American Idol's Scott MacIntyre
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Singer/songwriter Scott MacIntyre wowed American Idol judges and audiences alike with his quiet confidence and fierce determination. As the competition's first visually impaired competitor, Scott reinforced his position in the music world by never letting his disability get in the way. Instead, he's using his positive attitude to inspire fans around the globe.   

Screening Room: Why did you audition for American Idol?   

Scott MacIntyre: I had two goals, and one was to obviously play grand piano on the stage of American Idol, and that's really when I decided to audition last year, when they rolled the grand piano out. I think it was for [David] Archuleta or for Brooke White that used it first, and I had no idea they were going to do that. And that's who I am; that's what I've been for a number of years now, and that immediately became a dream of mine.   

And the other part of the whole process for me was I just feel like with all the adventure in my life I have something to offer people and a story to share with people. I think it would be a shame if I kept that to myself and didn't let it out. There were some things I didn't talk about until I left the show, other than my visual impairment challenges, I really feel like I've been able to bring a lot of hope to a lot of people.


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