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Kuwait: Lavina DSouza and Orson DSouza Enter Finals of Gulf Voice


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Daijiworld Media Network - Kuwait

Kuwait, Sep 22: After a nail-biting Kuwait semi-final contest for the coveted title of 'Gulf Voice of Mangalore - Season 3', Konkani world's topmost reality show, Lavina D'Souza and Orson D'Souza have qualified for the finals. The semi-final was held at American International School here on Friday September 21 evening.

The semi-final was organized by the founder of 'Gulf Voice of Mangalore' Youth Recreation Centre (Rising Stars).

The programme started with a bang, with the raising of the curtain accompanied by music, glittering lights and a screaming crowd.



















































































Compere of the day Uttam Menezes, a well-known host from Dubai, appeared on the stage and introduced Gulf Voice of Mangalore, followed by theme music played by Kiran and his team. 

The event was inaugurated symbolically, by lighting candles, by Kuwait entrepreneur John Paul Fernandes and Daijiworld chief Walter Nandalike along with the organizing committee members Lawrence Pinto, Louis Rodrigues, Rita Rodrigues and Wilson Saldanha.

A prayer dance in Bharatanatyam form was performed by Sonal D’Souza.

All the semi-finalists were called on to the stage, escorted by beautiful girls in the order of their performance. Judges of the day Adrian Gomes, Babita D’Sa and Ivan Sequeira were also escorted to the stage.

In his welcome address president Lawrence Pinto welcomed the audience and thanked the sponsors and supporters. The contest session was conducted by compere of the day Uttam Menezes under a tough and exciting atmosphere where all the semifinalists did their best to qualify for the finals. After the competition, semi-finalists Cynthia Mable Pinto, Renuka Cutinha, Renita Raina D’Mello, Marina Samson Veigas, Lolita Fronteiro, Laveena Praphulla D’Souza, Roshan Olivera, Jossy D’Cunha, Orson Albert D’Souza, Marcus Denis Almeida, Royston Joseph D’Almeida and Rilson D’Souza were honored with mementos by judges Adrian Gomes, Babita D’Sa and Ivan Sequeira. 

As a token of appreciation, organizers Lawrence Pinto and Louis Rodrigues presented mementos to main sponsor Gulf Cables & Electrical Industries Co, sponsors Ronald Colaco and Family, Rohan Corporation - Property Infrastructure, Wire Control - John Paul Fernandes, Nuna Counseling - Sneh Lata Goel and co-sponsors Helen Pinto, Mohammed Haji, Khalil Bahman & Partners, Al Rathath Est, and Caesars Group of Restaurants and Confectionery.  Audition judges Kiran Gonsalves and Gladys Noronha were also felicitated. with bouquets and mementoes.

Visiting artistes Ivan, Babita, local singers Gladys Lorena (GVOM 2010 winner) and Joylene Gonsalves rendered some beautiful numbers like "Konknecho Mogh Kar", "Mujen Kazaar", "Novro Mello Ghatagaar",  “Ami Poinari”, "Vrindavananth", “Sounsar Bhounthicho”, and  "Molbar Chandrem Oodhela".  Rib-tickling jokes were enacted by ‘Jerry- Duje’ comedian duo Jerry Rasquinha and Joseph. Cute kids of ‘Desi Strikers’ gave a mesmerizing and funny dance performance to Babita’s song "Novro Mello Ghatagaar". 

Walter Nandalike, founder of Mangalore-based website www.daijiword.com was honored with bouquets and mementos by the organizers for his continuous support to the event from its existence since 2008.  Later Walter felicitated the judges Ivan Sequeira, Babita D’Sa and Adrian Gomes.  Wilson Saldanha felicitated the musicians of the day Kiran Gonsalves (leader - Keyboard), Ronald Rodrigues (drums), Joy Fernandes (rhythm guitar), Kiran Sunny (bass guitar), Jackson D’Souza (lead guitar) and Prashantha Pais (violin). 

Rita Rodrigues felicitated Steeven Misquith, Gladys Lorena, Joylene Gonsalves, Desi Strikers, Sonal D’Souza and Stanly Nunes for their contribution to the success of the programme. 

Walter Nandalike spoke a few words on the event and it’s success in the Gulf. 

Finally the suspense was broken with the announcement of the winners.   Lavina D'Souza and Orson D'Souza were declared finalists after some anxious moments, and the announcement was welcomed with a huge round of applause and cheer from the audience. They were decorated with sashes and presented with flowers and trophies by organizer Lawrence Pinto, Louis Rodrigues and Walter Nandalike. 

The packed, disciplined audience cheered for their favourite singers throughout the show, and thoroughly enjoyed the performances of the visiting artistes.

The sound, lighting, music arrangement and the hall arrangement were professionally done, and full marks to the organisers who put in tremendous efforts in hosting the show.

The finalists will now join their counterparts from other countries on October 19, 2012 at Doha - Qatar to contest for the coveted title of 'Gulf Voice of Mangalore' for male and female categories.

The final winners will each receive a cash prize of Rs 1 lac.

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  • Sanu kuwait, Udupi

    Sun, Oct 14 2012

    Dear Lavina...you are my fav singer and i always pray for u....best of luck and congradulation too...keep it up...
    regards sanu

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  • Laveena praphulla, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Sep 26 2012

    Thanks to all for your support & blessings..........Thanks Daiji............

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  • Roshan Fernandes, Kundapur/ Perth, Australia

    Tue, Sep 25 2012

    Good to see Babitha D'sa back in action. Love her voice. Hope she continues to do some good work in the field of Konkani music.

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  • Sunil Dsouza, Salmiya

    Mon, Sep 24 2012

    Lavina Dsouza, Well sung. It was heart touching performance. And i missed my Mom when u sung the song. Well done and all the best wishes for the Finals.

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  • sameer, pakistan kuwait

    Sun, Sep 23 2012

    i am proud to $ay that you are my music teacher my best wishes will alway$ with you. you are the best um$ic teacher. gest luck for final :) GOOD LUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

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  • sameer, pakistan kuwait

    Sun, Sep 23 2012

    i am proud to $ay that you are my music teacher my best wishes will alway$ with you. you are the best um$ic teacher. gest luck for final :) GOOD LUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

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  • SADIA AKTER, BANGLADESH/KUWAIT

    Sun, Sep 23 2012

    CONGRATULATIONS my dear lavina teacher. I am sure u will rock in the finals. I am proud to tell that u won .inshallah, even this time u will win . best of luck. <3 <3 love u

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  • AROOBA KHAN, PAKISTAN/KUWAIT

    Sun, Sep 23 2012

    Congatualations my dear Laveena teacher..............I am proud to call you my music teacher i am 101% sure that you will win. my best wishes is always with you. you deserve it .good luck.:)

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  • saima mohd, mumbai

    Sun, Sep 23 2012

    congratulations lavina teacher. i know u will win final bcoz ur the best singer . best of luck

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  • Urban Sequeira, Bendur - Dubai

    Sun, Sep 23 2012

    Congratulations Orson.
    Wish you all the best in the FINALS in Doha.
    Best wishes
    Urban, Anita and Amanda
    Bendur - Dubai

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  • sumaiya, india

    Sun, Sep 23 2012

    Laveena teacher ur the best singer and all the best 4 u in finals too. May god bless u the all his might. from my side WELL DONE!!!!!.I am so happy/proud of u that ur my music teacher.May ur dream come true. KEEP IT UP!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • adhil, india

    Sun, Sep 23 2012

    lavina teacher iam proud 2 say tat u r my music teacher ( lavina teacher kiiiii jaiii)

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  • thomas lobo, thottam/kuwait

    Sun, Sep 23 2012

    Congratulation Orson & Lavina. God Bless You. Wish you Good luck for Finals GVM Title.

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  • Shobha, Udupi/Kuwait

    Sun, Sep 23 2012

    Hearty Congratulations to Lavina and Orson and All the best. Lavina for sure you can do it and get the trophy to Kuwait this time too. Congratulations to all the semifinalists you all were good. Marcus you have a wonderful voice keep singing. Cynthia and Renuka you both were rocking too..It was a well organized show..Thanks to the Organizers, Great Job..Forget all the bad moments you faced during auditions it happens sometimes with the selection of judges anything happens for a reason so that we learn good things. We had 3 great judges for semifinal 3 cheers for that.. Move forward with confidence, we all support you and love you.

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  • patrick D'Almeida, Trasi/Udupi/Kuwait

    Sun, Sep 23 2012

    Congratulations Orson. and Lavina too. It was a great show. we enjoyed a lot. Patrick & family.

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  • Lilly & Ronald Moras, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sun, Sep 23 2012

    Congratulations Lavina. All the best for finals... win GVOM title.

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  • Wilfred Crasta, Bela/Abu Dhabi

    Sun, Sep 23 2012

    Congrats Lavina. You are another jewel from Kasaragod in Konkani Music's crown. Good luck for finals.

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  • WILSON D'SOUZA, KAYYAR / KUWAIT

    Sun, Sep 23 2012

    CONGRATULATIONS LAVINA, Wishing you all the best for the final.

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  • Leena Barboza Fernandes, Mumbai/Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congratulations Orson & Lavina. You both have amazing voice. Good Luck/success/ and God Bless you both for the Finals. Well organized show. Congratulations to all the Semi-Finalists too. You all have beautiful voice and talent. Continue singing, and looking forward to see you all on stage, in various Konkani shows organized by Mangaloreans in Kuwait.

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  • Gladys Lorena, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congrats Lavina & Orson. wish u all the best for finals in qatar.

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  • SANTHOSH, PERLA

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congratulation Lavi, you made us all to be proud.

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  • RAJESH FURTADO, MULKY/ KUWAIT

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    DEAR ORSON
    IT WAS A WONDERFUL PERFORMANCE.WE AT KOKRANI WISH YOU ALL THE BEST IN THE FINALS.BLESSINGS FROM MAI WILL BE ALWAYS THERE WITH YOU..
    BIG BROTHER,DIANA,OLGA & ALBERT

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  • Jerome D Souza,janica, Dubai,vodangal

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congratulations Lavina,All the best for final and God bless you.

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  • RAJESH FURTADO, MULKY/KUWAIT

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Orson it was a wonderfull performance.We at Furtado Island wish you all the best in the finals.Our prayers and Blessing from Mai will be always with you..BIGBrother,Diana,olga & ALBERT

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  • Alphonse D Souza, Kayyar

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Lavina Congrats

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  • Helen Dsouza, Kuwait/Neeruda/Mumbai.

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congratulations ORSON and LAVINA May GOD BLESS YOU.

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  • Rudy D' Souza & Family Kuwait, Omzoor/Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congratulations Orson & Lavina Weldone. All the best for Finals. Rib Tickling Jokes were well presented by Jerry & Joseph. It was tough Competiton but Judges have given a fair judgement.Ace singers Ivan, Babitha, Joylene & Gladys Lorena performed well and won the hearts of audiences with their beautiful voices. Kiran and team gave a beautiful music thus encouraged all the singers and audiences. It was a worth listening as well. Little one's Dance was foot tapping. Uttam was good(Uttam) on stage and felt is localite as he call out names of number of sponsors, participants, singers, joke artists, Musicians etc without looking at the paper, his way of presenting, questionaire, expressing views on GVOM welcoming and the order of the events well prepared and mesmerized all konkannis in Kuwait.His modality was too good. Walter Nandalike well said about good sense of generosity of Mangaloreans when someone in need and the bad part is, finds difficult to accept the failure when it comes to any competitions rather blame the Judges or organizers. I appreciate Walter Nandalike's views and slaute his sensibility. My Kudos goes to all the four members of the organizing committee Lawrence Pinto, Louis Rodrigues, Wilson Saldanha & Rita Rodrigues. Keep it up.

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  • Clara Fernandes, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congratulations Orson & Lavina. Orson you have amazing voice and wish you all the success for grand finale.

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  • LAILA D'SOUZA, KASARGOD/DUBAI

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congrats Lavina

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  • Mahesh Prabhu, Bajpe / Bahrain

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    First of all hat's off to Orson and Lavina. I have kept two more hats safely for you both for 19th Oct!!! Meanwhile, when it comes to organizing events of this kind ... KUWAIT REALLY ROCKS!!! After carefully watching and participating in Mangalorean community events all over the GCC, I stress this a million times "KUWAIT IS THE BEST TO HOST MEGA EVENTS" for our community! The amazing attention to detail work executed by Kuwait-based Mangalorean organizers is certainly something the rest of GCC Mangalorean community must learn from!

    Events like GVOM, events from KCWA, from AAK, from SACAA, from Ballerines, etc. are simply matchless elsewhere in the GCC! For now and since all focus of Mangalorean community around the world is on GVOM ... with all my heart 'All the best MCA Qatar' for the finals ... !!!

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  • Don, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Well we had an interesting semi-finals in Kuwait. Though in female section we had good voices and Lavina was the choice due to her superior voice. In male section only 50% had quality voices, . The early exit of quality voices was evident yesterday. Anyhow good luck to Orson and Lavina. I feel Orson still has to improve on clarity of words as he is not a fluent konkani speaker. I felt Rilson missed out narrowly on lower singing notes and Roshan on the song selection.

    The show was neatly organized. I liked the sound system as this is the only association who gives importance to sound, obviously due to singing reason. Uttam did well in his work. The stage background letters were not properly aligned and positioned. The slide show screens were of poor picture quality as it was blurred and dull colours. Liked the voices of Ivan and Babitha and local artists. Nice to see Jerry and Duje with their short n sweet and clean jokes. Overall a good programme. Let us wait for the finals.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Wish u both all the very best & success for the finals.
    Long live konkani.
    Henry Misquith/Bahrain

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  • Glades Noronha, Mumbai/Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    It was a great honor to have Daijiworld Chief Mr.Walter Nandelike in this talent show. Well done Kiran & group for your wonderful music you rendered throughout programme n indeed it was entertaining n worth listening to. .Well done Paul for the beautiful Photography.

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  • ALWYN DANYHY, PERNAL/shirva

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    hi laveena congrats you are the great singer u deserve this all the best in finals.
    I WISH ALL THE BEST TO THE GVM TEAM ON N OFF THE SCREEN GOODJOB!!

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  • Nanu Marol, Thottam

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Dear Lavina,

    Congratulations on your achievement.You had mesmerized us with your Sweet and Melodious Voice.We are Sure Now you will mesmerize the Entire Konkani World.Go For It......GVOM-3 is waiting for You.

    - Clivisha , Clivio , Juliana and Nanu
    Thottam

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  • VIVIAN SHYLA D SOUZA, BAJPE

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    CONGRATULATIONS ALL THE WINNERS...
    NICE COVERAGE BY DAIJIWORLD.
    VIVI & SHYLA
    BAJPE

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  • Rohan, Kayyar, Bahrain

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congratulations Lavina. Wish you all the best for finals.Good luck

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  • jacintha dsouza, miyar,karkala

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Wow soo awesome!! Congratulations!Both of you. I'm really looking forward to you become the next VOICE OF MANGALORE.Dear friend Lavina all the best for the finals.God bless you both.ORSON AND LAVINA.wishes from your friend Jacintha dsouza miyar karkaka

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  • mabel andrade, Udupi/Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congrats to Orson and Lavina.Our KCWA Management Committee is proud of you Orson.You and Lavina have won the hearts of all Kuwait people. All the best for your finals. Wonderful programme arranged by the organisers.

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  • Sarita/Franky/Tanya/Tiara D'Souza, Valencia/Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Conratulations to Orson & Lavina for a well deserved Win. Wishing you all the best for the finals. Do Kuwait Proud by bringing back the title. Orson !!!!!!!

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  • James Sequeira, Barkur/Bangalore

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    You have made us all proud. Congratulations. Best of luck at the FINALS.

    Jemy Sequeira & Family Bangalore

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  • Ronald Fernandes, Shirthady/Dammam/KSA

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congratulations Lavina & Orson on winning the semifinalists GVM3 and my best wishes for the Organisers & dear friend Wilson Saldanha.

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  • Austine Salins, Brahmavar/Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congratulations to Lavina and Orson.Both of you have unique voice quality,deserve to be the toppers of Gulf Voice of Mangalore final.Good luck.Work hard.

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  • joseph miranda, kuwait Honnavar

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    congratulation orson and lavina n best of luck...

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  • Gladys Ashok Pinto, Bajpe

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Best of luck to all the winners
    Gladys

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  • Carol Martis, Banglore/Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 22 2012


    Congratulations Orson & Lavina and all the best for finals, well done organizers. God bless u all and wish u all success to get the trophy 3rd time…. GO FOR IT ORSON & LAVINA GOOD LUCK!!……

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  • Glades Noronha, Mumbai/Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congratulations Orson & Lavina!All the best for the finals too.Well done all our talented participants for the showing your singing talents & winning the heart of the audiences with your beautiful voices .Well done children for your foot tapping dance performances.Well done Judges Adrian,Ivan & Babita for your fair judgement.Well done Uttam Menezes for the beautiful compare. Thank you & Congratulations Ivan , Babita, Jerry & Joseph for entertaining us with your heart winning performances. Finally Well Done ,
    Thank you & God Bless You Organizers Lawrence, Luis, Rita & Wilson for organizing & making it happen such a beautiful dream come true Talent Show.Keep It Up!

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  • Richard Lewis, Udyavar/Bangalore

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congratulations Orson and Lavina. Orson, we are so proud of you, all the best for finals ....go & win GVM title.

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  • Vinay Lewis, Uppoor

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congratulations Orson & Lavina. Orson please do mark my words what i said. You are the strongest contender this time.

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