The Lebanese dance group Mayass won american talents season 17.
The group takes home the million dollar prize and now gets a chance to headline the Las Vegas show.
Dancer Kristi Cellars came in second, with Drake Milligan, Metaphysic and Chapel Hart close to the top five.
During the emotional two-hour finale, in which the results of the public vote were revealed, the eleven finalists gave their show for the last time in the american talents. Mayyas took to the stage along with Cellars for an enchanting performance against a backdrop of golden lighting, to which Judge Simon Cowell gave a standing ovation.
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In the final match on Tuesday, the Mayyas performed a coordinated dance that featured white feathered outfits and sparkling balls of light, winning a standing ovation from the judges and the crowd.
“Wonderful,” said judge Sofia Vergara, who gave Mayas a gold bell after the first test. “Another stage.”
Coyle said the performance was “amazing”.
“Something happened to you as I started to get a fuss 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 band performed a hypnotic dance semi-final, performing a serpentine-like routine to arabesque tunes, donning gold bodysuits and masks, while the lead dancer wore a suit-style outfit, with a long-sleeved gold and green skirt.
In June, the group made their own american talents Debut and judges Coyle, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Vergara were so impressed that they received a gold vote and soon followed up with live shows.
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 Cherfan, who 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 the band.
In 2019, they appeared in the sixth series of Arabs have talents He went on to win the bid, 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 Mayas, the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation, better known as LBCI, launched the Karmalik Ya Lebanon – For You Lebanon campaign, a campaign from within America targeting Lebanese citizens and Arabs living in the United States who were eligible to vote for acts performed on the programme. .
With this, LBCI created a variety of promotions that were shared on TV, YouTube and across other social media platforms. In the clips, the women who make up the group introduced themselves and showed some of their movements.
The LBCI said the victory would be a “message of hope and faith in a Lebanon that is rising again.”
Family members and friends share the same feelings.
“I can’t describe how I felt while watching the final show,” said Gadi El Hadar, 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, said the group’s success shows the world what Arab women can do.
This is about Lebanon, said Mohamed Agouz, 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 offer.”
Updated: September 15, 2022, 12:36 PM
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