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BBC – China Olympic ceremony star mimed: A pretty girl who won national fame after singing at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games was only miming. Wearing a red dress and pigtails, Lin Miaoke charmed a worldwide audience with a rendition of “Ode to the Motherland”. But the singer was Yang Peiyi, who was not allowed to appear because she is not as “flawless” as nine-year-old Lin.
Telegraph – Beijing Olympics: Faking scandal over girl who ‘sang’ in opening ceremony: At the last moment a member of the Chinese politburo who was watching a rehearsal pronounced that the winner, a girl called Yang Peiyi, might have a perfect voice but was unsuited to the lead role because of her buck teeth.
Dear Yang Peiyi,
One day, one hopes, you may enjoy enough freedom to read the following:
1. You are beautiful.
2. This is ugly:
New York Times – In Grand Olympic Show, Some Sleight of Voice: By Tuesday, the Chinese news media had already pounced on the story, instigating a national conversation that government censors were trying to mute by stripping away many, but not all, of the public comments posted online.