Kuwait: Auditions held for Season 6 of GVOM – 12 semifinalists announced


Media release

Kuwait, Apr 14: The success of the mega Konkani singing talent hunt show ‘Gulf Voice of Mangalore’ during the last five seasons has created waves in Kuwait and once again ‘Kuwait Canara Welfare Association’ (KCWA) organized the audition rounds of ‘Gulf Voice of Mangalore Season 6’ (GVOM) on Friday April 13 at the Indian Community School Kuwait, Khaitan.

After the final registration process, the event started at 4:00 pm with prayer lead by Sunita Dsilva, which included a moment of silence for GVOM founder late Louis Rodrigues. Rita Rodrigues and GVOM founder Lawrence Pinto were among the attendees in the audition. KCWA president Hilary Stevan Rego then extended a warm welcome to the audience and contestants.

Judges for the day’s competition – Kuwait’s professional musician and trainer Joe D’souza and singer, composer and music teacher by profession Gladys Noronha and evergreen musician of Salmiya’s Ave Maria Choir, Jacqueline Alphonso, were introduced by Anil Fernandes. The judges were then escorted to the dais and presented with flower bouquets.
The president handed over the judges mark sheets to the judges and Orson D’Souza– coordinator for GVOM Season 6 briefed the audience and contestants about the competition rules, format and judging criteria.

The competitions were held separately for female and male contestants. The numbering sequence was decided by taking lots in presence of audience. Male singers were chosen to sing first followed by female. Compere Anil Fernandes thanked all the musicians for their voluntary service in training, practicing and playing guitar. Kuwait’s well known guitarist Joy Fernandes played guitar to most of the contestants voluntarily, as he has been doing in the previous 5 auditions of GVOM. His service was extended to such a level that out of 42 contestants, he has trained and played guitar for 27 contestants.

Harry Fernandes proposed vote of thanks. The programme was well compered by Anil Fernandes. Joyston D’Souza. Joy and Roshan captured the event with their skills in photography and Alban D’Souza did the videography. Waves Events & Rentals provided the sound system. Promotional Audition posters were created by Reema Lobo and the videos by Glen Fernandes. KCWA also thanked Season 5 Winner Joyline Gonsalves and Season 4 Winner Morvine Quadros for promoting and encouraging the budding talents to take part in the auditions.

It was a tough time for judges to choose 12 semifinalists among the total 42 contestants (21 male and 21 female). Names of the audition round winners, who will move on to the semi-final round of Gulf Voice of Mangalore, are given below (badge number wise):

Male Category:

#2. Sanjay Martis
#8. Kevin Vinson D’Souza
#12. Glen Vas
#16. Glenny Lopies
#20. Shelton Pinto
#21. Collin Vas.

Female Category:

#2. Irene Santhumayor
#4. Gloria D’Souza
#11. Shaila Arathi Lobo
#16. Renita Raina D’Mello
#18. Patricia Alphonso
#21. Cynthia Mable Pinto

These selected 12 singers from the preliminary rounds will be competing in the semi-finals which will be held on Friday, 28 September from where one each successful contestant from male and female categories will be chosen to compete in the grand finale which will be held in Kuwait to hunt for the coveted title, along with ten other contestants from Oman, UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The grand finale will be held in Kuwait on 9 November.

  

Comment on this article

  • Rinna D Souza, Pernal/Kuwait

    Sun, Apr 15 2018

    Obviously, it was a great time to listen to talented Mangaloreans in Kuwait. 21 each Male & Female voices did their best to prove the talent. It was tough competition I personally feel as every singer was a thrill to the ears. The event was very professionally well organised by KCWA as usual.
    Congratulations and Good Luck to all the 12 Kuwait Semi-Finalists

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  • William DSouza, Mangalore/Dubai/Kuwait.

    Sun, Apr 15 2018

    Congratulations to Winners, Organizers, Executive Committe, Management Comittee, Members -of KCWA, Salmiya Choir Group. Father for encouragement and active participation. A supreme outstanding job by KCWA. Much more than this challenge of organizing the FINALES.... Hats Off ... great excellent self less job... whether it is helping to the poor, needy, educational system.......

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  • Freya Saldanha, Managlore

    Sat, Apr 14 2018

    Loved the event! Way to go KCWA! All the best to the audition winners

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  • Reena Pereira, Alangar/Kuwait

    Sat, Apr 14 2018

    Congratulations winners and Good luck for semi finals. It was great listening to Konkani songs by talented singers. Well organized auditions round by KCWA. Wishing all the success for semi finals and finals.

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  • Kiran Gonsalves, Kundapur/kuwait

    Sat, Apr 14 2018

    Congratulations and all the best for the semis finals.
    42 contestants took part in the competition, which shows the enormous singing talent in Kuwait.

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  • Reema D'souza, Kelarai / Kuwait

    Sat, Apr 14 2018

    Congratulations Sanjay Martis. All the best for the finals.

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  • Rudy D Souza and Family, Omzoor/ Kuwait

    Sat, Apr 14 2018

    Congratulations KCWA for organizing GVOM auditions in a professional way. All 12 semifinalists done very good job. All the best for Semi finals

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  • Allwyn Noronha, Mira Road / Kuwait

    Sat, Apr 14 2018

    Congratulations to all the 12 semi finalists .
    Wish you all the best for the next round

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  • Mabel Adrade, Udupi/Kuwait

    Sat, Apr 14 2018

    Congratulations to all the 12 semi finalists. All the best for next semi final round.
    A great team work from KCWA .All the best to our Kuwait Salmiya Konkani Choir group members Cynthia and Shelton.

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  • Malita Mark, Sampige/ Kuwait

    Sat, Apr 14 2018

    Congrats Patricia.... All the best for the next round

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  • Anil Fernandes, Ferar / Kuwait

    Sat, Apr 14 2018

    Congratulations to all the semi finalist from Kuwait. Wishing you all the very best for the next rounds. You all are well talented singers. Well done KCWA and great team work by KCWA Management team. All the best for the future evens too.

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  • Nancy Pereira, Byndoor/Kuwait

    Sat, Apr 14 2018

    Congratulations to the semi finalists and all the best for the next round. We enjoyed your singing.. Good job KCWA.

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  • Prashanth D'Souza, Kulshekar /Kuwait

    Sat, Apr 14 2018

    Congratulations to the 12 semi finalists . Wish you all the best for the next round . Very tough competition . Keep it up KCWA. Very well organized.

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