I thought Dan was the better designer, but I knew they would pick Antonio because they don't have anyone like him.
Regarding the two houses: I thought Dan's house lacked a little color on the walls, and I didn't care for the backsplash at all (not just the unfinished top that the judges pointed out). Also, because the house was so small, I would have kept the flooring the same in the kitchen so it flowed. Also surprised that he kept the mother's bedding. However, overall, I thought he did a good job.
As for Antonio's house, the cabinet he put over the fireplace was cool, but it toally didn't go with the brick...he should have somehow covered up all the brick. By now, we all know he has a problem with scale, but those pictures in the master bedroom were a joke. They were way too small for the wall and they were spaced way too far apart.
Most of the others that have won have had to work on there hosting skills and being more relaxed in front of the camera. He has that down...I'm thinking he's going to get a crash course in actual designing. He's seems like he has talent, he just needs to learn a few things.
Hope he does well...I'll probably check out his show.