Blindness hasn't been the only challenge for American Idol's Scott MacIntyre. In a visit to the TVGuide.com studio, he said he also suffered from kidney failure for two years and received a life-saving transplant in 2007 — information he did not share with producers on the show.

"It's something I didn't want to bring up during the competition process because I wanted to be judged on my voice and my artistry," he says.

The piano man also talked about stepping out of his comfort zone on his last outing by playing guitar. "[I] had to bring out the shredder for the final performance — you know, going down in a blaze of glory," he says.

Check out the rest of the video, in which reveals what movie-themed song he would have chosen this week, which of the four judges he thinks would have saved him, and his latest plans.





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