Quite frankly, I am sick to death about the random, delusional comments about Scott MacIntyre’s contribution to the Top 10 American Idol Season. Many people feel that his visual impairment is the sole reason that he was chosen for this competition and, thus, has avoided weekly elimination.
Well, I have had enough. Truly enough! He belongs in this competition because of his talent, which is a totally separate component from his visual impairment. When I see and hear Scott perform, I see and hear musicality, intellect, artistry, determination, technical refinement and, most important of all, sincerity.
After last week’s phenomenal performance of Billy Joel’s “Just The You Are“, how can anyone with a good set of ears deny the depth and dimension of his artistic talent? If so, then their comments are based in subjectivity and, might I say, hearing impairment?
So, move past Scott’s physical challenges and move down the road toward objectivity – in other words, take a reality check! He is not going anywhere for quite a while and, in fact, may be the true dark horse in this competition.
The judges have been continuously stomping on him on a weekly basis, but last week, Scott, with determination and resolve, demonstrated to the judges and to the viewing audience that negativity has no place in his life -and finally earned their respect and accolades in the process.
His strength and fortitude, combined with his sublime work ethic and inspired musical talent, will continue to garner notice during and after the American Idol Season. Producer David Foster is going to be all over this guy – mark my words. Additionally, the Foster Man will also play a role in Adam Lambert’s career.
Watch Scott perform – this is a rough video, but it’s all that is left on YouTube.Com because American Idol has stripped all the Top 13 performances off the YouTube site.