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"The Princess Prodigy" is the eightieth episode of the Disney Junior animated series, Sofia the First. It premiered on February 10, 2017.

Plot

At a music hall, bands from Westloch, Royal Prep, and the Junior Knights Academy are competing against each other in a battle of the bands known as the Band Showdown before a panel of judges composed of Flambeau the Talking Dragon, Crankle the Ogre, and, to the joy of Sofia and Vivian, Baron Von Rocha, the most famous Magical Musician in the Tri-Kingdom Area. Westloch has already taken their turn and the Junior Knights are currently up. Sofia notes that they are very good. The judges agree: Flambeau and Crankle both give the Junior Knights nines and Baron Von Rocha gives them an eight. Royal Prep takes their turn. Baron Von Rocha is impressed with them, especially with Vivian. Flambeau gives them an eight, Crankle gives them a seven, and Baron Von Rocha gives them a ten after messing it up the first time. The results are announced: Westloch has come in third place, Royal Prep has come in second, and the Junior Knights are in first place. Meanwhile, Baron Von Rocha is disturbed by the slip up he made and tells his songbird Piccolo he needs to replenish his magic and believes Vivian is the key. He walks up to Vivian and asks her if she would like to learn Magical Music from him. Vivian agrees if he will also teach the other members of the band too, to which Baron Von Rocha agrees. Merryweather is delighted and invites the Baron to the school so he can teach there.

The next day, Baron Von Rocha arrives to teach the Royal Prep band Magical Music and musically explains how it works. To the surprise of the rest of the band, Baron Von Rocha moves Vivian up front and gives her a solo and devotes the entirety of the lesson to helping her get it down. Amber, James, and Khalid realize to their annoyance that Baron Von Rocha's only interested in teaching Vivian. Sofia sees Piccolo struggling to get out some music sheets and goes over to help him. After getting over the shock of her understanding him, Piccolo tells Sofia that he was a great singer until he lost his voice and that Baron Von Rocha's working on a spell to get his voice back. After the lesson is over, Vivian tells Baron Von Rocha that her friends feel left out and she does not want to hurt her friends' feelings. The Baron tells her to stop worrying as they are just holding her back and that her solo will ensure that Royal Prep will win in the next Band Showdown. He then tells her to just remember that she is the star to Vivian's delight. After Vivian leaves, Baron Von Rocha reveals that he made Vivian the star to drive away her "annoying and talentless friends" so she will focus on her solo, with which he plans to steal her musical talent- and that he is the reason Piccolo lost his voice.

The next day at practice, Vivian starts acting very stuck-up towards her friends. Sofia tries to get her to stop being snooty by getting her to practice their special spin. However, at Baron Von Rocha's urging, Vivian snaps at Sofia, telling her that they are never doing the spin again, and that "I don't have time to do silly dance moves with you," hurting Sofia's feelings. At Enchancia Castle, Sofia tells her mother what happened. Queen Miranda comforts her daughter and urges her to give Vivian another chance. The next day, Vivian reveals changes she has made to the band at Baron Von Rocha's urging: She has made the uniform Amber made her red so she will stand out more and the others are playing in the corner. This annoys Amber, James and Khalid to the point where they quit the band. Vivian voices her disbelief at what the three of them just did which prompts Sofia to tell her that she is being really selfish and a terrible friend. Shocked and hurt, Vivian asks Sofia if she is quitting too, which Sofia confirms because the band is not any fun anymore. Baron Von Rocha comes and has her play the solo, which magically transfers Vivian's musical talent to him. After Vivian leaves confused about her sudden inability to make music, Baron Von Rocha betrays Piccolo by refusing to give him his talent back, to which the angry bird steals the music sheet containing the spell and flies off to show it to Sofia.

Piccolo finds Sofia and tells her what Baron Von Rocha did to Vivian and leads her to Vivian so she can see for herself. When she sees Vivian's state, Sofia asks Piccolo why Baron Von Rocha would do such a terrible thing to which the bird tells her that the Baron is a fraud who only has his skill for Magical Music because he did what he did to Vivian many times before and to many other people before her, including him. Piccolo also gives Sofia the music sheet containing the counter spell and tells her that if she plays it against Baron Von Rocha with a group she will overpower him and get Vivian's talent back. Sofia gets the band and together they confront the Baron. Merryweather comes in and, after learning what Von Rocha did to Vivian, helps the kids play the counter spell. They successfully play the counter spell and the talents Baron Von Rocha stole are restored to their rightful owners. Merryweather orders Baron Von Rocha to get out and he is sent packing. With her talent restored, Vivian apologizes to her friends for how she acted, they forgive her and the band is now back to how it was before. They play in the next Band Showdown together, happily reunited.  

Cast

Song

Trivia

  • Flambeau from The Curse of Princess Ivy and the Ogre from "Enchanted Science Fair" make their second appearences in this episode.
  • Sofia is only member of the band wearing purple gloves, while the others wears the traditional white gloves when wearing a band uniform. 
  • This is the first episode where Vivian acts vain.
  • The Ogre's name is revealed to be Crankle.
  • The instruments the characters play in the episode:
    • Merryweather can play the French Horn and Tuba.
    • Princess Sofia can play the hurdy-gurdy.
    • Princess Amber can play the flute as well as the harp.
    • Prince James can play the drums.
    • Prince Khalid can play the bass.
    • Princess Vivian plays the mandolin.
  • Vaughan and Vance make their third appearance.
  • This is the fourth episode to open at night.
  • Moral: Friendship is what makes the band sound beautiful.

International Premieres

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Media
Shows: Sofia the FirstSofia the First: Once Upon a PrincessElena and the Secret of AvalorVideography

Music: Songs and StorySofia the First (Soundtrack)Sofia the First: Songs From EnchanciaDisney Junior DJ ShuffleDisney Junior DJ Shuffle 2
Books: Disney Junior Storybook CollectionDisney Junior Little Golden Book LibrarySofia the FirstThe Floating PalaceHoliday in EnchanciaPrincesses to the Rescue!The Curse of Princess IvyThe Secret LibraryElena and the Secret of AvalorThe Perfect Tea PartyBunny Magic!Sofia the SecondThe Royal Slumber PartyThe Halloween BallThe Amulet and the AnthemThe Royal GamesSofia's Magic LessonThe Enchanted Science FairA Magical MatchMe and Our MomMystic Isles

Characters
Princess SofiaQueen MirandaKing Roland IIPrince JamesPrincess AmberPrincess HildegardCedric the SorcererWormwoodBaileywickRobinMiaCloverWhatnaughtGoodwyn the GreatWinifred the WiseJadeRuby HanshawPrincess ClioPrincess MayaPrincess LakshmiPrince ZandarPrincess JunPrince HugoMinimusPrincess VivianCrackleQueen CecilyGnarlieTrollsTeenyGingerMrs. HigginsNigelLucindaPrincess LeenaPrince JinMagic CarpetJasperConstable MylesPrince KhalidMeg and PegBoswellMadam UbetchaPrince DesmondMiss NettleSir GilliumProfessor PopovHelen HanshawOonaQueen EmmalineCoraPlankAunt TillyWilbur the WombeastAdmiral HornpipeSvenFarleyLuluEmperor QuonEmpress Lin-LinRexRoseyPrince AxelKing GarrickElectraVaughan and VanceCrankle the OgreMarlaSir BartlebySir MaxwellSir FinneganQueen AnyaGwenChef AndreSofia the WorstLady JoyLord GilbertWu-ChangJade JaguarSir DaxBooPrincess LaniMamanuKamea and HaliaPralineFreedoPrincess ZooeyQueen AveryPrincess AstridSlickwellGreylock the GrandPrincess IvyDragons of EnchanciaWinterWhiskersGlacia the Ice WitchHexieDirector DoveElliot, Amy and KurtTizzyMaster ErwinBryce TwigleyButton, Benngee and BrodyMossyCarol of the ArrowJanePrincess KariMiss ElodieFlukeSlimShellyFlipMantacornOnyx and OpalWendell FidgetMrs. FidgetSaffronMuck, Gunk and GrimeSpruceBallerinaMazzimoPrince RoderickGavinKazeemSergeant FizzKing Habib and Queen FarnazChief GnucklesFlinchGrottaQueen TessaKing OberlynKing MarcusHerb the HedgehogDuncan and HerbElfonsoElfredMilo the SnakePrince DerekSir HenleyKing HenrikCordelia the ConjurorCalistaMorganaCrispyBarleySassofrasProfessor Zacharias FleeberGrand MumGemina and ArgusCount BarnstormRaja VijaySir OliverSir JaxonWillawingKing of BrazendellKaiPrincess CharlotteMorrisZinessaKing Philip and Queen EverlyLilyIndigoMarty and MapleMandyGrimtrixWriggley, Pumpkin and ChesterSkyePiccoloBaron Von RochaProfessor PecullianSea MonstersOmar

Elena of Avalor: Princess ElenaPrincess IsabelFranciscoLuisaShurikiAlacazarZuzoMateoMigs, Luna and SkylarRafaChancellor EstebanNaomi TurnerArmandoKing Raul and Queen Lucia
Guest Characters: Flora, Fauna and MerryweatherCinderellaJasmineMagic CarpetBelleArielAuroraSnow WhiteMulanRapunzelTianaMeridaOlafMerlin

Episodes
Season One: "Just One of the Princes" • "The Big Sleepover" • "Let the Good Times Troll" • "Cedric's Apprentice" • "A Royal Mess" • "The Shy Princess" • "Blue Ribbon Bunny" • "The Princess Test" • "Baileywick's Day Off" • "Tri-Kingdom Picnic" • "The Little Witch" • "Two to Tangu" • "Finding Clover" • "The Amulet of Avalor" • "The Buttercups" • "Make Way for Miss Nettle" • "The Amulet and the Anthem " • "Tea for Too Many" • "Princess Butterfly" • "Great Aunt-Venture" • "The Baker King" • "The Floating Palace" • "Holiday in Enchancia" • "Four's a Crowd"

Season Two: "Two Princesses and a Baby" • "The Enchanted Feast" • "The Flying Crown" • "Mom's the Word" • "The Silent Knight" • "Enchanted Science Fair" • "King for a Day" • "When You Wish Upon a Well" • "Gizmo Gwen" • "Sofia the Second" • "Mystic Meadows" • "Princesses to the Rescue!" • "Ghostly Gala" • "The Emerald Key" • "Scrambled Pets" • "The Princess Stays in the Picture" • "Baileywhoops" • "The Curse of Princess Ivy" • "Winter's Gift" • "The Leafsong Festival" • "Substitute Cedric" • "Clover Time" • "In a Tizzy" • "A Tale of Two Teams" • "The Littlest Princess" • "Buttercup Amber" • "Carol of the Arrow" • "Sidekick Clio"
Season Three: "Cool Hand Fluke" • "Minimus is Missing" • "Cedric Be Good" • "Princess Adventure Club" • "Minding the Manor" • "The Secret Library" • "New Genie on the Block" • "The Fliegel Has Landed" • "The Princess Ballet" • "All the Sprite Moves" • "Sofia in Elvenmoor" • "Stormy Lani" • "Lord of the Rink" • "The Secret Library: Olaf and the Tale of Miss Nettle" • "Gone with the Wand" • "Bad Little Dragon" • "Bunny Swap" • "Her Royal Spyness" • "Best in Air Show" • "Dads and Daughters Day" • "The Tale of the Noble Knight" • "The Bamboo Kite" • "Beauty is the Beast" • "Cauldronation Day" • "Camp Wilderwood" • "Royal Vacation" • "Hexley Hall" • "The Princess Prodigy" • "One for the Books"
Season Four: "Day of the Sorcerers" • "The Secret Library: Tale of the Eternal Torch" • "The Crown of Blossoms" • "Pin the Blame on the Genie" • "The Mystic Isles" • "The Mystic Isles: The Princess and the Protector" • "The Lost Pyramid" • "Princess Jade" • "The Birthday Wish" • "Too Cute to Spook" • "The Great Pretender" • "A Hero for the Hoodwinks"

Songs
Theme SongI'm Not Ready to Be a PrincessRoyal PrepA Little Bit of FoodTrue SistersRise and ShinePrincess ThingsAnythingPerfect Slumber PartyMake Some NoiseCedric the GreatGoldenwing CircusAll You NeedBlue Ribbon BunnyI Belong(You Can Always) Count On BaileywickPicnic of the YearGood Little WitchThe Ride of Your LivesBring My Best Friend BackI'll Get My/That AmuletThe ButtercupsMake Way for Miss NettleEnchancia AnthemMake It RightBigger Is BetterWho's That?A Recipe for AdventureThe Simple LifeMerroway CoveThe Love We ShareWassailiaPeace and JoyRoyal FunSisters and BrothersTwo by TwoAll You DesireHuzzah! Huzzah!Me and My MomTilly, Oh TillyFriendship Is The FormulaBe Your Own KingMake Your Wishes WellBelieve in Your DreamKeeping Promises No Matter WhatMystic MeadowsStronger Than You KnowThe Ghostly GalaA Princess TrueIn Your PawsKnow It AllHelping HandA Kingdom of My OwnSmoke, Wings and FireDare to Risk it AllFrom the HeartI Feel So FreeNever Forget The Sorcerer's SecretHoppin' Out With YouMake Our Dreams Come TruePlay With UsIt's a Small New WorldImproviseAny Deed For Those In NeedMy First FlightWings of a DreamMoment to ShineWendell's WayA Better MeWhen It Comes To Making FriendsIt's Up To YouDo I DareGenie RulesThis Fliegel Has LandedGotta Reach a Higher HeightI Like You So MuchElvenmoorHappy ThoughtsTake A LeapMy Finest FlowerMagic Like MerlinYou're the Cutest ThingLiving It UpBe an Expert ExpertI'm A New Horse NowDads and Daughters SongA Knight Such As IThis Panda Just Wants to DanceMore to AdoreThe Broomstick DanceThe Summer Camp BluesWhat A VacationThe Great UnknownThe Spirit of AvalorMy TimeOur Wizards Are the BestThe Magic in the MusicLive It to Learn ItMy Evil DreamsThis Island Belongs To UsThe Right Wrong Thing To DoGive The Kid One More ChanceThe Magic of the Mystic Isles
Locations
EnchanciaTrolls' GrottoRoyal Preparatory AcademyTanguMerroway CoveWei-LingMystic MeadowsWildwing ValleyThe Secret LibraryElvenmoorHakaloFreezenburgEnchanted Animal Park‎‎AvalorDragon HoldMaruHexley HallThe Mystic IslesThe Misty Palisades
Objects
Amulet of AvalorAunt Tilly's Carpet BagEnchanted MirrorFloating PalaceTridentMermaid Comb of Merroway CoveEnchanted Swing SetWishing WellEmerald KeyPin of KlutzenheimerFlying CrownFamily WandIce LiliesDazzleballSnowdropsDragonclaw WandKazeem's LampBehind the WallsShuriki's WandThe Eternal TorchThe Forever FountainCrown of the GnomesMedusa Stones
See Also
Elena of AvalorButtercupsSpells and MagicJaquinsMerpeople