The BEST Episodes of Instant Star

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 4, 2020

Network: CTV

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.

Unsweet Sixteen

#1 - Unsweet Sixteen

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 13, 2005

G Major is planning Jude the sweet sixteen birthday party of a lifetime – but Jude's even more pleased Shay's coming back from tour…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.

star 9.00
7 votes
You Can't Always Get What You Want

#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 jerk…would she?!

star 8.57
7 votes
Directors: Graeme Campbell
Writers: Emily Andras
Won't Get Fooled Again

#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.

star 8.33
6 votes
Directors: Bradley Walsh
Writers:
Hallelujah

#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.

star 8.20
5 votes
Directors: Pat Williams
Writers: Shelley Scarrow
Kiss Me Deadly

#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 them…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 her…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?

star 8.00
6 votes
Directors: Graeme Campbell
Writers:
All Apologies

#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 – 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 peace…

star 8.00
6 votes
Directors: Pat Williams
Writers:
Let It Be

#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.

star 8.00
4 votes
Your Time Is Gonna Come

#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?

star 8.00
6 votes
Directors: Graeme Campbell
Writers: Emily Andras
She Drives Me Crazy

#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.

star 8.00
4 votes
Directors: Graeme Campbell
Writers: Tracey Forbes
Oh Well, Whatever, Nevermind

#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.

star 7.83
6 votes
Directors: Pat Williams
Writers: James Hurst
I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend

#11 - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 6, 2005

Jude's landed her first official boyfriend…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 dance…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 doubts…especially when he starts flirting with her high school nemesis…

star 7.83
6 votes
The Long and Winding Road

#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?

star 7.80
5 votes
Directors: Graeme Campbell
Writers:
18: Part 2

#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?

star 7.80
5 votes
All I Want Is You

#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.

star 7.80
5 votes
Hey Sister

#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 –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 music…and things get downright messy when Jude's hot sister Sadie shows up.

star 7.75
4 votes
Directors: Pat Williams
Writers: James Hurst
Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment

#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.

star 7.75
8 votes
Come As You Are

#17 - 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-bra’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 magazine’s publisher -- someone with whom Tommy has a very complicated history. Jude tries to “play the game” and one-up Eden with disastrous results. Ultimately it’s Jude’s genuine connection with someone unexpected that saves the day…

star 7.71
7 votes
Directors: Pat Williams
Writers: Michelle Lovretta
Miss World

#18 - 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.

star 7.67
6 votes
Directors: Graeme Campbell
Writers: Nicole Demerse
Start Me Up

#19 - 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.

star 7.67
3 votes
Directors: Philip Earnshaw
Writers: Jill Golick
Personality Crisis

#20 - 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.

star 7.67
6 votes
Directors: Pat Williams
Writers:
We Belong

#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?

star 7.60
5 votes
Directors: Pat Williams
Writers: Tracey Forbes
Problem Child

#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.

star 7.57
7 votes
Directors: Jim Donovan
Writers: Emily Andras, Sean Reycraft
Even Better Than The Real Thing

#23 - 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 – or realize that she's capable, with a little help from her hot new producer, of making music that blows even her own mind?

star 7.50
10 votes
Directors: Pat Williams
Writers: Jennifer Whalen, Miklos Perlus
Train In Vain

#24 - 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...

star 7.50
6 votes
Directors: Philip Earnshaw
Writers: James Hurst
18: Part 1

#25 - 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.

star 7.50
4 votes