I'm quite surprised, cause given the ability of the three finalists I'd expected all the dances to be spectacular, and they were all mediocre at best. I thought Cos actually had the best redemption dance, maybe I'm blind but for me his technique was quite good in the samba and he actually had a lot of hip action, which is rare for a male celeb on this show. Tina's Tango was good but not great, it lacked the sharpness and the staccato rhythm and her frame was soft at times. Not even close to her best dance. I also agreed with Todd's comments on Rhiannon's VW, I appreciated the fact that they put more content in it, because that's what I always look for, but the end result was... unimpressive? I much preferred her original VW as a whole so again, it was nowhere near her best. And while I thought her personality was lovely, and she was always very sweet and humble, that grin she had throughout the whole routine was VERY annoying.
Tina was clearly the best in the cha cha (and no lifts) so I'm glad she was scored accordingly. I did think Rhiannon improved her new yorkers, so there's that but there were way too many lifts in there. Then again, it must have been awkward for her to hear that she's improved and then get 32 after having scored 38 on her original cha cha.
Freestyles were disappointing too. Tina's was flat out boring, Rhiannon's was good but I felt like I've seen it all before 10 times, and Cosentino basically re-did his contemporary from week one. Yawn. I really thought they were an amazing final three but that was a very disappointing finale all in all. And I have to defend Cos, even though I also think a female winner is long overdue for the show. He's a good dancer, I think he's been underscored a couple times, and well he's definitely miles above Johnny or Manu or that guy who won over Tamara Jaber. So even though I think Tina deserved to win (based on her overall performance in the series), I'm okay with Cos winning.