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Sunday, September 23, 2012 1:39:28 AM (IST)  

Bahrain : Tina DSouza, Sydney Correa Storm into GVOM Finals

Report: Walter Dantis
Pics: Rueben D’Souza

Bahrain, Sep 23:
Konkani Kutam Bahrain celebrated Nativity Feast jointly with Karnataka Social Club on September 21st at Karnataka Social Club premises.

It was a double treat for the Mangalorean Konkani community where the feast was celebrated along with the much awaited GVOM-3 semifinals.

The evening program started in the packed hall of KSC with Well Known Compeer and Toastmaster Ronald Olivera welcoming the gathering.

In his opening address Richard Moras, convener of Konkani Kutam wished the gathering a happy nativity feast. He also encouraged the participants of the GVOM to put their best performances.

President of Karnataka Social Club Maxim Sequiera also addressed the gathering.
The six contestants in the Female category- Melba Martis, Laveena Dantis, Teena Roshan D’souza, Shanthi Noronha, Susan Monica Miranda and Sushma D’souza enthralled the audience with their melodies voice and  some fantastic performances.

This followed by the Male category contest with Sydney Correa, Ronald Fernandis, Anil Loy Barboza,Winston Preetham Aranha ,Christopher Lobo and Francis Lobo singing some of the top numbers from Konkani composers and singers like Wilfy Remimbus, Melwin Peris, Mick Max etc mesmerized the crowd.

It was Tina D souza who walked away with award for the female category for her scintillating performance with the song ‘Ahimsa’ composed my Melvyn Peris.

Sydney Correa’s super performance with ‘ chandrak pavoytalom’ the famous track of Melvyn Peris  fetched him the top spot and award in the male category.
Both Sydney and Tina will be travelling to Doha to compete in the Finale on 19th October 2012.

Ronald Olivera kept the audiences entertained with his witty questions to the contestants and compeered the whole event beautifully.

The whole competition was judged by some of the Top personalities in the music field.
The panel of judges consisted of the celebrated and award winning singer Rony D Cunha, Swebert Mascarenhas , top Musician of ‘Aryan Fame” and “ Renegade” bands,  Sonia Prabhu – Founder  of “ Symphony” School of Music.

The winners were awarded with trophies by the top dignitaries present.

Philanthropist Ronald Colaco was remembered at this occasion for his continued support for the Konkani culture and activities.

Monthi fest celebrations started immediately after the award Function.

The celebrations started with children colorfully dressed to honour Mother Mary came in procession before the gracefully decorated statue. Fr Freddy D' Souza, the Assistant Parish Priest of Sacred Heart Church blessed the new corn. In his address he emphasized the significance of Nativity Feast spiritually as well as depicting the family values.
The children offered flowers to Mother Mary with mellifluous hymn "Moriyek Hogalsiyam".
The cultural programme followed consisting of songs, dances and comedy skits.

Top actors of Bahrain Stany Dsouza, Sujay Pinto and Gregory made the crowd roll with laughter with some funny skits.

The dancing trio enthralled the gathering with beautifully choreographed dance “Hein manglur Amchem”

Konkani Kutam’s executive member Henry Almeida offered vote of Thanks.

Walter Dantis compered the nativity feast celebration program.

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Comments on this article
Sydney Correa, Kallianpur
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Thanks a lot Vinay for your valuable suggestion and all the encouraging words.
Surely I will try my best.

Vinay Lewis, Uppoor
Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Congrats Sydney. You are close to be the next contender for this title. Try your best and try to get the trophy back to Kallianpur. We have to prove that we are proud to be from Kallianpur. Try to reduce a bit of tremolo in your voice and i can assure you, no one can come close to your voice.

Sydney Correa, Kallianpur/Bahrain
Friday, September 28, 2012

All the dear well wishers, thank you very much for your lovely wishes and encouraging comments. We too assure you that we will try to give our best performance in the finals. Let the best performer win the contest. Long live GVOM.

Tony & Gladys Lewis, Udupi/Doha
Monday, September 24, 2012

Congratulations Sydney. It is a proud moment for all of us in Kallianpur. We always believed you had the potential and you proved it right. Wish you all the best for the finals and look forward to see you with the trophy.

Suresh Pai , Udupi / Bahrain
Monday, September 24, 2012

Congrats Sydney. Wish you all the best in the final and I am sure you are the WINNER of GVOM. Best of luck.

Ashwin D'souza, Kallianpur/AUH
Monday, September 24, 2012

Congratulation Sydney & Teena .all the best for Finals.once again Kallianpurian in Finals. we are really proud of you Sydney.GVOM first winner was our own friend Vinay this time again may be you !!!!!

judith, Doha
Sunday, September 23, 2012

Congratulations Sydney and all the best.

Simon Lobo, Mangalore
Sunday, September 23, 2012


Congratulations. You have the talent of singing and always enjoyed hearing you sing, whenever I was present, be it at Roce or commuinty gathering.

You will do well and wish you the best to win in the final Doha singing competion.

Ronald Olivera, good job as always and keep up with good work.

Anthony Cyril Sequeira & Fly, Kateel / Ahmedabad
Sunday, September 23, 2012

Congrats Tina, wish you all the best in the GVOM finals. Nice pose Roshan!!!

Fr. Melwin Pinto s.j., Mangalore, Rome.
Sunday, September 23, 2012

Congrats Sydney! Delighted to see you winning the Bahrain round... all the best for the finals... How I wish I were present to hear you singing...

Joseph D'Sa,, Kallianpur
Sunday, September 23, 2012

Congrats Sydney. All the best for the finals. I know you can do it!

Francis Almeida, Kallianpur/Kuwait
Sunday, September 23, 2012

Congrats sydney.Wish you all the best for finals.

Lidwin Alva, Udupi,Sharjah
Sunday, September 23, 2012

Congratulations!!! Wish you all the best for the final.

jennifer gracian botelho, udupi karnataka.
Sunday, September 23, 2012

congrats sydney, you have made all kallianpurians proud and specially me, my neighbour and childhood friend who grew up together with all mischief.may you shine more.

Jason & Supreetha, Kallianpur / Abu Dhabi
Sunday, September 23, 2012

All the best Bro, and all the best for the Finals in Qatar. Hope you have memorized the lyrics for the Final songs.

Love and Regards,
Jason & Supreetha

Reema D'mello & fly., Manama
Sunday, September 23, 2012

Congratulations dear Sydney and Teena...Best wishes for the finals in Qatar..

Vincent & Laurine Sequeira, Kateel/Bahrain
Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dear Teena & Sydney,

Congratulations to you both and wish you all the very best for finals. ROCK THE STAGE.

Hilda, Kallianpur
Sunday, September 23, 2012

Congrats and all the best. Nice to see you all smiles-Hilda madam

Victor Correa, Derebail,Mangalore
Sunday, September 23, 2012

Congrates Sydney Keep it up You are the first and Best Voice of Correa Family We are proud of you

Daniel Pinto, Dubai/Mangalore
Sunday, September 23, 2012

Congrats to Teena Dsouza....Hope you will continue the same for Finals.Best Wishes.
Daniel Divya and Baba Vivan ..

Sunday, September 23, 2012


Clement Lobo, BRN/ CKM
Sunday, September 23, 2012

Congrats Tina. Wish you all the best for the Finals

Sunday, September 23, 2012

congrats... sydney and tina... wish you all the best...

Alex Lewis, Dubai
Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dear Sydney, Congratulations and wish you all the best for the finals. Alex, Ophelia and Asher Lewis, Kallianpur.

Suzy, Kemmannu/Abu Dhabi
Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dear Sydney,
Congratulations. Good luck for the finals. Jossy & Suzy

jamil ahmed, Udupi/Qatar
Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dear Sydney after a long long time i can see you in Daiji World. Hearty congratulations any how. Hoe you remember me from MIT days, currently I am in Qatar, please call me on 974 66799686 (cell). I tried calling you, in vain it was a wrong number.

George Ashok Pinto, Bahrain
Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dear Sydney,

Congratulations!!!!!Sydney being ed for the GVOM finals.Good Luck u will surely win the finals too.

Best wishes Ashok, Anitha and Abner.

Denzil Mendoza (Dennu), Kallianpur/Bahrain
Sunday, September 23, 2012

Congrats Sydney, Well done. You have made Kallianpurians Proud. All the Best in your Finals and we want you to be GULF VOICE MANGALORE and bring the CUP to KALLIANPUR.

Gladys Ashok pinto, Bajpe
Sunday, September 23, 2012

Congrades to Sydney and Tina, Hard luck to Laveena valencia and Lobo Kaikamba,better luck next time,try hard sucess is urs, dont be worry, next time u will be the winners,Missing R Manu very much.K morasam u lift konkani always i think Indian goverment have to see ur hard work and award Bahrath Rathna for u, hip hip morasam,we pray for ur good health and serve the konkani and help konkani needy brothers and sisters,
best of luck to winners
Glayds Ashok Pinto

Thomas DSouza, Kuwait / Brahmavar
Sunday, September 23, 2012

Congrats Sydney. Wish you all the best for the Finals.

Thomas, Shoba, Tanu, Triu

Ronald Noye saldanha, Udupi/PNG
Sunday, September 23, 2012


Congratulations, keep going...

Anitha Pinto, Mangalore
Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dear Sydney,

Congrats!!! being ed for the GVOM finals. Good Luck and win the finals too.

Best wishes,

Ashok, Anitha and Abner.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sydney, u have an incredible voice dear. Wish u all the very best for finals....go and rock them all!!

Charles D'Mello, Pangala
Sunday, September 23, 2012

Congratulations Sydney and Tina. ....Sydney I welcome you to Qatar...My door is open for you...Just let me know your arrival....i will be at the airport to receive you.

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