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Bahrain : Robin from UAE, Joylene from Kuwait win Gulf Voice of Mangalore - 5


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Daijiworld Media Network - Bahrain

Bahrain, Nov 12 : In a spectacular event organised by Konkani Kutam Bahrain in association with Aangann Konknechem Saudi Arabia at the Bahrain Cultural auditorium here, Robin Sequeira from UAE and Joylene Gonsalves from Kuwait won the 5th season of the prestigious, closely-fought GCC-level Konkani singing contest Gulf Voice of Mangalore. The keenly-awaited finale was held on Friday, November 11 from 4 pm onwards.

While Carol D'Souza from Qatar and Sabita Mathias from UAE were adjudged first and second runners-up respectively in the female category, Clement Fernandes from Qatar and Ralph D'Souza from Saudi Arabia bagged the second and third places, respectively, in the male category.

Six female and an equal number of male singers from six Gulf countries performed their best in three rounds, in what turned out to be a gripping contest and a tough call for the judges. The 12 finalists - Ralph D'Souza and Pramila Rodrigues from Saudi Arabia, Carol D'Souza and Clement Fernandes from Qatar, Robin Sequeira and Sabita Mathias from the UAE, Glen Vas and Joylene Gonsalves from Kuwait, Prakash D'Souza and Inez Lobo from Oman and Christopher Lobo and Teena D'Souza from Bahrain - came a long way in the contest, defeating their competitors in the auditions and semi-finals in their respective countries of residence.

The event started with a welcome note by young compere Santosh Danthy, followed by a procession by singers along with guests, organisers, and representatives of the six countries. The national anthems of Bahrain and India were played.

Henry D Almeida, the man behind the hugely successful event, and joint-chairman of GVOM Season 5 welcomed the guests, sponsors, and audience on behalf of the organising committee. The event was formally inaugurated by lighting of the lamp by Fr Fredrick D'Souza, parish priest of Sacred Heart Church, Bahrain, Walter Nandalike, founder of Daijiworld media group, Arun D'Souza, joint-chairman of GVOM-5 from Saudi Arabia, Stevan D'Souza, main event co-coordinator, Ronald Fernandes, committee member and Henry D Almeida in the presence of other dignitaries.

The real charm of the event started when Leslie Rego, the master compere entered the stage soon after the GVOM anthem. He took charge of the contest for the next couple of hours, anchoring the entire phase of the competition with his usual poise and elan. The first round consisted of songs chosen by the singers, for which they had prepared well in advance, followed by performances of songs as per the choice of judges without background music, and finally, a common song to contestants in each of the categories.

Each and every singer exhibited top performance in every round, belting out the numbers with confidence and clarity. The competiton was tough to the core, and it was extremely difficult for the judges to choose the best. But the experienced jury, comprising Fr Charles Vas from Mumbai, Anil Patrao and Prashant Raj from Mangaluru showed top class professionalism, appreciating and encouraging the singers while giving them helpful pointers.

After two rounds that thoroughly tested the prowess of the contestants, six - three each from male and female categories - made it to the third and final round. They were Sabita Mathias from the UAE, Carol D'Souza from Qatar, Joylene Gonsalves from Kuwait, Clement Fernandes from Qatar, Ralph D'Souza from Saudi Arabia and Robin Sequeira from the UAE. The last hurdle required the finalists to sing a common song - while the female contestants rendered the song 'Bhaginthlya Sobith' by the late MickMax, their male counterparts sang 'Angelina' composed by Gratian D'Souza.

The last round saw the finalists putting in their heart and soul into impressing the judges one last time. As suspense grew and nails turned shorter from biting, Leslie Rego announced the winners one by one.

The winners were crowned and felicitated in the presence of Henry D'Almeida, Arun D'Souza, Morvine Quadras, Walter Nandalike, Steven D'Souza, Nelson Alva, Stany D'Souza, Kevin Nazareth, Ronald Fernandes, Vincent Sequeira, Edward Noronha Carol, Sanjay Sequeira, Allen D’Souza, Richard Rodrigues. Vote of thanks delivered by Arun D'Souza.

To remember the event for life, a souvenir prepared by the joint organisers was released during the event.

Guest Walter Nandalike in his address praised the efforts put in by the organisers despite limitations in Bahrain. He made a special mention of Henry D'Almeida who turned the 'impossible' into 'possible' with his commitment, hardwork and leadership skills. He specially remembered the late WIlfy Rebimbus, who was instrumental in making of the maiden event during year 2008, and also the founders Lawrence Pinto and Louis Rodrigues from Kuwait.

Fr Charles Vas, who was one of the judges, in his message appreciated the organizers for hosting such a grand event and said that the contestants were so talented that they deserved to sing in films.

As part of other entertainment, Preema D'Souza, well-known female voice from Konkan region along with previous GVOM male title winner Morvine Quadros rendered a few numbers much to the delight of the audience. Vibrant dances to the tunes of songs in different languages, performed brilliantly by Eunice D'Souza and troupe, added extra spark to the event.

The orchestra led by Rajgopal K deserves a huge applause for not only complimenting the singers to perfection but also performing a superb intrumental fusion that had the crowd whistling and crooning cha-cha-cha to the beat of the drums. The special performance by Rajgopal on lead guitar, Deepak Jayasheelan on keyboard, Prakash Anthony on drums and percussion, Rajesh Bhagavat on tabla/dholak, Tony D'Silva on bass guitar and Sandeep Vasishta on saxophone and flute evoked standing ovation from the audience.

Sponsors, artistes, contestants and founders of GVOM were also felicitated during the event.

The sixth edition of Gulf Voice of Mangalore will be hosted in Kuwait by KCWA, one of the most vibrant associations in the Gulf. The memento was presented to the president of KCWA as a token of appreciation for taking forward the event to the next season.

Air India was the travel partner for the event. Daijiworld.com which was the webcast partner streamed the entire six-hour long event live from Bahrain.

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  • Jery mary dsouza, Riyadh

    Fri, Nov 18 2016

    Finally Saudi get 2nd runner up.It is great achievement.Because we dont have any training classes like other gulf country's they have.Congrats to all the winners.

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  • Dr Gerald Pinto, Kallianpur

    Fri, Nov 18 2016

    Congrats Joylin. A great achievement.

    Dr GErald Pinto Kallianpur

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  • Dr Gerald Pinto, Kallianpur

    Fri, Nov 18 2016

    Congrats Joylin. A great achievement.

    Dr GErald Pinto Kallianpur

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  • Ambrose D'Mello , Pangla / Mumbai

    Thu, Nov 17 2016

    It was a grand gathering. Congrats to winners and well-done all finalists. Salute the Organizers and dear Leslie for the fine show.

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  • Fr Ferdinand Gonsalves, Kemmannu

    Wed, Nov 16 2016

    Hearty congratulations to Joyline and Robin for becoming winners of Gulf Voice of Mangalore. Season 5.Winners are right choice from respected Juries.Special thanks to all the organisers and Daijiworld.congrats to finalists and thier outstanding performances.

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  • Max and Jessie Rasquinha, Mangalore, Houston/Dallas, Texas

    Tue, Nov 15 2016

    Well done, dear Leslie Rego and Walter Nandalike and many other familiar faces that appear in the article for a good job at the Talent Night display in Bahrain in the presence of a talented and enthusiastic audience in Bahrain.

    Thanks also for giving me a chance to appear before the Daijiworld stage in Mangalore during my recent visit to Mangalore. We are proud of your contributions towards our community and wishing you all continued success in all your future endeavors.

    Please let me know can I witness our recent interview in Mangalore while I am now back safe in Texas. Kind regards to you all and the vibrant society we came across during our short stay in Mangalore. Keep up the good work always, and may God bless you all.

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  • VIJAY MORAS, MADANTHYAR/KUWAIT

    Tue, Nov 15 2016

    Indeed ! Everything was fine.

    It would have better impact if Judges would have spoken in Konkani, as they really can !

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [22]

  • Lavina, Dubai

    Tue, Nov 15 2016

    Congratulations to the winners. Was surprised how Sabita didn't win. Her singing was excellent. Happy we get to watch live streaming of such events

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  • SC, UDUPI

    Tue, Nov 15 2016

    C Bahrain : Robin from UAE, Joylene from Kuwait win Gulf Voice of Mangalore - 5
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    Your E-mail ongratulations to all the contestants of GOVM. As per my observation, Sabitha deserved first place. Better luck next time.

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  • Aboline & Roney D'Cunha, Koppa - Dubai - Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 14 2016

    Hats off to Robin Sequeira from Dubai - UAE, you deserved coveted GVM 2016-title & honour.You made us proud. Congratulations Joylene for your outstanding performance & the tile. This was the first time that we missed to witness the live event.Sabitha each time you perform, one who listens to you gets mesmerized but luck has not favoured you yet but trust & believe and don't ever give up dear.Show your real colours in the forthcoming years. Well done organizers from Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.It was a great team work.

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  • Hilda d silva, kallianpur

    Mon, Nov 14 2016

    You have made us really proud.Star of kallianpur. Congrats ...and congrats dear Jolene.God bless-Hilda madam

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  • Vincent Rodrigues., Frazer Town,Bangalore

    Mon, Nov 14 2016

    Congratulations to all the winners as well as organizers too

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  • Flora D'Souza, Kalmady (Jerimeri-Mumbai)

    Mon, Nov 14 2016

    Hearty Congrats to all the Winners and participants and Hats off to all the Judges & Organizers too...

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  • Flavia, Udupi

    Mon, Nov 14 2016

    Well organised event. Such a prestigious Konkani event viewed by millions and judges who preferred speaking English. What a shame! It was very obvious that because the crowns cannot be given to the same country, the deserving ones were not chosen.

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  • Suraj Dsouza, Udupi

    Mon, Nov 14 2016

    110% agreed with your comments and it is a fact. The future organizers should take note of this important point so that the deserving candidates don't loose their opportunity to win the contest

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [39]

  • Arthur Ronald Dsouza, Belman /Abu Dhabi

    Wed, Nov 16 2016

    I fully agree with your thoughtful message.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [8]

  • Winifred Lobo, Manipal / Qatar

    Sun, Nov 13 2016

    There is difference between music and melody. But seems the melody was chosen as winner and the true music become runners-up. The singing of Carol D'Souza and Clement Mascarenhas deserved better than runners-up where music is concerned.

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  • Stephen Castelino, Udupi

    Sun, Nov 13 2016

    Congratulations! to Carol and Clement, you are the true winners for the audience.

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  • Mabel andrade, Udupi/Kuwait

    Sun, Nov 13 2016

    Congrats Joylene. We are very proud of you.You deserve it.Infact this achievement should hv come 8 years back to you but better late than never.

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  • Ronald Sabi & Family, Moodubelle

    Sun, Nov 13 2016

    Congratulations Carol!

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  • Lancy Noronha, Bellore-Bendur-Dubai

    Sun, Nov 13 2016

    Congratulations Mr. Robin and Ms. Joylene.
    Also all the finalists for your awesome performances.

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  • Edwin Pinto, Bale Honnur - Al Khobar

    Sun, Nov 13 2016

    Hearty Congrats to all Winners. Ralph you did extremely well and made us all Saudi Arabians proud. Sabita 1st or 3rd place It should not matter. You stand all qualities of a playback singer. Bhagintalea Phlaan was superb. Musicians were mind blowing. The whole event was praise worthy. Hats off to you all guys. the show was simply marvellous

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  • Wilson, Mulki / Kuwait

    Sun, Nov 13 2016

    Congratulations Joylene.

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  • Ronald Ivan Dsouza, Palimar/ Bahrain

    Sun, Nov 13 2016

    Congratulations Clement Fernandes Qatar, you rock the night, hard luck, in our side you are the winner, you have bright future in Singing, keep Going, Good bless you,

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  • Mary D'Souza, Bahrain

    Sun, Nov 13 2016

    I second your thoughts. What a singing Clement. What a voice and what stage performance. See you in next GVOM.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [29]

  • Naveen , Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 13 2016

    Congrats Robin and. Joylene
    Well done Konkani Kutam BAHRAIN
    U did a wonderfull job

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  • Ossie Cornelio, Kallianpur/USA

    Sat, Nov 12 2016

    Congratulations Joylene! Well deserved title!! It's all paid off for all your hard work, dedication, determination, sacrifices and compromises made!!!

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  • URBAN DSOUZA, SHIRVA -KUWAIT

    Sat, Nov 12 2016

    Congratulation Joylene and other Gulf voice winners. You made your family and Kuwait made proud.May God bring you more success.
    Best Wishes from URBAN,JANET -SHIRVA-KUWAIT.

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  • THERESA LOBO, MUKAMAR,SHARJAH

    Sat, Nov 12 2016

    Congratulations Joylene and Robin winners of Gulf Voice of Mangalore Season 5.
    Wishing both of you All the Best for your future.

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  • Francis Almeida, Kallianpur

    Sat, Nov 12 2016

    Congrats Joylene.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [4]

  • K.fernandes, Dubai

    Sat, Nov 12 2016

    Dear all. It is really , an reality show of konkani episode. Enjoyed lot by means of live telecast from daiji TV live and formal information by Waltey through available sources to all his friends in time and responding back as soon as we complaint regarding transmission error and they have solved it in mean time enabling all viewed to watch the final heart doubling moment. Thank you all daiji live TV crew. God bless you. Win or lose is two side of coin. So those who lost this time, don't disappoint. It is part of life. Fail ad per Dr. A. Kalam, "first attempt to learn" well dudes keep try next time with much determination. Come out from concealed well. Don't be a "kupa Manduka". There are number of musical trainers to learn with/ from them and prepare for next .

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  • Dan, Udupi/Doha

    Sat, Nov 12 2016

    Congratulations Robin and Joylene ..

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  • Nancy , Dubai

    Sat, Nov 12 2016

    Congrats to winners and participants.

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  • Praveen, Udupi

    Sat, Nov 12 2016

    I said before the contest that Joylene from Kallianpur/Kuwait will win. You can see my earlier comments last week. Congrats Joylene. You have proved you are the best.

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  • Vivian Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 12 2016

    Congratulations Robin Sequieram!

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  • Irene Quadros, Shirva/Dubai

    Sat, Nov 12 2016

    Congratulations Sabitha.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [4]

  • Vincent Menezes, Halealve - Kundapur

    Sat, Nov 12 2016

    Dearest Joylene,

    Congratulations winner of Gulf Voice

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [4]

  • SR SHARAL BS, BAJPE

    Sat, Nov 12 2016

    congratulations Robin. I am proud of you. God bless you.

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  • Fayaz Sheikh, Mlore/Kwt

    Sat, Nov 12 2016

    Hearty Congratulations Joylene,Kuwait has some of the best Singers and you are one of them.

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  • Praveen lobo, Omzoor, Mangalore., Doha Qatar

    Sat, Nov 12 2016

    Congratulations Mr. Clement Fernandes (Munna Taccode) and Mrs. Carol Dsouza. You have given the best Mind blowing performance not less then 1st pace you won the audians but unfortunate luck was not favour on you both you rock the stage.....keep going on better luck next time....keep rocking....god bless you both.

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  • NAVEEN D'SOUZA, SANTHEKATTE

    Sat, Nov 12 2016

    CONGRATULATION

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  • Cynthia Dmello, Mumbai/UAE

    Sat, Nov 12 2016

    Congratulations Sabita you were Spectacular. Hi you won our hearts

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sat, Nov 12 2016

    Spectacular show indeed. Well planned and Vey well designed stage made it made it not less than any Bollywood reality shows. Kudos to Konakani Kutam Bahrain and Angaan Konknechem Riyad for Makising it possible in Bahrain.

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  • Jennifer Quadras, Moodubelle/Dubai

    Sat, Nov 12 2016

    Congratulations Carol.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Sat, Nov 12 2016

    Congrats Robin and Joylene for winning the GVOM 2016, Title.

    This event was created history and winners are right choice from juries. Overall we enjoyed this spectacular event.

    Teena your singing was good, never give up. All the best next time.

    Well done Konkani Kutam Bahrain and Aangan Konkanchen KSA.

    Hope to see new Konkani album from winners. Hope you will continue to touch several hearts with your flawless singing. All the best once again.

    Henry M.

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  • Viola Carvalho, Kundapur/Kelarai

    Sat, Nov 12 2016

    Congrats Joyline and Robin .

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  • callen dsouza, bendur

    Sat, Nov 12 2016

    congrats robin and all the winners and participants

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  • Alex, Ophelia and Asher Lewis, Abudhabi/Kallianpur

    Sat, Nov 12 2016

    Congrats Joyline n Robin for winning GVOM season 5.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [10]

  • Irene Sequeira , Derebail / New York

    Sat, Nov 12 2016

    Congratulations Robin and Joylene winners of Gulf Voice of Mangalore season 5.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [9]

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