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Kuwait: Shaila Lobo, Morvin Quadros march into finals of GVOM-4


Report: Priya Saldanha
Pics by Joy Roshan D'Silva (Impressions Photography)

Kuwait, Sep 20: In a professionally organized Kuwait segment of Gulf Voice of Mangalore Season 4, Shaila Lobo from Milagres, Mangalore and Morvin Quadros from Barkur have entered into the finals in female and male category respectively. The winners will contest for coveted title of Gulf Voice of Mangalore Season 4 to be held in Muscat on November 7 this year.

Gulf Voice of Mangalore (GVOM) Season-4 semi-final was organized by the founder of 'Gulf Voice of Mangalore' Youth Recreation Centre (Rising Stars) on Friday September 19 at American International School from 5 pm. GVOM is considered to be the biggest Konkani reality show in the Middle East.

As the clock struck 5 pm the curtains opened with the countdown music. Dubai's popular compere, singer, stage artiste and GVOM Season 1 runner-up Dony Correa who was host for the evening made a grand entry with a self introduction and soon after the organisers Lawrence Pinto, Louis Rodrigues, Wilson Saldanha, Rita Rodrigues along with Daijiworld founder Walter Nandalike and John Paul Fernandes, a great supporter of GVOM inaugurated the event by lighting the lamp. The GVOM theme song was played which was followed by a prayer dance by Preeti Suvarna, Susan Saldanha, Kenisha D'Costa, Ashley Bothelo and choreographed by Mabel Suvarna of Desi Strikers.

The semi-finalist male and female pairs walked up to the stage holding hands as Musiz Collective gave a wonderful music. Judges Adrian Gomes, Anitha D'Souza and Prashanth Raj were welcomed to the dias with flower bouquets and were handed over the judging sheet by the orgnisers.

Lawrence Pinto officially welcomed the audience with his speech which was soon followed by the competition for the 12 participants Renita Raina D'mello, Kavitha Noronha, Marina Veigas, Nirmala Machado, Shaila Lobo Sunitha D'Sliva, Rilson D'souza, Amith Menezes, Morvine Quadros, Hywel Pinto, Roshan Olivera and Marcus D'Almeida. Judges were escorted to the stage and the semi-finalists were felicitated with mementoes.

Walter Nandalike was welcomed to the dais with floral bouquets for the release of Adrian Gomes Instrumental CD Volume 4. Well-known musician Andrian who was also part of panel of judges, have released three volumes of his instrumental albums in the past.

Main sponsor of the event Gulf Cables and Electrical Industries Co and Wire Control were felicitated with memento and bouquets. Sponsors of the event were Caesars Group of Restaurants and Gulf Bank, co-sponsers Helen Pinto, Land Traders Builders and Developers, Sinnemar General Trading & Contracting company, Khalil Bahman & Partners, Wrap it Movers & Diyab Mohd. Hajii were also felicitated with mementoes and bouquets.

Joe D'souza and Glady Noronha were felicitated by Fr Noel Almeida and Fr Melwin Dsouza on this occasion for being the judges for the auditions which were held back in May 2014. Lawrence Pinto honored Raymond D'sa who is a supporter of sports and social work for Konkani in Kuwait.

After intervals, the cultural part of the event started with a video presentation which took the audience down a memory lane with highlights from the past 3 seasons. Entertainment part commenced soon after the presentation with Anitha D'souza singing Bebdo Ghov with Desi Strikers Preeti Suvarna, Susan Saldanha, Kenisha D'Costa, Apeksha Khashap, Jaspreet Kaur, Suman Saldanha, Ashley Bothelo and Kendrick D'Costa performing a unique Punjabi western dance and the song by Prashanth Raj Ye Nari Ye for which Desi strikers performed a Spanish dance appreciated by all. Audience laughed their lungs out for the jokes written by Lancy Rodrigues and acted by Stephen Machado, Anil Menezes, Renny Menezes, Lucy Arhana and Rajesh. Visiting artists Anitha D’Souza, Prashanth Raj, local singers Gladys Lorena (GVOM winner 2010), Orson D'Souza (GVOM Winner – 2012) rendered beautiful numbers like Bebdo Ghov, Yego Mary Gadhya Mereri, Swapnanth Doscha Mujya Raya, Ye Chedwa Tuzho Mogh Haven Kela, Bhognanth Lhaar Utlaan, Ye Nari Ye, Manglurchen Chedunani Goenkar Chedo.

The main attraction of the event was Mubarak Al Rashed Al Azmi a Kuwaiti who sang the Konkani song “Mog tuzo Kitlo Ashelo”, which was an all time super hit and created history. As a surprise, the second part was sung in Arabic which made the song even more beautiful. The crowd was overwhelmed with joy listening to a perfect Konkani accent and strongly requested for an encore. Looking at the response from the audience compere Dony asked Mubarak to sing the chorus along with crowd. The audience gave a standing ovation to Mubarak, who became the superstar of the evening after his successful song presentation. The organizers dedicated the song to its composer, the late Wilfy Rebimbus.

Vote of thanks was proposed by Rita Rodrigues. The organizers of the event along with Walter Nandalike felicitated the judges Anitha Dsouza, Adrian Gomes and Dr Prashanth Raj. Wilson spoke a few words on multi talented Dony Correa the Compere of the day and felicitated him with Memento. Desi strikers Chelograper Mabel Suvarna along with the dancers, Lancy Rodrigues along with his team were also felicitated with mementoes. Musicians Kiran Gonsalves (leader - keyboard), Ronald Rodrigues (drums), Joy Fernandes (rhythm guitar), Kiran Sunny (bass guitar), Allwyn Fernandes Dubai (lead guitar), Prashantha Pais (violin), Joyston D'souza (congo) were felicitated by Wilson Saldanha and Rita Rodrigues.

Walter Nandalike in his address lauded the enthusiasm of Kuwait Konkani audience who sat glued to the chair for almost 6 hours of top class entertainment. He said, "Today is indeed a historic day for Konkani, as a Kuwait national sang a Konkani song which was witnessed by over 1200 people; looking at the people’s response and atmosphere I am previleged to be part of this historic moment." He commended the hard work put by the two founders Lawrence Pinto and Louis Rodrigues and also team members Wilson Saldanha and Rita Rodrigues.

The most awaited time then arrived with the announcement of Shaila Lobo and Morvine Quadros as the finalists by the judges was welcomed with a huge round of applause and cheer from the audience. The winners were presented with flowers, decorated with sashes and trophies by organizer Lawrence Pinto, Louis Rodrigues and Walter Nandalike.

The audiences were glued to their seat with the nonstop entertained of music, dance and jokes. The sound, lightings and stage with giant LED was eyecatching effort by CAMCO Global Events. Music by Muzik Collective was excellent and worth complementing which took the show to a professional standard. The addition of popular music composer and guitarist Allwyn Fernandes Dubai was unexpected and gave a special flavor to the show. It was an unique and first time experience to Kuwait audience to witness him playing music.

Dony Correa who himself is a singer, actor and MC really did justice to show with his fluent high level comparing. In one sentence the event was memorable and will stay in audience heart and mind for a long time.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • A I DIAS, BENNEKUDRU/BARKUR/MUMBAI

    Mon, Sep 22 2014

    Dear Morvin & Shaila

    congratulation. Wish you good luck for Finale. God Bless.

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  • Well wisher, Kuwait

    Sun, Sep 21 2014

    Vinay Lewis, Uppoor
    To quote you "Myself living in Kuwait never had respect towards Kuwaiti" If any National would read this comment, you will not be able to enter Kuwait again.

    Mangalorean's do respect their culture as well as Konkani, GVOM is a true example for it. If not GVOM wouldn't have been as successful as it is now....

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  • Mahesh Prabhu, Mangalore / Doha

    Sun, Sep 21 2014

    Exceptional summary here by Mr Rudy D'Souza. Those few lines painted a million pictures in my mind. When events of this sort take place, I miss Kuwait the most!

    I have been thoroughly enjoying the videos of the weekend's mega show in Kuwait on You Tube.

    Wishing the organizing team in Oman all the very best for the Grand Finale! Kuwait has already set huge standards :)

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  • Vinay Lewis, Uppoor

    Sun, Sep 21 2014

    Hats off to the Mubarak Al Rashed Al Azmi who was at his best in singing a Konkani Song. Being a Kuwaiti and participating in a program organized by expatriates is indeed noteworthy. His attitude and respect to Konkani culture has made us come more close to true Kuwaiti culture. Myself being in Kuwait never had respect towards a Kuwaiti, but now i salute you Mr. Mubarak Al Rashed Al Azmi for your humbleness you have shown even being a Kuwaiti, for your respect towards Indian culture. We being Mangaloreans very occasionally sing Konkani songs, we hardly respect Mangalorean culture, we are more inclined towards western culture, but your participation has made us think twice what we are and how rich is our culture and language. Hats off to you.

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  • Hazel Machado, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 21 2014

    Wonderful show. Hats off to the organizers. It was a combination of magical lights sound and good music. Singers were fantastic. Jokes were good. Dace was creative. But the backbone of the program was MC Doney Corea who was exceptional in the whole program. Amassed at his konkani vocabulary with a touch of rhymes to it. Keep it up looking forward to more such events.

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  • Clara Fernandes, Bombay/Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    Firstly, I would like to congratulate Shaila and Morwin, for making it to the finals. All 12 contestants were good.

    Secondly, congratulate the organizers for coming up with an unique concept and creating a history in our Mangalorian fraternity by giving an opportunity to a Kuwaiti Singer Mubarak. Overall the program was so well organized so hats-off to the Organizers and all who were involved in making this event a great success. Good job, keep it up.

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  • James Peter DSouza, Mulky/Abu Dhabi

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    Would like to congratulate Mr.Mubarak Al Rashed Al Azmi. I heard him singing the song thru Facebook clipping. Appreciate his effort is getting into Konkani language which is not at all popular in Gulf.

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  • Prakash Baretto, Kundapur/Dubai

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    Congratulations finalist Shaila Lobo & Morvin Quadros. nice pictures,
    Impressions Photography impressed.

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  • Laveena Praphulla /Anil Pais , Kuwait/ Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    Hearty congratulations dear Shaila & Mervin.yesterday's show was super hit...Dear organizers, u all have done a great job..Congratulations on your success! You have made us all proud. Keep up the good work!

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  • VV, BAHRAIN

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    Pictures shows reality show was super... really great .. nice to see bayya ... great work by organizers
    VV@36647630

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  • Rudy D souza & Family, Kuwait, Omzoor/ Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    Congratulations to Mervine & Shaila for wonderful performance to grab the title. You both deserve it. Thanks to the Organizers for presenting a wonderful show, Kudos to Mrs. Rita Rodrigues, Lawrence Pinto, Wilson Saldanha & Louis Rodrigues. Jokes were of very good taste and were rib tickling, enacted in a very presentable way, my salutes to Lucy, Renny, Steevan, Anil, Rajesh & Lancy Rodrigues (Writer). Dance was too good, my Salams to Mabel Suvarna and to her team- Deshi Strikers. Music was simply great which was taking care of the audience to listen the lyrics when required. Hats off to Kiran & team the Muzik collective. Lighting, sounds, Back , Projectors its simply great. Mubark Al Azmi's singing with clear lyrics was more than the expectations. Should have given him one more chance to sing the powerful singing. Last but not the least Dony Correa, who really proved himself a multitalented personality, who succeed to hold the grip of audience in hand from the beginning till the end. His fluency in Hindi and command over Konkanni is appreciable who spontaneously said the Shayery (Poetry)in Hindi & the Introduction for 15 minutes in Konkanni with all meaningful rhymes relevant to the show, without seeing the paper calling more than 25 relevant names of the respective designations was unbelieveable. His unique style of compering with witty words is incredible. How lucky is his Mother to have a wonderful Son. Walter Nandalike's Speech was interesting and adorable. Congratulations Organizers for a wonderful Show. God bless you all.

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  • flavia helen vaz, bangalore kuwait

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    Congrats n god bless to my dear sis for winning the semis n making us proud.n wishes to your finals and congrats to morvin n bring back the title back to kuwait.love u shaila

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  • Reshma Lobo, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    Congratulations Morvine and Shaila.We salute the organizers Mr.Lawry Pinto,Mr.Luis Rodrigues,Mrs.Rita Rodrigues and Mr.Wilson Saldanhafor a great show.. Wishing all the best for Morvine and Shaila the Grand finale in Muscat..

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  • wilson rego, udipi

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    This time fair decision. Judges and audience opinion is same !!!

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  • Norman Dsouza, Kundapur/ Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    Great show. Congratulations to Shaila and Morvine. It was a fair judgement.
    It was a evening filled with lots of entertainment. Good singing by the judges
    and all the contestants. MC Donny did a marvelous job with his unique style. Great job. Very innovative and unique way of compering.

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  • Shanthi and Sheela, Shivbagh, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    Congratulation Shaila. We are proud of you.All the best for finals

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  • nelson, mangalore/kuwait

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    Congrats Morvin. I was sure you would do it, being the star of the Abbasiya Konkani choir. Best of luck for Muscat.

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  • RP ( Reshma Partner), Bahrain -215122

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    wow good luck to my one and only friend Shaila , you made all of us very proud , best of luck in the finals
    RP (Reshma )

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  • John Gonsalves, Barkur / Muscat

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    Congratulations Morvine. See you in Muscat for the finals. Wishing you all the best. Keep singing.

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  • Wilfred Gonsalves, Barkur/Bijai/Navi Mumbai

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    Congratulations Morvin. Keep it up and keep steady. In finals you will be shining star in Muscat. This is the Blessing from All Barkurians.
    God Bless You.

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  • Antony Cony D' Souza, Karkala / Qatar

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    Hai Morin,

    You did it and you are capable to repeat it on the grand stage, 7th Nov, Muscat.

    Congrats to Shaila, Morvin GOVM Organizers with two founders Lawrence Pinto and Louis Rodrigues and also team members Wilson Saldanha and Rita Rodrigues with Rising Stars

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  • glades noronha, Piusnagar/Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    Well Done All the participants. Congratulations to Morvine, Shaila and all the best for Finals.Hats Off to Mr.Lawrence Pinto,Mr.Luis Rodrigues,Mrs.Rita Rodrigues and Mr.Wilson Saldanha for organizing such a grand show of GOVM-4.

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  • Valerian Nazareth, Permude/Mumbai/Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    Congratulating the Winners Shaila and Mourine. Other Contestant were really good and I wish them the very best in future. An advice to them ...Dont give up your beautiful talent. The Judges did a wonderful job. An Amazing Event no Konkani Lovers should miss. Excellent Organizing. Superb Music, Unbelievable patient Spectators.

    Hearty congratulations to Lawrence, Louis, Rita and Wilson. Thank you for staging this event in Kuwait and May God Bless you all in all your endeavors.

    Valerian Nazareth
    for NAZARETH BROTHERS

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  • REMY-PIUSNAGAR., PIUS NAGAR-KUWAIT

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    Congratulations Dear Morvine and Shaila. Really you both deserved it.May God Bless you Both n all the very best for the Finals………………
    Hats off to YRC-Kuwait, Mr.Lawerence Pinto,Mr.Louis Rodrigues,Mrs.Rita Rodrigues and Mr.Wilson Saldanha for putting effort for this Konkani show and bringing up our Konkani talented singers. all the very best for final and best wishes from Abbassiya St.Daniel Comboni Parish Konkani Community.

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  • Oswald/Lily/Gloria, Valencia/Muscat

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    ACHHEE DIN AAGAYEEE... MOURVINE YOU DESERVED. CONGRATS TO U & SHYLA...KEEP SINGING TILL WE MEET AGAIN....MUBAARAK HO....cheers...Ye Patin Mogaaaa

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  • Anitha Asha Pereira, Attur- Miyar

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    Congratulations Morvine n Shaila. All the best.We eagerly looking for the Grand finals in Oman in November 2014.. Hats off to YRC-Kuwait, Mr.Lawry Pinto,Mr.Luis Rodrigues,Mrs.Rita Rodrigues and Mr.Wilson Saldanha.

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  • Vinay Lewis, Uppoor

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    Congrats both the winners..........looked like the show was excellent looking at the snaps.

    vinay

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  • P.Archibald Furtado, Barkur / Muscat

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    Proud son of Barkur - Morvin Quadros Congratulations!! We are proud of you!! We eagerly looking for the Grand finals in Oman in November 2014. All the best and keep it up......!!!

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  • Lavina Furtado, Kuwait/Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    Congratulations Morvine n Shaila. You both deserved it………….n Rocked the stage…..May God Bless you Both n all the very best for the Finals………………
    Hats off to YRC-Kuwait, Mr.Lawry Pinto,Mr.Luis Rodrigues,Mrs.Rita Rodrigues and Mr.Wilson Saldanha for putting effort for this Konkani show and bringing up our Konkani talented singers.

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  • Monica Dantis, Kinnigoly, Muscat Oman

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    Congrats to our dear Morvin Quadros.Welcome home for the Grand Finale.God Bless you and all the best.

    Congrats to Shaila Lobo and all the best

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  • Carmo Santos, Goa / Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    Hats off to YRC-Kuwait, Mr.Lawry Pinto,Mr.Luis Rodrigues,Mrs.Rita Rodrigues and Mr.Wilson Saldanha for putting a very good show ( Semifanals of GVM-4)in Kuwait. May you have many more such mega events in Kuwait and Gulf.

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  • Mahesh Prabhu, Mangalore / Doha

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    How can someone disagree such a genuine appreciation? I fail to understand!

    YRC created history in 2008 and have only gotten better. Many congratulations!!!

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  • Clara Fernandes, Bombay/Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    Mahesh, some have stay divided mentality instead of united and it happens only amongst...........(fill in the blanks)

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