America’s Got Talent has revealed its latest winner.
The Mayyas, an all-female Lebanese dance group, took home the crown for the 17th season of the competition show.
The synchronized performers’ first breathtaking audition immediately wowed the judges and prompted judge Sofía Vergara to press her Golden Buzzer, sending them all the way to the live shows.
In the final, The Mayyas performed a show-stopping dance number with Australian pole dancer Kristy Sellars, who was named runner-up.
Viewers voted them as the winners, meaning they scooped the $1 million grand prize and a headlining show in Las Vegas.
The judges, Vegara, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel, rushed up to the stage to congratulate the group as gold confetti rained down.
Singing trio Chapel Hart eventually placed fifth, AI singing group Metaphysic fourth, and country singer Drake Milligan took home third.
Joining the show in the final episode were the likes of the Black Eyed Peas, Jon Pardi, and Darius Rucker, while Darci Lynne and Shin Lim were among the AGT students joining the contestants.
speaking to People Shortly after The Mayyas put on another mesmerizing show in the semi-finals, Mandel said: “I think that by far, for me personally, it is probably the most impressive, wonderful act I have seen in my years on this show.
“It’s not like anything you can describe. It was amazing. It was just beautiful and mesmerizing and hypnotizing and powerful. Then take into account where they’re from and what the culture is, and what they’re up against and what women are up against anyhow, all over the world.
“They need to be the poster people for female empowerment.”
America’s Got Talent airs on NBC in the US.