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Media Gallery: Photographs of the finalists available

Media Gallery has been updated. You will find high-resolution photographs of every finalist and the final it self in our Media Gallery. Log in with your whole name and e-mail address. Gallery can be found here.

All photos from the AGWC final are taken by photographer Maiju Torvinen, photos of the Qualifying Round fo Dark Horses are by Heidi Risto.

Make air, not war.

Sat 24 Aug 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)

American Mean Melin Rules the Air Guitar Week

American Mean Melin Rules the Air Guitar Week

Air Guitar World Championships 2013 was a tight twist to two Dark Horses. Thursday's victorious Eric "Mean Melin" Melin (US) also nailed both of his performances in the Friday's World Final - after being challenged by his countryman, Doug "The Thunder" Stroock. As a result, The Thunder's oozingly sexual air guitar moves couldn't compete with Mean Melin's straight-forward rock charisma: the Kansas-based Dave Grohl lookalike is inevidably going home with the World Title of Air Guitar and the hand-made Flying Finn electric guitar.


Fri 23 Aug 2013 | Permalink | Comments (1)

Winner and results of Air Guitar World Championships 2013

1. Eric "Mean Melin" Melin (US) 34,2 (17,7)
2. Doug "The Thunder" Stroock (US) 34,2 (16,8)
3. Thom "W!ld Th!ng 37" Wilding (UK) 34,1
4. Justin "Nordic Thunder" Howard (US) 34,0
5. Jason "Lt. Facemelter" Farnan (US) 33,5
6. Kereel "Your Daddy" Blumenkrants (RU) 33,3
6. Emmanuelle "Miss Issipy" Stempniakowski (BE) 33,3
6. Mitsuaki "Inogami Koushou" Inoue (JP) 33,3
9. Georgi "Photo" Nikolov (BG) 32,6
10. Corentin "Airgus" Fermont (BE) 31,6
11. Daniel "Moredrive" Oldemeier (DE) 16,4
12. Kasper "ThunderFlesh" Toernstroem (DK) 16,3
12. Altair "Rockin' Rabbit" Kassymov (KZ) 16,3
14. Benjamin "Benny Fairguson" Thiebaut (FR) 16,0
15. James "The Beast" Lowe (NL) 15,7
16. Vladlena "Ivana Rock" Kaminskaya (RU) 15,6
17. Christian "Heart Buckboard" Sweep (DE) 15,1


Fri 23 Aug 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Performing Order for Tonight's Finals

Performance Order – The World Final

 1. Corentin ”AIRGUS” Fermont, BE

2. Eric ”Mean Melin” Melin, US

3. Doug ”The Thunder” Stroock, US

4. Christian ”Heart Buckboard” Sweep, GE

5.  Kereel ”Your Daddy” Blumenkrants, RU

6. Benjamin ”Benny Fairguson” Thiebaut, FR

7.  Justin ”Nordic Thunder” Howard, US

8.  Jason ”Lieutenant Facemelter” Farnan, US

9. Daniel ”Moredrive” Oldemeier, DE

10. Kasper ”ThunderFlesh” Toernstroem, DK

11. Georgi ”Photo” Nikolov, BG

12. Vladlena ”Ivana Rock” Kaminskaya, RU

13. Thom ”W!ld Th!ng 37” Wilding, UK

14. Mitsuaki ”Inogami Koushou” Inoue, JP

15. Altair ”Rockin' Rabbit” Kassymov, KZ

16. James ”The Beast” Lowe, NL

17. Emmanuelle ”Miss Issipy” Stempniakowski, BE


Be ready for the live stream!

Official Air Gear Provided by Varusteleka. 

Fri 23 Aug 2013 | Permalink | Comments (1)

Five Dark Horses to the Air Guitar World Final

Air Guitar World Championships started the competition rounds on Thursday 22 August with the knowingly steamy Qualifying Round, which turned out to be a high-level air guitar rival of altogether sixteen Dark Horses. The cramped up rock bar 45 Special was taken over by Eric “Mean Melin” Melin of the United States with his purely rocking performance. The other four air guitarists advancing to the World Final were Christian “Heart Buckboard” Sweep (DE), Doug “The Thunder” Stroock (US), Kereel “Your Daddy” Blumenkrants (RU) and Corentin “AIRGUS” Fermont (BE).


Fri 23 Aug 2013 | Permalink | Comments (2)

Dark Horses Qualifying Round - Performance Order


  1. Chelsie ”Cannonballmavin” Jangord, US

  2. Amberley ”Amberella” Lobo, AU

  3. Amos ”The Gullitine” Gill, AU

  4. Doug ”The Thunder” Stroock, US

  5. Aline ”The Devil's Niece” Westphal, DE

  6. Corentin ”AIRGUS” Fermont, BE

  7. Makoto ”MAKOTO SATO”, JP

  8. Cecilia ”Sweet Sisu” Knodt, DE

  9. Tianji ”Pegasus” Li, CH

  10. Paul ”Pulsating Plectrum” Schofield, UK

  11. Bianca ”President Baberham Lincoln”, US

  12. Christian ”Heart Buckboard” Sweep, GE

  13. Dr. Mathias ”Eric ”Nu” Matic” Mertens, DE

  14. Eric ”Mean Melin” Melin, US

  15. Tom ”Sgt. Wrecker” Hill, AU

  16. Kereel ”Your Daddy” Blumenkrants, RU


Thu 22 Aug 2013 | Permalink | Comments (1)

World Final 2013 LIVE on Webstream

The Air Guitar Finals will be streamed LIVE in cooperation with Kaleva Newspaper!

Webstream has Scribble Live to which you can send comments and/or photos. Chat hosts are world champion year 2000 Markus Vainionpää and webjournalist of Kaleva Eleonoora Rihinen. Webstream starts at 8 p.m., the competition at 8.15 p.m. (EET, UTC+3). 

You'll find the live stream here:

Send a message or picture to the screen and let the world see it!

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P.S. All the dark horses are soon ready for their qualifying round, stay tuned for results!

Thu 22 Aug 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)

My Home Is Where My Air Is, vol 1.

My Home Is Where My Air Is, vol 1.

Only short two weeks to go - Time to meet the national champions 2013!

This year the City of Oulu welcomed the National Air Guitar Heros to our Northern city by sending out t-shirts to each champion. We start the "Home Is Where My Air Is" series with two national champions, James "The Beast" Lowe from The Netherlands and Daniel "Moredrive" Oldemeier from Germany. 


Thu 8 Aug 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)