Last nights Grand Final celebrated a spectacular season and closed on Cosentino’s spellbinding journey, which earned him the championship title.
Cameras swept the dance floor to capture the show-stopping opener, a brilliantly choreographed relay of routines from all season 13 couples. It was déjà vu as all cast returned to relive a moment of their dancing dream, but ultimately, all eyes were on the final three Tina Arena, Cosentino and Rhiannon Fish who competed in three rounds of dancing including a redemption dance, sudden death Cha Cha and a final Freestyle in their attempt at glory.
Cosentino and Jess kicked off the championship with their redemption Samba and the judges saw huge improvement. Kym was impressed with Cosentino’s shirtless ending “who knew you had this under your shirt! You did look very relaxed out there tonight. It was a big improvement and a great way to start the finale.”
Their Romeo and Juliet inspired Freestyle capped off their Dancing journey spectacularly. Kym said “well the first time we saw you do contemporary it was impressive and this was even more impressive. You’ve come back stronger every week.” Adam agreed “that was so assured. There’s such a wonderful soul when you dance.”
Cosentino was thrilled on his victory, he said, “to be in the top three is unbelievable and to be in this position is phenomenal.” It has been a tumultuous season for the couple, which included a new professional dance partner in episode two after Jess sustained a serious back injury. Jess said “we look like we gel so much on the dance floor, because we do in real life. It’s been an honor to dance with him everyday.” It’s Jessica’s first Grand Final, after five seasons on the show.
Todd reflected on the season saying “I’ve loved this series!” Kym said “the standard has been absolutely incredible.” Helen agreed, “the dancing’s exceeded everybody’s expectation.”
Tina Arena & Damian Whitewood 38 (Tango) + 36 (Cha Cha face off) = 74
Cosentino & Jessica Raffa 34 (Samba) + 31 (Cha Cha face off) + 39 (Freestyle) = 104
Rhiannon Fish & Aric Yegudkin 35 (Viennese Waltz) + 32 (Cha Cha face off) + 36 (Freestyle) = 103