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'Curly Sue' star and early 'Voice' favorite Alisan Porter picks her coach

Curly Sue is all grown up, and she can really sing!

Alisan Porter, the former child star who brought that precocious character to life in the 1991 film of the same name, was the standout star of Monday night's season 10 premiere of "The Voice."

Of course, that comes as no surprise to anyone who watched a sneak peek of her flawless blind audition last week. But what was a surprise was just which of the four coaches she picked to take her through the competition.

Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton all wanted her to join their teams after spinning their red chairs in her direction. In the end, Porter picked another vocal powerhouse performer — Aguilera.

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Before she made her pick, Levine tried hard to sway Porter to his side. "You're going to win 'The Voice,' and I believe you can do it on my team," he told her.

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"Curly Sue" actress Alisan Porter wows judges on NBC's "The Voice."

But after nine seasons of wins for male coaches, Aguliera took another approach. "Let a girl win it for once! For once!" she pleaded.

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"There is something in every single one of you that I admire and will take with me in this journey," Porter told them just before she revealed her selection.

See more blind auditions on "The Voice" Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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