Wade Adams (Alex Newell) is a shy student who Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Mercedes (Amber Riley) befriend while he is still a student at Carmel High. Though he is a talented performer, Wade only truly feels like himself when he is singing on stage as his sassy and confident alter-ego, Unique. As the lead singer of Vocal Adrenaline, Unique leads her team to Nationals. And though they end up losing to the New Directions in the end, Unique is still one of the standout performers of the event. In GleeSeason 4, Wade transfers from Carmel to McKinley and joins the New Directions.