Just because he was the undeniable nice guy of American Idol‘s eighth season, don’t think for a second that Scott MacIntyre hasn’t got swagger. Check out the piano man’s three-part Idolatry exit interview below, in which Scott theorizes how he won over fans via “clever, diplomatic” banter with the judges, reveals which finalist snatched his original song choice for Grand Ole Opry night, explains why he feels he excelled — while his competitors struggled — during “Top Downloads” night, and shares his academic formula for writing “radio-friendly” music.
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