Scott MacIntyre
Scott MacIntyre
  • Blind American Idol Finalist
  • Author, Marshall, & Fullbright Scholar
  • Transplant Recipient


Scott MacIntyre is an acclaimed key-note speaker, singer-songwriter, scholar, and author. Since his introduction into the public eye as the first blind finalist on American Idol, he has inspired audiences throughout North America and beyond with his unique and dynamic speeches.

Born blind, Scott knows what it means to persevere despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles. He is living proof that with commitment, diligence, and humility, anything is possible. In his new book By Faith, Not By Sight he writes about how he learned to face his fears and overcome any obstacle to realize his dreams.

But Scott’s road to success was anything but easy. He had to learn to hold on to hope, even when circumstances threatened to take everything away. At 19 years old, he was diagnosed with stage-four kidney failure. After a year on dialysis, his college piano teacher’s wife donated her kidney to Scott and saved his life. Less than a year later, he auditioned for American Idol.

A multi-talented musician, Scott’s heartfelt songs and powerful voice take his audiences...


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Scott MacIntyre
Inspirational Keynote
Scott MacIntyre
The Beauty in Life: Living with a Cronic Medical...
Scott MacIntyre
The Importance of Education: Doing the Impossible

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Inspirational Keynote
Whether you want to inspire your audience to reach for higher personal and professional goals, or...
The Beauty in Life: Living with a Cronic Medical Condition
Blind from birth and a kidney transplant recipient, Scott has never let his challenges define him...
The Importance of Education: Doing the Impossible
As a Marshall and Fulbright scholar, Scott recognizes the invaluable role teachers played in preparing...

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“Our 2000 school district employees, both support staff and professionals, were inspired by the giftedness of Scott MacIntyre. His message of perseverance and overcoming obstacles was timely for our audience. We were truly blessed by his music and his humble spirit.”

Dr. Carol Ann Bonds, Superintendent, San Angelo Independent School District

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