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Post time 2008-8-26 11:54:54 |Display all floors
Nikki Webster who 'sang' the national anthem was miming as her piece was recorded three months before the Opening Ceremony.

The Age:
SOCOG officials had ordered pre-recorded backing tapes for the entire ceremony to ensure nothing could go wrong on Sydney's big night.

While Sydney's lip-synching was a kept secret, Beijing's lip-synching was an open truth stated clearly on the official programme guide of the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Still, Beijing gets the lash simply because....? You decide.
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Post time 2008-8-26 11:56:56 |Display all floors
Originally posted by taikor at 2008-8-26 11:54
Nikki Webster who 'sang' the national anthem was miming as her piece was recorded three months before the Opening Ceremony.

The Age:
SOCOG officials had ordered pre-recorded backing tapes for t ...


While Sydney's lip-synching is now no longer a kept secret
What's on your mind now........ooooooooooooooo la la....Kind Regards

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Post time 2008-8-26 13:13:47 |Display all floors
Chinese still don't understand the difference? Let's chalk this up to "cultural nuances"....

Chinese think it is ok to tell a child she is too ugly to sing on tv, so they let a pretty child take the credit and become national hero. We in the "west" do not think that is ok. "Our" bigger problem is the combination of denying an "ugly child" tv time together with passing off a "pretty child" as the talented one.

We in the "west" also don't look so kindly on lip-synching, but agree that there is a big difference in lip-synching to your own voice and lip-synching to someone else's. The first is being cheap and not genuine enough. The second is out right fraud! See Milli Vanilli as an example... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milli_Vanilli

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Post time 2008-8-26 14:51:32 |Display all floors
Originally posted by taikor at 2008-8-26 13:54
Nikki Webster who 'sang' the national anthem was miming as her piece was recorded three months before the Opening Ceremony.
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While Sydney's lip-synching was a kept secret, Beijing's lip-synching was an open truth stated clearly on the official programme guide of the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony...


It wasn't the lip synching which was the issue. It was the political interference to kick out the "ugly" child and replace her. The lip synching was thoroughly obvious on the Beijing telecast anyway.

The Sydney Olympics had a different "Lip Synch" issue which was more important than Nikki Webster miming to her own voice, and that was the music "played" by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
They were actually miming to the music of the more talented Melbourne Symphony Orchestra !!!!
"他不是救星, 他是一个非常淘气男孩" - Monty Python

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Post time 2008-8-26 14:57:52 |Display all floors

That's All Old News

Now the focus is switched to the latest news, the biggest liars' contest on earth, that erupts once every 4 years.  

Which set of liars will win?  Will it make any difference?  Or is it more of the same?

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Post time 2008-8-26 15:14:23 |Display all floors
It was the political interference to kick out the "ugly" child and replace her

No one on the Chinese side says the child was 'ugly'.

The organizers had been using Lin right from the start so Yang could not have been 'rejected'. What was replaced was Lin's voice.
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Post time 2008-8-26 15:17:31 |Display all floors
Originally posted by taikor at 2008-8-26 15:14
It was the political interference to kick out the "ugly" child and replace her

No one on the Chinese side says the child was 'ugly'....


I agree.

It's the western media that brand the child as 'ugly'.

They were so excited to find materials to attack China.

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