Mirai did not have the technical elememts when you include skating skills which Joannie and her pcs were significantl a head. Really Mirai skated to Carmen without any of the emotion of Crment but rather a Miss America pangeant queen or princess. Joannie's program were far superior in difficulty - she defnitel outskated Mirai in the short; in the long it was tighter but then again Jaonnie was cler to Mao than Mirai. Even if you gave five more points to Miai to be nice it still wouldn't earn her bronze.
I guess if Jenna McCorkell is encouraged to skate on why not Joannie.