WHEN Princess Ella was asked not to sit on top of Baby Holly, her response was: “but she’s my best friend’’. Ah, right. It’s fair to say, everyone’s her best friend. But one of her “best’’ best friends is Dora.  That’s Dora the Explorer to you and I.
Ella is one of Dora’s biggest fans. Saturday mornings can’t come around quick enough for her weekly fix. Our house is filled with Dora.
The bathroom
The bedroom
And the loungeroom
Yes, that’s Dora’s cousin, Diego.
So there were mini squees of excitement when Ella was told about the limited-edition, interactive DVD, Dora’s first ever karaoke title, Dora The Explorer: Singing Sensation!
There’s another reason this one is just a little bit special, because it has a
yes, a microphone. A limited-edition inflatable microphone as a free gift-with-purchase to be precise. Although someone kept pulling the plug so it ended up a little
This takes the usual Dora concept of finding her way around the map with friend Boots to a new level, as they go on a sing-along adventure to get to the Pirate Piggies’ Ship. On the way, they pass the Friendship Mountain, The Music School and El Parque.
There are more than 30 songs with a mix of English and Spanish, along with traditional songs and Dora-inspired tracks. Everything from La Musica to Mary Had a Little Lamb and The Backpack Song. (Hmm, now guess what’s stuck in my head?).
Yes, I’ll be honest and say that at times Dora drives me a tad crazy. Maybe it’s the high-pitched voice. One of those in the house is bad enough. However, if it makes this all-singing, all-dancing person happy
then I’m happy. Plus, readers of this blog will know I’m a big supporter of children learning a another language, after Ella learnt sign language from her child carer. If she can learn Spanish from Dora, it saves me a lot of money in tuition.
She hasn’t learnt all the songs yet, but she’s quickly picking them up. The melodies are frighteningly catchy. For children who love to sing and dance, then this one will be a hit.
To go in the draw to win a copy of Dora the Explorer: Singing Sensation!, simply tell us your favourite karaoke song.  The giveaway closes Sunday,, July 31 at 7pm and a winner will be drawn randomly and announced on this blog and via Facebook and Twitter. Australian residents only. Limit of three entries.
Want extra entries? Then here’s how you can up your chances in the draw. Each task is worth one extra entry, but must be included as a separate comment (or it won’t count).
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53 Responses to WIN: Dora Singing Sensation! DVD review + giveaway

  1. Deb says:

    I was seriously thinking of making one up because this is a little embarrassing. but mine is Melissa Etheridge – Like the Way I Do!!!

  2. Suzi says:

    Hehe, they might all be a little embarressing – Bonnnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart

  3. Deb says:

    shared on fb also:)

  4. Alexandra says:

    What a gorgeous prize! Mine would have to be ‘You’re The One That I Want’ from ‘Grease’. I love all the Grease songs! Thanks for a fantastic competition! XO

  5. Shared on Twitter 🙂

  6. Let it be known that I am NOT a fan of Dora. But Sienna loves it, four or five times a day actually, and she would just love this!
    And it’s all about making the little ones happy, right?

    My fave karaoke song? At the moment we’re loving everything Bruno Mars, so maybe The Lazy Song? 😉

  7. I will survive! hey hey, haha, awesome song with a group of friends!

  8. shared on twitter

  9. Sharon b says:

    Like someone said already….”I will Survive”!

  10. Sharon b says:

    Also “I Will Survive”!

  11. Sharon b says:

    Shared on fb!

  12. melanie w says:

    I Got you Babe has always been my fav.

  13. melanie w says:

    Shared on twitter @hootylishous

  14. Kate says:

    I have never done karaoke… Have you seen Cameron Diaz in My Best Friend’s Wedding? Yep, that would be me (the singing part, not the tall, leggy blonde part!)… But maybe I would sing… Dixie Chicks’ Not Ready to Make Nice. Just love the music I think it’d be fun to belt out the line “mad as hell” for a little venting.

    My son loves Dora. He asks for Dora things all the time. For ages he kept coming out with crazy phrases then we worked out he was getting them from her!

  15. Louise says:

    I will survive!! Mum, auntie and grandma sing it. It’s a family tradition.

  16. Moodi Mumma says:

    Loved this! Good luck everyone 🙂

  17. Grace says:

    OMG ! I. LOVE. Karaoke….I have a list as long as the sky is high.
    “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls, “Call Me” by Blondie, anything by the Beatles…shall I go on ??? 🙂

  18. Elisha says:

    Dora ! My boys cant say much, and dont talk that much yet, but they can say “BackPack BackPack ” grrrr haha… they would love this ! Um… I have to agree with an above post “I will survive ” Its a classic – and Love is a battlefield !!! Yeahhhhhhhhhh Heart ache to heart ache we STAND !!!

  19. Elisha says:

    I have shared this on facebook ! Business page =)

  20. Barbara says:

    yep that’s me!

  21. Barbara says:

    I’ve shared this on Facebook

  22. Barbara says:

    I’ve shared this on Twitter

  23. Jasmine says:

    I love Hotel California by The Eagles. Such a classic song

  24. Jasmine says:

    I’ve shared on Twitter

  25. Jess says:

    Hands down total eclipse if the heart by Bonnie Tyler. Best Karaoke song ever!

  26. Cate says:

    I love singing, ‘Down Under’ by Men at Work -an oldie but a goodie, and you can always con someone to join in as the song is so well known.

  27. Marita says:

    ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ would be my song of choice 😀

    Also I totally want to win this because it would drive my husband crazy 😀

  28. Marita says:

    shared on facebook

  29. Marita says:

    shared on twitter

  30. Liz says:

    Definitely “Barbie Girl” – I love how fun and frivolous it is, especially when I try to sing my manliest voice “Come on Barbie let’s go party” then switch to a stupidly high falsetto “Ooh ooh ooh yeahhh”

  31. Kirsty says:

    My kids cant get enough of Dora! We have nearly all the DVD’s and we watch them ALL the time!!!

    Favourite karaoke song….. hmm anything from Grease!!

  32. Gael Macpherson says:

    ‘The Rose’ …tried it at my mother-in-law’s 60th…lol

  33. Gael Macpherson says:

    I have shared this on facebook

  34. Michelle says:

    ‘Love Is In The Air’, just love the beat and lyrics, so corny but nice! 🙂

  35. Michelle says:

    Have tweeted too

  36. Michelle says:

    Have shared on Facebook too! 🙂

  37. Michelle says:

    Love Is In The Air!!

  38. Stephanie Young says:

    I love rock and roll – Always a winner for me 🙂

    Would love to sing along with my daughter and Dora over that any day though x

  39. Laureny says:

    I Will Survive! I think it’s very appropriate as a Mummy! 😀

  40. Laureny says:

    Shared on facebook

  41. Laureny says:

    Linked on twitter

  42. Caz says:

    Any thing ABBA really. Dancing Queen, Mamamia – think you get the idea 🙂 Little pink would love me if I won this. She is dora mad atm.

  43. Caz says:

    Tweet Tweet :0)

  44. Oh it has to be “girls just wanna have fun” a classic. Everyones sung it alleast once right lol

  45. Just shared on twitter too 🙂

  46. Phillip Cunningham says:

    The Macarena as it’s a fun way to learn some Spanish and the dance is a good one to do

  47. Phillip Cunningham says:

    I’ve shared this on Facebook

  48. Phillip Cunningham says:

    I’ve shared this on Twitter

  49. Melinda Nardella says:

    With many Wines under my belt I would go for….The Proclaimers, 500 Miles…Shocking I know!

  50. Chont says:

    Dancing Queen- Abba but I also love I Will Survive. Surprised at how often that’s coming up. Great taste ladies 😉

  51. Chont says:

    Shared on FB as Chon Ky

  52. Oh Kel…karaoke is something I don’t do but that doesn’t stop me singing in the privacy of my own home, lol, and being told by the 2 year old that the song has finished on tv and “that’s enough now” so being brainwashed with kids music at the moment I would say “the dinosaur roar” by Justine Clark. 🙂