Aliyah Moulden: The 411
Aliyah Moulden came in third on The Voice, and is our very own Luna of Chicken Girls. We sat down with her on the set of Brat Chat set to get the 411. Here’s what we learned!
Aliyah, you play Luna on Chicken Girls, how are you like your character?
I feel like Luna and I are both very sassy and determined, but we have different ways of going about getting what we want. I play by the rules a bit more.
What’s your favorite Luna moment?
There’s a scene at the roller rink where she’s with her group and she has that confrontation with Birdie. She gets to have that sassy hair flip moment. That would definitely be my favorite.
How did you get involved with Chicken Girls?
What happened was I performed at a Rock Your Hair concert and brat was filming an episode of Chicken Girls and they thought I’d be perfect for this new character they just wrote into their script.
What song did you sing?
Here by Alessia Cara.
What was it like filming season three?
Season three was extra fun to film because my character grows a lot and gets a cool love interest! Also, I got to sing this season, which you’ll see later on.
What was it like working with the new cast members?
It was pretty cool! There were a lot of different personalities on set, and I got to meet a lot of cool people. The girls who play the Bs were especially nice, which is very funny because they’re supposed to be the mean girls! I also really liked working with Paul Toweh. Those are the people I got to know, unfortunately I didn’t have an opportunity to talk very much with the rest of the new cast members.
How did the opportunity arise to be on The Voice?
I posted a cover of an Adele song on Youtube. It didn’t get that many views actually, but someone emailed my mom saying they saw it and asked if I’d like to be on The Voice. I thought it was a scam, but it was real! I went to a producer session and an executive session. I didn’t think I’d make it to blind auditions, but I did, and then I won third place! The whole thing was six months long, but honestly I barely remember any of it, it was like it happened in a blackout. It was just such a crazy blur.
Who was your coach on The Voice?
Blake Shelton. He was really nice I was genuinely surprised by how nice the coaches were. They were genuinely good and humble people. Alicia Keys was a big comfort. If I got nervous I would look to her and she’d give me this reassuring smile that made me feel like she really believed in me.
On the show, did anyone give you advice that you still think about?
I used to get so nervous that I would cry before I going on stage. The pressure is just so much, and there are no do-overs. But Blake told me that when you’re nervous it’s because you care, so you should take that nervousness and channel it into positive energy. That made a huge impact on me and I almost never get nervous anymore.
You were a guest judge on our Talent Show, was it hard having to send people home?
it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. I know that winning isn’t everything, because I didn’t win when I was on The Voice. In a way it was hard because they want to win so badly, but I knew that when I sent someone home it wasn’t the end of their story. It’s actually really only the beginning for them.
TIME FOR THE LIGHTNING ROUND:
What’s your favorite food?
What’s your favorite ride at Disneyland?
Splash Mountain. No, I lied. Space Mountain.
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
If you could change places with someone for one day, who would it be?
Barak Obama. Or Rihanna. I love Rihanna and would love to know what its like to be that cute.
Who do you look up to most?
What are you looking forward to the fans seeing in Season 3?
All the new love interests!