We’ve been very proud to see a young and talented ESP player on this season of NBC’s The Voice. Hailing from Albany, NY, Moriah Formica is different than many of the reality show’s competitors in that she’s every bit as much of a talented guitar player as she is a terrific vocalist… and is just 16 years old.
Moriah has appeared on several episodes of the show with her LTD Deluxe EC-1000, a gorgeous guitar with a quilted maple top in See Thru Black Cherry finish, with mother-of-pearl inlays and binding, and a set of EMG 60 (neck) and EMG 81 (bridge) active pickups.
Getting her first guitar at age six, Moriah started lessons at age nine, but like many of us, she quickly found that learning by ear was a faster way for her to progress as a player. During her pre-teen years, Moriah was already playing guitar and singing in bands, and began creating her own songs at age 11. Her original songs and performances reflect the musical influence of her favorite hard rock and metal bands, which include Aerosmith and Evanescence.
So far, Moriah has made it into the show’s “Top Five”, working with her on-air coach Miley Cyrus. We couldn’t be happier for this young phenom, and believe you’ll be hearing her name long after the show is over. Keep up with Moriah via her Facebook page.
NBC’s The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8PM/7PM central.