Apparently, the opening ceremonies featured a memorable solo sung by a nine year old girl, Lin Miaoke, in front of an estimated audience of a billion people. Good for her.
And here’s the money quote from the article:
“The reason was for the national interest,” explained Chen Qigang, general music designer of the opening ceremonies, who revealed the deception during a Sunday radio interview. “The child on camera should be flawless in image, internal feeling and expression.”
I’m trying to figure out why Lin Miaoke is flawless. More importantly, I’m trying to figure out why Yang Peiyi is not.
I imagine this conversation in Yang Peiyi’s home:
YP: Mom, if my singing was the best, why didn’t they let me perform in front of the world?
Mom: Because you don’t look good enough, precious.
And this conversation in Lin Miaoke’s home:
LM: Mom, if they wanted me to sing in front of the world, why did they use another girl’s voice?
Mom: Because she sings better than you. But you look flawless, sweetie, and that’s the important thing!
Lesson learned by both girls, I guess.
Way to emotionally scar two beautiful young girls (and who knows how many more when this story got out) so that you could put up a good show, China./ Print this post