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National Air Guitar Champions of 2023 have been chosen

Air you ready for this years Air Guitar World Championships? We sure are and the chosen National Champions of 2023 are even more enthusiastic to compete and show off in Oulu on 25th of August! This years national champions come from Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan,
Sealand, Sweden and the United States. These eight contestants will challenge the current champion Kirill "Guitarantula" Blumenkrats at Rotuaari on an unforgettable finale for this years championships!

This year the stakes are even higher as we have three two time world champions fighting for their third title, old air guitarists returning to Oulu and even new nations who have their champions rocking for the title of World Champion!

Last years World Champion Kirill "Guitarantula" Blumenkrats returns to Oulu to defend his title! Being an Air Guitar World Champion also from the year 2015, he is one of the three contestants competing to be the first three time World Champion!

The double French National Champion Frederic "French Kiss" Reau returns to Oulu once again to compete for the title of World Champion! Placing second on the last years championships, he sure is fighting for the title this year!

Hailing from Perth, the most isolated capital in the world! William "Billy Damage" Denton has rocked the air guitar for 17 years, but this is his first trip to Oulu! This Aussie legend will set the stage aflame!

The Belgian man of mystery Bryan "Dirty Beaujolais" Antoine is travelling to Finland to try and snatch the victory to Belgium for the first time! It's been 11 years since he was in Finland the last time.

It's been 12 years since the last German World Champion - will Martin "Shorty" Rüthschilling change that? He is coming in with a thirst for victory and a devilish grin.

Gergely "Gregory" Szentesi often finds himself in random situations - like flying over to Finland to play air guitar in front of the whole world! He has been preparing for the world stage meticuosly, so we are in for a show.

Nanami "Seven Seas" Nagura returns to Oulu with two world championship titles under her belt, she sure is hungry for the legendary position of being the first air guitarist with three championships!

Lloyd "Stonehenge" Weema is no stranger to air guitar having experience over the years. This year he's the first National Champion of Sealand to compete in the Air Guitar World Final!

A fresh breeze from the north! As Sweden National Champion to join the Air Guitar family, Linnea "Mistrex Linn" Minin from Kiruna, Sweden.

Winning his FIFTH national title this year, the two time World Champion Matt "AIRstotle" Burns, returns to Oulu!

... But the final gets even more exciting as the Dark Horse Qualifying Roundis being held at 45 Special on 24th of August! Who will join the champions and compete for the world championship title?

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