[Nfbmo] blind contestant on American Idol
b.schulz at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jan 16 20:10:50 UTC 2009
No, i didn't see it but it sounded neat. I lost my voice doing some singing
of my own to about 90 minutes of AC-DC and we've been waiting eight years
for them to come around again.
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From: "Chasity Jackson" <chasityvanda at charter.net>
To: <nfbmo at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Friday, January 16, 2009 12:56 PM
Subject: [Nfbmo] blind contestant on American Idol
> Has anyone seen the blind contestant, Scott MacIntyre, on American Idol?
> Your thoughts? I personally think his voice was forgetable, but it will be
> interesting to see how far he makes it. It seemed to me that they made a
> bigger deal that he went to college and didn't let his blindness stand in
> the way. While it's great they emphasized this, the introduction to his
> audition seemed to be more focused on his blindness rather than his
> experiences as an artist in music. More interesting is the controversy
> surrounding his audition. For those who didn't see it, Ryan Seacrest, who
> is the host and does the voice over work introducing the contestants, high
> fived Scott after it was announced that he made it to Hollywood. Now, news
> articles are ridiculing Seacrest for this gesture saying it was wrong of
> him to high five a blind man who couldn't see it, and they consider this
> as Seacrest making fun of MacIntire's blindness. I personally think it was
> a nice friendly gesture, and I saw nothing wrong with it. Ryan Seacrest
> even announced to Scott, "I'm giving you a high five, and there it is."
> But there are now tons of news articles and blogs ridiculing Seacrest for
> this gesture.
> Just wanted to get everyone's thoughts on Scott and see if anyone else saw
> the audition.
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