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Saudi Arabia: Ralph DSouza, Pramila Rodrigues enter GVOM finals


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Dammam, Oct 3: The semi-final round of the Gulf Voice of Mangalore Season 5 was a total package of fun and entertainment and stiff competition among singers that ended with a nail biting finish. The recipients of the "Voice of Arabia" title are Ralph Paul D’Souza, Milagres Mangalore and Pramila Rodrigues, Udupi. They were crowned by Kevin and Muriel Nazareth. Ralph won the judges and the audience with his song "Angelina" and Pramila with her selection of "Cho'li".

The GVOM 2016 semi-final was organized by Aangann Konknnechem Riyadh on Friday September 30. The winners will now expand their horizon of singing talent and put their skills to test at the grand finale which will be held on 11th November in Bahrain.

Vishwa Konkani Kala Ratn Bab Eric Ozario from Mangalore and Golden Voice Dream Boy Rony D’Cunha from Kuwait were the judges at GVOM semi-finals in Dammam.

The programme was compered by Dony Correa from Dubai, who added much charm to the event with his dashing and enigmatic style, and announced the opening of GVOM 2016 semi-final in Dammam. He made a grand entry to the beat of music, accompanied by a thunderous applause from the audience. The programme began with a welcome dance by Stevina D’Souza, Palimar, Prayer by Richard Cardin and Steevan and Bharatnatyam dance performance by Sharon and Shalom Fernandes Shirthady, Vanessa and Vance sang Konkni Aamchi Maibas composed and tuned by Edwin Pinto Balehonnur followed by a welcome speech by the AKR Gurkar Arun D'souza Palimar.











































































 
The Sponsors Kevin and Muriel Nazareth, Vincent Sequeira, Lancy Lasrado from Plan-Tech Arabian Co. Ltd Jubail, Allen and Carol D’Souza and Arun D'Souza lighted the lamp and inaugurated the competition.

The six female contestants were Chinnu D’Souza (Mogarnad), Veena D’Souza (Anjalore), Jacintha Nazareth (Bajpe), Pramila Rodrigues (Udupi), Babitha Rodrigues (Brahmavar) and Gretta Sequeira (Paladka) along with six male contestants Ralph Paul D’Souza (Milagres Mangalore), Valerian Nelson Moras (Milagres), Naveen Lewis (Sastan), Sandeep Vijay Crasta (Siddakatte), Steevan Pradeep Barboza (Loretto) and Gerald Rodrigues (Gurpur) were escorted to the stage by the Vice President Carol and Arun D’Souza of Aangann team along with coordinators Naveen Melwyn D’Souza, Ronald Fernandes, Richard Cardin, Richard Rodrigues and Roshan Rodrigues.

Our Local MC Wilson Crasta introduced the Compere for the evening Dony Correa briefly to the audience and from there on Donny left no stone unturned to keep the audience captivated with his rib tickling jokes and presence of mind. Carol D’Souza thanked all the sponsors and Arun D'Souza honored and felicitated them with a floral bouquet. The judges were also felicitated with shawls and mementos. Contestants were felicitated with certificates and mementos by Judges Bab Eric Ozario and Rony D’Cunha. The compere Dony Correa was felicitated with a floral bouquet and memento by Arun D’Souza.

The competition began with the curtain-raiser song "Gulf Voice of Mangalore". The cultural programme began with a foot thumping dance performance by the talented and enthusiastic Karan Raj and Kiran Raj Nazareth (Udupi), Rishon Fernandes (Shirthady), the sister’s duo Jennessa and Jinnelle D’Souza, Group dance performance by Jishal, Ashmitha, Crishal and Melissa was ecstatic More colour was added by the AKR Riyadh ladies Trupthi, Carol, Celine, Sarala, Fredline and Freeda pumped up the adrenaline as they danced to a foot tapping number “Undra Muja Mama - Whistle Mar". They left the audience asking for more!

The crowd went hysterical right from the word go as they watched a comedy show called " Soro" staged by Herald D’Souza (Mudarangadi) and Carol D’Souza (Urva). They left the audience laughing for a very long time adding fun and a dash of happiness inside the hall.

Dony Correa amused the audience with his witty and original jokes. Eric Ozario, Rony D’Cunha, Roshan Rodrigues, Dony Correa and Pride of Arabia Vanessa mesmerized the audience as they set the stage on fire. The atmosphere at the venue changed as they sang melodies Konkani numbers that had the audience on their feet. It was an opportunity never to be missed. The lively atmosphere finally dispersed to the dining area where delicious food was awaiting the guests.

On this occasion Lawrence D’Souza's “Istageeth” Konkani CD was launched by Eric Ozario, Rony D’Cunha, Kevin and Mueral Nazareth along with Arun D’Souza.

Saritha D’Souza of Aangann Konknnechem proposed the vote of thanks. The programme came to an end with the announcement of the winners of the Voice of Arabia contest. While everyone in the auditorium waited with bated breath for the results, the announcement itself was splendid, not just because of the deafening applause that followed it, but also because of the expression of triumph as well as intense emotion that it brought upon the face of the winners. It was indeed an evening to cherish for a very long time.

The sponsors for the event were Kevin Muriel Nazareth; Vincent Blanch Sequeira, Alphons Lasrado, Plan-Tech Arabia Ltd. Co., Allen Carol D’Souza, Clarence Fernandes and Well Wishers. Music, Sound and Video by Strings Dammam.

Lucky Coupon Bumper Prize No. is 0098.Consulation Prizes No. are 1640, 1626, 0452 and 1667.

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  • Arun Jessy, Palimar / Riyadh

    Wed, Oct 5 2016

    Hearty Congrats Ralph & Pramila And Arun, Jessie & your team what accomplished is commendable. Your work speaks volumes of the kind of people you are – efficient, organized and result-oriented. Your hard work and effort have paid off! A success well deserved. Congratulations!. Dony was simply marvelous. It was our pleasure watching Bab Eric and Dream Boy Rony best at their performance. Roshan, Vance & Vanessa You really rocked.
    -Edwin Pinto, Balehonnur / Alkhobar
    Thank you Dear Edwin Pinto. With you people support our Konkani Reality Show Rocked.

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  • Ronald Fernandes, Shaitrthady/Dammam

    Tue, Oct 4 2016

    Congratulations to Pramila Rodrigues & Ralph D’souza for winning the Semi-finals. Wish you all the very best in finals. It was a great show and a delight to watch live performances by Bab Eric Ozario, Bab Rony D’Cunna and Dashing Master of Ceremonies Dony Correa. Outstanding performances by all the participants. Keep it up!

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  • Vincent Shallet DeSouza&Family, Mudarangadi/Jeddah

    Tue, Oct 4 2016

    Congratulations Dear Ralph& Pramila. Rock the stage at Finals.All the Very Best.Good Regards & Better Future also to the SemiFinalists who Performed thier Best.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [7]

  • Samuel D’Silva & Family, Brahmavar / Muscat

    Tue, Oct 4 2016

    Hearty congratulations Pramila. All the best for finals.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [12]

  • Carol Dsouza, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 4 2016

    Congrats Ralph and Pramila,Go make us proud !

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [12]

  • Carol Dsouza, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 4 2016

    Congrats Ralph and Pramila,Go make us proud !

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [12]

  • Romey Dsouza, Mulky

    Tue, Oct 4 2016

    Well organized GVOM & well done AKR Congratulations to all participate and winners.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [12]

  • Jaison, Udupi

    Tue, Oct 4 2016

    Best event organised by AKR,Organizers and team had put all their hearts and efforts to make this event successful and memorable.
    Congratulations Ralph DSouza and Pramila Rodrigues & All the best for the finals.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [14]

  • Leena DSouza, Kolalgiri/Dubai

    Tue, Oct 4 2016

    Congratulations Pramila Rodrigues & Ralph DSouza. All the best for the finals.

    Thank you Aangann Konknnechem Riyadh team for organizing such a wonderful event.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [14]

  • Ronald Fernandes, Shaitrthady/Dammam

    Tue, Oct 4 2016

    Congratulations to Pramila Rodrigues & Ralph D’souza for winning the Semi - finals. Wish you all the very best in finals. It was a great show and a delight to watch live performances by Bab Eric Ozario, Bab Rony D’Cunna and Dashing Master of Ceremonies Dony Correa. Outstanding performances by all the participants.Keep it up!

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [4]

  • Joyson Lewis, Kallianpur/Al-Hassa

    Tue, Oct 4 2016

    Congrats Winners... I was amazed to read about such a event took place in Saudi.. Proud of you guys. I need to take part in such kind of activates. Let me know.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [16]

  • Francis Dsilva, Brahmavar/Bahrain

    Tue, Oct 4 2016

    Dear Pramila
    Congratulations on winning the GVOM semi finals!We wish you all the success in the forthcoming finals here in Bahrain.God bless.

    Best regards- Francis & Evelyn D'silva & family.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [15]

  • Austin Menezes, saudi arabia (miyar)

    Tue, Oct 4 2016

    Congrats to the winners.. Well organized.Master of ceremony by Dony Correa is supper. Eric Ozario and Rony Dcunha singing was very good.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [14]

  • Edwin Pinto Al Khobar, Balehonnur

    Tue, Oct 4 2016

    Hearty Congrats Ralph & Pramila. And Arun, Jessie & your team what accomplished is commendable. Your work speaks volumes of the kind of people you are – efficient, organized and result-oriented. Your hard work and effort have paid off! A success well deserved. Congratulations!. Dony was simply marvelous. It was our pleasure watching Bab Aric and Dream Boy Rony best at their performance. Roshan, Vance & Vanessa. You really rocked.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [21]

  • Ambrose D'Mello, Pangala / Mumbai

    Mon, Oct 3 2016

    Congrats to winners and all the best in the finals. Well done team AKR and supporters. Keep it up ..

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [21]

  • A I DIAS, BENNEKUDRU/BARKUR/MUMBAI

    Mon, Oct 3 2016

    Dear Pramila.
    Congratulations. Please keep it up till the final. God Bless.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [15]

  • Alwyn Dsouza, Riyadh / Niddodi

    Mon, Oct 3 2016

    Congrats to the Winners!!!
    Donny compered the event very well and kept audience alive with jokes and shayari. Well organised event. Eric bab and Rony bab won the hearts with their singing.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [16]

  • Jery Mary Dsouza, Riyadh

    Mon, Oct 3 2016

    Very nice proragm.Ihave never seen like a beautiful well organised konkani program in Riyadh.Maza agaya..!Big salute for Dony Correa.
    All the best for the finals.See you in Bahrain.Thanks AKR.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [22]

  • Hansel Ralph Furtado, Barkur/ Mlore/B Bay/ KSA

    Mon, Oct 3 2016

    Congratulations Pramila! You deserved it. All the best ahead.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [17]

  • Cyprian D' Souza, Mangalore/ Dammam

    Mon, Oct 3 2016

    Congrats to the winners.. Well organized. Keep up the spirit.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [18]

  • Prasanna Kumar, Dubai

    Mon, Oct 3 2016

    Congratulation to the Winners....
    All the best for final.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [17]

  • Jessy Arun, Mangalore/Riyadh

    Mon, Oct 3 2016

    Congrats to Ralph D'souza and Pramila Rodrigues... All the best to final...

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [18]

  • Roshan Lobo, Bondel / Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 3 2016

    Congratulations to Ralph and Pramila for winning in semis.Best of luck in finals.
    Hatts off to Aangann Konkanchem for organising such a colorful event.

    Dear Arun and Jessey keep up the good works. Aangann Konkanchem rocks.

    Hip Hip Hurrey....

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [22]

  • Ivan Alva, Mudarangadi/Jeddah

    Mon, Oct 3 2016

    Congrats to winners. All the best for the finals. Hats off to Aangan Konkenche. Best wishes..

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [20]

  • Vijay D'sa, Paladka/Dammam

    Mon, Oct 3 2016

    Congratulations to the winners. All the best for the finals. Good show Master of ceremony by Dony Correa is supper.Hats off to Organizers

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [23]

  • Sunil D'Sa, Riyadh

    Mon, Oct 3 2016

    It was the best konkani event ever. Angann Konkneche organized a wonderful event in Dammam. Donny rocked the show and took it to a international level. He is a complete package of entertainment, be it shayari, jokes, and rich flawless konkani. We want you back here.
    Eric Ozario and Rony Dcunha singing was very good. Congratulations to our own Ralph and Pramila. Wish you all the best for the finals

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [27]

  • Royston Prabhu, Bejai

    Mon, Oct 3 2016

    Congratulations to the winners. All the best for the finals. Good show by AKR. Keep it up !!!

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [23]

  • Desmond Aranha, Jubail

    Mon, Oct 3 2016

    This was the best event i ever attended in Saudi. Thank you Angann Konkneche for organizing such a lovely event in Saudi.
    The MC Donny Correa was outstanding from the beginning till the end, who lifted the entire event as a MC and entertained all of us. Also the singing by Eric Ozerio and Roney Dcunha was super. All the best to our own Ralph and Pramila for the last round.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [29]

  • Wilfred DMello, Dubai/Udupi

    Mon, Oct 3 2016

    Dear Pramila,

    Many Congratulations!! Also I hope that you will be winner of GOVM - 2016 final too. All the very best in advance. Best Wishes From: Wilfred, Prescilla, Aaron and Anora D'Mello - Udupi/Mandavi Court

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  • Eric D'sa,Konkan Ghar (KGR), Pangla,Riyadh

    Mon, Oct 3 2016

    Congrats Dear Ralph and Pramila..
    Master of ceremony by Dony Correa is supper.
    Hats off to Organizers.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [16]

  • Vijith dsouza, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 3 2016

    Congratulations...All the best for the finals...

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [22]

  • Mishal Vijith , Manjeshwar

    Mon, Oct 3 2016

    Congrats...well done..All d very best for the finals...

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [22]

  • Anoop Patrao, Urwa/Doha, Qatar

    Mon, Oct 3 2016

    Dear Ralph,

    Congratulations, all the very best for the finals.

    Anoop Patrao & Fly

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [24]

  • Ralph, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 4 2016

    Thank you for your wishes.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [15]

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