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"Hot Lixx" Becomes First Ever Two-Time Air Guitar Champ

Hot Lixx Hulahan, aka Craig Billmeier was crowned the 2008 and two-time Air Guitar champ last week. The finals were held in Finland and the results were as follows:

1. Craig "Hot Lixx Hulahan" Billmeier (United States) 35.5
2. Andel "John Sniffler" Soree (Netherlands) 34.8
3. Cole "Johnny Utah" Manson (Canada) 34.7
4 Francois-Xavier "Master Peace" Phan (France) 34.4
4. Ichikawa the Rock (Japan) 34.4
6. Ochi "Dainoji" Yosuke (Japan) 34.2
7. Christian "Heart Buckboard" Sweep (Denmark) 33.5
8. Clay "Clay Bangers" Connolly (Australia) 33.4
8. Daniel "Midnight Moses" Robertson (United Kingdom) 33.4
10. Simon "Turak" Edwards (United Kingdom) 32.8
11. Ramsey James "Carlos Slazenger" Williamson (Greece) 16.6
11. Maxim "Angel of Death" Andro (Finland) 16.6
13. Daniel "Fahnderstruck" Faranna (Italy)16.5
13. Terje "Lord Fist" Stephansen (Norway) 16.5
15. Aikyu "Super IQ" Kanagawa (Japan) 16.4
16. Dirk "Lord Airness" Lüdi (Switzerland) 16.3
17. Heine "Lord Wolmer" van der Walt (South Africa) 16.1
17. Alexander "Devil Seducer" Gott (Russia) 16.1
19. Oskari "Knucklefinger" Martimo (Finland) 15.4
20. Aivar Meos (Estonia) 15.1

Borrowing a move from "Big Rig" Randy Laymen (regional winner Denver, Aspen, etc.) and "Joseph of Air-imathea" Joe Coleman (Des Moines regional champ), Hot Lixx entered the compulsory round in second place after topping off his act by breaking a bottle over his head.

You can check out some photos from the event here and a video below:

More coverage from the BBC can be found here.

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1. ...Just Another Number... writes:

"...Hot Lixx entered the compulsory round in second place after topping off his act by breaking a bottle over his head."

Holy sh** man... wow... wow... thats really all I can say to that. I dunno how this competition really works, or how you could even begin to give a grade to someone's performance but could someone explain to me how someone would get pumped up enough to break a bottle over their head?

# Sep 5, 2008 @ 10:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Kalis_wrath writes:

He is an air guitar champ, as I see it he is nothing more than an air-headed champ! I have always been surprised at the level of stupidity in these types of "contest."

# Sep 5, 2008 @ 10:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. purehatred07 writes:

this dropped my iq 25 points lol

# Sep 6, 2008 @ 2:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

has anybody seen the movie 'air guitar nation'? it's about this sh!t and is fukin hilareous!

# Sep 6, 2008 @ 4:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Txmetalhead writes:

Thanks for this article - it is funny as hell! Yes, I need to check out that DVD/movie Air Guitar Nation...lol.

# Sep 15, 2008 @ 11:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. brandedcfh420 writes:

does he have any real talent?

# Sep 15, 2008 @ 11:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. ElHefe writes:

^ Get off your high horse. It's air guitar.

# Sep 15, 2008 @ 4:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Txmetalhead writes:

How do you win an air guitar contest??? most creative..I guess. I think those are scores given to each contestant. Wild...lol.

# Sep 15, 2008 @ 4:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. brandedcfh420 writes:

ElHefe writes:
^ Get off your high horse. It's air guitar.


i was just asking if he had real talent, any1 can play air guitar. take a midol or 3!!!!

# Sep 15, 2008 @ 4:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Ex - Air Guitar Champ writes:

This event is a complete waste of time!
Craig was a cheater! He would take sneak peaks at his opponents moves backstage.

# Sep 15, 2008 @ 4:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. ElHefe writes:

To Txmetalhead - Usually creativity, it's more about the act. In my hometown, the local bars would put on air guitar competitions, fun stuff. Love watching hot chics bang their heads playing air guitar...thats a keeper.

to brandasdfasdfasdf: Good one, dude.

# Sep 15, 2008 @ 4:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Ex - Air Guitar Champ writes:

Oh yes the air guitar groupies!
I use to have plenty of air sex backstage.

Now Playing (Little Richard - Long Tall Sally)

# Sep 15, 2008 @ 5:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Kalis_wrath writes:

^Uh... as a woman would never do an air guitar champ! Talk about going low on the totem pole! I would do the real deal, you know the artist you guys want to be so bad, but lack the talent to do so, and very easily could!

# Sep 15, 2008 @ 7:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. wilco writes:

yeah its just air guitat
well we do it in our house is it?
when we think the guitar solo kicks ass
but he did made some money from it as well
so even when its a joke i would never go to one of this shows
some people think its serious stuff like wressling
well if you want to play guitar
at least buy a real one

# Sep 18, 2008 @ 5:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Chupacabra_hunter writes:

air guitar sucks,I play air tuba.

# Sep 18, 2008 @ 8:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Cr4wf0rdTxJ1ng0J4ng0 writes:

Ooh, he's an air guitar champ. He's famous for f***ing doing nothing. Why don't we all go gossip about Paris Hilton while we're at it? Hey, "Hot Lixx" Hulahan, you won a contest becuase you were the best impersonator of a talented person. I'm sure your mom is smiling, but I bet she feels gutted by how much of a loser her son is. Especially since you had to break a bottle over your head. And it's not even an "Air Guitar / Break sh**" tournament! Hey, hurry up and have kids so when all the best parking spots at the bank are taken, I can thank all the idiots on Earth for having all the f***ing kids.

# Sep 18, 2008 @ 9:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. godlike writes:

I'm waiting for the air drum contests.... cause Ive been practicing for years..!!
I can play any Rush or Led Zeppelin song you can name..... yeah even the live versions..!!

# Sep 18, 2008 @ 9:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Txmetalhead writes:

Hahaa - I play air tuba...that is classic! haaaahaaaa
This is funny post - kudos to all.
I like air drums too....haahaa

# Sep 18, 2008 @ 10:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. That_One_Guy writes:

Regardless of whether or not it actually takes talent, it's some funny sh*t to see people running around on stage playing air guitar....

# Sep 18, 2008 @ 11:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. coldiem writes:

LOL, air drums is one of my favorite pastimes. Even better if you have a good surface in front of you to bang on. It's great for annoying the crap out of everyone else in the room.

# Sep 18, 2008 @ 11:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Cr4wf0rdTxJ1ng0J4ng0 writes:

I'll admit, it's funny, but after the first ten seconds, it's just sad.

# Sep 18, 2008 @ 11:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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