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08/31/2015 06:30 pm ET Updated Aug 31, 2015

Meet The Newest World Champion Of Air Guitar

Blumenkrants is the first Russian contestant to have taken home the top prize.

In case you didn't know, the 20th annual Air Guitar World Championships (yes, it's a real event) wrapped up in Oulu, Finland, last Friday with Russian competitor Kereel "Your Daddy" Blumenkrants beating out the American runner-up Matt "Aristotle" Burns for the title.

Blumenkrants joined HuffPost Live to discuss his lively performance and how he nabbed the coveted top prize -- a handmade electric guitar -- after competing for five years.

"[The performance is] like a lightning bolt or an arrow from a bow," he told host Caroline Modarressy Tehrani. "It's just so quick and filled with all kinds of movement, you barely ... have any time to think. You just do it and then in a blink of a second, it's over."

Watch HuffPost Live's interview with 2015 champ Kereel Blumenkrants above. 
 
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