America’s Got Talent crowned a new champion! Lebanese dance troupe The Mayyas wins season 17

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- “Finale Results” episode 1720 -- Pictured: Mayyas -- (Photo credit: Trae Patton/NBC)
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT — “Finale Results” episode 1720 — Pictured: Mayyas — (Photo credit: Trae Patton/NBC)

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American talent crowned its newest winner!

After weeks of competition, Maya were declared champions of the competition series of the 17th season. With the grand prize, the Lebanese female dance troupe takes home a million dollar prize and a headlining performance at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The Maya first attracted the attention of America during their the audition that stops the showwhich prompted the judge Sofia Vergara to press his Golden Buzzer.

During the live performance, the group performed another one hypnotizing dance routine that fellow judge and executive producer Simon Cowell predicted to “change the world”.

“They’re ready for Vegas – I’d go watch them,” a fellow judge Heidi Klum he told PEOPLE shortly after the live performance. “I think they’re amazing. It’s the costumes. It’s the wow moments. It’s like rote learning, it haunts you. It hypnotizes you in a way.”

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Casey Durkin/NBC The Mayyas on the AGT finale

“I think by far, for me personally, it’s probably the most impressive, beautiful acting I’ve seen in years on this show,” the judge Howie Mandel added. “It’s not like anything you can describe. It was incredible. It was just beautiful and mesmerizing and hypnotizing and powerful. Then you consider where they’re from and what the culture is, what they’re struggling with and what women are like anyway, all over the world. They should be the poster men for women’s empowerment.”

About the positive reception, the founder of the group, Nadim Cherfan, previously told PEOPLE: “[It’s] absolutely amazing. We have to swallow. We couldn’t swallow those feelings, but hearing these comments from these judges gave us a really big confidence boost.”

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AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, Sofia Vergara

Trae Patton/NBC Sofia Vergara with The Mayyas

On Wednesday, the group performed another superb performance for the finals. Cherfan later told PEOPLE they couldn’t feel “more proud of themselves” for all they’ve accomplished.

“Every moment of this experience has been really memorable, from the Golden Buzzer to the semi-finals to now the final,” he said. “It’s not about the title anymore. It’s about a huge bigger message for our people to make them believe in themselves and to give hope to our country that is going into a dark time.”

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Before the results were announced in Wednesday’s final, excitement was at an all-time high.

The Black Eyed Peas and AGT alums Light Balance opened the show with an electric dance, in front of the judges and host Terry Crews delighted with the final performances of the season 17 finalists.

11 best performers — Mayamagician Nikola Rebrasinger Sarah Jamesartificial intelligence (AI) group. Metaphysicssaxophonist Avery Dixongroup of countries Hart Chapelpole dancer Kristy Sellarsmagician Yu Hojincomedian Mike E. Winfieldcountry singer Drake Milliganand a singing ventriloquist Celia Muñoz — then he got the chance to go on stage again.

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AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- “Auditions” Episode 1704 -- Pictured: Mayyas -- (Photo credit: Trae Patton/NBC)
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT — “Auditions” Episode 1704 — Pictured: Mayyas — (Photo credit: Trae Patton/NBC)

Trae Patton/NBC The Mayyas on America’s Got Talent

Ribs and Hojin performed magic with the former AGT the winner, magician Shin Lim, while Milligan sang with another country singer Jon Pardi and Chapel Hart sang with Darius Rucker. Winfield was given the opportunity to participate in the comedy Roast of Cowell, with the help Jeff Ross and fellow Season 17 comedians Tom McMillian, Mr. Pants and Lace Larrabee.

Muñoz also performed with fellow belly singers and AGT alum Darci Lynne and Terry Fator, while Sellars and The Mayyas performed a mesmerizing routine together. Finally, Dixon performed with Trombone Shorty and James sang with the Black Eyed Peas. Legendary actor Henry Winkler also appeared during the finale.

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AMERICA'S GOT -- Quarterfinals Episode 1 1709 Pictured: (from left) Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Terry Crews, Sofia Vergara, Simon Cowell (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC via Getty Images)
AMERICA’S GOT — Quarterfinals Episode 1 1709 Pictured: (from left) Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Terry Crews, Sofia Vergara, Simon Cowell (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC via Getty Images)

Trae Patton/NBC/Getty America’s Got Talent judges and hosts

Later in the night, the top 5 acts were announced, with Milligan, Sellars, Metaphysic, The Mayyas and Chapel Hart taking the spots.

After that, Chapel Hart finished fifth, Metaphysic finished fourth, Milligan finished third and Sellars finished second.

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Season 17 of American talent can be streamed in its entirety on NBC.com or Hulu.

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