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Science and Technology give new life to karaoke.Ed lemlestechnoology's chronicles illustrations give a new life to karaoke.Graphic illustrations of The Chronicles of Ed lemlespeole think they can sing and no longer need to queue up for "American Idol ".If they also want to show off their stuff in front of judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, there are a lot of ways they can practice ---Not just in the shower.[Podcast: The reporter whispered to test the new online k-song website;Affordable GPS receiver and more.Although the karaoke business has been around for decades, new technologies have made it more widespread and accessible.Singers can turn their ipod into portable karaoke.They can also rate their performances on PlayStation and Xbox consoles through Karaoke Revolution games.They can record themselves through the new website.-With background vocals and bands--And post it on a blog or MySpace page.They can participate in the online singing competition and be found.-Or win an award.The recent boom has been fueled by reality shows such as "American Idol" and "You are the one I want" and the popularity of YouTube, mySpace and other websites that encourage users to upload personal photos and videos.This phenomenon is spreading to the karaoke industry."Between American Idol and this new culture, people are not ashamed to share something about themselves, singing is just another extension of this culture," CEO-UnitedThe founder of SingShot Media in San Francisco, a website that offers karaoke tracks, members can sing, record and post along to make it heard by others in the online world.Karaoke originated in Japan and became popular in bars and nightclubs before moving into families.In the United States, it remains a niche industry, generating about $0.11 billion in revenue in 2005, according to the National Association of Music Merchants, a non-profit organization representing the musical instruments and product industries.South Bay lawyers Nora Russo and Jonathan Jack and their 10-year-Old daughter Eden Jack has been singing karaoke at home for many years, often introducing karaoke systems for parties.They also downloaded software that turned computers into karaoke machines.About 20 years ago, Russo turned her mouth to the microphone for the first time at the bar, and she was watching as the equipment and music became cheaper and wider."In just a few years, the technology has become very accessible and any schmoe can sing karaoke now," she said ."."It's not a big deal."American Idol" wants to be the couple's daughter, who starts playing Disney music on the pink Barbie karaoke, and has started playing tunes and songs from the Disney movie "High School Musical."Her goal is to participate in 'American Idol 2016, '" Rousso said '.".She can do it before that.On the SingShot website, at www.singshot.Starting last summer, singers can sing about 3,500 songs, from Kelly Clarkson's "Moments like this" to the Beatles yesterday."If they have a microphone on their computer, the singer can record their performance, which is mixed with background music.They can then post tracks on the SingShot website, invite others to rate them, Post tracks on their blog or MySpace pages, and use tracks to do video or photo slidesThey can also participate in any number of competitions."We offer music and lyrics, and you provide your voice," said Ed Lin, a former executive at online music service Rhapsody.Kevin Vander Vliet listened to his iPod and wanted him to know the lyrics so he could sing together and then start the DoPi K song company in Southern California.At www.dopikaraoke.Users can buy and download a file for $1.Music and lyrics are included.This file can be transferred to any portable device that displays a video, such as a video iPod or a PlayStation portable.Like the normal k-Song Machine, the screen displays the lyrics line by line so that the singer can sing along.DoPi K also makes $59.99 K song system, with microphone and cable, can be plugged into the system speaker.The IPod is docked with the machine, where users can access songs and lyrics from the iPod and hear their own songs through the speakers."The whole generation of kids has not experienced cool karaoke," says Vander Vliet ."."Whenever I see the route people are trying for American Idol, I look at the market.I wish I could be there."Griffin Technology, a Nashville company that produces iPod accessories such as FM transmitters, launched iKaraoke for $49.99 last fall.IKaraoke is a small microphone connected to the iPod.It softens the vocals and raises the background beat so that people can sing along with any song on the iPod.If the singer sends the audio to the speaker using an FM transmitter or cable, they can hear themselves and the music."It allows you to use it with music on your iPod," said Cameron Boone, IKaraoke product manager ."."You don't have to buy new tracks."Another K-song machine is a magic singing microphone developed by Korean technology company Enter --Technology that contains chips that store thousands of songs.Simply plug the portable microphone into the TV and the lyrics can be displayed on the TV screen."This is one of the most popular items we 've sold in the last four to five years," said David Sue, founder of Karaoke retailer and manufacturer Ace Karaoke in Southern California.And Andy Schroeder, 29.year-Old in San Francisco, who just tunes to Comcast-Whenever he and his friends feel the urge to sing, ask for the karaoke channel.The channel includes about 200 songs available to paying users-Karaoke is about 15 hours."I have a small group (song) to choose from," Schroeder said ."."My No."Sister Christian" in "Night Ranger ".Dana Jo Rhodes, 41year-The old mother of the two children of Livermore, known in Singapore as Gabooba.She recorded about 200 songs, although only about 40 were published under her profile, including the Ventura Highway in the United States and the little by fleewood Mack."She has 40 fans and has been heard 1,500 times and even won $350 in an online singing contest."I can be a rock star in my bedroom.I can do it in my pajamas, "she said.One day, she predicted, "Someone will be removed from one of the sites and get a record deal.