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:
Alexz Johnson ...  Jude Harrison / ... 53 episodes, 2004-2008
Tim Rozon ...  Tommy Quincy / ... 53 episodes, 2004-2008
Kristopher Turner ...  Jamie Andrews / ... 53 episodes, 2004-2008
Laura Vandervoort ...  Sadie Harrison / ... 53 episodes, 2004-2008
Wes Williams ...  Darius Mills / ... 42 episodes, 2004-2008
Tyler Kyte ...  Spiederman / ... 41 episodes, 2005-2008
Mark Taylor ...  Kwest 40 episodes, 2005-2008
Simon Reynolds ...  Stuart Harrison 36 episodes, 2004-2008
Ian Blackwood Ian Blackwood ...  Kyle / ... 26 episodes, 2005-2008
Cory Lee ...  Karma 25 episodes, 2007-2008
Christopher Gaudet Christopher Gaudet ...  Wally / ... 25 episodes, 2005-2008
Miku Graham Miku Graham ...  Portia Quincy / ... 24 episodes, 2004-2007
Jane Sowerby 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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Being famous rocks!

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Drama | Music

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Canada

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English

Release Date:

1 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gwiazda od zaraz See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Epitome Pictures See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Alexz Johnson dyed her hair red upon landing the part of Jude Harrison. After the first season,she reverted back to her natural blonde color. See more »

Quotes

Jude Harrison: Meatless meatloaf?... Isn't that just loaf?
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Referenced in Degrassi: The Next Generation: Together Forever (2005) See more »

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4 out of 5 stars...
12 August 2005 | by ilewis-1See 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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