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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Official Sites:

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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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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: I never kid about jambalaya; I'm not that kind of guy.
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Referenced in Degrassi: Next Class: #RiseAndGrind (2016) See more »

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Awesome Show!!
12 August 2005 | by ktatplantSee 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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