If I Can Dream (web series)

If I Can Dream is a webseries that was created by Simon Fuller . The show was not renewed for a second season in 2011.


This is not reality TV. There is no judges or voting off. There’s a lot of money to be spent on the job. This is just the first step.

Kara Kilmer [1]

The show performers Followed Who Moved into a house in Hollywood , California . The house was wired with 56 AXIS [2] cameras and the footage was broadcast live on the show’s website. Each contestant was judged to excel in either one of the creative arts, sport or fashion and the premise of the show was to follow them as they tried to succeed in their chosen field. [3] [4]

As of December 2009, the house was fully prepared and on March 2, 2010, the cast moved in. The Hulu [5] andthen through a traditional broadcast network. Clear Channel was to handle radio aspects and MySpace was the production’s online partner. PepsiCo and Ford Motor Company signed on to sponsor the project. [6] The first season concluded after 32 episodes. On October 4, 2010 the show’s website said “Thanks for being a part of Season 1. Get ready for Season 2 starting in 2011.”


The website’s layout

The A IIS Dream House was wired with 56 AXIS Q1755 H.264 cameras delivering content across 3 CDNs (Akamai, BitGravity and Highwinds ). Video feeds were available at both 500 kbit / s and 1 Mbit / s. As designed, If I Can Dream was the largest persistent live “event” produced by a media company. [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [ edit ] Related terms [7]

Cast members


Original members

When the show debuted on March 2, 2010, the original five members of the cast included:

  • Giglianne Braga [8] [9] / ˌ dʒ ɪ ɡ the i ɑː n i / : a 21-year-old aspiring high-fashion model from Kearny, New Jersey . Moods of Norway, the first songs of the month, the first songs of the month. Giglianne posed for Marc Jacobs”Love the Skin You’re In” campaign and, along with Ben and Justin, PETA’s “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign.
  • Ben Elliott: [11] [12] [13] a 22-year-old aspiring actor from Hamburg, New York . Over the course of the first season, he concentrated on acting lessons from Kirby and casting calls but also participated in promotional photo shoots for PETA and a music video. He later Currently Had a recurring role on the ABC Family series The Lying Game .
  • Justin Gaston : [14] [15] [16] a 21-year-old Nashville Star season six contestant from Pineville, Louisiana and an aspiring Country Singer-Songwriter. He is also a former boyfriend of Miley Cyrus . He aussi starred in country singer Taylor Swift ‘s ” Love Story ” music video. Justin performed at Wango Tango and local came over the course of his stay. He also participated in a promotional photo shoot for PETA. He also briefly opened for Kris Allen .
  • Kara Killmer : [17] [18] has a 21-year-old aspiring actress from Crowley, Texas . Killmer is also a 2010 graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas; Graduating with a major in Theater Arts. [19] Over the course of the first season, Kara took extensively lessons from John Kirby, who were invited to participate in several fund raisers via the Pepsi Refresh Project .
  • Amanda Phillips: [13] [20] [21] a 23-year-old former NFL cheerleader from Geneva, New York aspiring to be an actress or model. Over the course of her stay, Amanda takes several acting lessons from Kirby.


  • Alex Lambert : [22] [23] Joined the show on April 1, 2010. [24] Lambert is a 19-year-old form American Idol season 9 semifinalist from North Richland Hills, Texas , Whose early elimination Prompted to petition to get Him back on the show. [25] Alex’s song “Dream With My Eyes Open” Replaced the Elvis Presley rendition of “If I Can Dream” as the show’s theme song with Episode 11. [26] “I Did not Know”, a soulful pop song written by Lambert with Nasri Atweh and Adam Messinger , was selected and made into a music video by Clear Channel and 19 Entertainment, and then released on July 26, 2010, Through iheartradio [27] The 15th Annual Webby Awards selected Lambert’s ” I Did not Know ” music video as an Official Webby Honoree in the Online Film & Video: Best Editing category. [28] On June 26, 2012 Trouble , a song co-written by Alex Lambert and Busbee Was released on iTunes as X-Factor finalist Chris Rene ‘s second single. [29] A song co-written by Alex Lambert and busbee was released on iTunes as X-Factor finalist Chris Rene’s second single. [29] A song co-written by Alex Lambert and busbeewas released on iTunes as X-Factor finalist Chris Rene’s second single. [29]
  • Veronica Ballestrini , an 18 year old participant and winner of the “MySpace Dream Break” contest. It was a great place to stay. [30] A couple of weeks after her visit, Michael Herwick asked her to move into the mansion. [31]Fascinated with David Kopatz and a romantic relationship with Alex Lambert.


  • Amanda Phillips: Could not deal with the lack of privacy inherent to the project. As a result, she decided to leave the show on May 8, 2010. [26] [32]
  • Justin Gaston: Justin moved out of the house on June 24, 2010. [33] His departure was a “graduation” as he joined American Idol winner Kris Allen as a temporary opening act on tour. [31] He is currently writing in Nashville.

Additional talent

In addition to the Dreamers, Hollywood actors, musicians, producers, acting coaches, agents and more.

  • John Kirby, a brother of the late actor Bruno Kirby , is a renowned acting coach, having taught such talent as Cameron Diaz [34] and Jim Caviezel [35] among others. He makes regular appearances on Kara and Ben. He has also given lessons to Giglianne and formerly instructed Amanda.
  • Michael Herwick is the executive producer of the show. Making regular appearances, he helps guide the Dreamers with his connections in the fashion, photography, music, and acting professions.
  • Caitlin Levin is featured as the head chef. She provides cooking lessons and recipes to the live stream viewers.
  • Lindsay Jones is featured in the beginning of the series as the head chef. She provides cooking lessons, plans themed dinners and shares recipes to the live stream viewers. Her recipes can be found on FoodFlirt.com.
  • LeeAnn Smith Weintraub, MPH, RD, visited the house to provide nutrition counseling and diet advice.
  • Jordyn Mallory, participant and winner of the second “MySpace Dream Break” contest. [36] Mallory is a pianist and composer, who has been writing for a long time.
  • Brandon Jones is a technician. He is an interpreter with Justin Gaston and Alex Lambert .

See also

  • 19 Entertainment
  • CKX, Inc.
  • American Idol


  1. Jump up^ Vlada Gelman (March 2, 2010). ‘ ‘ American Idol ‘+’ Real World ‘= New Web series’ If I Can Dream ‘ ” . Entertainment Weekly . Retrieved March 4, 2010 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:b Liz Shannon Miller (March 1, 2010). “Inside the If I Dream House: 5 Aspiring Dreamers, 3 CDNs, 56 H.264 Cameras” . NewTeeVee . Retrieved March 4, 2010 .
  3. Jump up^ Jennifer Armstrong (March 2, 2010). ” ‘ If I Can Dream’: Miley Cyrus’ ex and some other Hollywood hopefuls hit the web 24/7″ . Entertainment Weekly . Retrieved March 4, 2010 .
  4. Jump up^ Michael Schneider (December 16, 2009). “Hulu, Fuller have a ‘Dream ‘ ” . Variety . Retrieved March 4, 2010 .
  5. Jump up^ Alejandra Cancino (March 2, 2010). “Hollywood wannabes get ‘Big Brother’ treatment” . Chicago Tribune . Retrieved March 4, 2010 .
  6. Jump up^ “If I Can Dream Set for Launch Early in 2010” . PRNewswire . Retrieved March 4, 2010 .
  7. Jump up^ Poke New York (January 20, 2010). “We Can Dream” . Poke New York . Archived from the original on February 27, 2010 . Retrieved March 5, 2010 .
  8. Jump up^ “About Giglianne” . If I Can Dream . Retrieved 2010-06-25 .
  9. Jump up^ “If I Can Dream: Giglianne” . Hulu.com . Retrieved 2010-06-25 .
  10. Jump up^ ” ‘ If I Can Dream’ …” . PETA . Retrieved 2010-06-22 .
  11. Jump up^ “About Ben” . If I Can Dream . Retrieved 2010-06-25 .
  12. Jump up^ “If I Can Dream: Ben” . Hulu.com . Retrieved 2010-06-25 .
  13. ^ Jump up to:b Natalie Abrams (2010-03-04). “If I Can Dream: Meet the Hot Blonde and the Heartthrob” . TV Guide . Retrieved 2010-06-25 .
  14. Jump up^ “About Justin” . If I Can Dream . Retrieved 2010-06-25 .
  15. Jump up^ “If I Can Dream: Justin” . Hulu.com . Retrieved 2010-06-25 .
  16. Jump up^ “Justin Gaston If I Can Dream Cast SHOOT” . 2010-03-01 . Retrieved 2010-06-25 .
  17. Jump up^ “About Kara” . If I Can Dream . Retrieved 2010-06-25 .
  18. Jump up^ “If I Can Dream: Kara” . Hulu.com . Retrieved 2010-06-25 .
  19. Jump up^ Gina Salamone (March 3, 2010). ” ‘ If I Can Dream’ web series from ‘American Idol’ creator tracks musicians on their way to stardom” . NY Daily News . Retrieved March 4, 2010 .
  20. Jump up^ “About Amanda” . If I Can Dream . Retrieved 2010-06-25 .
  21. Jump up^ “If I Can Dream: Amanda” . Hulu.com . Retrieved 2010-06-25 .
  22. Jump up^ “About Alex” . Retrieved 2010-06-25 .
  23. Jump up^ “If I Can Dream: Alex” . Hulu.com . Retrieved 2010-06-25 .
  24. Jump up^ ‘ ‘ American Idol ‘Castoff Alex Lambert:’ If I Can Dream ‘Will Show People’ the real me ‘ ” . 2010-04-02 . Retrieved 2010-06-25 .
  25. Jump up^ Gina Shirley Halperin (March 30, 2010). “Alex Lambert joins ‘If I Can Dream’ cast, loses mullet” . Los Angeles Times . Retrieved March 30, 2010 .
  26. ^ Jump up to:b “You’re In, You’re Out”. If I Can Dream . Season 1. Episode 11. Los Angeles, California . 2010-05-10. Hulu .
  27. Jump up^ “Clear Channel Radio Creates Music for Rising Star Alex Lambert”, ‘MarketWatch’, July 26, 2010.
  28. Jump up^ “15th Annual Webby Awards Official Honoree Selections”, ‘The Webby Awards’, April 12, 2011.
  29. Jump up^ Parker, Lyndsey”Chris Rene Finally Releases New Song, Collaborates with Alex Lambert ‘”,’ Reality Rocks’, June 21, 2012.
  30. Jump up^ “From First Base to MySpace.” If I Can Dream . Season 1. Episode 16. Los Angeles, California . 2010-06-15. Hulu .
  31. ^ Jump up to:b “Who Wants a Happy Ending?”. If I Can Dream . Season 1. Episode 18. Los Angeles, California . 2010-06-29. Hulu .
  32. Jump up^ “Twitter / Amanda Phillips” . 2010-05-08 . Retrieved 2010-06-25 .
  33. Jump up^ “Twitter / If I Can Dream” . 2010-06-24 . Retrieved 2010-06-25 .
  34. Jump up^ “A MODEL STUDENT” . Entertainment Weekly. 1994-03-25 . Retrieved 2010-06-25 .
  35. Jump up^ “Renowned Acting Coaches John Kirby and Walter Pridgen to Instructor Eastern Sky Theater Company Acting Workshops” . PressReleasePoint. 2009-04-13 . Retrieved 2010-06-25 .
  36. Jump up^ http://www.hulu.com/watch/178653/if-i-can-dream-myspace-winner-jordyn-mallory-visits-the-dream-house

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