The Chinese are cheaters! Ok, ok, it wasn't in a sporting event or anything. But remember cute little Lin Miaoke, who sang the Ode To The Motherland during the Opening Ceremonies? Well as adorable as she was, it wasn't her voice we were all hearing.
The ceremony's chief music director Chen Qigang decided that 7-year old Yang Peiyi wasn't cute enough to represent the country, and he said, "The national interest requires that the girl should have good looks and a good grasp of the song and look good on screen. Lin Miaoke was the best in this. And Yang Peiyi's voice was the most outstanding."
Poor thing! The Olympics aren't about perfection and faking. The Games are about honoring people who are great at what they do. Guess that memo didn't get passed down for the Opening Ceremonies.