The big winner in last night’s “The Voice” finale was none other than the beloved Jewish former child star-turned-singer Alisan Porter.
Best known for her adorable role as the title character in the 1991 Jim Belushi hit “Curly Sue,” the 34-year-old mother of two helped make “Voice” history when her coach, Christina Aguilera, became the first female coach to have a winning contestant. Singing her original song “Down That Road,” Porter sobbed as she belted out her winning song, all the while holding one of her kids as the rest of her family proudly looked on.
The great-granddaughter of a Worcester, Massachusetts rabbi, Porter has music and dance in her blood. Her mother was a dance coach and her father was the lead singer and songwriter of the Worcester band Zonkaraz. At the age of five, Porter became the youngest contestant to win on “Star Search.” Watch her ridiculously cute appearance here. You won’t regret it.
Porter was a frontrunner on “The Voice” from the very beginning, with coach Adam Levine predicting she would win during her blind audition. “That was the most beautiful, flawless, passionate, pitch-perfect thing I have ever heard in my entire life,” he told her. “I’m astonished by you. You’re going to win ‘The Voice.’” Looks like he was right.
Watch Porter’s winning moment below: