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Instant Star 

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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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3 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ...  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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Jamie: Kat, I've been calling you.
Kat Benton: I haven't been answering. I've been deciding what I'm going to say to you. Look, I went into this knowing I was No.2, but I thought maybe some day I'd be No.1. But I was wrong and that hurts so much. I made this for you.
[hands cd]
Kat Benton: I was going to give it to you after today.
[walks away]
Jamie: Kat, Kat wait!
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Referenced in Degrassi: Minis: Two's Company (2006) See more »

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20 February 2005 | by jpeg00See all my reviews

Jude Harrisson who defies the odds and wins a singer/writer contest. We get to know her and her family more, and the rivalry between her and her sister, and everyone else in the business or at school, etc. She struggles between doing her thing and doing something that would be a wiser career choice. Of course the big shots of the business think she's too young and want to control everything from her music to her looks. And it seems that everything in her life is happening so quickly, like her love life, her career life, everything. She goes from being a nobody to being a somebody in a blink of an eye, and it's quite overwhelming.


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Official Sites:

CTV [Canada] | Official site | See more »

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2005 (USA) See more »

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Instant Star See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Epitome Pictures See more »
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1.78 : 1
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