- Turns out that the Olympic organizers added in some computer animation to enhance the opening ceremony.
Media gets their panties in a bunch because: It lessens the originality of the experience.
I don't care because: It was still awesome to watch in HD. I was exhausted from a 10 hour flight and watched the whole recording without getting tired, it was riveting in my opinion and one of the finest performances I've ever seen.
(Over two years, consistently, I keep forgetting how badly I need to make it into one of these opening ceremonies. Then another one happens and they rarely are less than amazing. I'd read somewhere that someone was able to get a ticket the morning of the ceremony for $400. That is an absolute steal in my book; I'd easily pay that to go.)
- Turns out that little girl that sang in the ceremony wasn't singing; she was lip-synching the words sung by a less-cute girl.
Media gets their panties in a bunch because: Thou shalt never call any child cuter, less cute, more cute, or anything other than "everyone is just perfect in their own way."
I don't care because: It still sounded awesome. Singers sing songs written by less cute people all the time. As far as I'm concerned, it's a great example of division of labor. One sings it, one performs it. China could use all of the market improvements they can get.