Hmm.... An Idol contestant turned judge? After a dueling-pianos performance with fellow former Idol Matt Giraud, Scott MacIntyre said he felt so at home on the American Idol stage that he'd like to replace the departing Simon Cowell....
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.
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Scott MacIntyre stands by his decision to bring out his axe and eventually "go out in a blaze of glory" with what would be his final performance on American Idol. But he does have a tiny bone to pick with Paula Abdul, who for weeks recommended that he take a break from tickling the ivories.
"Simon [Cowell] said it all that night, when [Paula] suggested that I come out from behind the piano: 'I don't think you'd ever see Billy Joel [do that],' or Elton John, Bruce Hornsby, Stevie Wonder...," says MacIntyre. "And from what I've heard, they don't."
"That's really where my heart is, when I'm ...