The original clip was clearly to a different pianist recording, slower, more emotional and expressive and the piano tone was sharper and crisper, almost to a studio quality with little static noise in the background, Mao's performance were off timing below her/Lori standard were all the reasons why I suspected what might have happened. This was proved correct and verified again when I compared the clips side by side BEFORE I posted my confirmation post less than 24 hours ago. Surely I am not the only who have done this to check for themselves? Now the music went back to the correct piano recording for the choreography ... mid pace, less expressive and more flow. Geez I wonder why Except surely I am not the only one who witnessed the original and knows the REAL truth.
I'd like to believe in the best of people, and hope this is nothing more than an innocent youtuber who just decided to correct piano recording, or that original poster might just decide to link to the correct clip to present the SP in better light. Otherwise I'd hate to imagine the alternative. It wouldn't do this sport, the skater or the fandom any good. 18.5k+ viewing and counting, witnesses aplenty. My conscious is clear, are yours?