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Bahrain, Sep 27 : Christopher Roshan Lobo and Teena Roshan D’souza outshined other contestants at the GVOM-5 Bahrain Semi Finals held on September 23 at The Indian Club Auditorium attended by packed audience to grab their chance to represent Bahrain at the Gulf Voice of Mangalore – 5 Finals to be held in their home turf Bahrain on the November 11.
The audience burst into applause and cheers as Kuwait based compere and stage artist Jaison Kenneth Lasrado announced the names of the winners. It was a nail biting finish after the grueling 2 rounds, common songs and solo with spectacular performance by the 12 semifinalists. In the end it was Teena Roshan D’souza who won in the Female category and Christopher Roshan Lobo in Male category and confirmed their place in the finals.
The event was attended by Fr Freddy D’Souza OFM, parish priest of Sacred Heart Church Bahrain, Kuwait based philanthropist Lawrence Saldanha, 15th Konkani Kutam Prashasti Winner Gratian Pius D’silva (Herolpius) who witnessed the fierce competition which was judged by the 3 of the most accomplished men in the field of Konkani Music who were flown in to judge the Semi Finals. Rony D’Cunha the dream boy of Konkani music from Kuwait, Veteran Singer and Composer Apolinaris D’souza from Oman and Ajith Peter D’Souza Young Singer, composer & lyricist from Dubai. It was clear by the judges’ reaction that the competition was tough but at the end Bahrain had 2 clear winners.
Walter Dantis welcomed the gathering and called Henry D’Almeida the convener of Konkani Kutam who addressed the gathering and welcomed the dignitaries &audience to witness the Semi Finals.
Walter Dantis introduced the entertaining and witty Jaison Lasrado as the compere of the evening. Walter Dantis then invited the guest of honour Fr Freddy D’Souza followed by the 3 judges. The Judges were then inducted and presented with the marks file by Steven D’Souza.
The Bahrain Semi Finals hosted by Konkan Singers Club and Konkani Kutam Bahrain began with the national anthem of both Bahrain and India being played. Jaison explained the judges about their role and informed the audience about the rules of the competition and evaluation process. He then appealed to the audience to maintain decorum of the competition so that the contestants are not distracted.
The Bahrain Semi Finals began with the Common Song round where all 6 female had to sing the same song, while male contestants had their common song too. The common song chosen were “Ahimsa” from the album Melwyn’s Melodies Vol. 5 by Melwyn Peris that was penned and composed by him and sung by Reena D’souza, whereas Male contestants sang another of Melwyn Peris’s composition “Sopnanthli Cholli” from the album Melwyn’s Madhur podam Vol 2 penned and composed by Melwyn Peris and sung by Late Ivan Noronha. The judges evaluated each singer on every aspect of singing as per the guidelines mentioned on the GVOM rule book.
The common song round was followed by a mesmerizing dance performance by Ajay Lobo and team. Soon after the dance performance, Jaison announced the beginning of the Second round which consisted of songs selected by the contestants themselves.
As per the draw Male singers had to sing first and Ronald Fernandes was the first to present his song “Vengenth Dharun” from the album Payzanamby MaandSobhann, lyrics by Bahrain’s very own Walter Dantis, composed by Eric Ozario and sung by Rony D’Cunha,
Second came Aeron Franco and sang “Thembe Thembe Paavsa” from the album Poilo Mog by Anil &Laveena Pais, lyrics Wilson Kateel, composed by Anil Pais and sung by Prajoth D’sa.
Third to sing was Wilster Prinson Machado and he sang “ Poilo Mog” from the album PoiloMog by Anil and Laveena Pais, lyrics Wilson Kateel, composed by Anil Pais and sung by Nakul Abhyankar.
Next was Nelson D’souza and he sang “Tuzomogmaka Zaala” from the album Udi Udi by Prajoth D’sa, lyrics Roshan & Lloyd, composed by Roshan Crasta and sung by Prajoth D’Sa.
Fifth to sing was Christopher Roshan Lobo and he sang “Kaanto” from the album Vozram Motiam by Mandd Sobhann, lyrics by Amar Chafra, composed by Eric Ozario and sung by Eric Ozario,
The male category concluded with Winston Preetam Aranha singing “Makatujelagin” from the album Chandare by Roshan D’souza and Lloyd Rego, lyrics by Lloyd Rego, composed by Roshan D’souza and sung by Rony D’cunha.
The male category was immediately followed by female category and the first to take stage was
Laveena Maria Dantis who sang “Nariponn” from the album Mick Max Vol.4, composed and lyrics penned by Mick Max, sung by Ivy D’souza.
followed by Sachitha Preema Fernandes singing “Cholli” from the album MelodiaVol.28 by Melwyn Peris, composed and lyrics penned byMelwynPeris and sung by Anitha D’souza.
Third on stage was Stephanie Michelle Alva who sang “Rock n Roll” from the album MogaSavli by Dilraj Rodrigues, Composed by Roshan D’souza and Lyrics by Lloyd Rego and sung by Priya Menezes and Dilraj Rodrigues.
Followed by Teena Roshan D’souza, who sang Fondaar Tuja from the album Bhangramanni composed and lyrics penned by Alwyn Noronha and sung by Babitha D’Costa.
Next came Soniya Pinto, who sang Laakh Neketram Wilfy’s vol:25, “Madhur Sangeeth Laran” composed and lyrics penned by WilfyRebimbus and sung by Babitha D’sa
The last song of the Bahrain Semi Finals of the GVOM-5 was sung by Vivitha Sonia D’souza, who sang “Deesraatmoga” Nashibtumujhe by Roshan Belman composed and lyrics penned byRoshanBelman and sung by Amabelle Moras
A skit was performed by Stany, Sujay, Avinash and Maxim at the end of the singing competition.
Claudius Sanjay Sequeira proposed the vote of thanks.
Jaison Lasrado then invited the Guests of honour Fr. Freddy D’Souza, Chief guest Mr. Lawrence Saldanha, award winning Konkani writer Mr. Gratian Pius D’silva (Herolpius), Konkani Kutam Bahrain convener Henry D’Almeida, Konkan Singer Club President Walter Noronha, to the stage to honour the judges with a token of gratitude.
Jaison Lasrado then called on all the participants who were given participating trophies and it was then that he announced Teena Roshan D’souza as the Winner of GVOM-4 Bahrain Semi Finals in Female category and the winning trophy as presented to her by Fr. Freddy D’Souza and then announced Christopher Roshan Lobo as the winner in male category and trophy was presented to him by Mr. Lawrence Saldanha.
Chirstopher Roshan Lobo and Teena Roshan D’souza will now represent Bahrain at the Grand Finale in their home turf Bahrain on 11.11.2016. Do come to watch them at the finals.
LARISA AND VIJETH STORM INTO FINALS OF GVOM-4
Bahrain, Sep 29, 2014 : Larisa Janice Miranda and Vijeth Cliston D?Silva outshined other contestants at the GVOM-4 Bahrain Semi Finals on 26th September 2014 at Baan Saeng Thai Auditorium attended by packed audience to grab their chance to represent Bahrain at the Gulf Voice of Mangalore ? 4 Finals to be held in Oman on 7th November 2014.
The audience burst into applause and cheers as Bahrain?s most loved compere par excellence from Dubai Ronald Olivera announced the names of the winners. It was a nail biting finish after the grueling 2 rounds, solo and duets with spectacular performance by the 12 semifinalists. In the end it was Larisa Janice Miranda who won in the Female category and Vijeth Cliston D?Silva in Male category and confirmed their spots in the finals.
Fr. Freddy D?Souza ofm cap, assistant parish priest of Sacred Heart Church was the guest of honour who himself is a lover of Konkani music was a witness to the fierce competition which was judged by the 3 of the most accomplished men in the field of Konkani Music who were flown in to judge the Semi Finals. Adrian Gomes a music genius from Kuwait, Singer & Composer Lancy Moras from Saudi Arabia and Ajith Peter D?Souza Young Singer, composer & lyricist from Dubai. It was clear by the judges reaction that the competition was tough but at the end Bahrain had 2 clear winners.
The Bahrain Semi Finals hosted by Konkan Singers Club and Konkani Kutam Bahrain began with a prayer dance by Jovita D?Silva. Walter Dantis the Bahrain Coordinator of Gulf Voice of Mangalore welcomed the gathering and called on the Executive committee members of the organizing associations onto the stage. Henry D?Almeida the convenor of Konkani Kutam addressed the gathering and welcomed the audience to witness the Semi Finals.
Walter Dantis then introduced the 12 semifinalists to the audience and along with Steven D?Souza the General Secretary of Konkan Singers Club handed over the contestants badges to the contestants. Walter Dantis then invited the guest of honour Fr. Freddy D?Souza followed by the 3 judges. The Judges were then inducted and presented with the marks file by Steven D?Souza. Walter Dantis then introduced the entertaining and witty Ronald Olivera as the compere of the evening.
Ronald Olivera announced the beginning of the Semi Finals and Susan Monica Miranda was the first to render ?Havin Mogar Podlyan? originally sung by Munita Veigas followed by Lynet Vas?s rendition of ?Mujya kalzachi her yek udi? originally song by the queen of Konkani Music Meena Rebimbus herself. The Voice Teena Roshan D?Souza that represented Bahrain in GVOM-3 in Qatar was third to perform on ? Jai Bharatha? composed by P. H. Pinto. The singing competition continued with Evita Fiona Sequeira rendering ?Fulon Yenuvcha? by Shama followed by Anita D?Souza?s ?Goribponn? rendered by Melba Martis and the Female solo category ended with Larisa Janice Miranda?s emotional rendition of ?Ahimsa? a Melwyn Peris Composition.
The Male solo singing followed soon after with Ronald Fernandes rendering ?Chondrak Pavaitolom? composed by Melwyn Peris and sung by Rony D?Çunha. Francis Lobo presented ?Moga Kityak Ashem? originally sung by Dr. Prashanth Raj followed by Winston Preetam Aranha?s rendition of ?Tuzo ugdas? composed by one of the Judges Lancy Moras and sung by Ravindra Prabhu. The next participant to perform was Vijeth Cliston D?Silva who beautifully rendered ?Hazar Fulan Modein? a Vincent Fernandes Composition originally sung by Rony D?Çunha. Ivan Sequeira rendered ?Sarika? again a Lancy Moras composition originally sung by Prajoth D?sa. The male solo singing category concluded with Christopher Roshan Lobo?s impressive rendition of ?Mogak Aslim Pakam? originally sung by Robin Sequeira from the album Gavn Muzo Mova Doodacho.
After a short interval the Duet Singing started with Teena Roshan D?Souza & Ronald Fernandes presenting ?Chendrem udela Molbaar? a Melwyn Peris Composition sung by Rony D?cunha & Babita Pinto. This was followed by Susan Monica Miranda & Winston Preetham Aranha presenting ?Chendrem voir antralar? from the album Tunch Tum by Roshan D?Souza, Belman. Evita Fiona Sequeira & Christopher Roshan Lobo rendered ?Ek Zalim amchi kaalzan? originally sung by Munita Veigas & Ashwin. The Fourth duet ?Ye Moga ye? from the album Moag konem dekhla was presented by Melba Martis & Vijeth Cliston D?Silva. Lynet Vaz & Francis Lobo presented ?Udenthin Tahvn? from the Album Apalipa and originally sung by Felix & carol. The last to perform were Larisa Janice Miranda and ivan Sequeria who rendered ?Hathanth Ghevun? composed by one of the ace composer judging the competition Ajith Peter D?Souza.
Various Dances and Skits were performed in between to make the atmosphere lighter as the singing competition was getting tougher with every contestant performing. Dance performance by 4 little girls Ayona Rodrigues, Susan Sequeira, Shania Dantis, Hallora D?Souza to the tunes of ?Whistle Maar? composed by one of the judge Ajith Peter D?Souza. Another Dance Performance presented by Eunice D?Souza. Stephanie Fernandes, Riya Pinto, Ahslin Alva & Clarina D?costa presented a dance on the Song ?tu ye lagim? composed by another composer present, Lancy Moras. An adult dance was presented by Evita, Devina, Stephanie, Roshan, Olwyn & Sunil to the tunes of ?ye go mary? all dances choreographed by young Eunice D?Souza. Short Skits were performed by Stany, Steven, Sujay, Maxim & George.
While the Results were summarized the judges Ajith Peter D?Souza & Lancy Moras entertained the audience with their singing and Adrian Gomes with his trumpet.
Steven D?Souza proposed the vote of thanks.
Ronald Olivera who kept the audience on their toes called on the Guest of honour Fr. Freddy D?Souza, Konkani Kutam Bahrain convener Henry D?Almeida, Konkan Singer Club President Walter Noronha, GVOM-4 Bahrain coordinator Walter Dantis and the general secretary of Konkan singers club and the event coordinator Steven D?Souza to the stage to honour the judges with a token of gratitude. Mr. Walter Dantis thanked the compere for the evening Ronald Olivera and a token of gratitude was presented to him.
Ronald Olivera then called on all the Female participants who were given participating trophies and it was then that he announced Larisa Janice Miranda as the Winner of GVOM-4 Bahrain Semi Finals and the winning trophy as presented to her by Fr. Freddy D?Souza. Ronald Olivera then called on all the male contestants to the stage and were given trophies of participation in the end Vijeth Cliston D?Silva was awarded with the title in male category and trophy was presented to him by Fr. Freddy D?Souza.
Bahrain, Jun 9: The much anticipated preliminary round of Gulf Voice of Mangalore (GVOM) season 4 for Bahrain contestants was held at Papillon Auditorium here on Friday June 6.
Aspiring and talented singers from Bahrain lightened up the evening with some scintillating performances.
Six singers each from male and female categories were selected by the panel of judges.
Jovita D'Silva and Ashlyn Castelino performed welcome dance.
Henry D Almeida, convenerof Konkni Kutam welcomed the gathering. In his address, Almeida said, "It is indeed a great opportunity for aspiring and budding singers to be able to showcase their talents on such a huge platform.
The contest was judged by a panel of well-known and celebrated judges from Bahrain.
The jury comprised Swebert Mascharenhas, a well-known musician from the popular 'Aryan Fame' band and who has played for the top Goan band 'Renegade'; Sonia Prabhu, a popular singer and guitarist who runs her own ‘Harmony School of Music’; and Minino Fernandes, a well-known musician, singer, and community leader of Bahrain Konkani Church group.
The semi-finals will be held at Ban Saeng Thai hall on September 26 from 5:30 pm onwards.
The programme was compered by noted emcee Walter Dantis.
Steven D'Souza proposed the vote of thanks.