A. W. Yrjänä (real name Aki Ville Yrjänä, born 30 July, 1967 in Kemi), a rock musician and the singer of the band CMX, was a celebrity contestant on the 2001 autumn season of the Finnish version of the show on 7 October, 2001. He won 10,000 mk, having answered incorrectly in the eight question.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First question
Put the fingers of a hand in order, starting with the closest one to the thumb.
• A: Ring finger • B: Index finger
• C: Little finger • D: Middle finger
From the 4 contestants, 3 got it right, but A. W (with a time of 8.24 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-D-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

A. W.'s Run to the Million Edit

500 mk (1 of 15) - Not timed
Which of the following is especially a delicacy of Easter?
• A: Christmas ham • B: Vappu sima
• C: Mämmi • D: Shrove bun

1,000 mk (2 of 15) - Not timed
Where does the cream of the Finnish realm gather on Independence Day?
• A: Eteläranta • B: Olympic Stadium
• C: Presidential Palace • D: Senate Square

2,500 mk (3 of 15) - Not timed
Which of the following letters is NOT in the surname of the Prime Minister of Finland?
• A: L • B: P
• C: V • D: O
The Prime Minister of Finland of that time was Paavo Lipponen.

5,000 mk (4 of 15) - Not timed
The comics hero Hägar the Horrible is...?
• A: Native American • B: Viking
• C: Eskimo • D: Knight

10,000 mk (5 of 15) - Not timed
Which of them is an attractive female violinist?
• A: Celine Dion • B: Patricia Kaas
• C: Whitney Houston • D: Vanessa-Mae

15,000 mk (6 of 15) - Not timed
Which of the following words should be written together?
• A: Suomen kieli (Finnish language) • B: Suomen kielinen (Finnish speaking)
• C: Helsingin yliopisto (University of Helsinki) • D: Tyyni valtameri (Pacific Ocean)
The correct spelling is 'suomenkielinen' (Finnish-speaking).

30,000 mk (7 of 15) - Not timed
In which business Epe Helenius from Tampere is a national celebrity?
• A: Music business • B: Sport business
• C: Restaurant business • D: Modelling business

50,000 mk (8 of 15) - Not timed
In what country the famous Mendoza wine region is situated?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Spain • B: Chile
• C: Argentina • D: Mexico
Ask the Audience Results: A: 31% • B: 47% • C: 17% • D: 5%


Preceded by
(2001 spring season)
Finnish contestant
(2001 autumn season)

A. W. Yrjänä
Succeeded by
Sulo Aittoniemi