April 7th, 2009
08:48 PM ET

Top 8: Scott MacIntyre's search is over

Scott's mom looks younger than him!

Scott MacIntyre

Wait! Where's the piano?!?!?!?

Scott is sans keys and with an electric guitar for Survivor's "The Search Is Over."

Ouch, that one note hurt my ears something fierce. He tried to reach for the rafters on some of the notes, and he didn't get even close.

Happy to see him standing upright, but he is not the power ballad dude at all. He seems to know his days are numbered, 'cause he said he wanted to show his versatility before he gets sent home.

He's a cutey with the new haircut, and I probably should just leave it at that.

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  1. fechi

    aww come on he didnt do that much but i bet you he is really amazing.he is going to show an d surprise you all one day.

    April 29, 2009 at 5:06 am | Report abuse |
  2. fechi

    it's not fair that scotty went it just didn't seem right

    April 29, 2009 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
  3. cS

    aww come on he didnt do so hot but has been doing amazing.. Forget whoever says he is bad.. he has a god given gift and you jerks will see one day . No need to be jelous AI stupid judges

    April 8, 2009 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Chris

    I dont think hes really blind....he looks everyone right in the eyes...so he can see his way out the door and go home!. Didn't think he was good from the start actually

    April 8, 2009 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. David

    I think he is set to be a Christian "Rock" singer. Most of those guys have okay vocals; but not great vocals (yes, there are some of the Christian singers that have amazing voices.) It's more the message they carry that matters more than their vocals. Scott would fit right in there very well.

    April 8, 2009 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jaime

    I actually teared up and felt like crying when he said he wanted to show his versatility before going home. Scott knows his days are numbered and he seems to be having fun with his experience. My vote has been for Matt since week one, but I won't enjoy watching Scott leave.

    April 8, 2009 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. JD

    Seriously, disability or not... horrible. I wish someone would stop being so compassionate to the blind guy and let him know he is way out of his league. I would rather pay to take a bat to the face, than pay to hear this guy sing. Is he this years "vote the worst" character? You people cannot be serious!

    April 8, 2009 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dave

    He has reached his potential.... time to go home!

    April 8, 2009 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Nikilea

    Wow, what an interesting study of human behavior all these blogs are! I am probably on the older-side, as far as a typical idol fan goes; but I am really "creeped out" to think that we live in a world where a blind young man with the courage to step out on the "world's stage" is "creepier" than a pink-haired 16 year-old, or Adam's (although I do love him) goth/halloween look at times! I am very dissapointed in the "tude that seems to have taken over on this blog. Maybe the real message here should be, what does it mean to be a true idol in America these days. People still need heroes, whether they pitch a baseball, become President, or win a highly rated TV talent show. I think each individual who has stepped on that stage has a story to tell that is uniquely theirs, and deserves respect for trying to live their dreams. Please do not lose respect for each of these contestants. How many of us could even come close to enduring the rigors of American Idol??

    April 8, 2009 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Michi

    Jb154, I agree with you that these people should be ashamed. That's a large part of what's wrong with this world - too many people have no compassion for those who are different. I ALWAYS vote for Scott because I LIKE to hear him sing, and last night was no exception! I find his mannerisms both endearing and charming, not 'creepy' or 'weird' or any of that. How cruel can people be? He has a lot of talent. I'd pay for his albums, and pay to see him sing, anywhere, anytime...and he's the only one I've EVER downloaded off of iTunes. Sad that too many people only want what society says makes someone a 'star.'

    April 8, 2009 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jay

    Scott has been a victim of his disability. Everyone wanted so badly for the disabled guy to succeed. But it hasn't been because of his talent. He is an ok bar singer. Never should have made it to Hollywood. Never should have made it to the top 10. The producers of American Idol simply wanted the buzz that would come from having a blind contestant. If he gets to prosper from that good for him, but lets not kid ourselves.

    April 8, 2009 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jb154

    BUDUSSY, ever teach your kids about tolerance?? Better yet, anyone ever teach you????

    April 8, 2009 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. jennifer westfall

    I have felt from the beginning that Scott got through on sympathy. There is nothing unique about him or his voice at all. A lot of talented people have gone home due to people feeling sorry for him because he's blind and the judges, until last night, have been on egg shells with him all along. I was really glad to see Simon get tough with him last night like he has the rest of them.

    J. Westfall

    April 8, 2009 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jb154

    I think that all of you who keep making jokes about Scott's disability should all be ashamed of yourselves. On the flip side, I think that anyone who voted for him out of pitty should also be ashamed. I think all of the attention that he is getting because he is legally blind is in poor taste. His strength is obviously his piano playing. He has a decent singing voice but most of the contestants sang circles around him last night. He is not the only one who has been getting more praise than deserved. Lil has stunk up the joint the last few weeks but I think people are afraid of saying anything because someone will cry "FOUL!" and claim it was because she is black. Color And disability have nothing to do with it.

    Sorry if I trampled on anyone's feelings but there are others on here who have said much worse and have no regrets!

    April 8, 2009 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jack

    Sorry but he should have been gone. Him and Anoop bottom 2

    April 8, 2009 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Joe

    I Think scott is better then the guy that liked to play dress up as a kid?? something wrong there but scott will not go home tonight lil rounds will!!

    April 8, 2009 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  17. idoltree

    Scott needs to go, turn the sound down and watch him, not the look of an American Idol. Listen to him and close your eyes, not the voice of an American Idol.

    April 8, 2009 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  18. bolts

    Danny was the best last night. Take a hike Scott. As far as Adam is concerned, where does he buy his eye mascara? Looks like something out of the eighties.

    April 8, 2009 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Alesia in Missouri

    As much as I like Scott, I'm afraid he's going to be in the bottom 3 with Kris and Anoop.

    April 8, 2009 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  20. budussy

    ...dude, get a pair of shades. ...the laser beam death stare is scaring my kids.

    April 8, 2009 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Amy

    Lil & Scott both need to be in the bottom 3. I think Scott needs to go, though. Lastnight proved that he's nothing without that piano in front of hiim (and even then, he's not a good vocalist like the others). If he makes it through, I'll be shocked.

    April 8, 2009 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Alicia

    I agree with Kathy. He went out and sang a song that wasnt right for him because the judges told him to step away from the piano, which I think is unnecessary. And Kathy is right all Adam is good at is screaming .. so are alot of people in the right setting. Adam butchered that great song with his screaming. Send Lil home this week not Scott.

    April 8, 2009 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Al

    A#1 LOSER! Scott should have NEVER been in the Top 10 in the first place. The ONLY reason he got there is because he is "legally" blind, but he can see his trains? He has a HORRIBLE voice and looks like a nerd. Sorry, but I do not think he is worth ANY votes.

    April 8, 2009 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  24. EB

    Ouch, just like Brett Farve, you've made a name for yourself, now it's time to fade away gracefully.

    April 8, 2009 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Kim

    Kathy~no one here is making fun of Scott so save it! All that is being said is he sucks! He does~if he were not blind and sweet he would have been the first onegone. I am really not sure why they put him through, he is awful!!! Its sad that people are actually voting for him, because he has zero shot at a career past this.

    April 8, 2009 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  26. GG NYC


    He is blind. Have a little compassion. Or, if not, at least a tad bit of class. He isn't staring at you – he can't see you. He can't help it if his eyes look unfocused – that is part of the disability. Seriously – classless comment.

    April 8, 2009 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Mille Bea

    Scott's done.

    April 8, 2009 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Felicia Prudhomme

    I think that he haves a heart of gold and he sings like a star and he need to be the next star..

    April 8, 2009 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Wendy

    Sott whay happened???? You are such a great, great guy and a good singer. I think you should just stay true to who you are and not try and show us anything but. I really like you and your singing!

    April 8, 2009 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  30. Eneri Rose

    Scott can't sing. He should have been gone long ago. And he is so used to the judges giving him unjustified praise that he tried to give them lip last night! Both Scott and the judges need a major reality check.

    How this guy beat out Alexis, I'll never know!

    April 8, 2009 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  31. Annette

    I thought they were all great. But, Scott I have so much respect for you as a person, but I think last night was your last. Keep up the good work and don't leave your dreams. I have a cousin who is blind and also his wife they are both music teachers. They have been bless with two wonderful children. You have such a future.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  32. Ron In California

    Not a good nigh for Scott. Maybe it's over. But Melissa..sympathy vote? He was better than the ones who have left and certianily more talented.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  33. LILA


    April 8, 2009 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  34. Ro

    America it is time for Scott to go home. Please quit voting for him, he does not belong.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  35. mark score

    this guy sucks, but because he is blind, people vote for him, wake up he sucks!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  36. Sharon

    Do they have a hot-line you can call to vote AGAINST someone.......if so, I would spend hundreds of dollars in phone calls voting this guy off. He would be good in a dark, smoky lounge or as elevator music.....that is it! Enough of the sympathy vote.

    April 8, 2009 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  37. Lisa

    He sucks – it is at least 3 weeks past time for him to go! Bye -bye, please don't make any more music!

    April 8, 2009 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  38. amazedinky

    scott's new hairdo is horrible/scary. let the man be who he is already. his original style suited him. i think he's long since hit his expiration date on this show and, hopefully, this will be the last week for him. wasn't impressed by danny this week and was surprised by that. aliison was good. matt and lil were a bit disappointing. anoop was better than i'd anticipated. but NO ONE compares to the style, talent and performance – week after week – from Adam! i think he is the most talented, all around performer that I've ever seen on this show. can't wait to hear what he does next week!

    April 8, 2009 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  39. RH

    I liked Scott in the beginning but I am over it now. He needs to go tonight! Sorry.

    April 8, 2009 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  40. Penny Lane

    This song epitomizes everything that sucked about the 80s. How bad was rock music in the 80s? I started listening to COUNTRY! I'm afraid this is the end of the line for Scott. (Train-related pun not intended, but it works, so I'm leaving it in).

    April 8, 2009 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  41. Slainte

    Bye bye Scott

    April 8, 2009 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  42. Rob

    Yeah, being a "nice guy" isn't enough in this competition. He picked a song that was to big for him & didn't come close to pulling it off. I think it's past time that he packed his bags & headed home.

    April 8, 2009 at 3:03 am | Report abuse |
  43. Jeff

    At least he wasn't as bad as Lil, but he should start packing. If Scott isn't gone this week, then he should be gone next week.

    April 8, 2009 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
  44. MD

    I always liked Scott..I enjoyed hearing him sing and play the piano. I also think he's got a great attitude and sense of humor..but the last few weeks I think he's starting to lose me a bit. I'd like to see him stay, but will be able to understand when he's sent home, as I don't believe in anyway that he is going to win it all. :o(

    April 8, 2009 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  45. Frank (leelee's friend)

    EEEEENNNOUGH already...I don't think I can possibly cringe anymore than I already have. The judges should be shot for allowing this train wreck to have continued as far as it has. They're so afraid of criticizing him and instead (and even worse) they end up patronizing him. He's TERRRRIBLE!
    Please, please America, put me and Scott out of our collective miseries!

    April 8, 2009 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  46. P J

    Nice kid but like Lil its just not there .Sorry Scott.

    April 8, 2009 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  47. Chris Kirkpatrick

    I commend Scott for what he has accomplished. He is definitely talented, but this is a singing competition as we are constantly being reminded, and he is just being left behind musically time and again. Certainly he has a future in the industry but his place is definitely not as the front man in a rock band.

    April 8, 2009 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  48. GeeDub

    No more sympathy vote. This guy has got to go. It's getting embarrssing for him. Do HIM the favor of not voting for him.

    April 8, 2009 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  49. Kathy

    people are just cuel on this blog – not a great song for him to sing – but come on people – making fun of a guy because of his disability – let's talk about Adam and his screaming sickness!

    April 8, 2009 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  50. Adam

    I can't believe he's still on this show.....his time is over. Thank God. Anyone who has any knowledge about music knows this guy isn't good.

    April 7, 2009 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Lin

    It's now getting embarrassing and awkward just to listen to him. Sorry Scott, you're a nice guy but when you have to share the stage with talent like Adam, Matt, Anoop and Allison your mediocrity is far too obvious.

    April 7, 2009 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  52. brannon

    There have been plenty of artist who were great at playing an instrument. If he was that great at the piano and composing music you would think he would have had one song that blew the audience away or someone away. I haven't heard anything unique from Scott. I know I'll probably get blasted on here for saying this because no one on the show wants to say anything bad about the "challenged" guy. He seems like a very nice guy but if everyone's screens had gone dark for the last 2 months and they could only listen to the guy; he wouldn't have received a single vote.

    April 7, 2009 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Riley

    I like Scott... but I think it's coming to the end for Scott, he's had a good run.

    April 7, 2009 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Melissa in Kansas

    Creepy stare? The guy is blind, cut him some slack!
    I agree it's time for Scott to go. I'm glad he made the tour, but he has gotten over his head.

    April 7, 2009 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  55. rick

    how has he made it this far.......can play piano, but he cant sing
    for as good as this group is, he is equally one of the worst ever.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Melissa

    It is time for Scott to go.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  57. JASON

    he better be gone. Can't stand the creepy stare anymore or his horrible voice.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  58. bridgette

    Awful! Awful! and still Awful! Why is he still in the competition? This is not the competition for him and I can't understand why he haven't been voted off.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  59. carol

    I think this is a great song and he sang it with passion. He also 'made this song his own'. That should be enough to save him for another week. Lil was much worse than this.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  60. watch'n n wait'n

    I changed my channel afer hearing 10 seconds of his singing!

    April 7, 2009 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Oliver

    I didn't get any of it.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Trina

    Bottom 3 ...

    April 7, 2009 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Renuka

    Unfortunately he is going to the Bottom 3...

    April 7, 2009 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  64. tg

    Scott's gone

    April 7, 2009 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  65. maureen

    Should have sung "It's time for me to fly" he needs to go...I still can't believe that Alexis was voted off.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Sandi

    Nope. I didn't get it. Didn't like it either. Too many off key notes.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  67. B

    I am sure he is a lovely person but his time has passed. It does feel like he is getting sympathy votes and that is doing him a disservice and the other more talented contestants. You simply cannot say he is more talented than anyone remaining and more deserving to continue on than anyone remaining.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Dcutch

    It was uncomfortable from the first note. Enjoy the tour Scott.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  69. JAS

    Go Scott go! Go home that is.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Shannon

    Sorry Scott but your time is up

    April 7, 2009 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  71. tee

    a dear sweet guy...but NOT the next AI...try looking into your other passion of train conducting...

    April 7, 2009 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  72. 007

    Anoop and macintyre are on the hot seat.

    April 7, 2009 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Melissa

    I'm sick of him getting the sympathy vote. He should have been gone long ago. Wish Alexis Grace was back, now SHE had talent.

    Go Kris & Allison!!

    April 7, 2009 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Fiona

    Scott, you are a sweety, but babe it's time to go

    April 7, 2009 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Grant R.

    I didn't see that coming, no pun intended. A guitar, an electric one at that. That went well together, NOT. I like him when he resembles James Taylor. When he tries to hit the high notes, he misses his mark.

    April 7, 2009 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Bob S

    I have had high hopes for Scott. I think this was his swan song.

    April 7, 2009 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |

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