Immediately snatched up by Coach Christina Aguilera, Porter was held onto tightly throughout the battles and knock-out rounds until the live shows commenced. The audience continued to be captivated by Porter’s stunning voice, but there was something deeper than that. Despite the name of the show, Porter is more than just a voice.
A huge reason for her victory is her grit. She has a serious story behind her that’s just plain inspiring for people at home. She started in the industry as a child, and as many child stars, she went wrong for a while, getting involved with drugs and alcohol. However, she entered The Voice as a blessed married mom of two, and to top it off, she’s nine years sober. She’s a success story with crazy talent, and let’s be honest, America just loves that plotline.
Plus, it was obvious that Porter knows her industry, which is super important in a competition like The Voice where you’re trying to pull out all the tricks all the time. She knows how to make America’s jaw drop, and she hit that note or conveyed that emotion every single time she took the stage, so we were absolutely hooked.
With that, I’m definitely not trying to demean her victory; Alisan Porter can sing. From more classic rock songs to Demi Lovato’s “Stone Cold,” Porter absolutely rocked any song that she was assigned during the course of the season, and honestly, the coaches ran out of positive comments to shower her in. Everyone except for Christina, who was already Porter’s coach, was dying to somehow steal Porter for themselves because it was so obvious she was going to take home the win.
Without a doubt, I see a place for Porter in the industry. In the past, she’s been on Broadway and done musical theatre, and I could really see her returning to Broadway after taking home this victory. While I have no doubt she could be a recording artist, I’m not sure that’s the best use of her talents. She has such a presence on stage, and I could see her blowing the roof off of a Broadway theatre.
The competition was fierce this year, and I know that I liked a lot of the competitors once it got down to the top ten. Who did you want to win? Happy kommenting :)