The Bachelorette: Filming in NYC with One Leading Lady, Plenty of Guest Stars

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The Bachelorette is going bi-coastal here in Season 11, but only one of the two leading ladies will be making the trip to the Big Apple, according to reports.

WARNING: To find out which of the two co-stars, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson, wins the guys' vote, follow this link for The Bachelorette spoilers.

Then get the latest scoop on the upcoming season by scrolling down ...

Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson Picture

Ever since Chris Harrison announced that Britt Nilsson and Kaitlyn Bristowe would both be the next Bachelorette, Bachelor Nation has been up in arms.

That format twist is temporary, however, and after getting input from the men cast by ABC, only one of the two will win the vote and star on Season 11.

By all accounts, that woman is Kaitlyn Bristowe.

Britt Nilsson is said to have a "role" on the TV dating competition beyond opening night, but it's unclear what that is. In any case, it's Kaitlyn's season.

Traveling from The Bachelorette's home base of L.A. to New York City's West Side, Bristowe was accompanied by eight men, who took part in a group date.

In typical, extremely awkward fashion, producers had the suitors compete in a good, old-fashioned, epic and utterly cringe-worthy rap battle.

On stage. In public. With cameras rolling.

No word if any of them incorporated rumors of Kaitlyn Bristowe dating a secret boyfriend back home into their lyrics. Now that would win for originality.

One thing we know is that there were celebrity guests galore from the franchise. Ashley Iaconetti took in the hip hop action, as did Sharleen Joynt.

Also in attendance? Nick Viall, the runner-up on Andi Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette. It's entirely unclear why, but we can look forward to that.

Are you excited to see Kaitlyn as The Bachelorette (with an assist from Britt, at least at the onset)? Hit the comments and scroll through the pics below!

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