Vancouver, WA – Mac Potts is simplest 27 years old. He’s from Vancouver, Washington, and he’s blind. He plays the piano, he tunes and sells pianos, and he nearly have become the subsequent American Idol. KXL’s Jacob Dean talked with him about winning his golden ticket to Hollywood and what it was like behind the scenes.
He tried out a couple years ago throughout open auditions in Portland however didn’t make the cut. But then a scout reached out to him and recommended him to strive out once more. Competition got hard in Hollywood. But Mac has played a few big indicates right here locally around town so he turned into equipped. But it best got harder, contestants making a song and appearing and all day lengthy. It was physically and mentally onerous, so much that Mac almost misplaced his voice in the course of opposition so he needed to dial it lower back. Then the sad information, he was reduce and didn’t make it to the subsequent round. Mac says he’s at peace with now not making it. But what hurts him the maximum, was no one will by no means get to look him on TV. He like many contestants at that level, didn’t get any air time. Mac says all he became given changed into a few pics from the shows producers.
There turned into a silver lining for Mac and it got here from celeb Judge Lionel Richie. Richie made it clean to Mac he became the real deal, and this became simplest just the start for the 27-12 months-old blind piano participant from Vancouver.
Mac has simply released a modern album on CD and online. It’s known as Three. You can see him performing with Michael Allen Harrison’s Ten Grand indicates and locate his videos on Facebook and Youtube.