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

Media Release

Bahrain, May 26: Konkani Kutam Bahrain and Konkan Singers Club hosted the audition rounds of ‘Gulf Voice of Mangalore Season 6’ (GVOM) on May 18 at Karnataka Social Club, Bahrain.

The auditions began with the lots for the singing sequence. Konkani Kutam Bahrain convenor Henry D’Almeida extended a warm welcome to the audience and contestants and addressed the gathering.

Judges for the day’s competition were singer par excellence Adolf Jayathilak, Meera Crasta and musician and keyboard maestro Sanjay Rodrigues all from Mangaluru. The judges were introduced by Bertram Rego and presented flower bouquets.

The GVOM Season 6 Bahrain coordinator Steven D’Souza handed over the mark sheets to the judges. Bertram Rego briefed the audience and contestants about the competition rules, format and judging criteria.

The competitions were held separately for male and female contestants. The numbering sequence was decided by taking lots in the presence of audience. The female singers were chosen to sing first followed by the male singers. Ronald Fernandes rendered the vote of thanks. The programme was compered by Bertram Rego. Ruben D’Souza captured the event with his photography. Al Sibinsa Trading Services provided the sound system.

Altogether, there were 18 contestants participating at the preliminary auditions. Names of the contestants, who qualified for the Bahrain semi-final round of Gulf Voice of Mangalore Season 6, are follows (badge number wise):

Female category:

F02. Renita Pinto
F03. Evita Castelino
F04. Shanthi Noronha
F05. Vivitha Sonia D’Souza
F07. Teena Roshan D’Souza
F08. Sachitha Preema Fernandes

Male category:

M02. Ronald Fernandes
M03. Winston Preetham Aranha
M07. Christopher Roshan Lobo
M08. Anugrah D’Souza
M09. Aeron Franco
M10. Sydney Correa

The selected 12 singers from the preliminary rounds will be competing in the semi-finals which will be held on September 28.

The winner from both male and female categories will compete at the grand finale to be held in Kuwait for the coveted title on November 9 along with ten other contestants from Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. 



Comment on this article

  • Oola la oola, Mangalore

    Sun, May 27 2018

    All the best for all contestants

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  • Max and Jessie Rasquinha, Mangalore - Houston/Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.

    Sun, May 27 2018

    Lots of Organizational skills are attached to the preparations for the singing competition that will be held in Bahrain under the banner of Konkany Khootam. Lots of team work is involved in conducting each and every step of the program to be perfect and satisfy all the parties involved in the competition. Lots of time and energy exerted in creating professional groups of judges and many others to make sure that each and every step is followed precisely and methodically so as to fulfill all that is planned and programmed so as to achieve everything to the best satisfaction of all.

    Thank you, Konkany Khootam for all your good initiatives that will make you all proud and happy. We watch everything that is taking place in Bahrain, a place that is always dear to us because of our decades old dedication to the Konkany community that we loved and respected. Times have changed with greater emphasis on quality performance.

    Best of luck and God bless all your untiring efforts in pursuit of enhancing our cultural and societal extravaganza, far away from our home.

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  • Ozzie / janet, Bendore

    Sat, May 26 2018

    All the best renita

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