Wednesday, January 14, 2009

American Idol Blind High Five

So, of course, I watched American Idol last night.
It's one of my many, many guilty pleasures.

One contestant, Scott McIntyre (23), managed to snag one of the most inspiring AND awkward moments of the night.

McIntyre has been visually impaired since birth. He began playing piano by ear at age 3, went to college at 14, has independently produced, engineered, and released 6 full-length CD's, and even ballroom dances. With a solid audition and great story he can list his newest accomplishment as singing his way to a golden ticket to Hollywood.

After Scott emerged from his audition and hugged his family, Ryan Seacrest held up his right hand for a high-five. After being left hanging for a few painfully awkward moments Seacrest ended up reaching down and taking Scott's hand in congratulations.

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