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Lebanese Dance Group Mayyas Takes Home the Winner’s Award at America’s Got Talent


Lebanese dance troupe Mayyas has emerged victorious as the winner of Americas Got Talent season 17. The dance group was awarded a cash prize of US $1 million, and will perform at America’s Got Talent Las Vegas LIVE stage show at Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.


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Kristy Sellars won the runner-up while Drake Milligan, Metaphysic, and Chapel Hart reached the Top 5 in the round. The 11 finalists graced the stage for the final time during the two-hour finale. For the closing act, the group performed alongside Sellars and presented an 80-second dance that turned out to be a big hit among the crowd. The dancers were met with a standing ovation from all four of the show judges, Sofia Vergara, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel.

“Fabulous. Another level,” expressed Vergara, while Klum said the group always gave every performance their all. “This is what a million dollars looks like,” said Klum. “You brought your A-game every time you came and tonight it was A plus.” Sharing his admiration, Cowell said that the group has excelled above the show and is reaching a new height. “Something has happened with you where I’m beginning to feel a buzz beyond the show,” he said. “This has landed. It’s global. It’s huge. I don’t think you can top that.”

The troupe, during their time at the show, not only received support from their fans, but also from several celebrities and renowned figures from Lebanon. Lebanese singer Maya Diab shared her words of encouragement on her Instagram stories after the group’s final act and said they made Lebanon proud. “May you return with the title,” she wrote. “You raised the name of Lebanon by just showcasing art in this beautiful way that made the world talk about it. We love you and we are proud of you no matter what the result is.” Egyptian-Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe and Dubai-based Lebanese influencer Karen Wazen also supported the group by wishing them for the best result and encouraging other viewers to vote for them ahead of the results announcement.

This is not the group’s first time on a renowned talent show. They have also captivated their audience in dance shows such as Arabs Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions prior to the latest season of America’s Got Talent.

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