At 14 Cass was a one hit wonder playing strip mall openings and high school proms. By 15 she was a single mom with no idea of what to do next. Abandoned by her parents, she begins again, carefully building up her own family and life, and by the time she's 32 she's content
with her lot.
Or is she? An opportunity to audition for the world's biggest talent show falls into her lap, and Cass decides she wants a chance to prove herself to the industry that rejected her almost 20 years ago. Will her impetuous and emotional decision pay off, or will it destroy the comfortable world she's created for her and her daughter? Can she handle life in a reality show fishbowl? Will she get caught up in the toxic competitiveness of some of the other contestants? And will that hot judge ever stop insulting her long enough to think of other things he could do with his wicked tongue?
Overnight Success follows Cass on her distinctly surreal adventure in temporary celebrity. Will her happy ending bring her acclaim and fortune? Or would that be a tragedy?
Leave out the back story except as a descriptive phrase like Cass, a one hit wonder at 14, now faced with a surprise invitation to a reality show, and get to the heart of the story.
What happens if she does it? What happens if she doesn't? I've never seen American Idol but I guess this is what you're basing it on. It will help if you have something that makes it MORE than AI. Like they shoot the people who lose...or win. (obviously not literally, but you get the point).
Start over...in the Key of F for focus