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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Series cast summary:
 Jude Harrison / ... (53 episodes, 2004-2008)
 Tommy Quincy / ... (53 episodes, 2004-2008)
 Jamie Andrews / ... (53 episodes, 2004-2008)
 Sadie Harrison / ... (53 episodes, 2004-2008)
 Darius Mills / ... (42 episodes, 2004-2008)
 Spiederman / ... (41 episodes, 2005-2008)
 Kwest (40 episodes, 2005-2008)
 Stuart Harrison (36 episodes, 2004-2008)
 Kyle / ... (26 episodes, 2005-2008)
 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)


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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Being famous rocks!


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Release Date:

1 July 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gwiazda od zaraz  »

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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 »


Jude Harrison: Go ahead. Tell me I told you so.
Tommy Quincy: [he puts his jacket around Jude's shoulders] For what's its worth, Shay's a kid, and an idiot.
Jude Harrison: [sobbing] Yeah.
Tommy Quincy: And he made the wrong choice.
Jude Harrison: It's not worth much coming from you.
Tommy Quincy: What's that supposed to mean?
Jude Harrison: I'm so tired of falling for guys that don't fall back. It hurts.
Jude Harrison: Jude, I...
Jude Harrison: You all say the nicest things. You're so great, you're so nice, but none of you want to date me! So you wanna help me, Tommy? Tell me what I do wrong. Tell me why I'm so easy to give ...
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Referenced in Degrassi: Minis: Two's Company (2006) See more »

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4 out of 5 stars...
12 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is not your run of the mill shallow show. If you're expecting Lizzie McGuire, teeny- bopper fluff, this is not the show for you. Think more along the lines of Degrassi. It's grittier and has more depth and emotion to it. While the overall storyline is a hard one to connect with because it's so out there, it's definitely a perspective that hasn't really been shown on television about the downsides of fame. Maybe things during the course of the show come a little to easy to her, but what TV is truly and completely real to life. I would give Instant Star 4 our of 5 stars for a show aimed at pre-teens and teens. Plus I really love the music. And if you think you've seen Jude somewhere else, you may remember her from So Weird, another show that was heavy with music. So you know this girl is truly talented.

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