Former child star wins ‘The Voice’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For a while it looked like Alisan Porter’s situation would be a lot like that of too many child actors: early fame, followed by a letdown and addiction.

But Porter managed to forge a successful second act for herself — with her win on “The Voice” last night. She beat out Adam Wakefield in the final tally — and when she learned she had won she was so overcome with emotion she could barely pull herself together to sing the show off the air. Last night’s win came with a bit of “The Voice” history.

Porter is coached by Christina Aguilera — and she becomes the first female coach to ever win on the show.

Alisan Porter said to hear her name called at the end is a memory she’ll never forget.

Wakefield said the big win for him was being able to do his own song on the show and have it be popular.

The Finale had several performances including by Ariana Grande who replaced a Whitney Houston hologram.

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