How well the male skates doesn't seem to matter if he makes an interesting pedestal which according to David P ain't as difficult. A and S in my opinion were the least interesting pair of the three as Scott basically did the same thing in every performance. I think they weren't the judges favourites as they kept saying they wanted more performance and footwork from Scott but they kept hiding his weakness by the tricks. (the Theo Fleury effect)
I would love to think had they not made mistakes Grant and Sinead would have won but Shae and Patrice didn't win either so it doesn't seem to matter how well you dance or move your feet.
One thing about the show is that the producers tweak the competition and seeing as the dancers seem so popular and yet the pairs always win, I think you'll see some changes next time round.