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  • Check out the new Degrassi trailer!

    Posted on 01/18/2013 by Lisa

    New Degrassi episodes return in February. This video (full of juicy clips!!) features the song "Anything Could Happen" by Ellie Goulding:

    So... what do you think? Are you ready for "anything" to happen?

  • Dance Academy: Headbangers Ballet

    Posted on 01/10/2013 by Lisa

    You've never seen a Dance Academy promo quite like this before:

    Dance Academy is a completely different show when you remix it a little! If you liked that video, be sure to check out the remixed version of Tara's "The Red Shoes" performance, too.

  • It's a Spectacular Sing Along!

    Posted on 12/26/2012 by Lisa

    Are you ready for another Not-So-Silent Night? Tonight on TeenNick, we're airing a sing-along version of the musical "Spectacular!" Here's a song to get you started.

    Longtime TeenNick fans will recognize a few familiar faces in the cast: Andrea Lewis (Hazel from Degrassi), Jesse Moss (Quinn from Whistler), Britt Irvin (Gillian from The Assistants), Victoria Justice (Tori from Victorious) and Avan Jogia (Beck from Victorious).

  • Practice Your Not-So-Silent Nights Karaoke with RAGS!

    Posted on 12/18/2012 by Lisa

    Follow the bouncing snowflake, and sing along with Keke Palmer and Max Schneider as they perform "Me and You Against the World" from RAGS:

    I think the best thing about watching musicals on TV is singing along at home, so I'm pretty excited about TeenNick's Not-So-Silent Nights Sing-Along. On Monday at 9pm, we're airing the whole movie with lyrics, so even if you're watching RAGS for the first time, you'll be able to sing along.

  • Songs from Degrassi Showdown: Week 4

    Posted on 08/23/2012 by Ryanmcl

    Hear any music you liked on Degrassi last week? You can listen to samples of these songs on the Degrassi show page. Click here and scroll down -- the music player's toward the bottom.

    K'naan music on Degrassi

    "Bullet Train" by Stef Lang
    Dirt
    Check the Degrassi page for a sample of this song, heard in "Sabotage, pt. 2"

    Jackie Valentine music on Degrassi

    "Big Blue Wave" by Hey Ocean
    Rapid Empire- EP
    Check the Degrassi page for a sample of this song, heard in "Sabotage, pt. 2"

    Matt Webb music on Degrassi

    "Shake It Out" by Florence & The Machine
    Cactus- Ep
    Check the Degrassi page for a sample of this song, heard in "Scream, pt. 2"

  • Songs from Degrassi Showdown: Week 2

    Posted on 07/27/2012 by Ryanmcl

    Hear any music you liked on Degrassi last week? You can listen to samples of these songs on the Degrassi show page. Click here and scroll down -- the music player's toward the bottom.

    K'naan music on Degrassi

    "Canadian Girls" by Dean Brody
    Dirt
    Check the Degrassi page for a sample of this song, heard in "Got Your Money, pt. 1"

    Jackie Valentine music on Degrassi

    "Rapid Empire (Am I M.I.A.)" by The Canon Logic
    Rapid Empire- EP
    Check the Degrassi page for a sample of this song, heard in "Got Your Money, pt. 2"

    Matt Webb music on Degrassi

    "Stomp" by Cab 20
    Cactus- Ep
    Check the Degrassi page for a sample of this song, heard in "Say It Ain't So, pt. 1"

  • Songs from Degrassi Showdown: Week 1

    Posted on 07/20/2012 by Lisa

    Hear any music you liked on Degrassi last week? You can listen to samples of these songs on the Degrassi show page. Click here and scroll down -- the music player's toward the bottom.

    K'naan music on Degrassi

    "Better" by K'naan
    More Beautiful Than Silence EP
    Check the Degrassi page for a sample of this song, heard in "Come As You Are, pt. 1."

    Jackie Valentine music on Degrassi

    "Keep It Going" by Jackie Valentine
    Building Walls and Burning Bridges
    Check the Degrassi page for a sample of this song, heard in "Come As You Are, pt. 2."

    Matt Webb music on Degrassi

    "Bad Girl" by Matt Webb
    Coda and Jacket
    Check the Degrassi page for a sample of this song, heard in "Walking on Broken Glass, pt. 1."

  • Breaking From Above: The Final Episodes

    Posted on 06/29/2012 by Lisa

    The last two episodes of Breaking From Above aired tonight. (Watch ALL the episodes here, if you missed any!)

    "I wanna see which of the girls really wanna be in this band." - Mathew Knowles

    In episode five, Mathew Knowles gathered together all the coaches the girls have worked with so far -- on fitness, vocals, choreography, and style -- and asked their opinions of each girl. I wonder what it was like for the girls to watch this episode and hear all the harsh things the coaches had to say about them.

    In episode six, Mathew set up a big photo shoot for From Above. When the photographer started shouting random instructions like "Look sexy!" at the girls, I felt so lucky that I work from home. After the photo shoot, Mathew brought in choreographer Frank Gatson and asked for his help looking through the photos and evaluating each girl's body, moves, and voice. Throughout this show, I've been wondering if Mathew was as harsh on the girls of Destiny's Child -- especially Beyoncé -- as he is to these girls.




    Random questions:
    Do you have anyone in your life as critical as Mathew Knowles? Do you find it motivating, or does it beat you down and crush your spirit?

    After watching what the girls went through, would you want to participate in a pop star boot camp? (I'd love to take voice lessons and dance classes and have a fitness coach, but I don't think I could handle the intensity of working with Mathew.)

  • Breaking From Above: The First Cut

    Posted on 06/28/2012 by Lisa

    "When I start changing the lineup, things start to get real." - Mathew Knowles, speaking the truth. If you missed tonight's episode, watch it here. (Spoilers below.)

    Mathew Knowles has made one thing clear: He is in complete control of the band From Above. On tonight's episode he wanted to take Siye down a notch, so he tried to show her that being the best vocally isn't enough to guarantee her a spot in the band. He thought the other girls would do just fine without her, but it seemed like that recording session he set up (where it was just Daisy, Ashley, and Monique) was kind of a mess.



    Manipulative people really stress me out, so it was hard to watch Mathew messing with the girls' heads in this episode. After the meeting where he criticized Siye's body language, she was mad that the other girls hadn't stood up for her. But honestly... would you have confronted Mathew in that situation, if it meant risking your own spot in the band?

    I want to say "If I'd been there, I would've defended Siye!" but maybe that's only because pop stardom isn't my dream? When Daisy talked about how ALL of the girls are afraid of being cut from the band, she meant it. Mathew has emphasized over and over that he's the one with all the power. If anyone questions him, he seems to take it personally and hold a grudge. I may not care about being a pop star, but I still wouldn't want to be on his bad side.

    By the way, didn't it seem like he was unnecessarily harsh with Jasmine? He seems happiest when everyone around him is in tears. That's pretty messed up.

    There are only two episodes left of Breaking From Above, guys... and they both air tomorrow night (at 8:30 and 9pm et) on TeenNick. If you've missed any episodes so far, watch them online in the Breaking From Above video playlist.

  • Breaking From Above: Ashley's Back!

    Posted on 06/27/2012 by Lisa

    Tonight's Breaking From Above (watch it here if you missed it) included a huge group hug, because Ashley finally made it to Houston! It also included an awkward, stressful dinner party at Mathew Knowles house. Did he really expect them to relax and have fun at his house? They know he's watching every move they make.

    At one point in tonight's episode Mathew Knowles said, "There's a thin line between fear and motivation." Do you think he's just trying to scare the girls so they're motivated? If I'm trying to motivate someone, I'm more likely to encourage them and give them positive feedback... but Mathew Knowles and I are very different people.




    Did you agree with the choice Mathew made at the end of the episode? Or would you have kicked someone else out?