Parents' Guide to

P. Diddy's Starmaker

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Aspiring singers compete for big break; some iffy stuff.

TV MTV Reality TV 2009
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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+


MONET is 18 on the show and she is bullied by the other girl contestants. MONET so far shows class and doesn't get mad or rude like the others. That shows kid's that even though you are bullied you can still be on top and make it! I love this girl MONET. Next week they just put her down all the time. LIZ even says MONET will look stupid in an outfit!!! Shows the class LIZ has but, I think when young girls see this and know that MONET can handle it they might feel that they can handle it too!!

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Starmaker takes on a bit of an American Idol quality by focusing part of each episode on each contestant's on-stage performances. But there's also lots of typical reality show drama during the days before each concert as contestants work with various professionals to improve their voices, movement, and image. Occasional musical curve balls thrown by Combs make the journey that much more interesting.

Unfortunately, the pressure of competition leads to occasional but heated arguments among the singers, as well as other tension-filled moments. But overall, the show offers some interesting behind-the-scenes glimpses into what makes a music star, while also offering entertaining musical performances from some very talented individuals.

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