Another season of America’s Got Talent came to a close and America has voted for their winner making The Mayyas the ultimate champions of Season 17.
The Lebanese dance group won $1 million and will join America's Got Talent Las Vegas LIVE.
Sofia Vergara said the Mayyas' performance gave her goosebumps. Their coordinated choreography was beautiful and creative.
They kept besting themselves in competition. Their empowering performances earned them the ultimate title, and I'm so proud of them.
The Mayyas are 36 Lebanese women of different ages founded by choreographer Nadim Cherfan. They promote female empowerment. Their name comes from an Arabic word meaning lioness' proud walk.
Building a career in Lebanon is difficult, especially for female dancers, so the group wanted to compete on AGT and show what Arab women can do.
Tonight's finale of "America's Got Talent" featured judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, and host Terry Crews.
The top 11 finalists performed with the Black Eyed Peas, Darius Rucker, Jon Pardi, Trombone Shorty, and previous winners Terry Fator, Darci Lynne, and Shin Lim.
“America’s Got Talent” previous winners Terry Fator, Darci Lynne and Shin Lim. Emmy Award-winning actor and director Henry Winkler and comedian Jeff Ross also appeared.