Born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, Alisan, who has been singing since age 3, first gained notice when she portrayed the title charcater in the 1991 film Curly Sue. However, acting wasn't what she loved to do so she switched gears and focused on singing. In 2003, she joined a band called The Raz as their lead singer, but the band split a year later. She formed her own band, the Alisan Porter Band, in 2005 and even released her self-titled debut album independently in 2009 as well as a second one in 2014. She also writes a blog called Lil Mamas.
Alisan was married to former actor Brian Autenrieth from 2012-2017. The couple have two children, son Mason and daughter Aria.
The VoiceEditAlisan tried out for the show by singing "Blue Bayou" by Linda Ronstadt. Wowed by her powerful voice, all four coaches turned around for her. Despite some wooing by Adam Levine (he hugged her and kissed her hand), Alisan chose Christina Aguilera as her coach.
With the support of her coach, Alisan took on songs such as "Cryin'" by Aerosmith, "Desperado" by the Eagles, and "Let Him Fly" by Patty Griffin. 5 songs that she performed on the show, including her single "Down That Road", charted in the top 10 on iTunes.
Alisan won the show on May 24, 2016. She is the first artist mentored by Christina Aguilera to win.
Post the VoiceEdit
Since the show, Alisan has been mainly been focused on her music, playing gigs, and being a mother to her two children. She keeps her fans up-to-date via social media. She released a new single, "Deep Water", which she performed on the Voice, on April 28, 2017. Her EP, I Come in Pieces, will be released in summer 2017.
- "Down That Road" (2016)
- "Deep Water (2017)
- I Come in Pieces (2017)
- Alisan Porter (2009)
- Who We Are (2014)