Instant Star (2004–2008)

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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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 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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 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)
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 Wally / ... (25 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Portia Quincy / ... (24 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 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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Several songs written specifically for the show have been covered by famous artists. The most notable example is the Backstreet Boys' cover of "There's Us" which appeared on the season 2 soundtrack. See more »

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Jude Harrison: [after telling her parents she failed her chemistry test] It's not like I'm going to be a doctor.
Victoria Harrison: Oh, honey we don't know that yet.
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Awesome Show!!
12 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am also a teenage girl, and I have no idea what in the world the previous reviewer was watching, but it definitely was NOT "Instant Star." The "Paris Hilton-like" characters she referred to, first of all, are considered to be the antagonists keeping Jude, the main character, from pursuing her dream of making music. Jude is a 16 year-old girl who wins a singing contest and gets a record deal. I'm also not quite sure about the sex that the previous reviewer complained tainted the entire show since Jude receives her first kiss a few episodes into the show, claiming she wanted to wait so that it would be special. Your right, that's very scandalous compared to all of those "wholesome" teen shows out there. All in all, Jude is a very grounded, MORAL girl in the show, and she is coming of age while surrounded by the antics and hype that are part of the music business. I highly recommend this show for anyone looking for a different kind of show with great music and an awesome cast.


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