Why have all the talking heads on every network and cable show gone on and on about the Chinese using one girl to lip-sync for another girl who was “singing” their National Anthem? Evidently, the girl with the great voice was not considered by Chinese authorities to be as “cute” as the one they used on the broadcast.
This is American media hypocrisy at best. I figure that if you don’t have great legs, cleavage and long blonde hair, you probably can’t get a job on Fox News at any time of the day or night. All the blondes are anything but dumb – they’re exceptionally smart, as a matter of fact – but they’re all “babes.” Whatsa problem with hiring a few plain women with brains too?
Did people feel sorry for Marni Nixon because she only got to sing while Deborah Kerr (The King and I)), Natalie Wood (West Side Story) and Audrey Hepburn (My Fair Lady) provided the faces for Ms. Nixon’s voice?
I’m told by an insider that many of the stage performances of singing stars are “rigged,” in that the voice you hear has been pre-taped and worked over electronically.
I haven’t seen Greta van Susteren or Nancy Grace spend weeks on the death of anybody who was “plain” looking either.
The little girl with the beautiful voice gave the gift of the performance and was probably well compensated by her government.
The hypocrisy from our media about “looks” not mattering is ridiculous. I wish I had the patent on Botox just for Beverly Hills.