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  • American Idol alum Scott MacIntyre recently praised God for helping him overcome physical challenges and blessing him with a successful music career. The singer and pianist, who rose to stardom in 2009 as an eighth place finalist on “Idol” season 8, suffered from kidney failure prior to his audition.  However, the wife of his music teacher helped save his life which enabled him to pursue his dreams of making music. MacIntyre, who suffers from tunnel vision, attributed his ability to overcome past health woes to his faith. “My faith has brought me through a lot, and one of the organizations […]

    The Christian Post – “DOVE AWARDS 2013: American Idol Alum Scott MacIntyre Talks Health Woes, Power of Faith, Upcoming Album”

    American Idol alum Scott MacIntyre recently praised God for helping him overcome physical challenges and blessing him with a successful music career. The singer and pianist, who rose to stardom in 2009 as an eighth place finalist on “Idol” season 8, suffered from kidney failure prior to his audition.  However, the wife of his music teacher helped save his life which enabled him to pursue his dreams of making music. MacIntyre, who suffers from tunnel vision, attributed his ability to overcome past health woes to his faith. “My faith has brought me through a lot, and one of the organizations […]

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  • Becoming a finalist on American Idol is an accomplishment very few people can claim on their resume. But the feat is even more impressive for Scott MacIntyre. Reaching the finals in 2009, he earned the distinction as the first blind finalist in the show’s history. MacIntyre will share his story of overcoming adversity when the University of South Florida and VSA Florida, the statewide arts and disability organization, host the singer-songwriter for a pair of events Oct. 17-18. MacIntyre, who finished his American Idol run with an eighth place finish, will perform during “An Evening with Scott MacIntyre” at 8 […]

    Tampa Bay Newswire – “USF and VSA Florida Host First Blind American Idol Finalist Scott MacIntyre”

    Becoming a finalist on American Idol is an accomplishment very few people can claim on their resume. But the feat is even more impressive for Scott MacIntyre. Reaching the finals in 2009, he earned the distinction as the first blind finalist in the show’s history. MacIntyre will share his story of overcoming adversity when the University of South Florida and VSA Florida, the statewide arts and disability organization, host the singer-songwriter for a pair of events Oct. 17-18. MacIntyre, who finished his American Idol run with an eighth place finish, will perform during “An Evening with Scott MacIntyre” at 8 […]

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  • As the music industry becomes increasingly crowded with artists clamoring for ever more elusive record deals, several American Idol alums are turning to the crowdfunding site Kickstarter as a way to raise money for their projects while simultaneously connecting with fans. Earlier this year, season nine finalist Siobhan Magnus successfully raised over $23,000 to support her ‘90s tribute band, Doubtful Guest, and other alums are following suit. Idol season four runner-up Bo Bice, season eight finalist Scott MacIntyre and season 10 finalist Erika Van Pelt have all recently launched campaigns to fund and market their respective releases. Why cull the […]

    The Hollywood Reporter – “No Label, No Problem as ‘Idol’ Alums Turn to Kickstarter (and Fans) to Fund Their Music”

    As the music industry becomes increasingly crowded with artists clamoring for ever more elusive record deals, several American Idol alums are turning to the crowdfunding site Kickstarter as a way to raise money for their projects while simultaneously connecting with fans. Earlier this year, season nine finalist Siobhan Magnus successfully raised over $23,000 to support her ‘90s tribute band, Doubtful Guest, and other alums are following suit. Idol season four runner-up Bo Bice, season eight finalist Scott MacIntyre and season 10 finalist Erika Van Pelt have all recently launched campaigns to fund and market their respective releases. Why cull the […]

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  • The film, although six years in the making, only came together four weeks ago and there’s still a mountain of financing paperwork to be signed. That’s the nature of independent filmmaking, especially in Canada, but on a sunny Thursday afternoon on set in Golden Ears Provincial Park, the B.C. production of coming-of-age movie If I Had Wings was in full swing. The $1.5 million film about a blind high school track runner is very much a mom-and-pop affair — as described by production manager John Prince — starring Richard Harmon as the young lead, his sister Jessica as the coach, […]

    The Vancouver Sun – “Indie film If I Had Wings dreams big in B.C.”

    The film, although six years in the making, only came together four weeks ago and there’s still a mountain of financing paperwork to be signed. That’s the nature of independent filmmaking, especially in Canada, but on a sunny Thursday afternoon on set in Golden Ears Provincial Park, the B.C. production of coming-of-age movie If I Had Wings was in full swing. The $1.5 million film about a blind high school track runner is very much a mom-and-pop affair — as described by production manager John Prince — starring Richard Harmon as the young lead, his sister Jessica as the coach, […]

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  • the recipient of a kidney transplant, former American Idol finalist Scott MacIntyre holds a special affinity for Nora’s Home, the soon-to-be-completed home-away-from home-for transplant patients in the Texas Medical Center. Thus, he spoke and sang his heart out for the non-profit’s “Home Sweet Home” gala at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. MacIntyre underwent a kidney transplant after being diagnosed with stage-four kidney failure, the organ a gift from the wife of his college piano teacher. Only one year after the transplant, he scored a finalist position on season eight of the popular American Idol program. More than 600 turned out for […]

    Culturemap Houston – “American Idol finalist Scott MacIntyre raises the roof at Royal Sonesta for Nora’s Home benefit”

    the recipient of a kidney transplant, former American Idol finalist Scott MacIntyre holds a special affinity for Nora’s Home, the soon-to-be-completed home-away-from home-for transplant patients in the Texas Medical Center. Thus, he spoke and sang his heart out for the non-profit’s “Home Sweet Home” gala at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. MacIntyre underwent a kidney transplant after being diagnosed with stage-four kidney failure, the organ a gift from the wife of his college piano teacher. Only one year after the transplant, he scored a finalist position on season eight of the popular American Idol program. More than 600 turned out for […]

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  • It’s been a busy April for 2009 “American Idol” finalist Scott MacIntyre. The show’s first blind finalist has been sharing his story during National Donate Life month to encourage others to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor. The 27-year-old musician was 19 when he was diagnosed with stage-four kidney failure. After a year on dialysis, MacIntyre received a kidney from the wife of his former music teacher. Soon after his recovery, he was finding fame on “Idol.” “She not only gave me the gift of life, she gave me the gift of hope,” he says, “and now I […]

    The Tennessean – “Former Idol finalist Scott MacIntyre settles in Franklin, speaks for Donate Life”

    It’s been a busy April for 2009 “American Idol” finalist Scott MacIntyre. The show’s first blind finalist has been sharing his story during National Donate Life month to encourage others to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor. The 27-year-old musician was 19 when he was diagnosed with stage-four kidney failure. After a year on dialysis, MacIntyre received a kidney from the wife of his former music teacher. Soon after his recovery, he was finding fame on “Idol.” “She not only gave me the gift of life, she gave me the gift of hope,” he says, “and now I […]

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  • Before becoming a finalist on season eight of “American Idol,” Scott MacIntyre was a concert pianist. He learned to play piano by ear at 3 years old because that was the only option he had. MacIntyre was born blind. MacIntyre will perform two concerts in the area this week: 7 p.m. March 15 at Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort and 7 p.m. March 16 at the Bluffton High School Auditorium. His blindness was a well-known storyline that season on “Idol,” but MacIntyre had another story to tell. He was only 23 years old when he was on “Idol,” but […]

    Low Country Current – “American Idol finalist Scott MacIntyre concerts to benefit Pregnancy Center and Clinic of the Low Country”

    Before becoming a finalist on season eight of “American Idol,” Scott MacIntyre was a concert pianist. He learned to play piano by ear at 3 years old because that was the only option he had. MacIntyre was born blind. MacIntyre will perform two concerts in the area this week: 7 p.m. March 15 at Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort and 7 p.m. March 16 at the Bluffton High School Auditorium. His blindness was a well-known storyline that season on “Idol,” but MacIntyre had another story to tell. He was only 23 years old when he was on “Idol,” but […]

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  • Season 8 Idol finalist Scott MacIntyre releases his first book called By Faith, Not By Sight, tomorrow. In the book, Scott talks about the thrill of competing on Idol as well as some of the most difficult struggles of his life and how he never gave up, even when circumstances threatened to take everything away. “I’ve experienced some incredible highs and incredible lows in my life, and I want to encourage my readers that no obstacle is too big to overcome if you walk by faith, not by sight.” But the book goes far beyond what Scott shared on Idol […]

    AmericanIdol.com – “Scott MacIntyre Releases First Book”

    Season 8 Idol finalist Scott MacIntyre releases his first book called By Faith, Not By Sight, tomorrow. In the book, Scott talks about the thrill of competing on Idol as well as some of the most difficult struggles of his life and how he never gave up, even when circumstances threatened to take everything away. “I’ve experienced some incredible highs and incredible lows in my life, and I want to encourage my readers that no obstacle is too big to overcome if you walk by faith, not by sight.” But the book goes far beyond what Scott shared on Idol […]

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  • SCOTT MACINTYRE PERFORMS ON SATURDAY AT THE WOMEN OF FAITH ONE DAY EVENT AT THE SHREVEPORT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM It was a day for sharing personal experiences, struggles and comings-to-God. At the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, about 600 women gathered for the Women of Faith “One Day” event, a meeting designed for fun and worship. The women attending the nondemoninational event came from near and far for an experience smaller than usual Women of Faith events. “Without fail, God will use these people to speak to you,” said Michelle Zara, who traveled from New Orleans for the conference with family. […]

    Shreveport Times – “600 Gather for Women of Faith Event”

    SCOTT MACINTYRE PERFORMS ON SATURDAY AT THE WOMEN OF FAITH ONE DAY EVENT AT THE SHREVEPORT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM It was a day for sharing personal experiences, struggles and comings-to-God. At the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, about 600 women gathered for the Women of Faith “One Day” event, a meeting designed for fun and worship. The women attending the nondemoninational event came from near and far for an experience smaller than usual Women of Faith events. “Without fail, God will use these people to speak to you,” said Michelle Zara, who traveled from New Orleans for the conference with family. […]

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  • There was a ripple of activity at the entrance of Mandarin Oriental’s 23rd-floor Mandarin Bar late Saturday night. The hubbub was caused by “American Idol” Season 8 contestant Scott MacIntyre, recognizable for his sagebrush-ian mound of curly hair and also for the cane he uses to navigate his path. Across the bar, leaning slightly over a synthesizer, Frankie Moreno halted and said, “Whoa! We’ve got a celebrity in the audience!” MacIntyre, who is sight-impaired, and his wife of three weeks, Christina, took a seat just feet from where Moreno and his six-piece band had set up. Smiles stretched across the […]

    Las Vegas Sun – “The Vibe of Vegas Is Happening in an Organic Sort of Way”

    There was a ripple of activity at the entrance of Mandarin Oriental’s 23rd-floor Mandarin Bar late Saturday night. The hubbub was caused by “American Idol” Season 8 contestant Scott MacIntyre, recognizable for his sagebrush-ian mound of curly hair and also for the cane he uses to navigate his path. Across the bar, leaning slightly over a synthesizer, Frankie Moreno halted and said, “Whoa! We’ve got a celebrity in the audience!” MacIntyre, who is sight-impaired, and his wife of three weeks, Christina, took a seat just feet from where Moreno and his six-piece band had set up. Smiles stretched across the […]

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