Meanwhile, back on the solo date, DeAnna has apparently decided that making the date all about Jesse is getting old, so she makes him get up on stage and sing his crappy little song to her again. In a talking head, he talks about how he hasn't really told DeAnna why he's there, and he's got to, because there are eight other dudes after her. DeAnna needs to figure out what Jesse wants. Hopefully he wants some boring small talk, because that's what he's getting. He talks -- like EVERY OTHER GUY -- about how hard it is to open up, but that's what he's doing, because...oh, I don't even know anymore. DeAnna talks about being real, which is generally a sign that someone's being fake. Jesse says he's being more serious this evening, because every time he picks up the wine glass, there's a rose just sitting there. And he seriously wants to be here, and -- oh, I don't know. Let's say it was about growing and sharing, and bonding and opening up. And she gives him the rose, and they hug and kiss. "I don't feel pressured to try and have a relationship with him," says DeAnna. If you ask me, that doesn't exactly bode well.
Then the curtain comes up to reveal Natasha Bedingfield standing there, with a guitar player seated on a stool behind her. She starts belting out some song, and all I can say is thank god it wasn't that brain-destroyingly annoying "I love you I love you I love you" song. Jesse sits at the table looking like he's passing a kidney stone, so I'm guessing he's not the world's biggest Natasha Bedingfield fan. So he asks DeAnna to dance. "How many people get to experience her serenading you on a date?" asks DeAnna. Soon enough, state-fairgoers across the United States, is my guess. "When I'm with Jesse I feel like I'm the only woman in the world," says DeAnna. And you know what, DeAnna? Brad would still bail on you.
Anyway, DeAnna has a surprise for the guys on the group date. "They're going to be a little macho today," she says. I don't know how she plans to top the raging masculinity of the line dancing, but I guess we'll see.
"We're going to be driving stock cars," she tells the guys as they pull up at a motor speedway. So the guys get changed into their jumpsuits. Sean calls it a "childhood dream" to race on a track like this, since he and his buddies race muscle cars back home. "You put me on a racetrack, this is my element, baby," he says. DeAnna comes out with her jumpsuit open so the guys can fawn over her. She explains that the guys get three timed laps, and the guy who has the fastest speed wins some one-on-one time with her. I'm still not sure exactly what these group dates prove. One-on-one time is always the "prize" but any guy who wants one-on-one time just asks DeAnna for some.