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Bridgerton Fans Think An Olivia Rodrigo Cover Was Cut From Season 3

“It would have been perfect!”

'Bridgerton' Season 3 cast members Luke Newton and Nicola Coughlan, and Olivia Rodrigo.
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Bridgerton is known for its classical covers of modern-day hits, but Olivia Rodrigo’s “Traitor” seemingly didn’t make the cut.

In a behind-the-scenes video posted on TikTok, the cast of Netflix’s Regency-era drama is shown dancing to the song in a ballroom scene that wasn’t featured in the first half of the season. The caption reads, “‘Traitor’ by Olivia Rodrigo was supposed to be in Season 3, but this scene was cut from the show.”

While the veracity of this claim is unclear (and it may be featured in the upcoming Part 2), fans expressed their disappointment in the comment section.

“This song would’ve been perfect!” one TikToker posed with a crying face emoji. “You betrayed me Bridgerton,” another fan commented, while one user wrote, “They better include this on the official soundtrack at the very least!”

Some fans claimed that the video footage was used in the first half of the season, but the music was changed.

“Around the 26-minute mark in Episode 4, you can see that they kept the dance in,” one fan said con X (formerly Twitter). “They change the music all the time, so the music they rehearse and film with isn’t final and can change.”

The cast of Bridgerton Season 3 film a ballroom scene. LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX

In Season 3, Part 1, viewers were treated to orchestral pop covers of Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever,” BTS’s “Dynamite,” Sia’s “Cheap Thrills,” Nick Jonas’s “Jealous,” and Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey’s “Snow On The Beach.”

Archer Marsh’s string version of Pitbull’s “Give Me Everything” was also a highlight, having been used to soundtrack the Polin carriage scene, in which Colin (Luke Newton) confesses his feelings for Penelope (Nicola Coughlan).

Bridgerton Soundtrack Inspo

Bridgerton’s music supervisor, Justin Kamps, recently discussed his creative process with Tudum.

“It’s really down to the script and then the themes,” he said. “Sometimes initially it’s about what matches the choreography and then later it’s about what matches the scene and the emotion.”

Kamps added that some covers recorded for the Netflix drama “aren’t necessarily part of ball sequences” in Season 3. “We found some cute places to insert something that can play as a fun cover that doesn’t necessarily have to be attached to a dance sequence,” he added.