Latham native advances to next round of 'The Voice'

October 17, 2017 01:16 PM

Not only is Latham native Moriah Formica, still in the game, but she is blowing the coaches away on NBC's "The Voice."

Formica battled it out against fellow Team Miley contestant Shilo Gold on Monday night's episode.

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“One of us is going home,” Formica said. “We have to send each other home. So it's definitely weird.”

For now, Formica will be staying on the show.

“The winner of this battle is Moriah,” Miley Cyrus said during the show.

The coaches aren't the only ones recognizing Formica's talent. The Shaker High School student talked to NewsChannel 13 about how being on the show is changing her life. 

“Sometimes I'll get asked for a picture or just, 'Oh hey, Moriah!' or people that didn't even talk to me before,” Formica said.


Formica has been singing since she was a little girl. She took lessons at Modern Day music in Clifton Park for years. 

Even though the 16-year-old is performing on the biggest stage of her life, Formica said she didn't get there by herself. 

“My family is my rock,” Formica said. “I wouldn't be where I am without them.”

To make it to the end of the competition, Formica is taking notes from Cyrus -- her show mentor. 

“One of the things that's stuck with me that Miley has taught me is just don't worry about pleasing people too much,” Formica said. 


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