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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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Connections

Referenced in Degrassi: Next Class: #RiseAndGrind (2016) See more »

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Instant Star *A-
14 August 2005 | by summergirl4367See all my reviews

Instant Star is a great TV show for teenagers. The lead actors/actresses Alexz Johnson and Tim Rozon are great at portraying their characters, making you feel what they feel. This TV show is about 16 year old Jude (Alexz) who won a talent contest and is sky-rocketed into fame. Her producer Tommy Q (Tim) is 21 and has feelings toward Jude which he ignores knowing her age. Jude also likes Tommy but despite her attempts, he reminds her she's too young.

Another dilemma is that Jude tries hard to stay original, with original music, but finds it difficult as the music industry is trying to turn her into a more mainstream artist. Also, she has trouble with jealousy because people at her school and even her friends become sick of the constant hype about her.

This show deals with fame, teen crushes/relationships, friendships, and other emotions. Really wonderful show for ages 12-17 Rating: A- Definitely a must see.


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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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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Epitome Pictures See more »
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1.78 : 1
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