am

  20. from one dude to another I love your spin…good luck with your music superstar

    Comment by Johnny — January 9, 2013 @ 11:31 am

  21. Love your blog! I think San Francisco should be included on your tour :) I would love to hear you in person!!!

    Comment by Olivia — January 9, 2013 @ 11:54 am

  22. I wish you’d move on. You act like you own the show. Every season we see you. Your blog is boring and we still think you suck from B-Pad.

    Comment by Mandy — January 9, 2013 @ 11:58 am

  23. You just use this show to promote your music.You don’t take the time to be funny, you say a few comments and then talk about your music. You didn’t even take the time to change your picture.

    Comment by Lisa — January 9, 2013 @ 12:02 pm

  24. Best blog so far!! Hysterical the whole way through and definitely makes me want to go back and look for the “ghostly black man”. :)

    Comment by Abby Carter — January 9, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

  25. Oh Michael, you are my favourite person that has ever graced the bachelor screen (and yes, as we know from bachelor pad, you are graceful) thank you so much for never failing to entertain. Somehow through words you managed to still put out your hilarious comments that never fail to make me laugh. Personally I’m hoping that abc will ask YOU to be the bachelor sooner rather than later. I agree with everything you said LOL so there’s really no need to comment further. but I would like to let you know that if I had a list of people I would like to spend a day with it you would definitely be on it. :)

    Comment by Megan doll :) — January 9, 2013 @ 12:50 pm

  26. i am obsessed with you. that is all. well not really :) your blog is easily my favorite part of the week. i agree with the “less is more” bit. its just too hard to watch when the ladies try too hard. but i must say that lesley and the whole football trick was pretty hilarious! can’t wait to read your blog and p.s. I LOVE YOUR MUSIC!! i hope you come somewhere near Baltimore, Philadelphia, or Rochester, NY. and if so, i will be there! i love you so much!!

    Comment by Claire, your wife — January 9, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

  27. Add philly to that list!!

    Also, and im not complaining, but i thought u said you were done with reality tv? Anyway, love your writing so im stoked you at least decided to observe and blog about it!

    Comment by Makenzie — January 9, 2013 @ 1:11 pm

  28. Welcome back to the Bachelor blogging world….always a pleasure getting your take on the show! Don’t forget…you owe Pittsburgh a return trip :)

    Comment by Nicole — January 9, 2013 @ 1:17 pm

  29. Yay! You’re back, I absolutely love your blog, you were always my favorite bachelor from the get go. And your music is amazing. Come play in Winnipeg!

    Comment by Melissa — January 9, 2013 @ 1:32 pm

  30. Always love your blogs!! Gives me a nice laugh!i alway tend to agree with you! I am a big fan of all you do!

    Comment by Kirklyn Robbins — January 9, 2013 @ 2:33 pm

  31. HALLELUJAH. Michael is back in action. So excited for your blogs, they always make the wait between each episode shorter :) I would LOVE to come to a concert in Boston so please keep us updated. :)

    Comment by Lily — January 9, 2013 @ 2:44 pm

  32. Love reading your blog!!! It is the best!!! I was at your concert last year in Minneapolis and we had such a great time. Are you planning to come back to MN this year for another concert??
    You seem like such a sincere guy…. Btw, love to see you in love!

    Comment by Crystal — January 9, 2013 @ 3:08 pm

  33. Your commentary is always the best! So glad to have you blogging again. I also really like the music tab at the bottom! Have all your songs and can’t wait for the update for you to be in Michigan!!

    Comment by Katie — January 9, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

  34. I love reading your blogs, as well as listening to your music! You are very talented and have a very bright and successful future! I love that you are so down to earth and willing to talk and encourage your fans to talk to you! That doesn’t happen often, and find it very flattering! I look forward to reading each of your blogs and also following your music career! Come to Indiana!! :)

    Comment by Brooke — January 9, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

  35. Michael,

    You rock. As we know, it’s not easy to write a funny, smart, and entertaining blog. I just wanted to tell you that it is much appreciated. There are two blogs in particular that I go straight to: yours and Spivey’s. And props to Jaclyn for throwing down as well. Looking forward to hearing more from her. I hope to see Ash’s screen-cap madness a-go-go soon. And, to echo another commenter, let us know your top 3-5 soon? Predictions and personal faves?
    Best!

    Comment by Jen15 — January 9, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

  36. Love the blog Stags! #woah! You always keep me laughing #lovefrom Megan (:

    Comment by Megan — January 9, 2013 @ 4:32 pm

  37. Michael as always its great to hear your take on every episode. Too funny this season. Im ready to see what Sean will do. Im hoping that He does find that lasting love he is searching for.

    Some of these girls were some kind of stupid right off. I never understood why some women act so stupid around guys they first meet. Pulling things out of their dress tops and stuff? WTF is that really? Do men really find it attractive?
    I cant wait for so much more music to come out from you. My daughter (who lives with autism) Asks me every day if she can listen to HER Michael! Her all time favorite song is “Stay Strong”

    Enjoed the blog look forward to many more!
    #LoveLikeThis

    Comment by Naomi — January 9, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

  38. YES!!! I’m not the only one that saw that ghost. Your observations were awesome and totally spot on. Cannot wait for this season to really get going and read your observations along the way.

    Comment by Julez — January 9, 2013 @ 10:10 pm

  39. Haha, always love your sense of humour!
    I did want Arie to be TB but after the 1st episode, i have to say Sean is VERY confident and attractive! Wish i could be one of the bachelorettes :)
    My favourite girl is Desiree, she seems so sweet, smart and fashionable. But the promo…sth about her ex, that could be the train-wreck :( ((
    Anyway, love you and stick to your blog!!!

    Comment by Lam — January 10, 2013 @ 12:34 am

  40. I love your blog, but Pitch Perfect is a “not-so-good movie”???? I think you mean BEST movie ;) watch it again!

    Comment by cay — January 10, 2013 @ 7:34 pm

  41. Woohoo I’m so excited you are back to writing blogs! I was
    Feeling disconnected between the gap of no
    Bachelor pad and bachelor lol!! But I loved your thoughts on the first episode!
    About your music, I’m a HUGE fan! I’m a college student in LA and I really am hoping to go to your show on the 19! My 21st birthday is February 6th so I’m hoping they let me in!!!! :)
    Hope to hear your music live soon!!!

    -Janette

    Comment by Janette Thomas — January 10, 2013 @ 8:22 pm

  42. I don’t need to say anything other than fantastic as always! I think I enjoy your blogs more than the actual episodes. p.s. Come to Newfoundland Canada!!! I need to hear your music in person :) Loveeee it!

    Comment by Viktoria — January 11, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

  43. Hi Michael, so glad that you read all the comments (hopefully this cuts down on the down-right mean & don’t need-to-be-said comments… I think transparency on the internet & thinking that a real person isn’t really reading brings the meannies out. I like it light-hearted, like YOU!)
    I previously have read Ashley Spivey’s blog on “saynotocosmo” but I don’t see anything new there -> since you recommend that we read her blog I would appreciate if you tell us HOW.

    Comment by jane — January 12, 2013 @ 6:28 pm

  44. When on the show, are you actually filming for 9 weeks, or is it less than that? Are dates only on the weekends, a few times a week, what? What does everyone do on the non-filming days? can everyone hang out with bachelor/bachelorette?

    I know… l just asked a bunch of questions, but i’m curious.

    Good bloggin’

    -Lauren

    Comment by Lauren — January 12, 2013 @ 9:00 pm

  45. Please come to Birmingham, AL!!!!!

    Comment by Rebecca — January 13, 2013 @ 7:44 am

  46. Hey Michael,

    Great blog! I always love reading your blog! Can’t wait for the next one. You mention Ashley Spivey’s blog in your post and I was wondering if you know what’s going on with her blog? She hasn’t posted anything in a while and I keep checking back for her recap from the first episode! She is hilarious and I love her blog. I’m hoping she’s just busy, but I’m a little worried. Let us know if you know anything!

    Comment by Stephanie — January 14, 2013 @ 6:28 am

  47. Great blog! And YES! I saw the ghostly guy!! What was up with that? I kept waiting for someone to pop out behind Sean. Then I was wondering if it was someone bringing him the rose to give out since they showed it sitting there afterwards. I wonder who got in trouble for that one? :)

    Comment by DJ — January 14, 2013 @ 8:59 am

  48. Ok ok love the blog! More importantly YES come to TEXAS!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Deana — January 14, 2013 @ 3:00 pm

  49. I love you and all Michael, but pitch perfect is more fantastical than teddy bears. And I really like teddy bears. I think you need to watch that movie again. Fat Amy= Priceless. I listened to your music and I really liked it… My cousin is really the one in the family obsessed with the show, I’m just obsessed with your face. When you’re coming out to Michigan make sure to tell us! Adios!

    Comment by Samantha — January 14, 2013 @ 5:54 pm

  50. As Far as Kacie goes, I have to say you are absolutely right, she has EVERY right to be there… even more so it’s great for Sean because who would want to miss out on someone that likes you for YOU?

    Comment by Rena — January 15, 2013 @ 10:18 am

  51. I just found your blog! This is so exciting. You are my favorite guy that has ever been on the show. I thought you were so funny and charming. Also, I totally agree with your comments. If I’m ever on the show, I hope to do the less is more approach when getting out of the limo. I just want to be a part of the Bachelor family! Are the parties as fun as they seem?

    Comment by Olivia — January 17, 2013 @ 3:17 pm

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