The reason why nothing surprises me anymore is primarily because of this. While we all know the Opening Ceremony used CGI effects to upgrade the experience for TV viewers, it appears they also pulled a Milli Vanilli on us.
Yep, the girl in the top right hand corner there, 9-year-old Lin Miaoke, charmed the whole world when she came out and "sang" the patriotic song "Hymn to the Motherland" at the Opening Ceremony. But of course, she didn't actually sing it. So who did?
That would be 7-year-old Yang Peiyi. I bet you can't guess why she didn't actually get to sing the song in person.
Damn, that's harsh. Although the fact that they didn't throw her out into the forrest to fend for herself after they ripped her song is probably considered a compliment in China. See, they're sort of behind on women's rights. She should just be glad she's still alive.
But, really, was this just about looks, China? Tell us more.
I'm just guessing here, but I could have sworn some infamous German guy may have said something similar to that during the 1936 Olympic Games.
Anyway, Chen said the decision was "fair" which must be Chinese for "not fair at all." But it also begs the question, why was 9-year-old Lin Miaoke allowed to give interviews right after her performance to all the top Chinese newspapers in which she lapped up the praise for her singing?
Oh, that's a good one China. How dumb do you think I am? You've been planning these Olympics since time immemorial and you're going to throw a 9-year-old girl out there who doesn't know she's lip synching? Man, that could go Ashlee Simpson real fast. I wonder why that didn't happen?
And here's the best part of this whole story. The 7-year-old girl with buck teeth had this to say when asked if she was upset about what had happened.
"I am proud to have been chosen to sing at all."
Sounds exactly like something a 7-year-old would say.
Moral of the story: Always be attractive, don't live in China.
Faking scandal over girl who sang in Opening Ceremony [Telegraph]