NBC’s ‘The Voice’: About Alisan Porter’s ‘Down That Road’ original song

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We’re closing off our series of articles chronicling “The Voice” finalists and their original songs with a look at one of the show’s longtime favorites in Alisan Porter, and a song that she hopes will get her the title on Tuesday: “Down That Road.”

This song, per Mjsbigblog, was a collaboration between Alisan and some other talented people including Ilsey Juber (“Fireball”) and Ely Rise, who she worked with before on Adam Lambert’s “Aftermath” off of his “For Your Entertainment” album. The song is a nice showcase for her voice, but you can tell there is also meaning behind the lyrics. There’s also a nice thing going on here musically, mostly in that we can feel a little bit of many different genres going on within the instrumentation: There’s some soul, there’s a little bit of folk, and you could even argue that there are a few country notes, as well. The song should have pretty broad appeal even beyond her standard base.

Will this help Alisan secure the title? That’s so hard to predict ahead of time, especially since something so simple as where she performs in the show could play a factor in the votes. With that said, we’re feeling fairly optimistic that she has a good chance, and it could be a close showdown in the end between her and Adam Wakefield for the title. They have been the two really leading the charge in iTunes as of late, and we tend to judge favorites based on cumulative sales over time.

Speaking of iTunes, head over here to listen to part of “Down That Road” right now.

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