Well I have to disagree with his article....I didn't think they portrayed Birmingham as "hillbilly" at all.....and believe me I was terrified that they would drag out the stereotypical hillbilly to parade in front of the camera but they didn't.
While I wasn't a big fan of Jamie Lynn...I didn't think she was a terrible singer nor did I think she was bad looking....I would have loved to have looked like that when I was 17!!! Heck, she was her 2006 homecoming queen of her high school! And like Tigerrusty had posted in the show thread, I have NO doubt that the producers told her to pour out her sob story...that in addition to her southern twang and her nerves probably didn't make her come across as the sharpest tool in the shed but I don't think she deserved the raking across the coals that Dave McGurgan gave her.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but I'll give Dave a big ole for his harshness!