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OwlMBA
08-12-2008, 05:13 PM
Girl singing in opening ceremony not really singing. Was lip-syncing to another girl deemed "not cute enough" to be on tv.


BEIJING, China (CNN) -- A little girl and her song captivated millions of viewers during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. But what they saw was not what they heard.

Lin Miaoke was the darling of the Olympic opening ceremony, but it turns out she was lip-syncing.

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/08/12/oly.kids/art.lin.xinhua.ap.jpg

Games organizers confirm that Lin Miaoke, who performed "Ode to the Motherland" as China's flag was paraded Friday into Beijing's National Stadium, was not singing at all.

Lin was lip-syncing to the sound of another girl, 7-year-old Yang Peiyi, who was heard but not seen, apparently because she was deemed not cute enough.

"The reason was for the national interest," said Chen Qigang, the ceremony's musical director, in a state radio interview. "The child on camera should be flawless in image, internal feeling and expression. ... Lin Miaoke is excellent in those aspects."
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/08/12/oly.kids/index.html

megimoo
08-12-2008, 05:47 PM
Girl singing in opening ceremony not really singing. Was lip-syncing to another girl deemed "not cute enough" to be on tv.


http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/08/12/oly.kids/index.htmlShe had 'Buck teeth'!

jendf
08-12-2008, 08:08 PM
But it was for the good of the country and national interest. So it's okay. :rolleyes:

PB2012
08-12-2008, 11:39 PM
Some people just belong on the radio.
That's why it was invented, for the not so attractive people.

GenYConservative
08-13-2008, 04:46 AM
In other news, it looks like the Beijing Opening Ceremonies people used Windows. I'm guessing Vancouver will use a Mac....
http://gizmodo.com/5035456/blue-screen-of-death-strikes-birds-nest-during-opening-ceremonies-torch-lighting
http://gizmodo.com/assets/images/gizmodo/2008/08/bsod_nest_main2.jpg

Goldwater
08-13-2008, 01:07 PM
Some people just belong on the radio.
That's why it was invented, for the not so attractive people.

True, but little girls singing in international events?