Ville Karpio, a 20-year-old salesperson and student from Helsinki, was a contestant on the 2016 spring season of the Finnish version of the show on February 20, 2016. He walked away with €700, having decided to walk away in the fifth question. His total prize money was the second smallest during the season, excluding those who left empty-handed.

His run was shot in the January of 2016.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Arrange the following capital cities from the northest to the southest.
• A: Berlin • B: Helsinki
• C: Rome • D: Nairobi
From the 6 contestants, everyone got it right, but Ville (with a time of 3.62 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-A-C-D, making it into the Hot Seat.

Ville's Run to the Million Edit

€100 (1 of 15) - Not timed
What foreign word means a partial or total loss of memory?
• A: Anorexia • B: Amputation
• C: Amnesia • D: Anarchy

€300 (2 of 15) - Not timed
What was Excalibur that a mythical king Arthur had?
• A: Phallus • B: Horse
• C: Sword • D: Wife

€500 (3 of 15) - Not timed
Which of the following is a successful album by Isac Elliot?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: Made in the A.M. • B: Take That and Party
• C: Purpose • D: Wake Up World
Ville picked three people from the audience to tell their opinions. Aleksi (from Espoo) said C, Ninni (from Klaukkala, Nurmijärvi) said D, and Rosa (from Nummela, Vihti) said D. Ville went with D and won €500. Ninni and Rosa got gift cards of Scandic Hotels for answering correctly.

€700 (4 of 15) - Not timed
What political party did the president John F. Kennedy represent?
'Phone A Friend' lifeline used
• A: The Republicans • B: The Democrats
• C: The Liberals • D: The Greens
Ville phoned his father, Pekka Karpio, who was sure the answer is B: The Democrats. Ville went with him and won €700.

€1,000 (5 of 15) - Not timed
The events of 'Call of Duty: Black Ops III' game are related to which year?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: 1865 • B: 1965
• C: 2065 • D: 2625
Ville said he had played some of the games in the series, and the answer would be either A: 1865 or B: 1965. He decided to use '50:50' lifeline that left the options C and D. Finally, he decided to walk away with €700. If he had gone with it, he would have answered C: 2065 that would have been correct.

After the program was aired, he said in an interview that first he thought the question is about 'Call of Duty 3' game and not the 'Call of Duty: Black Ops III' game. That was the reason why he thought the answer is either A or B.

Trivia Edit

  • Ville was 206 centimeters tall and may be the tallest contestant in the Finnish version so far.

External link Edit

Preceded by
Suvi Ollanketo
Finnish contestant (2016 spring season)
Ville Karpio
Succeeded by
Friida Kenraali