For the record, Scott MacIntyre, whom I’ve lovingly referred to as “Blind Guy,” does indeed have a sense of humor about his disability. From a transcript of an interview Scott did on a phone conference yesterday, here he is talking about the high-five with Ryan that he repeated on the show the other night:
Or they try to high five me or they try to you know give me a – I had one guy try to give me a fist pound one time back in AZ and he tried for like five minutes – it was in a loud place – before I – you know not five minutes, but before I realized what he was doing.
And so I thought everyone would be wondering about it so I just had to return the favor.
And on learning choreography for the show:
By the way, that hot guy that helps Scott around the stage is his brother. So if Blind Guy advancing along through finals just because of your pity vote means we get to see more of Brother MacIntyre, then I’ll live. But Scott’s disability shouldn’t give him an advantage or a disadvantage in the quest for the title of American Idol VIII–this is a singing contest, people. So I won’t not make fun of Scott for potentially falling of the stage–and I think Blind Guy would be in agreement with me on that.