She has the voice of an angel, but the adorable, slightly chubby, Yang Peiyi has the uneven teeth of any seven-year-old.
So China's party bosses swopped her for the 'cuter' Lin Miaoke for the opening ceremony of the Olympics watched by billions.
Lin mimed her fong kong rendition of Ode to the Motherland while Yang sang.
"We wanted to project the right image, we were thinking about what was best for the nation," said a spokesman. "The child on camera should be flawless in image, internal feelings and expression."
We expect such shallow banalities from Hollywood, but how can any seven-yearold cutie with such a voice be anything but flawless?