America’s Got Talent: Sofia Vergara uses her Golden Buzzer on Lebanese dance troupe Mayyas


America’s Got Talent: Sofia Vergara uses her Golden Buzzer on Lebanese dance troupe Mayyas as the auditions continue

Sofia Vergara hit her Golden Buzzer for an all female empowering dance group from Lebanon called the Mayyas on Tuesday night’s two-hour America’s Got Talent on NBC sending them straight on to the live show.

‘I would be so honored to empower you even more in this journey because you deserve it,’ Sofia, 49, said right before she hit the buzzer. ‘I want to be part of this!’

The women jumped up and down as gold confetti rained down on them. Sofia went to the stage and hugged them.

Mayyas: Sofia Vergara hit her Golden Buzzer for an all female empowering dance group from Lebanon called the Mayyas on Tuesday night's two-hour America's Got Talent on NBC sending them straight on to the live show

Mayyas: Sofia Vergara hit her Golden Buzzer for an all female empowering dance group from Lebanon called the Mayyas on Tuesday night’s two-hour America’s Got Talent on NBC sending them straight on to the live show

Honored: 'I would be so honored to empower you even more in this journey because you deserve it,' Sofia, 49, said right before she hit the buzzer. 'I want to be part of this!'

Honored: ‘I would be so honored to empower you even more in this journey because you deserve it,’ Sofia, 49, said right before she hit the buzzer. ‘I want to be part of this!’

Hugs: The women jumped up and down as gold confetti rained down on them. Sofia went to the stage and hugged them

Hugs: The women jumped up and down as gold confetti rained down on them. Sofia went to the stage and hugged them

The Mayyas told the judges before they performed that their group name meant ‘the proud walk of lionesses’ in Arabic. 

They also shared that it was difficult to be a dancer as a female Arab. The women, who all wore beaded veils and black wigs, said they wanted to prove to the world what an Arab woman could do.

Before they began, the dancers said they wanted to hypnotize the judges with their synchronized routine and asked them to sit closer together. Then the Mayyas lined up in a single line and used their hands and feathers to create an amazing visual illusion and then danced in unison across the stage.

Name: The Mayyas told the judges before they performed that their group name meant 'the proud walk of lionesses' in Arabic

Name: The Mayyas told the judges before they performed that their group name meant ‘the proud walk of lionesses’ in Arabic

Illusion: Before they began, the dancers said they wanted to hypnotize the judges with their synchronized routine and asked them to sit closer together. Then the Mayyas lined up in a single line and used their hands and feathers to create an amazing visual illusion and then danced in unison across the stage

Illusion: Before they began, the dancers said they wanted to hypnotize the judges with their synchronized routine and asked them to sit closer together. Then the Mayyas lined up in a single line and used their hands and feathers to create an amazing visual illusion and then danced in unison across the stage

Prove: They also shared that it was difficult to be a dancer as a female Arab. The women, who all wore beaded veils and black wigs, said they wanted to prove to the world what an Arab woman could do

Prove: They also shared that it was difficult to be a dancer as a female Arab. The women, who all wore beaded veils and black wigs, said they wanted to prove to the world what an Arab woman could do

Dance troup: The Mayyas perform their signature dance moves

Dance troup: The Mayyas perform their signature dance moves

‘There are no words to explain to you what we were feeling over here,’ Sofia said. ‘It was the most beautiful creative dancing I’ve ever seen.’

‘We were hypnotized by what you did,’ Howie Mandel, 66, said.

‘This really will make a difference full stop in so many positive ways,’ Simon Cowell, 62, said. ‘It was arguably the best dance act.’

In sync: The Mayyas perform their synchronous dance routine

In sync: The Mayyas perform their synchronous dance routine

Beautiful: 'There are no words to explain to you what we were feeling over here,' Sofia said. 'It was the most beautiful creative dancing I've ever seen'

Beautiful: ‘There are no words to explain to you what we were feeling over here,’ Sofia said. ‘It was the most beautiful creative dancing I’ve ever seen’

Hypnotized: 'We were hypnotized by what you did,' Howie Mandel, 66, said

Hypnotized: ‘We were hypnotized by what you did,’ Howie Mandel, 66, said

Best dance act: 'This really will make a difference full stop in so many positive ways,' Simon Cowell, 62, said. 'It was arguably the best dance act'

Best dance act: ‘This really will make a difference full stop in so many positive ways,’ Simon Cowell, 62, said. ‘It was arguably the best dance act’

The show opened with the Cubcakes, a young dance crew group from North Hollywood, that wowed the judges with their synchronized moves. All the judges voted them on.

Ethan Jan, 17, from Redlands, California, did a Rubik’s cube act for his audition. He put Rubik’s Cubes in front of the judges and asked them to each scramble them. Ethan then put their cubes back together behind his back with one hand and finished one cube while cycling around on a unicycle.

‘Are you real?’ Heidi Klum, 49, asked him as he juggled the cubes in one hand and put one together in the other.

Cubcakes: The show opened with the Cubcakes, a young dance crew group from North Hollywood, that wowed the judges with their synchronized moves. All the judges voted them on

Cubcakes: The show opened with the Cubcakes, a young dance crew group from North Hollywood, that wowed the judges with their synchronized moves. All the judges voted them on

Ethan: Ethan Jan, 17, from Redlands, California, did a Rubik's cube act for his audition. He put Rubik's Cubes in front of the judges and asked them to each scramble them. Ethan then put their cubes back together behind his back with one hand and finished one cube while cycling around on a unicycle

Ethan: Ethan Jan, 17, from Redlands, California, did a Rubik’s cube act for his audition. He put Rubik’s Cubes in front of the judges and asked them to each scramble them. Ethan then put their cubes back together behind his back with one hand and finished one cube while cycling around on a unicycle

Unicycle: 'Are you real?' Heidi Klum, 49, asked him as he juggled the cubes in one hand and put one together in the other

Unicycle: ‘Are you real?’ Heidi Klum, 49, asked him as he juggled the cubes in one hand and put one together in the other

The audience gave him a standing ovation when he was done.

‘That was amazing,’ Sofia said.

‘This was so incredible,’ Heidi said.

All the judges voted him on.

Incredible: 'This was so incredible,' Heidi said

Incredible: ‘This was so incredible,’ Heidi said

Kristen Cruz, 19, from Crowley, Texas, covered ‘I See Red’ by Everybody Loves an Outlaw for her audition. She said she hoped to inspire people. All the judges gave her a standing applause when she finished.

‘That was unbelievable,’ Simon said.

‘You’re on fire.’ Howie said.

Kristen: Kristen Cruz, 19, from Crowley, Texas, covered 'I See Red' by Everybody Loves an Outlaw for her audition. She said she hoped to inspire people. All the judges gave her a standing applause when she finished

Kristen: Kristen Cruz, 19, from Crowley, Texas, covered ‘I See Red’ by Everybody Loves an Outlaw for her audition. She said she hoped to inspire people. All the judges gave her a standing applause when she finished

‘I want your voice,’ Heidi said. ‘You have a real gift.’

All the judges voted her on.

A trio of comedians went next. Chris, a comedian from Watford, England, cracked up the judges with his jokes and all the judges voted him on. Next was Connor King from West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who got three yeses and moved on.

Comedian Chris: Chris, a comedian from Watford, England, cracked up the judges with his jokes and all the judges voted him on

Comedian Chris: Chris, a comedian from Watford, England, cracked up the judges with his jokes and all the judges voted him on

Voted: All the judges voted her on

Voted: All the judges voted her on

Connor: Connor King from West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who got three yeses and moved on

Connor: Connor King from West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who got three yeses and moved on

Comedian Lace Larrabee, 38, from Atlanta, Georgia had the judges laughing even before she started her act. She told Sofia that she did pageants until she aged out.

‘They kick you out of them,’ Lace said. ‘As soon as you have opinions and cellulite they’re like ‘Get out of here. You’re not allowed.’

‘Lace that was so funny,’ Sofia said when she finished. ‘This was amazing. I loved it!’

Aged out: Comedian Lace Larrabee, 38, from Atlanta, Georgia had the judges laughing even before she started her act. She told Sofia that she did pageants until she aged out

Aged out: Comedian Lace Larrabee, 38, from Atlanta, Georgia had the judges laughing even before she started her act. She told Sofia that she did pageants until she aged out

Not allowed: 'They kick you out of them,' Lace said. 'As soon as you have opinions and cellulite they're like 'Get out of here. You're not allowed'

Not allowed: ‘They kick you out of them,’ Lace said. ‘As soon as you have opinions and cellulite they’re like ‘Get out of here. You’re not allowed’

‘They always say the killer combination is beauty and brains, and you have both,’ Heidi said.

‘You are just naturally funny,’ Simon said. ‘I liked it when you got naughty.’

All the judges voted her on.

Jannick: Jannick Holste, 19, a math student and dancing teacher from Germany wearing a silver sequined blazer took the stage next. He did a combination magic and dance act making dancers magically appear on stage to dance with him to Heidi's song 'It's Going to Last Forever'

Jannick: Jannick Holste, 19, a math student and dancing teacher from Germany wearing a silver sequined blazer took the stage next. He did a combination magic and dance act making dancers magically appear on stage to dance with him to Heidi’s song ‘It’s Going to Last Forever’

Jannick Holste, 19, a math student and dancing teacher from Germany wearing a silver sequined blazer took the stage next. He did a combination magic and dance act making dancers magically appear on stage to dance with him to Heidi’s song ‘It’s Going to Last Forever.’

‘My God Jannick we weren’t expecting that,’ Simon said when he finished.

‘I can’t remember another magician that presented magic with dance,’ Howie said. ‘You are original.’

Magic and dance: 'I can't remember another magician that presented magic with dance,' Howie said. 'You are original'

Magic and dance: ‘I can’t remember another magician that presented magic with dance,’ Howie said. ‘You are original’

‘I have at least five fans that are listening and loving my song,’ Heidi said pointing to the five dancers on stage. ‘I loved it, loved it, loved it.’

All the judges voted him on.

Kieran Rhodes, 20, a self-taught singer and piano player from Burnt Hills, New York. He first performed his Billy Joel’s song ‘She’s Got a Way’ and then his own original song ‘Disengage,’ which he said he wrote trying to get through a period of depression.

Kieran: Kieran Rhodes, 20, a self-taught singer and piano player from Burnt Hills, New York. He first performed his Billy Joel's song 'She's Got a Way' and then his own original song 'Disengage,' which he said he wrote trying to get through a period of depression

Kieran: Kieran Rhodes, 20, a self-taught singer and piano player from Burnt Hills, New York. He first performed his Billy Joel’s song ‘She’s Got a Way’ and then his own original song ‘Disengage,’ which he said he wrote trying to get through a period of depression

All the judges and the audience gave him a standing ovation.

‘I think we just witnessed something super special right now,’ Host Terry Crews, 53, said.

‘Spectacular,’ Sofia said. ‘I loved it.’

Ovation: All the judges and the audience gave him a standing ovation

Ovation: All the judges and the audience gave him a standing ovation

Super special: 'I think we just witnessed something super special right now,' Host Terry Crews, 53, said

Super special: ‘I think we just witnessed something super special right now,’ Host Terry Crews, 53, said

‘I could feel the emotion,’ Howie said. ‘You are a star young man.’

‘You are very talented,’ Simon said. ‘When I was starting off in the music business, there were other kids, boys, who would taunt me because I was in the mailroom. I was like okay I didn’t have a college degree but I just made my way through it. But it’s still in my head now. I think what you are going through is not dissimilar. It plays on your mind. You get depressed but I didn’t have the talent you’ve got. You are a great singer.’

All the judges voted him on.

Starting out: 'You are very talented,' Simon said. 'When I was starting off in the music business, there were other kids, boys, who would taunt me because I was in the mailroom. I was like okay I didn't have a college degree but I just made my way through it. But it's still in my head now. I think what you are going through is not dissimilar. It plays on your mind. You get depressed but I didn't have the talent you've got. You are a great singer'

Starting out: ‘You are very talented,’ Simon said. ‘When I was starting off in the music business, there were other kids, boys, who would taunt me because I was in the mailroom. I was like okay I didn’t have a college degree but I just made my way through it. But it’s still in my head now. I think what you are going through is not dissimilar. It plays on your mind. You get depressed but I didn’t have the talent you’ve got. You are a great singer’

Emotion: 'I could feel the emotion,' Howie said. 'You are a star young man'

Emotion: ‘I could feel the emotion,’ Howie said. ‘You are a star young man’

Kristen Sellars, a mother of three kids from Australia, wowed the judges with her pole dancing routing. Before she started, Simon said he found pole dancing ‘pointless.’ Her routine combined a backdrop of old black and white movies with modern moves even had Simon on his feet when she finished.

‘You really brought pole dancing to a whole new level,’ Heidi said.

‘You blew my mind with this,’ Howie said.

Pole dance: Kristen Sellars, a mother of three kids from Australia, wowed the judges with her pole dancing routing. Before she started, Simon said he found pole dancing 'pointless.' Her routine combined a backdrop of old black and white movies with modern moves even had Simon on his feet when she finished

Pole dance: Kristen Sellars, a mother of three kids from Australia, wowed the judges with her pole dancing routing. Before she started, Simon said he found pole dancing ‘pointless.’ Her routine combined a backdrop of old black and white movies with modern moves even had Simon on his feet when she finished

‘You never know how these ideas are going to work on stage,’ Simon said. ‘This in the room was phenomenal.’

All the judges voted her on.

Justin Rupple from Issaquah, Washington, a professional comic and voice impersonator, impressed the judges with his celebrity impressions. Before he started he said his two partners, his wife and Claire, a woman, who they both fell in love with, were in the audience to support him.

Phenomenal: 'You never know how these ideas are going to work on stage,' Simon said. 'This in the room was phenomenal'

Phenomenal: ‘You never know how these ideas are going to work on stage,’ Simon said. ‘This in the room was phenomenal’

Justin: Justin Rupple from Issaquah, Washington, a professional comic and voice impersonator, impressed the judges with his celebrity impressions

Justin: Justin Rupple from Issaquah, Washington, a professional comic and voice impersonator, impressed the judges with his celebrity impressions

‘We are polyamorous,’ Justin said.

‘I want to give you the Golden Buzzer right now,’ Howie said.

Justin did impressions of Jim Carey, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Reynolds, Seth Rogan and Liam Neeson.

Impressions: Justin did impressions of Jim Carey, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Reynolds, Seth Rogan and Liam Neeson

Impressions: Justin did impressions of Jim Carey, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Reynolds, Seth Rogan and Liam Neeson

‘I thought it was really unique,’ Howie said.

All the judges voted him on.

The Cline Twins, Connor and Carson, both 16, did hockey tricks with a puck for their audition. They threw their sticks in the air and caught the puck each time.

Twins: The Cline Twins, Connor and Carson, both 16, did hockey tricks with a puck for their audition. They threw their sticks in the air and caught the puck each time

Twins: The Cline Twins, Connor and Carson, both 16, did hockey tricks with a puck for their audition. They threw their sticks in the air and caught the puck each time

‘That was so unexpected,’ Sofia said.

‘It was brilliant,’ Simon said.

All the judges voted them on.

Glamour Aussie & Dog Dancing act from Hungary went next. The shepherd black and white dog and his partner Christine Elisabeth danced across the stage together.

All judges: All the judges voted them on

All judges: All the judges voted them on

Unexpected: 'That was so unexpected,' Sofia said

Unexpected: ‘That was so unexpected,’ Sofia said

Unexpected: 'That was so unexpected,' Sofia said

Unexpected: ‘That was so unexpected,’ Sofia said

Dog act: Glamour Aussie & Dog Dancing act from Hungary went next. The shepherd black and white dog and his partner Christine Elisabeth danced across the stage together

Dog act: Glamour Aussie & Dog Dancing act from Hungary went next. The shepherd black and white dog and his partner Christine Elisabeth danced across the stage together

‘It was spectacular,’ Sofia said.

‘It was like ballet,’ Howie said.

All the judges voted them on.

Next, Testa performed a suspenseful danger magic act. He put his feet over an open flame and then climbed a ladder made of sharp knives with his bare feet. For his final trick, he put a knife under his neck and hung from it.

Ballet: 'It was like ballet,' Howie said

Ballet: ‘It was like ballet,’ Howie said

Ballet: 'It was like ballet,' Howie said

Ballet: ‘It was like ballet,’ Howie said

Knife stairs: Next, Testa performed a suspenseful danger magic act. He put his feet over an open flame and then climbed a ladder made of sharp knives with his bare feet. For his final trick, he put a knife under his neck and hung from it

Knife stairs: Next, Testa performed a suspenseful danger magic act. He put his feet over an open flame and then climbed a ladder made of sharp knives with his bare feet. For his final trick, he put a knife under his neck and hung from it

‘I loved it,’ Heidi said when he finished.

‘It’s like watching the Omen at lunch time,’ Simon said.

All the judges voted him on.

America’s Got Talent will return next Tuesday on NBC.

Omen: 'It's like watching the Omen at lunch time,' Simon said

Omen: ‘It’s like watching the Omen at lunch time,’ Simon said

Next Tuesday: America's Got Talent will return next Tuesday on NBC

Next Tuesday: America’s Got Talent will return next Tuesday on NBC

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