She might have started off as Nashville's  mean girl, but Juliette Barnes has quickly become the character to root for.
When viewers first met the young starlet, played by Hayden Panettiere , she was rude, selfish, overly confident and a downright diva. During her first meeting with Rayna (Connie Britton ) she made it clear that she was a superstar on the rise and Rayna was an old, fading has-been. She further proved she'd do anything to get ahead by sleeping with Rayna's producer. (Rayna's ex Deacon wasn't far behind.) But as Juliette's character opened up and her backstory was developed, it wasn't long before we found ourselves wanting her to succeed and thoroughly enjoying the scenes in which she was most vulnerable.
Here are our top reasons why we're rooting for Juliette when Nashville returns on Wednesday (airing 10/9c on ABC):