Congratulations, Alisan Porter!
After battling through a highly competitive season, the singer was crowned the winner of The Voice on Tuesday.
Not only that, Porter also made history for Christina Aguilera who became the first female coach to have a winner. “Tonight is a true victory for women” Aguilera said backstage later, referencing the historic moment of the show.
Though the star-studded evening included performances by former Voice coach CeeLo Green, Ariana Grande, Sia, Little Big Town, Jennifer Nettles, Alison Krauss, Joe Walsh and Zayn Malik, all eyes were on Porter at the end of the night.
“I have retired from Curly Sue I am now the girl who won The Voice! I’ve waited 30 something years…” Alisan said backstage.
The newly crowned star immediately won the hearts of fans – and the coaches – during the blind auditions.
Porter – who caught the coaches attention while singing Roy Orbison’s “Blue Bayou” – not only got all four coaches’ to turn their chairs, but received a standing ovation by Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine, and Christina Aguilera.
The 34-year-old, who landed a spot on Aguilera’s team, has showcased her talent over and over again during her time on the show.
The mother of two, who has previously opened up about her past struggles with alcohol, was humbled from the very beginning.
“It’s amazing and every day I work hard to not go backwards and keep moving forward, and I just feel very blessed to be here and be doing what I love,” the former Curly Sue actress previously told PEOPLE.
The singer, who said she adores her coach because “she was 100 percent real with me at all times,” explained that this is just the beginning of her journey.
“I’m proud of everybody,” she told PEOPLE after Monday night’s show. “I’m proud of the season. I think it was such a strong season of incredible performances. I’m just grateful to be a part of it. The ride doesn’t end here. I’m going to keep going and making as much music as humanly possible.”