The Competition

19 EpisodesProduced by The Competition

Each season covers an obscure, real-life competition and follows the contestants until there is only one left standing. The second season is about the eleven contestants fighting for the title of Mr. Los Angeles Leather.

19 Episodes | 2017 - 2018

PIANO: Season One Trailer

January 25th, 2017

2:44

The Competition begins on February 9.

PIANO E1: The Stakes

February 4th, 2017

17:59

How do you "make it" in the classical music world? Well, entering competitions is one of the only ways to get noticed.

PIANO E2: Last Chance

February 23rd, 2017

23:42

These three contestants have one last chance to compete in The Cliburn before they age out of the competition.

PIANO E3: The First Cut

March 9th, 2017

15:20

Who made the first cut from 146 pianists to 30? Martin Leung? Jaemin Shin? Lindsay Garritson?

PIANO E4: The Youngest One In The Room

March 31st, 2017

16:31

Daniel Hsu is 19 years-old and is one of the youngest contestants in the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

PIANO E5: Wear Your Pretty Dresses

April 12th, 2017

14:22

Sun-A Park is another pianist who made it into the Top 30.

PIANO E6: Do You Want To Be A Pianist?

May 1st, 2017

16:23

Our last profile piece of one of the Top 30 contestants in this year's Cliburn Competition. Meet Rachel Kudo.

PIANO E7: The Nerves Are Kicking In

May 12th, 2017

18:04

The competition is a couple weeks away and the contestants are feeling the pressure.

PIANO E8: The Preliminary Round

May 30th, 2017

43:17

The top 30 contestants compete for 20 spots in the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas.

PIANO E9: The Quarterfinals

June 3rd, 2017

45:40

The top 20 contestants compete for 12 spots in the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas.

PIANO E10: The Top 6

June 9th, 2017

55:12

The top 12 contestants compete for the 6 spots in the final round.

PIANO E11: And The Winner Is...

June 14th, 2017

59:52


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LEATHER: Season Two Trailer

August 26th, 2018

1:41

The Competition returns on September 2.

LEATHER E1: Mr. L.A. Leather 2018

September 2nd, 2018

24:32

11 contestants fight for the title of Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2018.

LEATHER E2: Spike

September 9th, 2018

15:47

Spike says he can kick your ass and do your makeup. He's one of the contestants vying for the title of Mr. LA Leather 2018.

LEATHER E3: Jose

September 16th, 2018

17:56

A profile episode of contestant Jose: a National Guard veteran and father of two. Jose’s an advocate for more Latinos becoming involved in the …

LEATHER E4: Pup Yoshi

September 23rd, 2018

17:39

Meet contestant Yoshi: a gold star gay, he's in a polyamorous relationship with his husband, and he's the only Asian American competing this year.

LEATHER E5: Ben

September 30th, 2018

20:06

Ben has a love story that sounds like it’s straight out of a R-rated Disney movie.

LEATHER E6: May The Best Man Win

October 7th, 2018

55:09

11 contestants fight for the title of Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2018. But only one will win.

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