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          "Is My Child a Star?"

          July 10, 2012

          Dr. Phil puts six aspiring child stars to the test. Meet 15-year-old singer, dancer and actress Dalia; dancing and acting sisters Nandra, 15, and Krissy, 12; country singer Hunter, 17; singer, dancer and actor Justice, 11, and 15-year-old singer Grant. Do these kids really have what it takes?

          First Impression

          The kids embark on their first challenge: Get up in front of the group and sell yourself in 60 seconds. Casting agents say they can tell whether they want to work with a child within that first minute. Little do the children know, talent representative Susie Mains is secretly watching them — and later offers her critiques.

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          Watch the kids sell themselves, and then vote for the person you think made the best first impression. Plus, Susie reveals the one critical mistake she says all of the children made.

          Taking Direction

          Director Danny Kaufman auditions the kids for a mock television commercial alongside Jake Short, star of Disney Channel’s A.N.T. Farm. The winner of the competition will earn the chance to audition for an actual commercial spot. 

          Nandra disagrees with her mom on how to act out the scene, but Krissy takes her advice. Who is right?

          Grant and Hunter struggle with the task at hand. 

          The judges reveal the winner of the commercial contest. Do you agree with their choice?

          Moms in the Hot Seat

          Dr. Phil takes the mothers aside for a heart-to-heart talk. “We’ve been grading your papers as well,” he tells them. Are the moms’ actions helping or hurting their child’s dreams? Susie and Danny offer their perspectives.

          “One of the things I want to do is make sure that I tell you guys the truth and that you know what nobody else will tell you.”

          See who wins the entire competition in Part 2!

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