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Season 10 Winner Of The Voice Put Her ‘Curly Sue’ Past Behind Her At Her Blind Audition.

Back in the early nineties, a sweet little movie starring Jim Belushi and Alisan Porter made its debut. It was the story of a homeless man and his little friend, and the shifty things the duo did to survive.

The movie was Curly Sue, and if you were a kid in the 90’s it was a staple in your VHS collection.


If the mention of a “VHS collection” didn’t make you feel old, here is a picture of Curly Sue (Alisan Porter) in 2018:


The mom of two has done well for herself since her buddy-comedy days. She has starred in the Broadway musicals Footloose and A Chorus Line, and she’s released two solo albums, one in 2009 and one in 2014. Oh, and she was the Season 10 winner of The Voice.


In 2016, while she was taking a break from music, Porter’s friend secretly submitted her to The Voice. When the time came for her blind audition, she sucked it up and made her way to the stage and performed the classic, “Blue Bayou.”

As soon as she hit her first few notes, it was clear to the judges (and everyone else) that this girl could sing. The song covers a wide range of notes that, frankly, even some of the best singers would have a hard time hitting.

It didn’t take long for judges Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Pharrell Williams to hit their buttons and turn around. All Christina Aguilera could do was laugh before she turned around a few seconds later.

When Porter finished her song, she was met with a standing ovation from not only the audience, but the judges as well. Levine even got up, and kissed her hand.


Ultimately, Porter partnered with Aguilera for the season and became the judge’s first season-winner. After winning, Porter told reporters:

“I have retired Curly Sue, she is dead. I am now the girl who won The Voice. I want you all to know that I waited 30 something years for that.â€

Even though she broke the hearts of every 90’s kid, Porter was right. She had made a new name for herself and proved that she was worthy of the “winner” title, not because of her past fame, but because of her talent. And it all started with “Blue Bayou.”

Watch the video of her blind audition below. Don’t forget to share with your friends!

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