March 11, 2010 08:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
Season 8 finalist,Â Scott MacIntyre is returning toÂ American Idol tonight to sing a duet with former contestant,Â Matt Giraud, and to promote his new album, Heartstrings. The first visually-impaired contestant onÂ American Idol, MacIntyre won the praise of fans and critics alike for his incredible piano-playing abilities and his inspiring personal story. Now fans have the chance to hear his own unique sound on his new album, Heartstrings, which goes on sale today…
American Idol hopefulÂ Scott MacIntyre may have finished in eighth place on theÂ FOX reality competition, but the singer hasn’t given up on his dreams. Tonight,Â Scott MacIntyre will return to theÂ American Idol stage for an exciting performance, but today he’s celebrating the release of his new album, Heartstrings.
Heartsrings features 12 unique songs that include upbeat pop songs like “Stars” and “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly” and moving acoustic ballads like “The Sun Still Shines.” The intimate and inspiring songs included on Heartstrings cover everything from love and hope to heartbreak and tragedy. There’s even a MySpace song! “I’ll Take Tom (MySpace Breakup Song)” is a humorous number about heartache and the Internet.
American Idol‘s former judge,Â Paula Abdul, calledÂ Scott MacIntyre “an inspiration to the entire world through your commitment, through your talent.” MacIntyre has released six other independent albums, but Heartstrings is his first to hit stores since his experience onÂ American Idol. And according to MacIntyre, fans can expect something unique and different on Heartstrings.
â€œIâ€™ve poured my heart and soul into all 12 original songs, bringing something I hope people will find very rare in pop music today,â€ MacIntyre says. â€œWhat you wonâ€™t hear on my CD is an over-produced overly-sanitized sound. What you will hear are honest, believable songs delivered with solid conviction. Iâ€™ve stayed true to myself in every song.â€ Heartstrings is available today on itunes and on www.scottmacintyre.com.
Scott MacIntyre will appear alongside fellow season 8 contestant,Â Matt Giraud, on tonight’s episode ofÂ American Idol to duet on Billy Joel’s “Tell Her About It.” The performance will feature the two stars dueling on pianos like they did on theÂ American Idol summer tour.