Lebanese all-girl dance troupe Mayyas won the finals of America’s Got Talent on Wednesday night, taking home the $1 million prize and a headlining show at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
The Mayyas – whose victory makes them the champions of the Season 17 competitive series – first caught America’s attention during their mind-blowing audition, prompting judge Sofía Vergara to press on his Golden Buzzer.
During the live shows, the band delivered another mesmerizing dance routine that fellow judge and executive producer Simon Cowell said would “change the world.”
In the final, the team wowed the judges and audience with their choreography and their performance featured white feathered outfits and sparkling globes of light, winning a standing ovation from the judges and audience.
The Mayyas wowed the judges and audience with their choreography and their performance featured white feathered outfits and sparkling globes of light, earning a standing ovation from the judges and the crowd. (Screenshot)
“Fabulous,” shouted Judge Vergara.
“This is what a million dollar act looks like,” said fellow judge Heidi Klum. “You brought your A-game every time you came, and tonight was A-plus.”
Simon Cowell said the performance was “astonishing”.
“Something happened with you guys where I’m starting to feel a buzz beyond the show. It’s landed. It’s global. It’s huge. I don’t think you can get any better than that.
“It’s my favorite number on AGT,” judge Howie Mandel said. “How great for you. It’s great for women, it’s great for women’s empowerment, your culture.
Mayyas, (meaning the proud gait of a lioness, according to the team) wowed the judges during their audition, saying they wanted to show the world what Arab women can do.
The crew lined up in matching golden costumes and collectively held hands as they awaited the announcement of who would be crowned champions.
The group collectively shouted and jumped in the air as they were named the winners to an enthusiastic standing ovation from the audience.
Mayyas was founded in Beirut by Nadim Cherfan, who was also the number’s choreographer.
In 2019, the group appeared in the sixth series Arabs Got Talent and won the series, receiving a new car and a cash prize of $53,333 (200,000 Saudi Riyals).
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