Hannah Montana Clone Doubles in Concert

Fan feels 'played for a fool'
By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2008 7:03 AM CST

(Newser) – Heartthrob singer Hannah Montana has pulled a switch on fans—using a body double who lip-syncs a song on stage in her hugely popular national concert, reports OK! magazine. The jig was up when an outraged fan, who said he felt "played for a fool," spotted the switch. A spokesman for Miley Cyrus, Hannah's real-life alter ego, confirmed that a lookalike replaces the singer so she can complete a costume change.

The double is on stage for "approximately one to two minutes" while the singer transforms from Hannah Montana into herself for the second half of the concert," said the rep. "Other than during this very brief transitional moment in the show, Miley performs live."