Sun, Aug 24, 2008
Yomiuri Shimbun
Lip-synched girl at Games 'depressed, confused'

BEIJING--The girl who sang a song lip-synched by another girl at the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games, has become depressed, according to her teacher.

Yang Peiyi, 7, of Beijing, sang a patriotic song at the Aug. 8 ceremony, but it was Lin Miaoke, 9, also of the city, who appeared in front of the audience.

The ceremony's music director later revealed Lin's performance had been lip-synched.

According to the blog, on the night of Aug. 18 Yang watched a TV show in which Lin appeared.

The show's host did not explain that it was Yang's singing that was heard during the Opening Ceremony.

Yang went to bed after the show ended, looking depressed and without saying a word.

The following morning, teeth marks could be seen on her arm, suggesting that she had bitten herself.

The teacher says she thinks Yang is at a loss to understand why she keeps having to be hidden from the public. "Don't hurt her any more," the teacher said in the blog.

(Aug 24, 2008)

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