Alisan Porter: What A Voice!

Alisan Porter as Curly Sue.

Alisan Porter as Curly Sue.

Westporters knew her as the star of Staples Players’ “Cinderella.” Moviegoers remember Curly Sue in the movie of the same name. Broadway fans recall her performances in “Footloose” and “A Chorus Line.” Mothers across the country revere her as a founder of Lil’ Mamas, a no-holds barred, edgy and very insightful look at motherhood today.

Starting Monday — when season 10 of “The Voice” begins on NBC — Westport’s own Alisan Porter will wow a whole new audience of TV viewers.

And, USA Today reported earlier this morning, she “can really sing.”


In fact, the story notes:

Porter’s blind audition performance of the Linda Ronstadt hit “Blue Bayou” inspired all four “Voice” coaches — Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton — to turn their red seats in her direction, and then get out of those seats for a standing ovation.

Levine called it “the most beautiful, flawless, passionate, pitch-perfect thing I have ever heard in my entire life. I’m astonished by you….You’re going to win ‘The Voice,’ and I believe you can do it on my team.”

Sounds as if they should just cancel the competition, and give Alisan Porter her own title, show and Grammy right now.

Of course, to everyone who knew her growing up in Westport 2 decades ago, all this is old hat.

You go, girl!

(Hat tip: Richard Stein)



12 responses to “Alisan Porter: What A Voice!

  1. Armelle Daniels

    Gave me chills, brought me tears… AMAZING!!!

  2. Barbara Sherburne '67


  3. Jennifer Wyman

    So excited for the new season!


  4. Holy Cow!

  5. As Dan so aptly says: “You go, Girl!!!”

  6. Like many, not surprised. Bundle of unstoppable talent. May you rise to the very top!

  7. Jill Turner Odice

    Wow, she blew Linda Ronstadt right outta the water 🙂

  8. Way to go, Alisan! Amazing performance!

  9. Ali would occasionally sit in when Ryan O’Neill and Drew McKeon would play at Viva Zapata. She was incredible during those sessions not only is she talented, but she is a sweet person. I know all of us at Viva Zapata will be watching, and voting!!! Good Luck Ali!!!

  10. Thanks for sharing.
    Heartwarming way to begin the day.

  11. Mary Beth Murray

    Dan, when I click on the video it say’s it is private? Let me know if there is another link? Thanks.