‘American Idol’ finalist to visit USF, offers hope
Published: Monday, October 14, 2013
Updated: Monday, October 14, 2013 01:10
At 10 a.m. on Thursday, MacIntyre will speak to visually impaired students at Barnes Recital Hall in USF’s School of Music building. On Friday at 8 p.m., MacIntyre will perform his “An Evening with Scott MacIntyre” program, in the Marshall Student Center.
“I’ll be doing several favorites from ‘American Idol’ that people will remember, and I’ll also be doing some original songs from my last CD, ‘Heartstrings,’” MacIntyre said.
There’s one song in particular that he said he looks forward to perform — “I Am Hope.”
“I wrote it about my kidney donor being hope to me, and being able to pass that hope on to so many people around the world,” he said. “It’s a really cool song, and it’s become kind of a theme song for the transplant community, and for some of the disabled community.”
Ultimately, MacIntyre said he is hoping his music-making not only entertains, but inspires.
“I want people to walk away feeling that there’s no obstacle too big that you can’t overcome, if you walk by faith, not by sight,” he said. “I want people to walk away knowing that there’s no hurt that’s too deep that can’t be healed if you have faith and you hold onto hope in the midst of adversity.”