American Idol Favorites Scott MacIntyre with mom Carole and MISHAVONNA

You have seen them on American Idol in previous seasons! Now revisit with American Idol favorites- Scott MacIntyre with Mom Carole MacIntyre and Mishavonna.


Carole MacIntyre was born in Colorado and grew up in Redondo Beach, California. She was raised in an airline family and from an early age loved to travel She has also lived in Toronto, Canada and now resides in Scottsdale Arizona. A graduate of Biola University in Southern California, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, minor in Bible, she also attended California State University Long Beach for a minor in Computer Science and Community College in Southern California. She was an exchange student in Japan, and later spent 6 months with the Christian organization Youth with a Mission in Hawaii. She has been married to her dear husband for 28 years. (Both she and her husband were contestants on Family Feud before they were married which, when they both found out about this coincidence, is what sealed the deal and they decided they should definitely get married!). Carole has three children, (two are special-needs/ blind), all of whom she home educated in the US and Canada for 19 years from Kindergarten through High School. Both her two eldest sons graduated from University Summa cum Laude at 19 years old with Bachelor’s degrees; the eldest son in Piano Performance, and her second son in Musical Theatre and Economics. Recently her youngest 18 yr old daughter moved to Southern California, and attends Biola University on scholarship in Vocal Performance, while her 21 yr old son Todd relocated to Japan and is working as a lead singer/actor for Tokyo Disney. Her eldest, Scott received his masters degree from the Royal College of Music in London England, as a Marshall Scholar, a Fulbright Scholar for the UK, a Rhodes Scholar finalist and USA Today All Academic First team 2005. Carole enjoys lecturing and performing for organizations in the US and Canada including Home-School organizations, the Mayo Clinic, Braille Institute of Los Angeles, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, The Ontario Provincial Ministry of Education, colleges, churches, and charities. She and her husband and daughter have testified in front of the Arizona House and Senate Education Committees with regards to Homeschooling Disabled Children.
Carole recently assisted her son Scott as sighted guide throughout his year and a half long American Idol journey, living in a BelAire mansion and out of a suitcase for over 6 months - even sleeping on the guys tour bus as they travelled through 52 cities on tour. She has been interviewed on the “Today” show in NYC and danced on the American Idol Stage for the Tour Finale. Additionally, she has traveled as alto in the US, Canada and Japan with the "MacIntyre Family Singers" with performance highlights being ticketed concerts at the Kennedy Center in Wash. DC and Tokyo Billboard Live! in Japan. She is a licensed Realtor in the state of Arizona and works in promotion and management with Scott’s music Career and the release of his new album "Heartstrings" announced on American Idol. Carole’s heart is to share her wealth of practical knowledge and encourage parents in their progression of raising their children.



MISHAVONNA is a 19-year-old Country Singer/Songwriter raised in both Texas and Southern California. This dual upbringing has strongly influenced her style, defining it as ‘California Country…Country Music with an Edge!’ “Music has always been my passion and the easiest way for me to communicate my feelings to others,” Mishavonna says, while explaining that she keeps her music honest and lyrics direct. Since age 13, Mishavonna has been singing professionally and training vocally since she was 8 years old. In June of 2007 she graduated from high school two years early to pursue her career as a Country singer. After the success of her 1st EP, “From The Edge Of The World,” she has released her 2nd EP, “Country, Soul & Rock N Roll,” generating a positive consensus from both the press and her fans. Each product was released independently and is currently available for purchase through any online music store. Mishavonna is putting the finishing touches on her first full-length album and her debut release is set for Tuesday, August 31st, featuring her current single “Rollercoaster.” In July 2007, Mishavonna auditioned in San Diego for American Idol Season 7 and earned a “Golden Ticket” to Hollywood. Over 12,000 contestants participated in the San Diego audition, where she was 1 of 31 chosen. Only 164 contestants of over 100,000 nationwide made it to ‘Hollywood Week,’ which was quite an accomplishment for a 17-year-old! Mishavonna did not make it to the semi-finals that year, but the experience helped her gain notoriety and she was repeatedly featured on mainstream country radio including: Cliff and Company on 97.3, 92.1 K-SON in San Diego, “Scott Alexander’s 15 Minutes of Fame” on 100.7 K-HAY in Ventura, Backroads Country on 107.9 The Duke in Tennessee and many others. On her 18th birthday, July 25th, 2008, Mishavonna decided to give American Idol another try and auditioned in Phoenix, Arizona, where she was once again given a “Golden Ticket” to Hollywood. This time her practice and perseverance paid off and she made it through Hollywood Week to become one of the “Top 36” semifinalists. On February 25th Mishavonna performed Train’s “Drops of Jupiter” to a national television audience of well over thirty million viewers. Her performance generated a buzz so strong that Train’s original version of the song re-appeared on iTunes’s top 100 pop downloads immediately following Mishavonna’s performance, reaching as high as number 15. These days Mishavonna, accompanied by a young and energetic band, is opening for major acts, performing at fairs, clubs, rodeos, malls and charity events. Her set list includes a various array of originals, from upbeat stadium anthems like ‘Country Thing’ and ‘Stand Back’ to her title track on her 1st EP ‘Edge Of The World,’ featuring a guest appearance by her brother, Christian rapper CPR. Her vocal range is unmatched and her live performance will keep you on your toes like her fun and fierce single “Rollercoaster” and floor you with her timeless ballads like ‘Live In Sin’ and ‘Tear Myself Apart.’ Mishavonna has also been acting professionally since she was 6 in Film, Television and Theatre and has trained with top acting coaches in L.A. She has been cast in numerous films, and has worked side by side with Kelsey Grammer on “Frasier,” with Nathan Lane on the TV show “Charlie Lawrence”, and in the Nickelodeon show, “Unfabulous.” She played Rhoda in the “Bad Seed”, Maria in “West Side Story” and Margot Frank in “The Diary of Ann Frank” at various theatres throughout Los Angeles. Mishavonna keeps grounded by remaining very active in her church and sings in her church choir. She is a strong believer in helping children develop their creative talents and volunteers at The Boys and Girls Club Musical Mentors Program, giving guitar lessons to children. A realist and well beyond her years, 19-year-old Mishavonna knows that the real work starts here. Even though she has already reached many milestones in her young career, she continuously writes, works and performs to reach many more to come. Mishavonna’s debut album signifies that her intentions are honest and her talent concrete. After her first visit to Nashville in March 2010, CMT’s Kelley Cook wrote, “And while Mishavonna is not the typical country music singer, she puts her own twist on country music and just might be the "spice" to Taylor Swift’s ‘sweet.’”

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