Moriah Formica vs. Shilo Gold: "American Woman"
From: Latham, New York
Current City: Latham, New York
Moriah was raised on rock music. Her dad played a lot of '80s hair metal around the house, which led her to pick up a guitar and teach herself how to play. Moriah started to sing when she was nine years old and her first performance was at a graduation party that shocked her whole family. At 11, she joined the Modern Day Music Program, a music school that allows kids to join bands and play rock music together. Through the program she was able to meet Michael Sweet, who is the lead singer of '80s metal band Stryper. She opened for him at a local show and later sang on his most recent album, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hard Rock chart.