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Air Guitar Contest Crowns New World Champ

German woman snags top prize for Foo Fighters performance
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2011 4:25 PM CDT
German Woman Wins Air Guitar World Championship in Oulu, Finland
Sylvain Guimene "Gunther Love" performs during the 2010 Air Guitar World Championships in Oulu, Finland, on Friday Aug.27, 2010. Gunther Love won the competition.   (AP Photo / LEHTIKUVA / Markku Ruottinen)

(Newser) – A German woman rocked her invisible guitar yesterday and walked off with top prize at the 16th Air Guitar World Championships—the first female to snag a medal there in seven years. Held in Oulu in northern Finland, the contest included wild fingerers like US champ Justin "Nordic Thunder" Howard and Veronica "Like Ever Gin" Mullerova of the Czech Republic, who took second and third, respectively. The winner: Aline "The Devil's Niece" Westphal, who amazed judges with her high-energy Foo Fighters performance. (Check out the Telegraph's video for priceless footage.)

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