Turns out the Chinese pulled another fast one on the world when presenting child-actress, Lin Miaoke, as the girl behind the amazing voice at the ceremonies.
As it turns out the, the voice actually belongs to Yang Peiyi, who was held from public view “because of her buck teeth”.
The man behind the decision, Chen Qigang, had this to say about it:
“We have a responsibility to face the audience of the whole country, and to be open with this explanation,” he said. “We should all understand it like this: it is a question of the national interest. It is a question of the image of our national music, our national culture.
“Especially at the entrance of our national flag, this is an extremely important, an extremely serious matter.
“So we made the choice. I think it is fair to both Lin Miaoke and Yang Peiyi – after all, we have a perfect voice, a perfect image and a perfect show, in our team’s view, all together.”