This little girl wasn’t deemed pretty enough to be seen singing “Ode to the Motherland” during China’s opening ceremonies. In fact, another little girl who was seen singing didn’t hum a note, she lip synced.

Just how could this happen and what’s behind the story?

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.”

So, basically they chose a girl with a nicer smile and nicer teeth. Hmmm, well its their country and they are hosting the Olympics, so who are we to ridicule them for their standards of beauty? Is it right? No. Is it fair? No. How might this incident affect International sentiment toward a country shrouded in secrecy? What SPIN are the Chinese officials putting on this?

Reports suggest that the decision to replace Yang were made at the “highest levels.”

“We had to do it,” he said. “We’d been through several inspections. They’re all very strict. When we rehearsed at the spot, there were several spectators from various divisions, especially leaders from the Politburo, who gave the opinion it must change.”

So, what’s the Chinese media saying about all this? Or, better yet how do the Chinese themselves feel? Well, you already know bloggers worl-wide are the “people’s justice agents.” A number of them have voiced their displeasure: “If you’re not good-looking, no matter how well you sing, you’ll not be onstage. Do you know you’re twisting a whole generation?” Couldn’t have said it better myself..

Another blogger said, “If foreigners found out, they’d think we can’t even find a girl who is good at both.” Good point, with all the opulence & wealth of the Chinese government they couldn’t find a young girl who could meet both stringent criteria of looks & talent?

One would think that Maoiki, the lip syncer would be devastated, however she’s being fast tracked toward stardom for just looking the part. That sounds strangely familiar to what has happened here in the states.

Lin Miaoke might be only 9 years old but she is well on her way to becoming a star, thanks to her heartwarming performance,” the article gushed — without mentioning she never sang a note.

Anyone remember Milli Vanilli? Here’s a hint they had fake dreads/braids long before Erykah Badu rocked her famous crown. Those brothers from France were infamous when it was discovered that they lip synced their whole album….

As the Chinese saying goes, “A woman should be seen & not heard!!!” Unless, she’s singing at the opening ceremonies…..

“As for Yang Peiyi, she’s been quoted as saying she was honored to have had a role in the opening ceremony, even though few realized just how big her part really was.”

  1. […] fake fireworks displays and the pretty lip-syncing girl do not bother me at all. Westerners accept this all of the time. Actually, I think it is a good […]

  2. Not sure how fireworks can be fake. It probably doesn’t bother you b/c you didn’t know, and now that the truth has surfaced, you could care less one way or another.

    While, this occurs in the West, I hardly agree that westerners willingly agree to be misled, just to be appeased by what some deem acceptable..Westerners probably don’t know majority of the time.

    I see no good in this, but with the current state of the world, this hardly qualifies as urgent.

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