Today’s only question is, who won The Voice 2016? It’s been a long, “highly competitive season” of ups and downs for fans and The Voice contestants, and last night’s two hour finale was “jam-packed” with suspense as the top voices sang their hearts out for a chance to win it all. The finale “was a lot of fun” according to Hollywood Life, but of course the only thing that really mattered was finding out who would be named the winner of The Voice in 2016.
Alisan Porter. Adam Wakefield. Laith Al-Saadi. Hannah Huston. Who will win tonight at 9 p.m. on "The Voice" finale? https://t.co/tR6tL7yqTw— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) May 25, 2016
Four “incredible singers” all had a chance to win, and all did everything in their power to make that dream happen. Would Laith Al-Saadi, Alisan Porter, Hannah Huston or Adam Wakefield be the winner of The Voice Season 10? People magazine reports that the suspense built throughout the a “star-studded evening” that included guest performances by the likes of Alison Krauss, Zayn Malik, Ariana Green, and former Voice coach CeeLo Green.
There were some “dream duets” that saw finalists like Adam performing together with Alison Krauss, Huston and former coach CeeLo Green, Porter and Jennifer Nettles, and Al-Saadi and Joe Walsh.
Nice cover of Willin' on The Voice last night! https://t.co/AL6eA1gEz9— LittleFeat (@littlefeattweet) May 25, 2016
Other additions to the fabulous night included Little Big Town, Ariana Grande, and Sia. Blake Shelton took the stage to sing a track from his new album, and there were some beautiful moments when the last four contestants each brought back friends from earlier in the season. Alisan Porter was the first to call on her friends, and she asked Kata Hay, Paxton Ingram, and Ryan Quinn to join her for an “incredible rendition” of the song, “Straight On.”
There were so many great singers, but by the end of the evening, the audience had eyes for only one person amidst the crowds of stars and superstars.
Spoiler Alert! Do not read unless you’ve already watched The Voice finale that aired May 24.
Of the four superb finalists, Laith Al-Saadi came in fourth, Hannah Huston was third, country singer Adam Wakefield was runner up, and the winner of The Voice 2016 was the incomparable and much-loved Alisan Porter.
‘The Voice’: Fans & Stars Send Love To Winner Alisan Porter: Alisan Porter is feeling the love! https://t.co/8lqi259YOx— Bollywood Buzz (@BolyBuzz) May 25, 2016
This was an incredible night for Alisan, and marked a special moment in the history of the show, as well. Variety reports that Porter’s win was the first win for a female coach on the show. Christina Aguilera was the coach who helped “steer her to victory.”
Blake Shelton has coached the most winners on The Voice, with four winners to his credit, and Adam Levine saw three singers through to victory. Porter’s win with Aguilera may be a harbinger of things to come, as next year, Levine and Shelton will be joined by two new female coaches, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys.
Alisan made a simple statement backstage about her win that gave insight into her life-long struggle to make it as a singer in world full of obstacles.
“I have retired from Curly Sue I am now the girl who won The Voice! I’ve waited 30 something years…”
Porter caught the judge’s attention the very first time they heard her amazing voice. The 34-year-old mother of two quickly made all four judges turn their chairs with her winning rendition of Roy Orbison’s “Blue Bayou” when she made her first appearance on The Voice. Not only did they turn to see her, but Shelton, Pharrell Williams, Levine, and Alisan’s eventual coach, Aguilera, all gave her a standing ovation, as well.
Curly Sue's Got Pipes! Alisan Porter Slays Her The Voice Blind Audition You're going to recognize the person auditioning in this first clip…— ⚡️CommonWhiteGirl⚡️ (@_teen_problem) February 25, 2016
Aguilera was almost as excited as Alisan over the incredible all-female win. She spoke backstage to express her feelings about the historic entertainment world event.
“Tonight is a true victory for women.”
What do you think? Was Alisan Porter the right singer to become the winner of The Voice 2016?
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