I've just been watching the news. For some reason the Chinese are coming clean about their various Olympic fakeries - most notably, the picture perfect pigtailed seven year old singing angelically wasn't actually singing - she was miming to the voice of the not pretty enough child she replaced. You can harshly compare them here. I would have been happy to see her sing.
Why do this in the first place, only to reveal it? Bizarre - surely doing that's worse press that having a less that perfect child sing for the opening ceremony?
I feel for that little talented girl - she didn't get her moment in the limelight. I'd hate to have to be her mother, explaining why she didn't get to go out and sing. Ugh. Worst job ever.