May 26, 2016 - 12:06pm
NBC's “The Voice” unveiled its Season 10 winner yesterday, crowning Alisan Porter the latest champion of the popular singing competition. Porter's win also marked another milestone: She's the first contestant to win with a female coach, with Christina Aguilera helping steer her to victory. Blake Shelton has previously coached four winners, Adam Levine has won with three, and Pharrell Williams and Usher have both coached one winning contestant each.
Country singer Adam Wakefield was runner up, with Hannah Huston coming in third and Laith Al-Saadi rounding out the final four.
Porter, who was an actor since childhood and played the titular role in 90s rom-com “Curly Sue”, got a four-chair turn in her Blind Audition with a rendition of the Linda Ronstadt classic “Blue Bayou”, and was a forerunner contestant throughout.
The star-studded finale included guest performances from Little Big Town, Ariana Grande, Sia and ex-One Direction member Zayn Malik, in addition to Shelton performing a track from his new album, as well as duets between Huston and former coach CeeLo Green; Wakefield and Alison Krauss; Porter and Jennifer Nettles; and Al-Saadi and Joe Walsh.