‘The Voice’: Former Child Star Alisan Porter Auditions

"It means everything to me to stand on a stage a sober, clear human being, a mom, a wife and just sing a beautiful song."


Alisan Porter 'The Voice'Photo: Alisan Porter in 'Curly Sue'

Curly Sue made Xtina cry!

Alisan Porter — a former child actress, who had struggled for years with addiction — literally stole the show on Monday night’s season nine premiere of THE VOICE.

“I’ve had an amazing career but as much as I loved acting, none of that was genuinely who Alisan Porter is,” she revealed in a prepaid package.

“In my soul, I’m a singer. It means everything to me to stand on a stage a sober, clear human being, a mom, a wife and just sing a beautiful song and have people recognize that I’m somebody who deserves a shot at my dream.”

Porter, 34, rose to worldwide fame as the title character in the 1991 movie CURLY SUE, which also starred Jim Belushi.

Despite her early success, she never quite managed to land another high profile role and slowly began heading down a dark road.

She went public with her struggles in a 2014 blog post that begins: “Hi, I’m Ali, and I’m an alcoholic.”

Sober in 2007, Alisan now hopes to reinvent herself as America’s next pop superstar.

Her blind audition cover of “Blue Bayou” received a standing ovation from all four judges, who took turns trying to convince her to join their teams.

In the end, Christina Aguilera came out on top.

“I really am moved by your story,” she said.

“Nobody works harder than a mom and just inside of you, there’s so much to say and people need to hear that hope. And between your story and those pipes of yours, I want to be a part of your history.”

THE VOICE airs Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC.

Sean Daly

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