Alisan Porter Honors America

The 36th annual “Capit0l Fourth” celebration — a star-studded outdoor concert at the US Capitol, attended by tens of thousands and broadcast nationally by PBS — kicked off tonight with a stirring version of the national anthem.

The star who sang it? Westport’s own Alisan Porter — better known now as the most recent champion on “The Voice.”

Alisan Porter - Capitol 4th

She was followed by Smokey Robinson. Then Alisan returned, for a rousing rendition of “America the Beautiful.” She was accompanied by the Ministers of Music, and a gorgeous video tribute to America’s national parks — this year celebrating their 100th anniversary.

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Alisan sounded great. Maybe next year she’ll do it again — this time at our Compo Beach fireworks?

15 responses to “Alisan Porter Honors America

  1. Barbara Sherburne '67

    No links?

  2. It’s on right now, but I don’t think Alisan is performing again: http://www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth/home/

  3. Sharon Paulsen

    Maybe can find it on UTube later?

    Would be cool to also hear what Smokey Robinson sang. I saw him on an episode of Darryl’s House (the Hall and Oat’s “Darryl” – his somewhat recent show on cable), and Smokey was still amazing!

  4. Arlene Gottlieb

    Is Allison porter davina porters daughter?

  5. Dick Lowenstein

    Who is Alisan Porter?

    • I guess you missed the 2nd sentence in the 2nd paragraph: “Westport’s own Alisan Porter — better known now as the most recent champion on ‘The Voice.’

      If you enter her name in the search bar on “06880,” you’ll see several articles about her journey through the competition this season. There are other stories about her day job: co-founder of the great website Lil’ Mamas.

  6. “GOD BLESS Alison…stand beside her, and guide her…”

  7. David Loffredo