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The Beatbox Battle World Championship

Who's the greatest beatboxer in the world? We'll soon find out, when the annual Beatbox Battle World Championship gets underway in Berlin, Germany on May 28. Each year contestants from all over the world flock to the city to lay down some sweet, human-generated beats in hopes of snagging the grand prize. This year's winner will be crowned on May 31.

In the meantime, the BBWC has announced the winner of its wildcard competition. It's Julia Dales, a 17 year-old from Canada:

Julia Dales took first place as a wildcard, so she gets a shot at winning the whole thing.

A guy from Belgium, who goes by the name "Primitiv," took second place:

The BBWC has a bunch more videos of wildcard contestants on its Web site.

Got some video of yourself or a friend beatboxing? Give us a link.