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World Air Guitar Championships kick off in Finland

Competitors in the 20th Air Guitar World Championships began rocking out in Oulu, Finland, on Wednesday, each one hoping to make it to the finals this Friday.

Air Guitar Championships kick off in Finland.
Air Guitar Championships kick off in Finland. Image by jadepalmer / CC BY 2.0

Entrants will be judged on technical ability, stage presence and ‘airness’, described as ‘the ability to transcend a new level of the art form’. 2014 saw Nanami Nagura from Japan take the title, after having only qualified for the finals via a last-minute round. Read more: dw.com