Singer-songwriter, worship leader, and speaker Scott MacIntyre has inspired audiences ever since his 2009 appearance on American Idol as its first blind finalist. Scott knows what it means to persevere despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles—he has been blind from birth and is a two-time kidney transplant recipient. The song he wrote for a 2012 national PSA for organ, eye, and tissue donation, “I Am Hope,” quickly became a theme song for the transplant community. He continues to advocate for organ donation and disability awareness. Scott was homeschooled. At 14 years old, he was admitted into Arizona State University’s Barrett Honors College and Herberger College of Fine Arts and graduated summa cum laude at 19. He received his master’s degree at Royal Holloway, University of London, and the Royal College of Music on a Marshall Scholarship. Scott and his wife, Christina, have a young son.