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Kuwait: 12 singers qualify for Gulf Voice of Mangalore 4 semi-finals



Report & Pics: Priya Saldanha, Shirthady/Kuwait & Noel Cutinha
Daijiworld Media Network - Kuwait

Kuwait, May 10: Following the success of the mega Konkani singing talent hunt show 'Gulf Voice of Mangalore' during the last three seasons, ‘Youth Recreation Center’ organized the preliminary rounds of ‘Gulf Voice of Mangalore Season 4’ on Friday May 9 at Avanti Palace Restaurant second branch located at Hisham Center, opposite to Rehab Complex at Tunis street, Hawally.

After the final registration process, the event started at 10:15 am with the formal introduction of ‘Gulf Voice of Mangalore Season 4’and its founder organizers Lawrence Pinto and Louis Rodrigues by Rita Rodrigues. Organizing committee members Wilson Saldanha and Rita Rodrigues were present on the dais. Organizer Lawrence Pinto extended a warm welcome to the audiences and participants.


Judges for the day’s competition - Kuwait’s famous music maestro and 'A R Rehman of Konkani' fame Adrian Gomes, professional musician Joe D'Souza and Gladys Noronha who is a singer, composer, story writer and music teacher by profession - were introduced by Rita Rodrigues. The judges were then escorted to the dais by Wilson Saldanha and presented with bouquets. Judging files were then handed over to the judges by the organizers. All the three judges are well-known personalities of Kuwait in the music field.

Wilson Saldanha briefed about the competition format, workshop for the participant, judging procedures and introduced Diany Coutinho- founder of Agnesian Alumnae Kuwait (AAK) as the judging coordinator who monitored totaling procedure of marks along with the judges and Noel Cutinha.

The competitions were held separately for male and female contestants. The numbering sequence was done by lots during registration before the program. Winner of Gulf Voice of Mangalore Season 3 Orson D’Souza picked the lots and male singers were chosen to sing first. Vote of thanks was proposed by Wilson Saldanha Shirthady. The program was well compered by Rita Rodrigues. Kuwait’s well known guitarist Joy Fernandes gave guitar to most of the contestants voluntarily, as he has done in the previous three auditions of GVOM.  He was honored with flower bouquets by organizers.  His service was extended to such a level that out of 41 contestants, 21 were trained and provided guitar by him.

It was a tough time for judges to choose 12 semifinalists among the total 41 contestants which is a record number comparing to previous three seasons.  Names of the preliminary round winners, who will move on to the semi-final round of Gulf Voice of Mangalore, are given below (badge number wise):


Male:

Morvine Quadras (#1)
Hywel Pinto (#2)
Amith Roland Menezes (#3)
Marcus Denis Almeida (#4)
Rilson D’Souza (#17)
Roshan Alwyn Olivera (#20)


Female:

Renita Raina D’Mello (#1)
Geramine Sunita D’Souza (#4)
Shaila Lobo (#5)
Marina Samson Veigas (#14)
Nirmala Noel Machado (#17)
Kavita Maragararet Noronha (#19)

These singers from the preliminary rounds will be competing in the semi-finals to be held on September 19 (Friday) at The American International School (Kamil Al-Rayes auditorium) Maidan Hawally.  One each successful contestant of male and female categories will be chosen to go to Muscat for the finals to continue their hunt for the coveted title, along with ten other contestants from Oman, UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The finals will be held on November 7 this year.

The main idea behind this show is to provide a platform to Konkani singers residing in the Gulf. There are many singing talents sprinkled all over GCC who do not get the right break to showcase their talents. This competition will open new doors for them and enable them to bring out their hidden talents. 






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  • William D'Souza., Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 21 2014

    Congratulations to the Organizers. However, one doubt hovering in my mind : - WHETHER THE PREVIOUS WINNERS CAN PARTICIPATE AGAIN AND AGAIN - I REPEAT PREVIOUS WINNERS..?????

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  • Anita Pinto, New Jersey/Mumbai

    Tue, May 13 2014

    Congratulations Nirmala for making to the semi finals... Wishing you all the very best. From Pinto Family..

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  • nelson, mangalore/kuwait

    Sun, May 11 2014

    Good luck No.1's Renita and Morvine

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  • Cajetan de Sanvordem, Goa/Kuwait.

    Sun, May 11 2014

    Congratulations and wish all the very best to all the semifinalist.
    Hats off to the organizers Youth Recreation Centre (Rising Stars) Mr. Lawrence Pinto & Mr. Louis Rodrigues. Keep up the good work. God bless.

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  • Ida d'silva, Paladka/Kuwait

    Sun, May 11 2014

    Dear Organisers,
    The results of May 9th GVOM Auditon shows us so many hidden taletns of Kuwait. GVOM, indeed and platform to showcase one's singing gift to the public. As we always say, everyone cannot be a winner, but everyone is a winner, when he/she decides to take part in this audition. Wishing all the ed contestants a very best for your semifinals, others do not lose heart, you have some more time to prepare for 2016 auditon. Again GVOM organisers, keep up your selfless efforts, for which I wish you all the best.

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  • Steven Machado, Karkala

    Sun, May 11 2014

    Congratulations to all the semi-finalists. All the best.
    Best wishes from Steven & Rennie Machado Kuwait

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  • Hazel, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, May 11 2014

    Congrats to all the semi-finalists and great singing by all the singers. Was really happy to see so many fantastic singers in Kuwait.
    Thanks GVOM organizers for the wonderful platform you are giving the contestants to live their dream of participating in the competition.
    Cheers to you and the team!

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  • Montiero Dattu Indranagar (MoDI ), Indranagar. Bajpe, Kuwait.

    Sat, May 10 2014

    Congratulations to all the semi finalists. Good luck to Shaila, ,wish you all the best for the final, singing is my fashion. I love singing.
    MoDI

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  • Edward Barboza, Kanajar / Auckland

    Sat, May 10 2014

    Congratulations to all the contestants. Well done. Wishing all the semi finalist success in the finals. Nice to see Wilma singing. Keep up the spirit. Hywel, good luck! May you experience success in the finals.
    Hats of to the organisers for their encouragement and efforts to motivate the Konkani culture and keep the language alive. Good coverage and nice pictures by Priya Saldanha.

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  • Deepak Cutinha, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sat, May 10 2014

    Dear Kavita,
    Congrats. Well deserved.Good luck for the Semis.we are hopeful that you will make it to the title.
    Anitha,Deepu & Dale.

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  • Ronald D'Souza, Mulky/kuwait

    Sat, May 10 2014

    Congratulations all the semi finalist All the Best God Bless you All.

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  • Ivan Mathias, Karambar / Abu Dhabi

    Sat, May 10 2014

    Congratulations Marina

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  • United Mangaloreans Kuwait (UMK), Kuwait

    Sat, May 10 2014

    Congratulations to all the 12 winners of GVOM Kuwait audition round. Best of luck for the semi-finals.
    Hearty congratulations to Nirmala Machado.

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  • Oswald/Lily/Gloria Dsouza, Valencia - Muscat

    Sat, May 10 2014

    Congrats to all participant singers.Good luck & all the best to all 12 semifinalists.

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  • Laveena Praphulla, Mangalore / Kuwait

    Sat, May 10 2014

    Hearty congratulations to all the semifinalist......You have worked hard to achieve this promotion..All the best.....

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  • James George Pinto & Cynthia Pinto, Ganjimut, Ferar. Kuwait

    Sat, May 10 2014

    Congratulations to all the semi finslists. All the best.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Sat, May 10 2014

    Congrats & all the very best to all the semi finalists.

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  • James George Pinto, Ganjimut, Ferar. Kuwait

    Sat, May 10 2014

    Congratulations to all the semi finslists. All the best.

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  • mabel andrade, uduipi/kuwait

    Sat, May 10 2014

    Hearty congratulations to our salmiya choir group members Marina Veigas and Marcus Almeida,being ed for the semi finals. Wish you all the best.

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  • Lolita Rodrigues, Kuwait

    Sat, May 10 2014

    Congratulations to all the semi finalists....Make Kuwait proud again.

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  • Rinna D' Souza, Salmiya/Kuwait

    Sat, May 10 2014

    Congratulations to all semi finalists
    Good Luck

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  • Clara Fernandes,, Kuwait

    Sat, May 10 2014

    Congratulations to all the male & female contestants, who are qualified for semi-finals . Wish you all the best.

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  • CLARA & JOSEPH, Kuwait

    Sat, May 10 2014

    Dear Kavita, congratulations. You deserve it for your dedication and hard work. We want to see you moving from semi finals to finals. All the best.

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