If an unique moniker has any effect on helping American Idol hopefuls stand out among the crowd, then Shubha Vedula certainly has a leg up on her competitors.

As one of the lucky names included on the Season 12 spoiler list as part of the Top 40, the Mt. Pleasant, Michigan native has some seriously powerful vocals. There’s no shortage of samples of performances by her on YouTube, although they all seem to be power ballads.

As in the case of the Jessica Sanchez vs. Phillip Phillips finale in Season 11, the WGWGs (white guys with guitars) have edged out such female singers in seasons past. We're hoping the crow this year will finally go to a girl again.

Watch all of Shubha's performances from American Idol 2013 below.


Credit: YouTube/Fox Photo: American Idol 2013 Top 40: Road to Hollywood - Shubha Vedula
Credit: YouTube Photo: American Idol 2013 Hopeful Shubha Vedula Sings Mariah Carey's "Hero"
Credit: FOX Photo: Shubha Vedula Sings Christina Aguilera’s “Something’s Got a Hold On Me” in American Idol 2013 Long Beach Auditions on January 30 (VIDEO)
Credit: FOX Photo: Shubha Vedula and Juliana Chahayed Sing in American Idol 2013 Hollywood Week, Round 4
Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Shubha Vedula Sing "Born This Way" in American Idol 2013 Las Vegas Round 1