When he's not spelling, Christopher Serrao, speller 427, likes Giants football, Imagine Dragons and playing guitar.
So how nice for the New Jersey seventh grader that his sentence for "bassanello" included a reference to his favorite band.
Bassanello is a 17th century double-reed woodwind instrument.
"Everyone was shocked at the VMAs when Imagine Dragons threw down their instruments and chose to play the song entirely on the bassanello," Dr. Bailly said.
Christopher tied for 34th place last year and 41st place in 2017.