Tuesday, Dec. 08, 2009

Ryan Seacrest's Regrettable High Five

Scott MacIntyre is a classically trained pianist whose mellifluous voice wowed judges and inspired audiences during the eighth season of American Idol. He's also blind — a fact that Idol host Ryan Seacrest appeared to forget when MacIntyre emerged from the audition that won him a ticket to Hollywood. After being mobbed by family and friends, a jubilant MacIntyre joined Seacrest for the obligatory exit interview. Then the host offered a high five. When MacIntyre left him hanging, it took a second for Seacrest to grasp the situation. "Well, I'm giving you a high five," he said, grabbing the beaming musician's hand, which remained at his side.