VILNIUS – Musician, producer and public figures Andrius Mamontovas has been named the most influential representative of the pop culture in Lithuania, according to a traditional survey of the country's elite, carried out by Spinter Tyrimai for the delfi.lt news website, published on Friday.
Singer Marijonas Mikutavicius came in second and opera singer Asmik Grigorian, named the best opera singer in the world earlier this year, was third. The first three persons collected 346, 336 and 324 votes respectively.
The Top-10 also includes Lithuania's former parliament speaker, producer and TV show host Arunas Valinskas, followed by creator of humor shows Haroldas Mackevicius, singer Juste Arlauskaite-Jazzu, singer Egidijus Dragunas-Sel, show host Algis Ramanauskas-Greitai, musician Jurgis Didziulis and journalist Edita Mildazyte.
Spinter Tyrimai carried out its survey of 1,013 people for delfi.lt on June 20-July 20.
Reitingai polled 861 representatives of the elite on May 14-June 4.
A separate public survey by Spinter Tyrimai named Mamontovas, Mildazyte and Valinskas as the most influential representatives of the pop culture in Lithuania.