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Chinese Olympic follies

2008-08-12 19:30:04.96579+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

I've already had one person tell me how they thought that the little girl singing at the opening ceremonies to the Beijing Olympics was so amazing. Yeah, turned out she was lip synching to a 7 year old who wasn't considered pretty enough to do the actual performance. Not that I needed to be any more cynical, but I think it's pretty demonstrative that the Olympics are opened with a prime example that it's not what you do or how well you do it, it's how you look.

During the live rehearsal, the Politburo member said Miaoke's voice "must change," Chen said.

"We had to make that choice. It was fair both for Lin Miaoke and Yang Peiyi," Chen told Beijing Radio. "We combined the perfect voice and the perfect performance."

"The audience will understand that it's in the national interest," Chen added.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-08-12 19:52:12.21013+00 by: Larry Burton

I thought the fireworks were pretty amazing also.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-08-12 20:56:48.200799+00 by: Dan Lyke

Snort. Glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read that... (Just in case you don't know what Larry was referring to).

#Comment Re: made: 2008-08-13 05:11:56.846096+00 by: ebradway

I think Milli Vanilli is sufficiently vindicated...