I found Kanako's musicality and interpretation were quite moving, but let me put it this way: if she were singing, her diction would be mushy---that's how her jumps were. I could see she was going to get dinged for a jump because she'd get too low on the landing and then have to save it, or she'd land a jump and move out of it too quickly for it to have been completely rotated. I think Kanako was tired after the long season and she invested all her energy into the emotions of the performance instead of into its physical components. She was so happy with her performance, but I knew her TES was going to get slashed. It was sad to see her face change in the KnC from joy to crushing disappointment.
She does need to find a balance between emotional and athletic performance, and she has to work on the athletic part first and foremost. Every season isn't going to be as tough as this one was, so she can take some consolation in that.