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Russian wins 20th Air Guitar World Championship

2:22am IST - 01:30

For the first time in its 20 year history, a Russian takes top honors at the Air Guitar World Championships. Sean Carberry reports.

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STORY: The Air Guitar World Championships has yet to achieve its goal of bringing world peace, but for 20 years now, it's brought a lot of smiles. Despite the rain, the annual spectacle in Oulu, Finland drew thousands of spectators and thirty competitors from across the globe. And, unlike other musical competitions, you don't need any musical talent to win, says show producer Hanna Jakku. (SOUNDBITE)(English) HANNA JAKKU, AIR GUITAR CHAMPIONSHIP PRODUCER, SAYING: "You don't even have to know how to play an instrument and you can still be part of that song that is your favorite song." The Netherlands' 2015 champion is Sita "The Guilty Director" Van Sante. (SOUNDBITE)(English) DUTCH CHAMPION 2015, SITA "THE GUILTY DIRECTOR" VAN SANTE, SAYING: "I think it's difficult to know what the judges are looking for, it depends on who is judging." Judge Juha Torvinen says each judge has his or her own thing. (SOUNDBITE)(English) HEAD OF JURY AND FINNISH GUITARIST, JUHA TORVINEN, SAYING: "I like craziness. I like improvisation, craziness, that's my thing," The reigning world champion - Nanami "Seven Seas" Nagura from Japan - finished fourth this year. The final battle came down to American Matt "Aristotle" Burns and Russian Kareel "Your Daddy" Blumenkrants. NATS - "The winner of tonight's 20th annual World Air Guitar Championship is, Your Daddy!" And, for the first time in the competition's history, a Russian is the world's reigning guitar hero.

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Russian wins 20th Air Guitar World Championship

2:22am IST - 01:30