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Hannah Montana's Day of Deception

12/2/2006 2:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Miley Cyrus, Hannah MontanaEarlier this month, thousands of screaming fans packed the Anaheim Convention Center to see pop phenom Hannah Montana live, but TMZ has learned that not everything was as it appeared.

With the arena cheering her on, Montana (aka Miley Cyrus, daughter of country star Billy Ray Cyrus) came out with pipes ablazin', as a house band played behind her. But the "concert' was really a fake ... kinda.

While the crew was given instructions as if it were a real concert, the whole thing was actually a controlled performance for an upcoming DVD and video for Miley's famous alter-ego, Hannah Montana.
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It's supposed to look like Hannah actually went on tour, but the band didn't really play their instruments, and the "fans" were really lucky bystanders who got to participate by promising to cheer on cue. Miley, to her credit, really did sing.

On the Disney show "Hannah Montana," Miley plays a pre-teen who lives a secret life as a pop star. Miley debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 as the featured voice of the Hannah Montana Soundtrack.

The new DVD is scheduled to be released sometime next year.

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LongJohn69    

I meant #26. I told ya you got me a shakin, baby!

2881 days ago
32.

Isabella    

She's a kid. She sang at a made-for-DVD concert. The lead in for this story is very deceptive, and the article is jumbled. I even heard the local DJ trying to retell this post and he made the kid out to be a huge fraud. This article is poorly written, and is also contradicting. I don't know what's so exclusive about this post, but it's definitely bizarre. Isabella of The Gossip Girls

2881 days ago
33.

Sillyme    

A wiser Paris now obtains the needed friendships of the news-worthy.. then stages publicity shots and makes unnamed source comments for gossip newshounds about those friends in private, for cash..

2881 days ago
34.

Josh    

who is she?? what? have never heard of her, how about you report on people we actually KNOW about?

2879 days ago
35.

lol    

wow, honestly, how do you make a drum set completely silent so that it cant play and a recording is over it? and she did 2 extra songs that wont even be on the cd that her sister played the guitar for her on. we were TOLD this would be taped and no one was a lucky bystander, everyone there was invited to the event and liked the show. as for the keyboard and guitar's, i dont know, but i do know that everything else was real.

2878 days ago
36.

Bettye    

TO CLEAR THINGS UP:

Miley was lip-synching at the Anaheim show -- a free taping of the concert sequences for the new season of Hannah Montana. She was lip-synching to tracks she'd already recorded, as this was a television taping.

In her concert performances with the Cheetah Girls, she SANG LIVE, as this was a "real" concert, where people PAID for their tickets.

2869 days ago
37.

irina    

I think everything is true! but miley does not know how he could do that! I hate! half!

1363 days ago
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