Karaoke evenings will never be the same again following the development of a microphone that turns the singers voice into any singer they choose.
Dedicated scientists at Bill Gate's Microsoft Company have been working on the 'magic' microphone for over a decade.
The top-secret microphone is a blow to established pop artistes because it is now possible for tone deaf, no-hopers to sing like Elvis or even sexy Tom Jones.
The microphone uses 5,000 GHz state-of-the-art digital processors that break down the incoming voice and then adjust it so that it comes out as the voice of the desired pop-idol.
Existing technology already allows talentless drones to steal the best bits from old standards and then add puerile rhyming chant.to produce 'rat-crap'.
But Bill's new microphone could even make 'rap-crap' sound fabulous and the music industry has launched a legal challenge to prevent the magic microphone falling into the wrong hands.
Bill Gates, speaking from his modest home stated that he was delighted with his new toy and demontrated his new-found singing skills by launching himself into a compilation of Britney's greatest hits.
A spokesperson for the music industry added that anybody can sing, but it takes a real singer to look like Britney.