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Nixon goes to China

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Twoback, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Marni Nixon, that is ...


    Olympic opening uses girl’s voice, not face
    By CARA ANNA, Associated Press Writer
    41 minutes ago

    AP - Aug 12, 5:56 am EDT
    Olympics Gallery BEIJING (AP)—One little girl had the looks. The other had the voice.

    So in a last-minute move demanded by one of China’s highest officials, the two were put together for the Olympic opening ceremony, with one lip-synching “Ode to the Motherland” over the other’s singing.

    The real singer, 7-year-old Yang Peiyi, with her chubby face and crooked baby teeth, wasn’t good looking enough for the ceremony, its chief music director told state-owned Beijing Radio.

    So the pigtailed Lin Miaoke, a veteran of television ads, mouthed the words with a pixie smile for a stadium of 91,000 and a worldwide TV audience. “I felt so beautiful in my red dress,” the tiny 9-year-old told the China Daily newspaper.
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    All over this on the Olympic thread.

    Plus scribepharisee started a "commies" thread about it as well.

    But thanks for playing.
  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Twoback goes to DB-land.
  4. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Is this the original or the dubbed thread?
  5. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Sorry, SP. I didn't care about this. I just loved the Nixon goes to China head. You of all people should have recognized that. :)
  6. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    "Only Nixon could go to China."
  7. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    spnited remembers when Marco Polo went to China.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Yes. That's a bootsian reason to start a D_B thread.
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