For “American Idol’s” round of group performances in Las Vegas at the “Elvis Presley” set in the Aria hotel and casino, Reed Grimm, Elise Testone, Eben Franckewitz and Haley Johnson took on “The Night Has a Thousand Eyes” by Bobby Vee.

But instead of singing it the way the original goes, they totally go nuts with a jazzy, atonal version that absolutely rocks. This is a favorite 1950s song of ours, but we just fell in love with this arrangement. The ending gave us chills. We wonder how much of this was Grimm’s musical savant genius?

The judges gave them a standing O and sent them all through to the next round. We sincerely hope to see them all advance to the live shows, they were delightful to watch on this.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."