Winner of ‘America’s Got Talent’ Crowns Season 17

After months of tears, cheers and, from the contestants, some well-founded fears, America’s Got Talent has a new champion.

NBC’s talent search reached its climax Wednesday night (September 14) after a round of final, live performances.

When the votes were tallied, there could only be one winner: Mayyas.

The Lebanese all-female alternative dance group, founded by Lebanese choreographer Nadim Cherfan, collects the $1 million prize and the opportunity to headline a residency at the Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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The dancers won, beating a final group that included saxophonist Avery Dixon; country trio Chapel Hart; teen Polish singer Sara James; AI action Metaphysical; and Australian pole dancer Kristy Sellars, who finished the season in second place.

The finale was an all-star affair, kicking off with a performance from the Black Eyed Peas and featuring some major collaborators.

Among them, country singer Drake Milligan appeared with Jon Pardi on “Last Night Lonely”; Chapel Hart teamed up with Darius Rucker on “Something to Talk About”; Dixon and Trombone Shorty rocked an instrumental; and the final two acts of the season, Sellars and Mayyas, combined for an enchanting performance.

For their final performance on Tuesday night before America votes, Mayyas enchanted everyone in the room and looked at home with an exotic and flawless performance.

Earlier in the season, Mayyas won Sofia Vergara’s “Golden Buzzer.”

“There are no words to explain to you what we felt over here,” the Modern Family star said after seeing the group perform for the first time, calling their first number “the most beautiful, creative dance I’ve ever seen.”

Vergara is a fan for life. “I’m so proud Mayyas. You deserve this,” she tweeted after the finale.


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