Songs are sung by cover artists, and not the original artists.
It starts when Sharpay signed up the gang auditioning for a national music competition. They have problems in between (i.e.: Taylor thinking Chad is cheating on her with Gabriella, while Chad was just scared of heights since the other part of the competition would be held at a high altitude.)
There are three different types of Gameplay. Dance, music, and video making showdowns.