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  • Less than a year ago, Scott MacIntyre was suffering from kidney failure and had no hopes of fathering a child. But last June, a stranger offered to anonymously donate a kidney to MacIntyre and now the singer and his wife Christina are expecting a “mini Mac” due in October, the couple reveal to PEOPLE exclusively. “It’s crazy,” says the season 8 American Idol contestant, 30, who was born blind and previously underwent a kidney transplant at the age of 22 after he was diagnosed with kidney failure in his late teens. “It was not possible for us to have a […]

    People.com – “Baby on the Way for Scott MacIntyre”

    Less than a year ago, Scott MacIntyre was suffering from kidney failure and had no hopes of fathering a child. But last June, a stranger offered to anonymously donate a kidney to MacIntyre and now the singer and his wife Christina are expecting a “mini Mac” due in October, the couple reveal to PEOPLE exclusively. “It’s crazy,” says the season 8 American Idol contestant, 30, who was born blind and previously underwent a kidney transplant at the age of 22 after he was diagnosed with kidney failure in his late teens. “It was not possible for us to have a […]

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  • Scott MacIntyre and his wife Christina announced today that the talented pianist and singer has undergone his second successful kidney transplant. The surgery took place on June 4th at Vanderbilt hospital in Nashville, Tenn. The kidney was given by an anonymous living donor, one of several individuals who underwent compatibility testing. This particular person heard about MacIntyre’s kidney failure on the radio and turned out to be a great match. Upon being released from the hospital, MacIntyre will require a six-week recovery period before returning to his music career. Scott’s surgeon comments, “We are delighted that Scott is doing so […]

    BREATHEcasst – “American Idol Alum Scott MacIntyre Gets Successful Kidney Transplant From Anonymous Donor”

    Scott MacIntyre and his wife Christina announced today that the talented pianist and singer has undergone his second successful kidney transplant. The surgery took place on June 4th at Vanderbilt hospital in Nashville, Tenn. The kidney was given by an anonymous living donor, one of several individuals who underwent compatibility testing. This particular person heard about MacIntyre’s kidney failure on the radio and turned out to be a great match. Upon being released from the hospital, MacIntyre will require a six-week recovery period before returning to his music career. Scott’s surgeon comments, “We are delighted that Scott is doing so […]

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  • Last October, American Idol‘s Scott MacIntyre was given just six months until his kidneys would fail. But eight months later, thanks to an anonymous donor, he has undergone a successful transplant. “I am so grateful to have received the gift of life through organ donation for the second time,” reads a statement from MacIntyre, 29, who was born blind and previously underwent a kidney transplant at the age of 22 after he was diagnosed with kidney failure in his late teens. The season 8 Idol contestant‘s first transplanted kidney was donated by MacIntyre’s college piano teacher’s wife, but he remains […]

    People Magazine – “American Idol Alum Scott MacIntyre Saved by Second Kidney Transplant”

    Last October, American Idol‘s Scott MacIntyre was given just six months until his kidneys would fail. But eight months later, thanks to an anonymous donor, he has undergone a successful transplant. “I am so grateful to have received the gift of life through organ donation for the second time,” reads a statement from MacIntyre, 29, who was born blind and previously underwent a kidney transplant at the age of 22 after he was diagnosed with kidney failure in his late teens. The season 8 Idol contestant‘s first transplanted kidney was donated by MacIntyre’s college piano teacher’s wife, but he remains […]

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  • Though doctors have given him just six months until his kidneys fail, American Idol‘s Scott MacIntyre refuses to let his illness slow him down. “There is a lot of uncertainty about the immediate future, as you can imagine,” MacIntyre tells PEOPLE of being diagnosed with kidney failure. “But for now, I’m still very mobile and I’m going to continue to perform and speak as long as I have the strength to do so.” This is not the first time MacIntyre has faced a health crisis. The season 8 Idolcontestant, 29 – who was born blind – had to undergo a kidney transplant at the age of 22 […]

    People Magazine – “Scott MacIntyre: I Won’t Let Kidney Failure Slow Me Down”

    Though doctors have given him just six months until his kidneys fail, American Idol‘s Scott MacIntyre refuses to let his illness slow him down. “There is a lot of uncertainty about the immediate future, as you can imagine,” MacIntyre tells PEOPLE of being diagnosed with kidney failure. “But for now, I’m still very mobile and I’m going to continue to perform and speak as long as I have the strength to do so.” This is not the first time MacIntyre has faced a health crisis. The season 8 Idolcontestant, 29 – who was born blind – had to undergo a kidney transplant at the age of 22 […]

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  • Scott MacIntyre has come a long way from his days on season eight of American Idol. Not only has his already amazing voice improved significantly, but he has, with the release of Lighthouse, released one of the finest worship albums of 2014. Musically, there is a lot going on – piano, guitars, drums, strings, synth, bass, etc. – and vocally Scott MacIntyre has never sounded so good. Add in some excellent Christ-centered lyrics, and BAM, you have an amazing album that fuses together various genres, that on paper shouldn’t work too well – singer/songwriter, pop, worship, and even light rock. But they […]

    Christian Review – “Lighthouse by Scott MacIntyre”

    Scott MacIntyre has come a long way from his days on season eight of American Idol. Not only has his already amazing voice improved significantly, but he has, with the release of Lighthouse, released one of the finest worship albums of 2014. Musically, there is a lot going on – piano, guitars, drums, strings, synth, bass, etc. – and vocally Scott MacIntyre has never sounded so good. Add in some excellent Christ-centered lyrics, and BAM, you have an amazing album that fuses together various genres, that on paper shouldn’t work too well – singer/songwriter, pop, worship, and even light rock. But they […]

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  • The season-eight finalist could be facing a three-to-five-year wait For the second time in his life, season-eight American Idol alum Scott MacIntyre is facing end-stage kidney disease. The 29-year-old requires a transplant within six months, which necessitates a living donor. Last week, he was officially accepted into Nashville-based Vanderbilt Hospital’s transplant program and is on a national waiting list. The average wait time is three to five years for a kidney from a deceased donor. MacIntyre was first diagnosed with kidney failure when he was 19. He began emergency dialysis in November 2006. Ten months later, the wife of his former piano instructor […]

    Hollywood Reporter – “American Idol Alum Scott MacIntyre Requires Kidney Transplant Within Six Months”

    The season-eight finalist could be facing a three-to-five-year wait For the second time in his life, season-eight American Idol alum Scott MacIntyre is facing end-stage kidney disease. The 29-year-old requires a transplant within six months, which necessitates a living donor. Last week, he was officially accepted into Nashville-based Vanderbilt Hospital’s transplant program and is on a national waiting list. The average wait time is three to five years for a kidney from a deceased donor. MacIntyre was first diagnosed with kidney failure when he was 19. He began emergency dialysis in November 2006. Ten months later, the wife of his former piano instructor […]

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  • Scott MacIntyre is set to release his new contemporary Christian album Lighthouse.  The album is being released through Mini Mac Music and will be distributed by New Day Distribution. MacIntyre is the eighth place finalist on the eighth season of American Idol.  Further, this 29 year-old is visually impaired, and while not completely blind, he suffers from tunnel vision and has only a two-degree field of vision. On MacIntyre’s new album, Lighthouse, he has garnered the vocal support of fellow American Idol finalists Danny Gokey and Skylar Laine. The eleven song project was produced by Grammy nominated Matt Bronleewe (Plumb, […]

    Hallels.com – “Danny Gokey and Skylar Laine Join Voices with American Idol Scott MacIntyre on MacIntyre’s Lighthouse”

    Scott MacIntyre is set to release his new contemporary Christian album Lighthouse.  The album is being released through Mini Mac Music and will be distributed by New Day Distribution. MacIntyre is the eighth place finalist on the eighth season of American Idol.  Further, this 29 year-old is visually impaired, and while not completely blind, he suffers from tunnel vision and has only a two-degree field of vision. On MacIntyre’s new album, Lighthouse, he has garnered the vocal support of fellow American Idol finalists Danny Gokey and Skylar Laine. The eleven song project was produced by Grammy nominated Matt Bronleewe (Plumb, […]

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  • Many remember Scott MacIntyre as a finalist on the eighth season of “American Idol.” What many may not recall — or did not know — is that MacIntyre, who was the show’s first blind contestant, underwent a kidney transplant almost seven years ago. “Kidney disease and organ donation are causes “near and dear to my heart,” he said during a telephone interview earlier this week. He’ll be in Chicago Sunday, June 22 — his 29th birthday, by the way — to sing at the opening ceremonies of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois’ annual Walk for Kidneys. (He’s working with […]

    Chicago Sun-Times – “Sue’s Morning Stretch: Idol finalist at Walk for Kidneys”

    Many remember Scott MacIntyre as a finalist on the eighth season of “American Idol.” What many may not recall — or did not know — is that MacIntyre, who was the show’s first blind contestant, underwent a kidney transplant almost seven years ago. “Kidney disease and organ donation are causes “near and dear to my heart,” he said during a telephone interview earlier this week. He’ll be in Chicago Sunday, June 22 — his 29th birthday, by the way — to sing at the opening ceremonies of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois’ annual Walk for Kidneys. (He’s working with […]

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  • Project Mixes Christmas Classics With New Hits, Available Now Just in time for trimming the tree and enjoying Thanksgiving dinner, Scott MacIntyre (American Idol Season 8) has released his very first full-length Christmas project, Christmas In Paris. The release is now available and Scott is excited for everyone to hear the music. “Christmas is my favorite time of the year,” says Scott. “Sometimes I find myself humming Christmas carols all year round.” The twelve track release features holiday classics alongside two new Christmas compositions and serves as a perfect soundtrack to the holidays performed by one of America’s favorite talents. […]

    Amped Up Magazine – “AMERICAN IDOL’S SCOTT MACINTYRE RELEASES CHRISTMAS IN PARIS”

    Project Mixes Christmas Classics With New Hits, Available Now Just in time for trimming the tree and enjoying Thanksgiving dinner, Scott MacIntyre (American Idol Season 8) has released his very first full-length Christmas project, Christmas In Paris. The release is now available and Scott is excited for everyone to hear the music. “Christmas is my favorite time of the year,” says Scott. “Sometimes I find myself humming Christmas carols all year round.” The twelve track release features holiday classics alongside two new Christmas compositions and serves as a perfect soundtrack to the holidays performed by one of America’s favorite talents. […]

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  • Energetic performers, talented musicians and catchy country melodies. All of these elements were present last Friday night during the Power2Save benefit concert at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, headlined by country stars The Band Perry. Although The Band Perry was the main event of the evening, the opening acts were nothing to scoff at by any means. Openers Joel Crouse and Scott MacIntyre were exceptional performers, and they set a positive and energetic tone for the remainder of the concert. Joel Crouse started the evening off with a bang. Right from the start, he had the audience bopping around […]

    The Badger Herald – “The Band Perry, openers rock in Power2Save concert”

    Energetic performers, talented musicians and catchy country melodies. All of these elements were present last Friday night during the Power2Save benefit concert at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, headlined by country stars The Band Perry. Although The Band Perry was the main event of the evening, the opening acts were nothing to scoff at by any means. Openers Joel Crouse and Scott MacIntyre were exceptional performers, and they set a positive and energetic tone for the remainder of the concert. Joel Crouse started the evening off with a bang. Right from the start, he had the audience bopping around […]

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