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"Sing" is the 14th episode in Season 2 of The Next Step, and the 44th episode overall. It aired on May 16th, 2014.


Michelle and Chloe hold a scholarship fundraiser for young dancers.


Michelle and Chloe ask Kate if they can hold a fundraiser for a dance scholarship for dancers with financial instability. Kate happily approves.

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(l-r) Chloe, Michelle, and Beth watch James and Noah perform.

Chloe, Michelle, and Beth listen to James and Noah play an original song. Chloe and Michelle ask them to perform at the fundraiser, and James accepts. When the two leave, Noah voices his wariness, because he is afraid his voice will crack when he sings on-stage. Beth suggests stepping in as a singer. James confesses that dating Beth is 10% fun and 100% annoying and believes that Beth being their lead singer would be disastrous. Noah suggests holding auditions.

At Culture Shock, Giselle witnesses West throwing popcorn into a glass. Although West thinks his performance is exceptional, Giselle dubs the task as easy.

Auditions begin for the singer in James and Noah's band. Beth goes first, and turns out, unsurprisingly, to be a horrendous singer. Thalia auditions next and although she has a good singing voice, she performs extremely strange movements as she sings. Amanda auditions thirdly (which she confesses is to gain the trust of the studio to perform her plan) and is picked to be their singer.

West and Giselle are having a contest to see who can throw the most popcorn into their respective glasses. When they tie, they decide to have a second contest to see who can dance with the most clothes on.

Amanda, James, and Noah are about to resume rehearsal when Amanda gets a phone call from Lucien. When James and Noah leave, she takes the call, and it turns out that Lucien found a way for Elite to perform at another Regionals competition.

When Giselle and West have their competition, they tie once more.

The fundraiser is finally held in Culture Shock. Eldon performs first; for every pirouette he does he will receive an equal amount of money from every person in Culture Shock. He does 11 pirouettes, meaning that he gets $11 from every person.

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Lucien watches Amanda give Elite Dance Academy a pep talk.

Amanda is at Regionals with Elite. She explains in Talking Heads that they found a loophole in the rules: the rules read that a team must participate in and win a Regionals competition to qualify to Nationals, although it is never specified that a team must win a competition in their region.

West and Giselle are trying to figure out what to do for their next competition and finally decide to perform at the fundraiser. Meanwhile, James and Noah (and Beth) are waiting for Amanda, and James tries to convince Noah to sing. Just then, Charlie enters with Riley. Riley confesses that the reason she is there isn't really to see Charlie perform, but to see James. Noah suggests getting Charlie to sing and James immediately refuses.

Charlie performs an acoustic version of "Addicted to You." While he is performing, James confesses that he wants to look at Riley to see if she is looking at him, but decides against it, because if she isn't looking back, it'll break his heart. Ironically, just then, Riley looks at James. Meanwhile, Elite wins Regionals, meaning that they are going to Nationals.

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Noah and James perform "twilight".

James and Noah are going to perform soon with Amanda still not present. Noah suggests that Charlie sings again, and James furiously declines, because Charlie bailed on Beth for the duet competition, ultimately leading to a series of unfortunate events: him replacing Charlie as Beth's duet partner, Beth kissing him, his break-up with Riley, and subsequently, Charlie and Riley dating. Meanwhile, West and Giselle are performing a ventriloquism act on-stage, with Giselle acting as the dummy and West as the ventriloquist (the act culminating in the pair arguing as to which one's the dummy!). Whoever gets the most applause will win. Although it ends up being a tie once again, both parties secretly believe that they won. Noah finally decides to sing, and James and Noah perform. All of the money needed is ultimately raised.

The next day, Amanda lies that she had a family emergency and couldn't make it to the fundraiser. Kate enters then and reveals that Elite will somehow be going to Nationals. James questions Amanda as to whether she was aware of such an instance, but she lies that she doesn't know anything.


Cultural references

  • The title of this episode is identical to the title of a song by Ed Sheeran.





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