'Love is Blind' contestants serenading their dates were so 'cringe,' fans had to look away
The pods of Season Four of "Love Is Blind" which premiered on Netflix March 24, have brought many surprises. One cast member, Tiffany Pennywell, even fell asleep...while fellow her love Brett Brown proposed to her.
But there's another common trend in the pods amongst two of this season's this season's contestants: acoustic serenades.
In episode three, Kwame Appiah brings out his guitar while on a date with Chelsea Griffin.
"We're going to make a song right now," he tells her.
"OK," she responds laughing.
"Alright, so we'll call this one um...we'll call it 'Real Thing," he adds.
"I just want the real thing," Kwame starts singing as he plays the guitar. "I just want the real thing."
Chelsea joins in.
"I just want the real thing," the two of them continue singing together.
By the end, Chelsea is starry-eyed. "Oh my god, that was so good," she tells him. "I'm speechless right now.
And Kwame isn't the only one who used his vocals to try to woo his one true love. While proposing to Irina Solomonova, Zack Goytowski performs for her an acoustic, original song. (The two end up calling things off on the post-pods trip to Mexico.)
"You found me all alone...I found myself a Blarney Stone. Irina, you take my blues away. Irina, you take my blues away," he croons. "I love you. Forever and ever and ever...I do," he finishes, before getting down on one knee.
Despite Kwame and Zack's good intentions, Twitter users have a lot to say about Kwame and Zack's singing abilities. One user even wrote, "why do these men on love is blind keep singing I literally cannot cope."
“Why are they all singing on this season of Love Is Blind??” another user tweeted.
why do these men on love is blind keep singing I literally cannot cope with the cringe
— amz (@spxrkfires) March 24, 2023
Other viewers specifically focused on Zack's song. One specifically said she had to step away from the TV when he started singing.
physically had to step away from my tv when Zack started singing that song BOY the cringeeeeeee #LoveIsBlind
— ~ Eden ~ (@EdenJoyce_23) March 24, 2023
Petition for Love is Blind to never let the guys write songs in the pods again
— ellen 🦝⚾️🐕💕 (@3llieb3an) March 24, 2023
For another Twitter user, Zack singing was “the cringiest moment of secondhand embarrassment I’ve ever experienced in my life.”
I’ve seen enough. This was, hands down, the cringiest moment of secondhand embarrassment I’ve ever experienced in my life. When he sang Blarney Stone, I dissociated. #LoveisBlind4 #LoveIsBlind pic.twitter.com/JlPBo0oSJ8
— aunt b 🏻 (@bhcasias) March 24, 2023
Then, there are the users who point out that Kwame and Zack might not want to consider pursuing a career in the music industry.
"What is with all the bad singing on this season," one TikToker says, laughing. "
"Oh my god I'm so uncomfortable," she adds.
"I need people to stop singing on this show, love is blind is not where y’all are gonna get a record deal," another Twitter user adds.
I need people to stop singing on this show, love is blind is not where y’all are gonna get a record deal pic.twitter.com/iuipX6HaOg
— shika ♡ (@shikadraws) March 24, 2023
But others thought Kwame and Zack's gesture was cute...regardless of singing ability.
Watching love is blind being like “I’d hate a man to wap out his guitar and play a song for me it’s making me cringe” but my boyfriend does that for me. All the time. And I love it. I’m disgusted in myself.
— ✨ Sion ✨ (@HolaCyanide) March 24, 2023
Watching love is blind and GOD having someone write a song for me and them singing it to me has gotta be my worst nightmare. I would be so mortified. Kudos to the ppl in the show who find it sweet but man my entire body was cringing
— poy 🐇 (@hedgiehop) March 24, 2023
As for the final verdict...well, we'll let you be the judge.
This article was originally published on TODAY.com