EXCLUSIVE: 'Curly Sue' Star Alisan Porter Talks Triumphant Debut on 'The Voice'

by Alex Ungerman 1:30 PM PST, March 01, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: 'Curly Sue' Star Alisan Porter Talks Triumphant Debut on 'The Voice'

Alisan Porter has come back in a big way!

The former child actress, who starred as the titular character in the 1991 movie, Curly Sue, opened up to ET about her decision to return to the spotlight, where she brought Christina Aguilera to tears during her audition on NBC's The Voice.

"The thought of coming back into the business and taking this risk," is what Alisan said scared her the most about being on the show. "What if it didn't work out? What if it wasn't worth it?"

WATCH: 'The Voice': 'Curly Sue' Star Alisan Porter's Flawless Audition Brings Christina Aguilera to Tears

"At the end of the day, I followed my gut," she added. "I followed my heart."

But following her heart definitely paid off in a big way when the 34-year-old's flawless rendition of Linda Ronstadt's "Blue Bayou" earned her a standing ovation from all four judges.

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"I wanted everybody to turn around but I didn't think that that was going to happen," the actress turned singer revealed. "And when I stopped singing and came to and saw them all standing there, it was really incredible."

Alisan, who is a mother to two children, also talked about getting over the idea that her life had to somewhat be "over" when she became a parent.

"After I had my kids, I thought, you know, it's kind of over for me," she explained. "Why do you think that when you become a parent? You can be a really incredible parent and still work really hard and follow your dreams."

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We couldn't agree more, Alisan!

Watch the video below for more on the former child star's stunning Voice debut.