Sami Salpavuori, a 39-year-old Master of Science in Technology from Helsinki, was a contestant on the 2016 spring season of the Finnish version of the show on January 30, 2016. He walked away with only €1,000, having answered his 6th question incorrectly.

His wife, Elina Mäntyniemi, made it into the Hot Seat right after him, and fared even worse, answering her 4th question incorrectly and leaving with absolutely nothing at all.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Put the following measures of volume used in cooking in the right order, starting with the smallest.
• A: Tablespoon • B: Decilitre
• C: Litre • D: Teaspoon

From the 6 contestants, 5 got it right, but Sami (with a time of 3.49 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-A-B-C, making it into the Hot Seat. After Sami won FFF, he gave a hug to his wife.

Sami's Run to the Million Edit

€100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What animal is Pegasus in Greek mythology?
• A: An elephant with big ears • B: A lion without teeth
• C: A horse with wings • D: A snake with three heads

€300 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
In what place something is wrong with you, if you are suffering from tinnitus?
• A: Ears • B: Teeth
• C: Knees • D: Crotch

€500 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Who directed the film Risto Räppääjä ja Sevillan saituri?
'Ask 3 of the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Jouko Turkka • B: Elastinen
• C: Timo Koivusalo • D: Joel Hallikainen
Sami used 'Ask 3 of the Audience' lifeline. He picked three people from the audience to tell their opinions: Johanna (from Vantaa, a friend of his wife Elina), Juhana (hometown not mentioned) and Joni (hometown not mentioned). Johanna said the answer would probably be C: Timo Koivusalo, because he seems like a person who would direct children's films. Juhana said he was sure the answer is C: Timo Koivusalo, because Juhana has watched the films with the sons of his cousin. Joni said the answer is either A: Jouko Turkka, or C: Timo Koivusalo, and he would go with A: Jouko Turkka. Sami answered C: Timo Koivusalo that was correct. Johanna and Juhana got gift cards of Scandic Hotels for answering correctly.

€700 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
In which of the following services is the length of a message a maximum of 140 characters?
• A: Pinterest • B: Twitter
• C: Instagram • D: Facebook

€1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the capital city of Bavaria, a federal state of Germany?
• A: Munich • B: Berlin
• C: Hamburg • D: Frankfurt

€2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Who is the author of the bestseller Tyttö sinä olet...?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Sami Kuronen • B: Vappu Pimiä
• C: Jenni Pääskysaari • D: Axl Smith
Sami answered incorrectly B: Vappu Pimiä, but the correct answer was C: Jenni Pääskysaari. He walked away with €1,000.

Preceded by
Matias Hildén
Finnish contestant (2016 spring season)
Sami Salpavuori
Succeeded by
Elina Mäntyniemi