Tiny Singer Wins Heart of Nation
Posted 12 August 2008 - 07:40 AM
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Lin Miaoke might be only 9 years old, but she is already well on her way to becoming a star, thanks to her heartwarming performance of Ode to the Motherland at Friday's opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympics.
"She is delightful," Atul Dalakoti, executive director of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, told China Daily yesterday in Beijing.
Lin's performance was so charming that even Zhang Yimou, who directed the ceremony, was impressed, her mother Liu Zheping said.
The third-grader at Xizhongjie primary school in Beijing's Dongcheng district got her first taste of celebrity at the age of 6, when she appeared in a television advertisement with actress Zhao Wei, news website Enorth.com.cn said.
Last year, she appeared in a TV ad with reigning Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang, and shortly before this year's Spring Festival featured in an advertisement for the Beijing Olympics.
Despite her experience, however, Lin was not an automatic choice for the Bird's Nest show.
In April, she and thousands of other talented tots took part in auditions for the parts of the 56 children who accompanied the national flag into the stadium.
Lin's father Lin Hui, who works as a photojournalist at Beijing's Legal Evening News, said he was not that confident about his daughter's chances until June, when he was told she had made it into the final four.
He then found out she would be singing the lead just 15 minutes before the opening ceremony began, he said.
The 9-year-old songbird said she was thrilled to be part of Friday night's performance, mostly "because I felt so beautiful in my red dress", she told China Daily yesterday.
Lin Hui said he still cannot believe his daughter has become an international singing sensation.
She already has fans all over the country, just three days after her performance, he said.
And it seems her fame is not limited to Chinese mainland. On Saturday, she appeared on the cover of the New York Times.
"But it is too early for Miaoke to be part of the world of entertainment," Lin Hui said.
"As her parents we have to make sure she gets a good education first," he said, adding that the youngster would soon be returning to school.
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Dogulita posted it in her page, dogulita.wordpress. com
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Posted 12 August 2008 - 03:00 PM
i dont really think she lip sync, it would be a bad image for china, and i dont think china would allow it.
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"Pigtailed Lin Miaoke was selected to appear because of her cute appearance and did not sing a note, Chen Qigang, the general music designer of the ceremony, said in an interview with a state broadcaster aired Tuesday.
But Chen said the girl whose voice was actually heard by the 91,000 capacity crowd at the Olympic stadium during the spectacular ceremony was in fact seven-year-old Yang Peiyi, who has a chubby face and uneven teeth.
"The reason why little Yang was not chosen to appear was because we wanted to project the right image, we were thinking about what was best for the nation," Chen said in an interview that appeared briefly on the news website Sina.com before it was apparently wiped from the Internet in China."
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I wonder how that 7 year old little girl felt knowing that her voice were heard by many but the limelight wasn't on her but on little Lin Miaoke because she's a cuter face? She was chubby and had uneven teeth so she couldn't be shown? It makes her sound like she's a monster of some sort. I think the little kid looks rather cute in that link that's posted in the above and the need for perfect went a bit too far.
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China has employed people to fill up the space, to increase the "good atmosphere" and when there are people with actual tickets, the seats will be given. I really wanted to go this year, seeing as I'm Chinese and its in Beijing and of course to see PHELPS!! lol, but many people told me that they weren't going because it would be suffocating with too many people. It seems like it wasn't then... just now seeing the basketball with Argentina against Australia, there is hardly anyone in the arena. I wish I went now then!!
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 01:04 AM
The realy singer was a 7 year old.
But oh shallow China didn't let her perform because of her "buck teeth" or something.
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Really? Oh my. I can't imagine the poor girl having to grow up with the "fact" that she's ugly. Do they not think of the consequences that might happen to the girl or her family? Oh yes, I forgot. People are generally selfish, self-centered, shallow and would do anything to make the Olympics a success. I actually read a lot of articles regarding all the actions taken by the government before the Olympics even started. Some of them were really unnecessary and they still did it anyway.
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