David "Taavi" Viljanen, a 30-year-old train conductor from Vantaa, was a contestant on 2016 season of the Finnish version of the show on February 6 and 13, 2016. He walked away with €30,000, the biggest amount won in the season, having decided to walk away in the 13th question.

His run was shot in the January of 2016. With Markku Rikola, he made a guest appearance in the audience in the first episode of the 2016 autumn season on September 3, 2016.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Put the following measures of length from the shortest to the longest.
• A: Inch • B: Kilometer
• C: Yard • D: Mile
From the 5 remaining contestants, everyone got it right, but David (with a time of 3.14 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer A-C-B-D, making it into the Hot Seat.

David's Run to the Million Edit

€100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What are the colors in the flag of Sweden?
• A: Red and white • B: Blue and yellow
• C: Blue, red and white • D: Blue, red and yellow
During this question, David said he was born in Sweden.

€300 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
In what board game you sometimes have to go to jail without passing 'Go'?
• A: Ten sticks on a board • B: Afrikan tähti
• C: Trivial Pursuit • D: Monopoly

€500 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What river flows through London?
• A: Thames • B: Tiber
• C: Seine • D: Danube

€700 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of them does not adventure in Star Wars films?
• A: Han Solo • B: Mr. Spock
• C: Yoda • D: R2-D2

€1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was elected the Finnish president in 1988?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: Mauno Koivisto • B: Martti Ahtisaari
• C: Harri Holkeri • D: Tarja Halonen
David was about to answer A: Mauno Koivisto, but he became suspicious and decided to ask the audience. He picked three people from the audience to tell their opinions: Perttu (hometown not mentioned), Päivi (hometown not mentioned), and Johanna (hometown not mentioned). Perttu said the answer is A: Mauno Koivisto. Päivi also said the answer is A: Mauno Koivisto. She also said Harri Holkeri never was a president, and Ahtisaari and Halonen were presidents after Koivisto. Johanna said the answer is definitely A: Mauno Koivisto. Perttu, Päivi and Johanna got gift cards of Scandic Hotels for answering correctly.

€2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
In what country the 2016 Summer Olympics will be held?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: United States • B: Brazil
• C: France • D: Russia
David said the answer cannot be D: Russia, because Olympics were recently held there. David phoned his friend Oskari Antikainen. Oskari said he is sure the answer is B: Brazil. David went with him and won €2,000.

€3,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Karleby is the Swedish name of what Finnish city?
• A: Kotka • B: Kerava
• C: Kokkola • D: Kajaani
As a train conductor, David said humorously he would not go back to his job if he answered wrong to this question.

€5,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
In 2015, Rovio released a mobile game together with which megacelebrity?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Britney Spears • B: Shakira
• C: Lady Gaga • D: Madonna
After using '50:50' lifeline, David said he was thinking of C: Lady Gaga at first. He decided to take a risk and answered B: Shakira that turned out to be correct. After the question, the klaxon called time, and David returned in the next episode.

€7,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of the fictional astronaut in David Bowie song Space Oddity?
• A: Sergeant Jack • B: Captain Andy
• C: Major Tom • D: Colonel Dick

€10,000 (10 out of 15) - Not Timed
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquaio are super stars of what sport?
• A: Golf • B: Tennis
• C: Boxing • D: Mixed martial arts

€15,000 (11 out of 15) - Not Timed
The princesses Anna and Elsa are the main characters of what film?
• A: Frozen • B: Enchanted
• C: Cinderella • D: Oneiron
David said he has a 7-year-old daughter, and he had heard of Anna and Elsa being siblings in the film Frozen. Since he had nothing to lose, he answered A: Frozen that was correct.

€30,000 (12 out of 15) - Not Timed
What items does Salvador Dalí depict in his painting 'La persistencia de la memoria' i.e. 'The Persistence of Memory'?
• A: Spoons • B: Windows
• C: Doors • D: Clocks
David recalled remembering a painting with spoons. He also recalled remembering a painting with a melting clock, but was not sure what the name of the painting is. David thought the name of the painting and clocks would logically fit, so he answered D: Clocks.

€60,000 (13 out of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following emperors ruled Rome for the shortest time?
• A: Aurelian • B: Florianus
• C: Gallienus • D: Valerian
David had no clue, so he decided to walk away with €30,000, the biggest amount won during the season so far. If he had went for it, he would have said C: Gallienus. The correct answer was B: Florianus.
Preceded by
Ari Pitkäranta
Finnish contestant (2016 spring season)
David Viljanen
Succeeded by
Suvi Ollanketo