The BEST Episodes of Instant Star
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 24, 2020
In this Teen Drama with a bit of a musical twist, Instant Star is about a 15 year old girl, named Jude Harrison, who won a singer/songwriter contest and a guaranteed recording contract. The "Feisty" and "Punk" singer Jude Harrison is unprepared for the world of fame. Jude learns that managing her career, and her personal life, is harder than it seems. She's wading through a world bigger than her wildest rock 'n' roll dreams - parties and publicity, groupies and paparazzi, managers, producers, release dates, and concerts. Jude's desperate to prove she belongs there, but she's not even old enough to drive.
#1 - Unsweet Sixteen
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 13, 2005
G Major is planning Jude the sweet sixteen birthday party of a lifetime â€“ but Jude's even more pleased Shay's coming back from tourâ€¦and that she and Tommy Q are actually getting along for a change. But when Jude overhears someone's startling love confession, her big night is thrown into turmoil.
#2 - You Can't Always Get What You Want
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 13, 2005
Jude's finally starting to feel comfortable at G Major -- and more than comfortable with Tommy -- when her world and her producer are yanked out from under her, thanks to the arrival of seventeen year-old hip-hop sensation Shay. But Jude's determined not to give up her musical territory without a fight. When Jude goes too far and is forced to apologize at Shay's big concert, she's shocked when her would-be enemy serenades her with a love song. After all, she'd NEVER fall for such a spoiled, arrogant jerkâ€¦would she?!
#3 - Won't Get Fooled Again
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 20, 2005
After having her heart broken by two different guys in one night, Jude's decided to stay close to home. Too bad home isn't quite how she remembers it. Sadie and her Dad seem totally at odds, and Jude isn't quite sure why. Meanwhile, her personal and professional relationship with Tommy is rapidly disintegrating. Just when Jude's sure she's reached the boiling point...a new, devastating betrayal is revealed.
#4 - Hallelujah
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 14, 2006
Jude is focused on having a normal birthday this year,but somehow ends up locked in an abandoned club with Tommy.
#5 - Kiss Me Deadly
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 20, 2005
Jude's great at a lot of things, but dancing ain't one of themâ€¦which is unfortunate since that's the general theme of her first video -- the one that's going to showcase her hot hot duet with Shay. Too bad the one thing that's not quite hot hot enough for Jude is her relationship with her co- star. Still, she's floored when he breaks up with herâ€¦the day before their scheduled on-screen kiss. How's a girl to make nice onscreen with the boy that just broke her heart off camera?
#6 - All Apologies
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 10, 2005
Jude's thrilled to be playing the big music charity do she grew up watching on television, until informed that she'll be dueting with Eden - the Instant Star runner-up, and bleached blond shedevil who stole Shay. Unusually Zen-like Tommy implores Jude to bury the hatchet â€“ that is, until his own nemesis - and former bandmate - shows up pushing a Boyz Attack reunion. With Tommy desperately trying to shake his past, and Jude trying to control her future, this is one charity event that'll be lucky to end in peaceâ€¦
#7 - Let It Be
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 9, 2007
When Patsy dies it is up to Jude to honor her memory and protect her from G-major vultures and even...Jamie.
#8 - Your Time Is Gonna Come
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 2, 2008
Jude has everything she wants but when she realizes how many have come before her, will she be enough for Tommy?
#9 - She Drives Me Crazy
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 4, 2008
With the reality TV cameras rolling, Karma's desire for fame grows as Karma and Spiederman's wedding approaches.
#10 - Oh Well, Whatever, Nevermind
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 30, 2005
Jude is suddenly given a first-class ticket to popularity central when her publicist arranges for Jude to perform her first single in front of the entire school. Jude allows herself to get swept up in all the attention until hit with two unexpected and painful truths: some of the students are planning anti-Jude walkout during the televised concert, and more importantly, her best friend Jamie HATES her new song.
#11 - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 6, 2005
Jude's landed her first official boyfriendâ€¦and it doesn't hurt that he's an uber-famous rapper! But she can't keep him separate from the rest of her world forever. So Jude invites Shay to the school danceâ€¦and dinner with the family. As if that wasn't awkward enough, Tommy shows up, determined to prove to Jude that Shay is NOT the guy she thinks he is. Jude wants to defend her boyfriend, but she has doubtsâ€¦especially when he starts flirting with her high school nemesisâ€¦
#12 - The Long and Winding Road
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 23, 2007
Tommy and Jude go on a road trip to find new places to record. Will this allow their current platonic relationship to change?
#13 - 18: Part 2
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 13, 2007
After Jude approaches Tommy after she's done singing to him, he publicly turns her down. Later she decides to go talk with him, but why is he kissing Sadie? And why is Hunter back bringing up the past?
#14 - All I Want Is You
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired May 18, 2007
Tommy and Jamie both want Jude, and she is forced to make a decision between them.
#15 - Hey Sister
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 6, 2005
The record company freaks out when Jude plays her new song for the radio powers-that-be and gets some very negative reactions. Tommy's so disappointed in himself that he even threatens to quit. Desperate to keep her number one producer (and crush) in the picture, Jude hatches the perfect plan â€“insisting that she and Tommy just need to ""get away"" with nothing but a guitar and four-track to perfect Jude's sound. Things get complicated when the isolated mentor and his student find themselves connecting over more than just the musicâ€¦and things get downright messy when Jude's hot sister Sadie shows up.
#16 - Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 25, 2008
While the G Major team is out building morale at a spa retreat, Jude is left alone with a very disturbed Megan.
#17 - Miss World
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 3, 2006
Jude can't wait to get back in the studio to start on her sophomore album, but unless she can pay for studio time, Darius and Liam will ban her from G-Major.
#18 - Start Me Up
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 23, 2007
Jude finds out that not only will Karma will be doing a cover of her song Tommy will be producing Karma's album. So she decides to produce a song all on her own.
#19 - Personality Crisis
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 7, 2006
When Jude gets nominated for a Peoples Picks, Spiederman isn't exactly boyfriend of the year.
#20 - Come As You Are
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 15, 2004
Jude loses the cover of a major music magazine to Eden, the snotty push-up-braâ€™d runner-up in the Instant Star songwriting contest. So Tommy Q. takes Jude -- and her increasingly resentful older sister Sadie -- to a wild hip- hop party being thrown by the magazineâ€™s publisher -- someone with whom Tommy has a very complicated history. Jude tries to â€œplay the gameâ€ and one-up Eden with disastrous results. Ultimately itâ€™s Judeâ€™s genuine connection with someone unexpected that saves the dayâ€¦
#21 - We Belong
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 10, 2008
When Tommy is called out of town, Jude wonders why he's being so mysterious. Is their relationship on the rocks?
#22 - Problem Child
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 21, 2006
Jude flunks her music midterms. Jamie worries about being cool. Jude visits an elementary school for publicity.
#23 - Train In Vain
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 17, 2005
Jude's about to finish her album, and she should be ecstatic. But she's too preoccupied about losing Tommy - who's just announced he doesn't think he'll produce her next album. Jude thinks she might be able to change his mind if she can just help Tommy relaunch his own solo career - but it will require Jude to make a sacrifice that will compromise her own success...
#24 - 18: Part 1
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 6, 2007
Things between Tommy and Jude are getting hot, and now that Jude's turning eighteen, everything seems totally fine... but when something from Tommy's past shows up to haunt him, nothing will be the same.
#25 - Even Better Than The Real Thing
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 15, 2004
Charming, punk underdog Jude Harrison shocks everyone by winning the first ""Instant Star"" songwriting contest, landing a prestigious record contract and a life that will never again just be ""normal"". Will she resist her new record company's attempts to ""change"" her â€“ or realize that she's capable, with a little help from her hot new producer, of making music that blows even her own mind?