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Kuwait: Joyline Gonsalves, Glen Vas reach finals of GVOM-5

Report & Pics: Wilson Saldanha, Shirthady/Kuwait
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Kuwait, Oct 1 : In a professionally organized Kuwait segment of Gulf Voice of Mangalore Season 5, Joyline Gonsalves from Mount Rosay, Kalyanpur/ Holy Rosary, Kundapur Parish and Glen Vas from Bondel, Mangalore. have entered into the finals in female and male category respectively. The winners will contest for coveted title of Gulf Voice of Mangalore Season 5 to be held in Bahrain on November 11 this year.

After the stupendous success of four seasons Gulf Voice of Mangalore (GVOM) Season-5 semi-final was organized by Kuwait’s No#1 Mangalorean Association Kuwait Canara Welfare Association (KCWA) on Friday 30th September 2016 at American International School from 4:10 pm. GVOM is considered to be the most popular and biggest Konkani reality show in the Middle East.

As the clock struck 4:10 pm Anil Fernandes introduced the event with GVOM History after Bhajan Aalaap by First GVOM Vinay Lewis from backstage. The curtains opened with the live music by “Muzik Collective” led by Kiran Gonsalves. GVOM title winners of last four seasons G (Gladys Lorena), V (Vinay Lewis), O (Orson D’Souza) and M (Morvine Quadros) appeared on the stage to sing GVOM theme song. It was a rare opportunity to witness all 4 winners of previous season and a rare coincident which includes 4 consecutive wins with winner’s names starting from letters GVOM which was first noted by Kuwait’s popular guitarist Joy Fernandes. After the Speech of KCWA President Praveen Menezes, a souvenir was released to mark the event by Fr. Noel D’Almeida and Committee members.


GVOM Kuwait Semifinalists and Judges Alwyn Noronha, Edith D'souza & Ajith Peter D'souza were called to the dais and were introduced. Judging criteria was announced by GVOM Coordinator Steeven Misquit who was also actively involved in last 4 seasons of GVOM. It was followed by the competition for the 12 participants Roshan Olivera, Rilson D'souza, Marcus Almeida, Hywel Pinto, Glen Vas, Maxy Pinto, Renuka Cutinha, Joyline Gonsalves, Irene Santhmayor, Renita Raina D'mello, Cynthia Mable Pinto and Flavy Pereira.

In between the competition, musicians John Kiran Gonsalves (Lead Keyboard), Alwyn Fernandes (Lead Guitar), Joy Fernandes (Rhythm Guitar), Jackson D'souza(Bass Guitar), Ronald Rodrigues(Acoustic Drums), Ethan Fernandes (Keyboard), Joyston D'souza (Congo & percussions), Prashantha Pais(Violin)and Austin Salins (Trumpet) were introduced. It was a record in GVOM history of 5 seasons that 9 musicians playing live for any level of competition. Semifinalists, musicians and Audition Judges Joe D'souza, Gratian D’Souza and Glady Noronha were felicitated by Naveen Ranjith after the competition. Sponsors, Judges and Singers were felicitated by Fr. Noel D'Almeida and Fr. Blany pinto during the event. Chief guest Konkani Sahitya Academi president Roy Castelino GVOM Founders Lawrence Pinto & Louis Rodrigues were felicitated with Shawl, fruit basket, flowers and momento. GVOM Founder organizers Rita Rodrigues and Wilson Saldanha were felicitated with flower bouquets. Fr. Noel and Roy Castelino spoke few words about GVOM. Roy gave an important information that Konkani is among 22 national languages spoken by 41 communities and written in 5 scripts.

After intervals, the cultural part of the event started with song “Konknni Uronk Zai” by Alwyn Noronha & Edith D'souza. Audience thoroughly enjoyed various songs such as Disco Disco, Lag Ja Gale, Mog Tuzo Kitlo Ashello, Vengenth Gevun, Pavs go Baye and Kanthaar Karun.

Rib tickling jokes Dr. Lobochen Clinic, Halli taun Delhi TV Show, Olympic Kutamb & Richaso Mog were enacted by Lional Mascarenhas, Lucy Aranha, Rajesh Fernandes, Sathish Saldanha,& Zaneta Aranha which were written & directed by Lucy Aranha & Lionel Mascarenhas. Music for jokes was provided by Purandhara Manchi. Foot tapping dances for recorded and live songs choreographed by Dafney Rodrigues, Nigel D'Souza, Joyce Olivia D'Souza, Cyndrella Gonsalves, Inese Martis and Susan Saldhana made the audience to move themselves on their seat.

The most awaited time then arrived with the announcement of Joyline Gonsalves and Glen Vas as the finalists by Anil Fernandes in presence of the judges and Roy Castelino which 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 Roy Castelino.

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 eye catching effort by CAMCO Global Events who also provided the same professionally during last 4 seasons. Music by Muzik Collective under leadership of Kiran Gonsalves was excellent and worth complementing which took the show to a professional standard. The addition of popular music composer and guitarist Alwyn Fernandes Dubai gave a special flavor to the show. It was a memorable experience to Kuwait audience to witness him playing music continuously for 2 seasons.

The proceedings of the program will be sent to Nirmala- Home for destitute, Alangar. A presentation on the same was shoed to the audience. The program was well compered by Anil Fernandes, Linette D'souza, Deepak Andrade & Freya Saldanha. Vote of thanks was proposed by Steeven Misquith. 

Multi Media Presentation was done by Rajesh Aranha & Reema D'souza. Program Coordinator Steevan Misquith and core committee members Albert Praveen Menezes, Anil Fernandes, John Kiran Gonsalves, Linette D'souza along with whole KCWA team has put their selfless efforts to make it a grand event.

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  • Melwin, Rome

    Sun, Oct 2 2016

    Congrats, Joyline... You are the best! All the best for the next round!

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    Sun, Oct 2 2016

    Congratulations to the winners & best of luck for the finals.
    Nice pics - Wilson

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  • Victoria Fernandes, Kalmady/Muscat

    Sun, Oct 2 2016

    Congrats Joyline and Glen. God bless you. All the best for the finals.

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, UDUPI/ NEW YORK, USA.

    Sun, Oct 2 2016

    Congrats and good luck to Joyline Gonsalves and Glen Vas for making to the finals of GVOM-5. Kudos to Wilson Saldanha for the beautiful photography, all the other participants and organizers.

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  • Francis, Kallianpur

    Sat, Oct 1 2016

    Congrats Joyline and Glen.Wish u all the best for finals.

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  • Melton, Bondel

    Sat, Oct 1 2016

    Congrats Glen,All the very best for finals.Our Good wishes are with you always.

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  • Suneeth Noronha, Katapadi/Kuwait

    Sat, Oct 1 2016

    Congratulations to the winners & wish you both best of luck for the finals.

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  • Fayaz Sheikh, Mlore/Kwt

    Sat, Oct 1 2016

    hearty congratulations to the winners, All the best for the finals.

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  • Ryan, Kuwait

    Sat, Oct 1 2016

    Congratulations to the winners ..expecting special performance by guitar maestro. But disappointed ...

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  • Jeev, Kuwait

    Sat, Oct 1 2016

    Congratulations to the winners

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  • William D'Souza, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 1 2016


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