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UAE : Robin Sequeira, Sabitha Mathias enter finals of GVOM 5

by Praveen Rodrigues
Daijiworld Media Network

Dubai, Oct 1: Talented singers Robin Sequeira and Sabitha Dsouza gave outstanding performance at GVOM season 5's UAE Semi Finals on September 30 attended by a packed audience to make their way into the Gulf Voice of Mangalore - 5 Finals to be held in Bahrain on November 11.

The battle of GVOM semifinals of UAE chapter held at Al Ittihad wedding hall, Sharjah was inaugurated by the traditional lamp lighting ceremony. Prominent community leaders and supporter of the event Raju Francis, Joseph Mathias, James Mendonca, Fr. Dilraj and Fr. Maxim were the guest of honors.

The most capable and well known female singers of UAE, Carol Sequeira, Jessica Fernandes, Reena Lorena, Sarah Mendonca, Sharon Rego and Sabitha Mathias along with equally talented male singers Avith Lobo, Praveen D’Souza, Wilson pinto, Robin Sequeira, Prathap Menezes and Melrick D’Souza competed in this unique show to become the Voice of UAE. Robin and Sabitha won the hearts of judges as well as hundreds of audience present to cheer them up.

Music maestro Cajetan Dias, Famed Singer Shilpa Cutinha and Music Composer Roshan D’Souza Anjelore were the judges of the evening. They expressed their views and gave suggestions to participants to excel more in their singing journey. The judges gave fair and transparent results of the competition.


The main attraction of the event was a special vocal performance from members of Melodia voice studio Dubai, dance presentation from members of Feat Beat art center Dubai and special musical performance from famous musician Patrick Pereira. All three presentations were well received with large applause of appreciation by the audience. Mangalore’s leading property icon Khain properties arranged raffle draw and lucky winner won beautiful mobile phone as a gift.

ShiplaCutinha’s Ola Re”, a CD full of her melodious songs and Melodia’s “YeyaGavyam” a collection of Hymns CD, were released during the evening. The sponsors of the event Joseph Mathias of Merit Freight Systems, representative of Ivory grand hotel apartments, Nilesh David of Khain properties, Henry Nazareth of Nestle UAE honored with memento as token of appreciation. A one minute silence was observed as tribute towards the sudden demise of Konkani’s well known musician Victor Concessao.

A musical fusion presented by the three judges also mesmerized the gathering and everyone enjoyed the medley of fusion music. The sensational music of the show was lead by eminent music arranger ThusharaKuruvitage along with his band Accoustica. Broadway Events Abu Dhabi provided the fascinating sounds and stage for the event.

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  • Robin,

    Tue, Oct 4 2016

    Thank u everyone for wonderful wishes and blessing...lets keep up the spirit and perform in finals.
    All the best for all finalists.
    Lets give our best..
    Robin Sequeira.

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  • Sr. Sharal BS, Bajpe, Mangaluru

    Mon, Oct 3 2016

    Congrats Robin. Its beautiful that you shine. May God be with you. Bless you. Good Luck . I am proud of you.

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  • Jossie Mascarenhas, Bajpe / Dubai

    Sun, Oct 2 2016

    Congrats Robin and Sabitha. From the first round itself they were my favourites to win Semis. Ditto in Finals too.

    Surely, it was Thushara's excellent work which gave extra boost to the singers. True to his Sri Lankan roots, he is a virtuoso musician, of high calibre but so much down to earth. Good luck to him in Konkani music world.

    Finally, special taaliyan go to our greatest compere Roshan without him there is hardly any fun in such events.

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  • Victoria Fernandes, Kalmady/Muscat

    Sun, Oct 2 2016

    Congratulations Sabitha. God bless you and all the best for the finals.

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  • Well wisher , dubai

    Sun, Oct 2 2016

    Superb melodious singing by beautiful,Radiant Sabitha Mathias
    (Playback singer voice). A likable voice for audience. Keep the same phase in the finals too and be a winner there too . All the very best for the final trophy.Brilliantly organized show by Mangalore Konkans .

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

    Sun, Oct 2 2016

    Congrats and good luck to Robin Sequeira and Sabitha Mathias as you enter to the finals of GVOM 5. A big thanks to Praveen Rodrigues for the photo shoot, the other participants and all the organizers.

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  • Hamdan, Udupi / Dubai

    Sun, Oct 2 2016

    Congrats sabitha. I still remember your song My heart will go on by celine deon on our college day function. Good going gal. Once again congrats

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  • Neville D'Cunha, Udupi/Canada

    Sat, Oct 1 2016

    Congratulations Cousin!!! proud of you. Oh! bring the Final Cup home please.

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  • Ambrose D'Mello, Pangala / Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 1 2016

    Watched the program live. Great performance by all contestants. Congrats Robin n Sabitha. Kudos to Organizers and a big Thumbs up to Thushara with the Band Acoustica for their fantastic job.

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  • MELTON, Bondel

    Sat, Oct 1 2016

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

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    Sat, Oct 1 2016

    Hearty Congratulations to winners Sabitha Mathias and Robin Sequeira.
    All the Best for the finals.
    Beautiful pics.
    God bless the winners and all the Participants.

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  • Vijay Dsilva, Derebai

    Sat, Oct 1 2016

    Last evenings event was a feast of Music and entertainment. The singers did a great job giving serious competition. Thushara Kuruvitage and his team were exemplary with their performance and whole time Thushara Kuruvitage was on stage playing music and supporting the artistes. It was an exceptional evening. Thank you Thushara for your contribution. As I mentioned to you back stage Our Mangalorean community owes you big time. God bless you all who were part of yesterday's GVOM. All the best to Robin John Paul Sequeira and Sabitha. Bring the Victory to Dubai back again 👍👍👍

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  • Irene Quadros, Shirva/Dubai

    Sat, Oct 1 2016

    Congratulations Sabitha & All the best for the finals.

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  • Oneal D'Cunha, Abu Dhabi

    Sat, Oct 1 2016

    Sabita congratulations and all the very best, Keep it up. Very proud moments and well deserved honors.

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    Sat, Oct 1 2016

    Congratulations to the winners & best of luck for the finals.
    Lovely pics by Praveen Rodrigues

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  • Antony Cony D Souza, Karkala/Qatar

    Sat, Oct 1 2016

    Robin you won the race. No one had expected such a tough fight from Melrick and others which made your voice to come out as more refined one.

    It must have been very tough job to the judges Cajetan Dias, Shilpa Cutinha and Music Roshan D’Souza to come out on female singers. For me Carol, Jessica, Sarah, Sabitha all are the winners. But on the stage Sabitha you did it. Congrats Robin and Sabitha.

    Dashing music composer Roshan and our charming Mc Roshan both have given their dazzling light (Roshani) to the stage.

    Congrats to music arranger Team Thushara Kuruvitage and Monica Thushara. we enjoyed your every beats of efforts which bore the witness in the auditorium and online.

    Salam to our relatives, friends Mr. and Mrs. Nommy Leena, baab James and Alwyn for your presence and valuable contribution respectively.

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