In January, I participated in the Giljotiini quiz show. Yesterday it was Who wants to be a millionaire?. I tried the SMS quiz twice before I was happy with my time and indeed got an invite to the taping of the show.
It was a long day. I was in the third show of the day, which was also the last one. That meant a long time of sitting in the studio watching the first two episodes. It’s a quite boring show, really and the studio wasn’t a pleasant place to be, with all the hot lights and uncomfortable seats.
Finally it was my turn. The Fastest Fingers part was the scary bit, as I expected. First time I was fast, but one of the contestants was faster with a rather spiffy time of 3.30 seconds. He didn’t last long, though. Second time my luck was better — it was an easy speed question (putting four letters in correct order). I was the fastest — 2.99 seconds! The world record is 0.87, according to the facts and figures page on ABC’s website.
As I was the last contestant of the last show of the day, I must go and continue next week. My situation is good: I’ve only used the Ask-the-Audience lifeline and I have 20 000 euros. In the Finnish version that is second limit. So I can’t lose that, I can only get more.