“American Idol” Semi-Spoiled: It’s Going To Be A Smooth Night

Apr 10th, 2007 // 2 Comments

In the world of American Idol, “Latin night,” as we figured, does mean “songs that were performed by Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, or Santana,” or something close to it, based on a post on the Idol Forums that lists a few of tonight’s song selections. That list–of four songs, including one song/singer combination–after the jump.

“Conga” (Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine)
“Sway” (written by Pablo Beltrán Ruiz; covered by the Pussycat Dolls and Lopez, among others)
“Maria Maria” (Santana featuring Wyclef & Jerry Wonder)
“Smooth” (Santana featuring Rob Thomas) — Chris Richardson

Don’t you love how Rob Thomas’ associaton with Santana makes him caliente? Anyway, since this is a partial list, we can still hold out hope that one of the contestants will sing the song below, which was made famous by a man born in Santiago, Chile (that counts by Idol standards, right?), and which would be an absolute barnburner given the right treatment:

Benny Mardones – Into The Night [MP3, link expired]
Earlier: Sanjaya To Vex Idol-Watching Populace In Entirely New Way


  1. blobby

    This gives me a great idea– Pussycat Dolls night!
    I can definitely see Sanjaya putting on the performance of a lifetime with “Don’t Cha.”

  2. Chris Molanphy

    The song’s lyrics may be creepy, but props to Idolator (Maura?) – “Into the Night” would’ve been an awesome song choice.

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