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Off to Hollywood for MP Idol hopeful

Mt. Pleasant teen Shaubha Vedula has earned a slot in the Season 12 American Idol competition. The Sacred Heart High School senior won a “golden ticket” in preliminary auditions for the show with her rendition of Christina Aguilera’s “Something’s Got A Hold On Me,” which aired on the Fox TV show Wednesday evening. Judges Randy Jackson and Keith Urban both lauded Vedula’s performance.

Vedula, the daughter of Radiation Onocologist Dr. Ramesh Vedula and Gastroenterologist Dr. Vandana Vedula, also competed in the Gratiot Idol, the Isabella Co Fair 2011 Talent Show and was the winner of the Morey Foundation’s Isabella County High School Talent Show, which helped earn a $20,000 check for the school. She is an honor roll student, was on the 2012 Homecoming Court and participates in both golf and track. Taping for the Hollywood level of the competition begin in February.