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''Make It Pop'' is a Canadian musical
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television series created by Thomas W. Lynch and Nick Cannon that aired on Nickelodeon from March 26, 2015 to August 20, 2016. The series stars Megan Lee, Louriza Tronco, Erika Tham, and Dale Whibley.


Premise

''Make It Pop'' follows Sun Hi, Jodi, and Corki around Mackendrick Prep, a boarding school, who form a high school K-pop-inspired band called XO-IQ, with the help of Caleb, and find music, mischief, love, and friendship.


Episodes


Cast and characters


Main

* Megan Lee as Sun Hi, a funky, free spirit, weird, and self-proclaimed star on the rise. She is the leader of XO-IQ. * Louriza Tronco as Jodi, a strong, independent, and fierce. She is the fashionista of XO-IQ. She also has a huge crush on Caleb. * Erika Tham as Corki, the brains of the group. She is called the bookworm of XO-IQ. * Dale Whibley as Caleb, the disc jockey of the band. He makes all the songs' beats for XO-IQ.


Recurring

* John-Alan Slachta as Jared, the vain student president, football quarterback, and ruler of the school. * Taveeta Szymanowicz as Valerie, the head cheerleader and central antagonist in the series. * Natalie Ganzhorn as Heather, Valerie's best friend and fellow cheerleader. She later has a crush on Caleb. * Matt Baram as Mr. Stark, the head of the Theater Arts Department and resident adviser at Mackendrick Prep. * Karen Holness as Ms. Diona, the principal of Mackendrick Prep. * Vinson Tran as Linc, a guitarist who clashes with Sun Hi and the group. He is later Sun Hi's love interest. * Mickey Nguyen as Alex, Jodi's laid-back rival for a fashion internship. * Tina Jung as Hye Jung Ko, a famous fashion designer who employs Jodi. * Russell Yuen as Mr. Chang, Corki's strict father who lives in China. * Alex Eling as Darmala, Alex's roommate who has a crush on Jodi.


Production

DHX Media produced the series. The first season consisted of 20 episodes. In May 2015, it was announced that ''Make It Pop'' was renewed for a second season of 20 episodes, which premiered on January 4, 2016. A Christmas special aired on December 5, 2015. A summer special aired on August 20, 2016.


Music

XO-IQ is the band that was formed in the series by Sun Hi, Jodi, Corki, and Caleb. Vocals for the band's songs were recorded by Megan Lee, Louriza Tronco, Erika Tham, Dale Whibley in Toronto. The band made its first live appearance at the pre-party for the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles, where they were introduced at the event by Nick Cannon. The band then performed at the 2015 YTV (TV channel), YTV Summer Beach Bash.


Broadcast

''Make It Pop'' premiered on Nickelodeon (UK and Ireland), Nickelodeon in the United Kingdom and Ireland on July 20, 2015. The series debuted on Nickelodeon (Australia and New Zealand), Nickelodeon in Australia and New Zealand on August 10, 2015, and also airs on the free-to-air channel, ABC3, in Australia. In Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines, the series debuted on Nickelodeon (Southeast Asia), Nickelodeon on August 31, 2015. In Canada, the series debuted on YTV (TV channel), YTV on September 9, 2015. In the United Kingdom, the series debuted on CITV on October 31, 2016.


Ratings


Soundtracks


Make It Pop, Vol. 1

# "Light It Up" – 3:38 # "Do It" – 3:10 # "Now I Am Here (Superstar Mix)" – 3:20 # "Party Tonight" – 3:16 # "Make It Pop" – 3:09 # "Spotlightz" – 2:46 # "Get It Right" – 3:00 # "Skillz" – 2:40 # "My Girls" – 3:28 # "United (Who We Are)" – 2:20


Make It Pop, Vol. 2

# "Luv 'Em Boys" – 2:20 # "How I'm Made" – 2:34 # "Girls @" – 2:50 # "Do You Know My Name?" – 3:38 # "Friday Night" – 3:53 # "What Love Is About?" – 3:00 # "Party Tonight (Remix)" – 3:48 # "Let's Make a Change" – 3:04 # "The Rules" – 3:23 # "My Girls (Dr. R Remix)" – 3:28


Make It Pop, Vol. 3

# Looking for Love – 3:32 # What Love Is About (DaCapo Remix) – 3:54 # Superstar – 3:41 # Skillz (Flange Squad Remix) – 2:43 # The Rules (Dr. R Remix) – 3:18 # Now I Am Here (Fashion Mix) – 3:23 # Do It (Flange Squad Remix) – 3:02 # Spotlightz (Dr. R Remix) – 2:56 # Get It Right (The CP Remix) – 2:46 # Friday Night (St. Thomas Random Remix) – 3:35


Make It Pop, Vol. 4

# "United (Who We Are) [Flannge Squad Remix]" – 2:26 # "Luv 'Em Boys (Luv 'Em Girls Mix)" (featuring John-Alan Slachta) – 3:15 # "Superstar (St-Thomas Random Remix)" – 3:44 # "How I'm Made (Flange Squad Remix)" – 2:39 # "Let's Make a Change (Shebrock Remix)" – 3:00 # "Do You Know My Name? (Jodi & Corki Reprise)" – 3:40 # "Looking for Love (Flange Squad Remix)" – 3:33 # "Girls @ (St. Thomas Random Remix)" – 2:43 # "Light It Up (Flange Squad Remix)" – 3:37 # "Make It Pop (St. Thomas Random Remix)" – 3:00


Make It Pop! (Deluxe Edition)

# "Make It Pop" – 3:09 # "Light It Up" – 3:38 # "Party Tonight" – 3:16 # "Skillz" – 2:40 # "Do You Know My Name?" – 3:38 # "Now I Am Here (Superstar Mix)" – 3:20 # "Spotlightz" – 2:46 # "Do It" – 3:10 # "United (Who We Are)" – 2:20 # "Get It Right" – 3:00 # "Luv 'Em Boys" – 2:20 # "Looking for Love" – 3:32 # "My Girls" – 3:28 # "What Love Is About" – 3:00 # "Friday Night" – 3:53


All The Love

# "All the Love" – 2:59 # "Jing Jing Jingle" – 2:40 # "Deck the Halls" – 2:05


Tomorrow Is Ours

# "Walk That Walk" – 3:20 # "Make You the One" – 2:55 # "Tomorrow Is Ours" – 3:01 # "We Doin' It" – 3:00 # "Back to Me" – 3:27 # "Good Karma" – 3:09 # "Where Our Hearts Go" – 3:21 # "You Make It Better" – 3:38 # "Music's All I Got" – 2:39 # "Situation Wild" – 2:48 # "Like a Machine" – 2:56 # "Whispers" – 2:59 # "Rock the Show" – 3:07 # "Jump to It" – 2:50 # "Gratitude" – 3:04


XO-IQ vs. L3

# "I Promise You That" (featuring XO-IQ) by L3 – 3:13 # "Misfits" by XO-IQ – 3:04 # "No Way" (featuring XO-IQ) by L3 – 2:30 # "Put It All Together" by XO-IQ – 2:41


Video Stars

# "Video Stars" by XO-IQ - 3:13 # "Situation Wild (Acoustic)" by XO-IQ - 2:47


Summer Splash

# "Gonna Be Lit" by XO-IQ - 2:56 # "We Got It" by XO-IQ - 3:07 # "Summer" by XO-IQ - 2:30 # "Misfits (Summer Remix)" by XO-IQ - 2:32 # "Skillz (Summer Remix)" by XO-IQ - 1:59


References


External links

* {{Former Nickelodeon original series 2010s Canadian comedy television series 2010s Canadian music television series 2010s Nickelodeon original programming 2015 Canadian television series debuts 2016 Canadian television series endings English-language television shows Nickelodeon original programming YTV (TV channel) original programming Single-camera television sitcoms Television series by DHX Media