Twelve-year-old Austin Brown's dad is deploying for Afghanistan again, hoping to make it home in time for Christmas. Before he leaves, he gets Austin a puppy named Dino. It's not long before Austin discovers that Dino is special... he can sing! When auditions come to town, Austin enters Dino as a contestant on "America's Next Pop Icon." Captivating American households and dominating the competition, Dino becomes an overnight celebrity and Austin quickly becomes the most popular kid at his new school! However, with the media storm brewing, Austin becomes blinded by his newfound popularity and must learn the true value of friendship before it is too late.