Beatboxer gets wild card to enter national competition

A lucky teenage beatboxer was given a second chance when he earned a wild card into a national competition.

Conor Doughty, 18, of Wanstead Park Road, Ilford, came second in the South West heat of the Vauxhall UK Beatbox Championships last month.

Beatboxing is a unique way of making rhythms, where people use their lips and tongue to make sounds.

But the lucky 18-year-old was picked by judges from the other entrants as having the potential to win, despite coming second. “I’m so excited, I didn’t expect to win but being given this wild card is special. I do feel unique because I am the only one who hasn’t come first and is going through to the national competition.” The final will be on June 11 at the O2 Academy in Brixton, London, where the prize is a Corsa car.

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