Based on a song she wrote and performed, a young girl wins a national contest for a recording contract. Now she must balance the life of a normal teenager with that of a rising star in the music industry.
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 Jude Harrison / ... (53 episodes, 2004-2008)
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 Tommy Quincy / ... (53 episodes, 2004-2008)
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 Jamie Andrews / ... (53 episodes, 2004-2008)
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 Sadie Harrison / ... (53 episodes, 2004-2008)
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 Darius Mills / ... (42 episodes, 2004-2008)
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 Spiederman / ... (41 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Kwest (40 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Stuart Harrison (36 episodes, 2004-2008)
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 Kyle / ... (26 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Karma (25 episodes, 2007-2008)
Christopher Gaudet ...
 Wally / ... (25 episodes, 2005-2008)
Miku Graham ...
 Portia Quincy / ... (24 episodes, 2004-2007)
Jane Sowerby ...
 Victoria Harrison (23 episodes, 2004-2006)
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Based on a song she wrote and performed, a young girl wins a national contest for a recording contract. Now she must balance the life of a normal teenager with that of a rising star in the music industry.

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Alexz Johnson is the only person to appear in all 52 episodes. See more »

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Tommy Quincy: All summer, I've been dying to get back in the studio with you. I missed working with you.
[he pauses]
Tommy Quincy: I'm just gonna say it flat out... I missed *you.*
[Tommy looks over to see that Jude has fallen asleep. He smiles]
Tommy Quincy: Okay.
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Referenced in Degrassi: The Next Generation: Together Forever (2005) See more »

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parent thinks it's great
13 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show is about a not very popular teenage girl who wins a contest because she's a good songwriter, then gets a recording contract that doesn't turn out to be what she expected. She goes on to discover that all the things that go along with stardom are pretty hard to handle--especially for someone still learning to just maneuver through life. She's a sweet and talented kid, and the show is about her joys and disappointments. BTW--The songs are all really sung by the actress (unlike most TV shows where they overdub) as can be seen in the credits.

I watch this show every Friday and anxiously await the next episodes. The actors are all talented, nobody shows excessive skin, and nobody talks potty-mouth or jumps in bed with ANYONE. Teen angst, yes, but told poignantly and with talent. The writing is great, music as heart wrenching as any teen could want, and acting superb.

And now for my input on the topic of sex. I am a fairly strict and prudish parent and I think this show is fantastic. As far as the sex and sexuality in this show, I disagree with what another IMDb poster/reviewer said. The star doesn't sleep with anyone to get ahead, or for any other reason--she doesn't even sleep with anyone--at least not in the shows that have aired so far; I'm not sure what TV series this person watched, but what s/he describes is not the series "Instant Star" that is airing now on The-N. The most "sex" in this show (as of writing date) is kissing. And it's not passionate as much as it is sweet and romantic. Without giving anything away, I can say that each kiss has happened for good reason and isn't just gratuitous making out scenes. The show is about relationships of all kinds--family, friends, self, and romantic. I've seen TV commercials with far more sexuality than this TV show! I'm not saying the actors aren't sexy and gushing charisma, I'm just saying that the scripts and drama are plenty chaste.


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