I knew when I heard Len say he was holding him to a higher standard that he wasn't getting a 9 (not that I didn't know that before, since I saw the scores ahead of time). So why is it they hold some dancers to a certain standard but not others? People who clomp on the floor get 7s for trying, and they treat ringers as though they were shocked they could come out and pull something off like that. J.R. deserved to share the top spot last week, and deserved it this week alone. Maybe they're just trying to set him out as a front runner, even though it's obvious to the viewers? I forgot Karina's '3 stooges' comment during an interview last season. She was right, but don't cross the judges. Tony and Maks learned that the hard way.