According to an exclusive report by OSEN, during the editing process for Girls' Generation's music video on the 13th, a loss of data occurred resulting in a deletion of a portion of the footage. Efforts are already underway to recover the lost data at the moment.
Girls' Generation originally planned to release their title track and music video on the 19th and kick off their comeback stage on 'M! Countdown' on the 20th ahead of their album release on the 24th. However, if a re-filming is required to accommodate for the loss of data, insiders are saying that there is a possibility that Girls' Generation's comeback or MV release date may be pushed back by up to two weeks to allow for the filming and re-editing. Depending on how long it takes, insiders say this could really bring about a head to head competition between the group and 2NE1, for 2NE1's MV isn't scheduled for release until the 28th and the song will be performed during March as they kick off their 'AON' world tour.
An SM Entertainment rep stated to OSEN as well as Newsen, "We are working to recover the data. We are currently in talks concerning their comeback schedule."
Hopefully they'll be able to recover the data so that fans will get to see the much anticipated MV soon, and also so that the girls won't have to go through filming all over again!