Mayyas won season 17 of America’s Got Talent

Lebanese dance group Mayass had won american talents Season 17.

The group gets the million dollar prize, and also gets a chance to headline the Las Vegas show.

Dancer Kristi Cellars is the runner-up, with Drake Milligan, Metaphysic and Chapel Hart among the top five.

During the two-hour final show, in which the results of the public vote were revealed, the eleven contestants gave a final show for the last time in american talents The theater. Mayyas took the stage alongside Sellars for a glamorous performance against a backdrop of golden lighting, with Judge Simon Cowell giving a standing ovation.

During the two-hour show, Quill was roasted, and the Black Eyed Peas sang do not worry Host Terry Crews performed with Ukrainian LED dance troupe Light Balance to Justin Timberlake’s I can’t stop feeling – For example, but not limited.

Tuesday’s finalMayyas performed a coordinated dance featuring white feathered outfits and shimmering balls of light, drawing warm applause from the judges and the crowd.

“Wonderful,” shouted the judge. Sofia Vergarawho gave Mayas has a golden bell After the first test. “Another stage.”

Simon Cowell said the performance was “amazing”.

“Something happened with you where I started to get fussy after the show. This went down. It’s my world. It’s huge. I don’t think you can get past that.”

Earlier this month, the troupe performed a hypnotic dance semi-final, performing a serpentine routine to arabesque tunes, donning gold body suits and masks, while the lead dancer dressed in suit style, complete with a gold and green long skirt. Sleeved top.

In June, the group presented their own american talents Debut and judges Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Vergara were so impressed that they received a gold voice and fast track for live performances.

Watch the full test here

This isn’t the first time the dance troupe has appeared on a talent show.

Mayass was founded in Beirut by Nadim CherfanHe is also an acting choreographer. He started dancing at the age of 14 and attended workshops in the UK, USA and India. He launched his dance lessons in studios around the Lebanese capital in 2012, before forming Mayas.

In 2019, the group appeared in the sixth series Arabs have talents He went on to win the series, receiving a new car and a cash prize of 200,000 Saudi riyals ($53,333). In the same year, they participated in British talent: heroesAnd the An international show of talent show on UK TV.

During american talents In the audition, the group explained their name saying “it’s an Arabic word meaning lioness’s proud gait.”

Vergara also asked the group about life in Lebanon now, and they replied: “Lebanon is a very beautiful country, but we live a daily struggle.”

To support Mayass, the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation, better known as LBCI, launched the Karmalik Ya Lebanon program – you Lebanona campaign from within America targeting Lebanese expatriates and Arabs residing in the United States who are eligible to vote for the show business.

With this, LBCI has created a variety of promotions that are shared on TV, YouTube and across social media platforms. In the clips, the women who make up the group, introduce themselves and show off some of their moves.

LBCI said that this victory would be a “message of hope and faith in a Lebanon that is rising again.”

family and friends They have the same feelings.

“I can’t describe how I felt watching the final show,” said Gadi El-Hadr, 20. the National Before the results came out on Wednesday night. “I’m a close friend of some of the girls, but I’m so proud of all of them.”

Karim Fattah, 21, another friend of some of the dancers, says the group’s success shows the world what Arab women can do.

It’s about Lebanon, says Mohamed Ajouz, 21, who is also a friend of the dancers.

“Seeing a Lebanese band on the biggest stage in the world means everything to me and all the Lebanese. They represent what Lebanese women can do and what Lebanese citizens can offer.”

Updated: September 15, 2022, 4:57 AM

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