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Riyadh: Twelve make it to semi-finals of GVOM Season 4


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Riyadh, Jun 16: 'Aangann Konknnechem Riyadh' organized the auditions of Gulf Voice of Mangalore Season 4 on Friday June 13 together with 'Konknnecho Dees 2014'. It was a memorable day for the Konkani speaking community in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The morning session began with sumptuous breakfast followed by registrations by participants. Ten male and nine female contestants registered for the auditions.

The male contestants were Amith Noronha, Vincent Cyril Moras, Jerald Maxim Rodrigues, Ronald Dias, Roshan Philip Rodrigues, Ambrose Corderio, Jason Cardoza, Lancy Lasrado, Alfred Fernandes and Kevin Furtado.

Shallet D'Silva, Janet D’Souza, Carol D’Souza, Pramila Rodrigues, Inish Greenha Fernandes, Chinnu D'Souza, Nirmala Castelino, Cecelia Lobo and Mridula Shalini Dias were the female contestants.

The event was inaugurated by sponsors Flossy and Anil Albuquerque, Muriel and Kevin Nazareth and Arun D'Souza Palimar, president of Aangann Konknechem Riyadh by lighting the lamp.

Arun D'Souza addressed and thanked the audience and sponsors for their support towards Konknnecho Dees 2014 and GVOM 4 auditions.

The programme began with a devotional dance by Stevina D'Souza, Palimar to the tune of 'Soglya Srochticha Rochnara'.

The auditions began with female participants followed by male participants.

The judges for the event were Frankline D'Costa and Stephen Rodrigues.

Frankline D'Costa, a senior systems analyst working for Ejada Solutions and presently, a banking software consultant for Riyadh Bank. He has been in Riyadh for the last 13 years. His interests include music, finance and movies. He has done his formal musical education from the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music London.

Stephen Rodrigues is mechanical wngineer working as a section head Anabeeb Jubail since 20 years. His interests are in music, drama as well as singing.

The sponsors were felicitated by Carol D'Souza, Urva. The contentants of the audition round of GVOM 4 and other participants of the Cultural program of Konknnecho Dees were felicitated by Flossy and Anil Albuquerque and Muriel and Kevin Nazareth by awarding certificates and mementos. The judges Frankline D'Costa and Stephen Rodrigues were felicitated by Arun D'Souza.

The 6 male and 6 female finalists of the GVOM4 audition were announced by Secretary of AKR Glen Roshan Lobo, Bondel who was also the MC for the event.


The finalists are as follows:

Male: Vincent Cyril Moras, Jerald Maxim Rodrigues, Roshan Philip Rodrigues, Ambrose Corderio, Lancy Lasrado and Alfred Fernandes.

Female: Shallet D'Silva, Pramila Rodrigues, Inish Greenha Fernandes, Chinnu D'Souza, Nirmala Castelino and Mridula Shalini Dias.

On September 19, Riyadh will witness the semi-final round of ‘Gulf Voice of Mangalore 4’. The male and female winner of the semi-final round will be crowned "Voice of Arabia" and they will represent Saudi Arabia in the finals of GVOM-4 in November. The grand finals will be on Friday, November 7 at Grande Hall of Al Falaj Hotel – Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman under MCCP Muscat.

The afternoon session of Nach-Gayan-Natkulyancho Mael/Konknecho Dees 2014 started with a foot thumping dance performance by budding dancers Stevina D'Souza Palimar, Caron Reena D'Souza Mudarangadi, Alisha Corderio Venoor. Megha Riya Shirva enthralled the audience with her mesmerising Bharatnatyam dance performance. Sisters duo Geshal and Chrishal Mendonca Mudarangadi and Melissa Paula joined in to keep the crowd entertained. Popular "Lungi Dance" was performed by Karan Raj, Kiran Raj Nazareth Udupi, Prathik, Manoj and Kavya. Talented Sharon, Shalom and Rishon Fernandes Shirthady kept the audience wanting for more as they entertained the crowd with their keyboard performance and dances. Abhi Harishankar entertained the guests with a jaw dropping performance of the popular number “What does the fox say" while Adarsh Harishankar danced to a foot tapping Tamil number. The duo are from "Brothers Riyadh".
Adults were not far behind. A rib tickling skit ‘Bail’ was put together by Ambrose Corderio, Venoor and Norbert Dias, Bondel had everyone laughing their hearts out. Comedy show was staged by Norbert Dias, Alwyn Alwares and Glen Roshan Lobo, Bondel added to the fun and frolic.

The various Konkani Associations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia like Saudi Konkann Association Riyadh (SKAR), Grace Riyadh, Saudi Konkann Youngsters (SKY) Dammam, United Konkani Catholic Association (UKCA) Jeddah who participated in "Konknecho Dees 2014" were felicitated and awarded mementos by the president of Aangann Konknnechem Riyadh (AKR).

Saritha D Souza, Palimar delivered the vote of thanks. Delicious lunch was served to all.

Special thanks to our sponsors Flossy and Anil Albuquerque, Muriel and Kevin Nazareth, Alphonse Lasrado and all our well wishers. The guests of Aangann Konknechem, Frankline D'Costa Riyadh, Stephen Rodrigues Gurpur Jubail, Ronald Fernandes Shirthady Dammam, Roshan Philip Rodrigues Jeddah, contestants, participants and Konkani lovers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia made this event a grand and memorable one.

 

 

 

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  • Fr.Manu Noronha SAC, Agrar-Farla

    Wed, Sep 17 2014

    Dear Lancy Lasrado Congrats...
    Wish you all the best.May god bless your efforts.I am proud of u...

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  • Rita mendonca, Pernal/ United Kingdom

    Fri, Jun 20 2014

    Congratulations to all the participants , especially to my sister Cecilia Lobo, well done, I am proud of you x

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  • Perpetua, Sirsi

    Wed, Jun 18 2014

    Congratulations dear Alfi & all other contestants,best of luck in semis.

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  • Nobbu, Udupi - Riyadh

    Wed, Jun 18 2014

    Mr. Arun Palimar is the true leader for Konkani community in Riyadh. All his efforts are selfless, not for name and fame like others expect. What a show it was, amazing crowd and spectacular entertainment. Doing GOVM in KSA is bot a joke. Hats off to Arun and the team.

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  • WILFRED D'SOUZA, KULSHEKAR/SAUDI ARABIA

    Wed, Jun 18 2014

    Congratulations,
    To the President,Aangan Konknechen Riyadh,and All the Organisers of This Beautiful Event,''Gulf Voice Of Mangalore''May the hard efforts you all have Exerted in bringing up Konkani Culture to a Higher Level,be ever Successful,and Wish All the Contestants,''All the Best''.

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  • Olive D'Souza, Mumbai

    Tue, Jun 17 2014

    Hats off to the organizers of 'Aangann Konknnechem Riyadh'. It takes a lot to hold such programmes and I really congratulate each one of you for this glorious event. My congratulations to the winners who have made it to the semi-final. All the best to each one of you to make it to the finals as well.

    Good show organisers.......you make the konkani family proud :)

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  • Ambrose D'Mello, Pangala/ Mumbai

    Tue, Jun 17 2014

    Nice to know AKR hosted GVOM-4 on a grand scale. Congrats to winners and all the best in the coming semi-finals. Glad to see many familiar faces. Keep up the good work !

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  • Jaison Cardoza, Udupi/Riyadh

    Tue, Jun 17 2014

    Congratulations to 'Aangann Konknnechem Riyadh' President Mr.Arun Dsouza and Team for the grand success of GVOM-4 auditions. It was a wonderful event which helps the Konkanis to exhibit their talents. "In the dessert of Saudi Arabia,AKR is a cool shadow for the Konkani people,where they find the joy and peace." Good Luck for the Semi Final round.

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  • Jery Mary , Riyadh

    Tue, Jun 17 2014

    Congratulations to all the semifinalists.It was a wonderful program!!Congrats to all AKR team.See you on September 19 for the semifinal round.

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  • Roque-Vrinda Lewis, Udyavara/Kuwait

    Tue, Jun 17 2014

    Congratulations dear Mridula and all other contestants.
    Best of luck for the semi-finals.

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  • Mishal D'souza, Manjeshwar

    Tue, Jun 17 2014

    Congratulation dear president Arun palmar & All the team of AKR Happy to see great singing talents on stage..Keep It up:)

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  • Franky D' Souza, Mangalore / Riyadh

    Tue, Jun 17 2014

    Very Nice pic.... Really I missed the program. All the best.

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  • VAN, bajpe/bahrain

    Tue, Jun 17 2014

    Really great team spirit by Arun Palimar and his dedicated team members. Realy a milestone in saudis history. Remembering late ensam on this day who composed many songs and dedicated his life to konkani music

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  • Ameet Noronha, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 17 2014

    Congratulations to all the winners, and wishing them all the very Best for semifinal round to be held on 19th September. Appreciate and Applauds to 'Aangann Konknnechem Riyadh' for organizing such a lovely event and encouraging the Konkani community to come forward and showcase their talents. All the very Best to Mr. Arun D’souza , Mr. Roshan Lobo and the full team for their future endeavours .

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  • Praveen Pinto, Mangalore/Dubai

    Tue, Jun 17 2014

    Congrats.... Very nice to see u all in daiji. Gud luck to AKR team...

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  • Prasanna Kumar, Dammam /Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 17 2014

    Nice pictures.. All the best for AKR.

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore/Makkah

    Tue, Jun 17 2014

    Congratulations Dear President sec. and all the team of AKR, It was another mile stone for your progress. It was well organized total entertainment program from from Young masters to Elder each and every movement of the program was enjoyable. All dances songs and skits were fabulous, Beautiful comparing by Roshan Lobo, Great Leader ship and supportive team work in all the counters like Registor counter to food counter.
    After all dear Arun it is result of your leadership and hardwork of your team.
    Congrats.
    Roshan Rodrigues
    Makkah.

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  • N D'Souza, Riyadh/Udupi

    Tue, Jun 17 2014

    'Aangann Konknnechem Riyadh' is the best in Riyadh because they can only bring the top Konkani events like GOVM on the floors for konkani community, Hats off to you. Under the great leadership of Mr. Arun D'Souza Palimar we konkani people here are really lucky & blessed because we get lot of opportunity for us and our kids to show our talent and develop. Thank you Mr. Arun for your selfless service and our support is always there for AKR. May you continue to shine bright now and always. It was a great event and now we are looking forward for the Semi-Finals round. Congratulations & best wishes to all the contestants & winners of Riyadh Audition GVOM-4.

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  • Ronald Fernandes, Shirthady - Dammam / KSA

    Tue, Jun 17 2014

    Congratulations & best wishes to all the contestants & winners of Riyadh Audition GVOM-4. Happy to see great singing talents on stage. Keep up the spirit. Thanks to AKR - Mr. Arun Dsouza & Team for encouraging & supporting Konkani Singers & giving opportunity to our children in Saudi Arabia.

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  • Roshan Reshma Lobo, Bondel/Riyadh

    Tue, Jun 17 2014

    I congratulate all the 19 singers for participate in the GVOM4 contest.I wish all the best for 12 singers who won in audition round.Best of luck in semis.

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  • Fredrick.dsouza, udupi/jubail KSA

    Tue, Jun 17 2014

    congrats to pramila Rodrigues and Lancy lasrado. work hard. try to get 1st place in final,god bless you.all the best

    fredrick dsouza. jubail/udupi

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