Singing With SpongeBob

He’s yellow, he’s square, he’s Nickelodeon’s top toon star and he’s going to help you become the next American idol – at least in your own living room – as Coconut Creek, Fla.-based company The Singing Machine introduces its new SpongeBob SquarePants home karaoke machine.

The SpongeBob karaoke machine allows children to easily insert the SpongeBob SquarePants karaoke CD of nautical tunes that comes with the unit, or any conventional music compact disc. Two microphone inputs allow for both solo and duet performances, and the built-in speaker system lets everyone in the room enjoy the show.

The unit carries a suggested retail price of $59.95 and is available at Toys R Us. The Singing Machine’s partnership with Nickelodeon has also produced a hand-held Dora the Explorer karaoke unit and a Nick Jr. karaoke cassette machine. The Singing Machine’s other products are available in retail stores, including Toys R Us, K B Toys and Walgreens.