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
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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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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: [after telling her parents she failed her chemistry test] It's not like I'm going to be a doctor.
Victoria Harrison: Oh, honey we don't know that yet.
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Referenced in Degrassi: Minis: Two's Company (2006) See more »

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Instant Star *A-
14 August 2005 | by See 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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